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EIF - Book 04 Chapter 170: Killing Sin Śarīra

Qin Yun opened his eyes.

The light of cleansing tore through everything, flooding the surroundings. The ground, the mountains, and the rivers cracked as the light moved towards the floating island. The ones that bore the brunt of the force were the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor and the Heaven Splitting Ax.

Buzz!

When the tearing force rushed at the Heaven Splitting Ax, the Heaven Splitting Ax trembled intensely, releasing grayish-white light as it blocked a portion of the light of cleansing tearing through the place. However, as no one wielded it, it could not launch a counterattack, only able to block.

On the other side, even the strongest Fifth Cycle showed no effect. Despite the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor using all his power, his body disintegrated quickly. Lumps of flesh scattered within the cleansing light.

“Hah!”

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor let out a pained roar.

The ritual array covering the citizens and Gu Hai’s floating island trembled and shattered in the next moment. Dirt and stone flew into the sky again from the ruined Chaoge City.

On the floating island, the expressions of Long Shenwu and Long Sanqian changed.

“The World Cleansing Shut Eyes Meditation, one of the Spirit Mountain Holy Land’s three supreme secret techniques? How could Qin Yun know it?” Long Sanqian showed an unsightly expression.

“Treasure, please break my enemy!” Fluster flashed in Long Shenwu’s eyes as he controlled the Heaven Splitting Ax with all his might.

However, the Heaven Splitting Ax could only move forward, failing to charge at Qin Yun.

At this moment, no one dared to leave the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor and the Heaven Splitting Ax’s protection. Everything outside had been torn apart and shattered.

“Venerable Liu Nian, what is the World Cleansing Shut Eyes Meditation?” Gu Hai looked at Venerable Liu Nian anxiously.

Venerable Liu Nian smiled bitterly as he explained, “The World Cleansing Shut Eyes Meditation is the strongest secret technique of the Spirit Mountain Holy Land’s Future Buddha. It is a kind of meditative technique. One accumulates boundless energy while keeping one’s eyes shut at every moment. One year…one decade…one century…the longer it is, the more energy accumulated. From the moment one starts cultivating this technique, one can no longer open one’s eyes. When one finally opens one’s eyes after a long time, one would unleash all the energy accumulated over the many years. This would be a complete release, and doing so requires one to ignite one’s souls and lifespan. It is a suicidal technique. However, such suicidal techniques possess extremely great power. It is so powerful that few in the world would dare to clash with it head-on. When one opens one’s eyes, that would be the final time one would do so.”

“Those that cultivate Buddhism are all abnormal,” Gu Hai said in shock.

“Abnormal? Haha! Mister Gu, you have no idea. Qin Yun accumulated energy for only six centuries. Furthermore, he does not have a foundation in Buddhist cultivation and cannot truly wield this technique. Rumor has it that the Spirit Mountain Holy Land’s Future Buddha has never opened his eyes since he was born, already cultivating this technique,” Venerable Liu Nian said bitterly.

Gu Hai raised an eyebrow. However, he could not be bothered to think about the west’s Future Buddha. The Qin Yun before him was already displaying such horrifying power. No one could do anything about it.

“Your Reverence, leave quickly!” Qin Yun’s voice rang out.

“No! Qin Yun, how could you cultivate this technique? Why did you cultivate it?” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s eyes turned bloodshot.

“I will die for Your Reverence sooner or later. This old official wants to go out with a bang. Your Reverence saved this old official before. Let this old official do the same for Your Reverence once. Your Reverence, it is almost over. Quickly leave. Don’t waste this old official’s effort!” Qin Yun said bitterly.

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu clenched his teeth.

“Aaaah!”

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu reared his head back and let out a sorrowful roar. Then, his figure flashed, shooting into the distance.

Whoosh!

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu vanished into the horizon in the blink of an eye.

“Halt!” Long Shenwu shouted as his expression changed.

How could he let Imperial Emperor Xi Yu run after using the Heaven Splitting Ax? Long Shenwu appeared reluctant, but with the cleansing light still active, no one dared to leave the protection provided by the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor and the Heaven Splitting Ax.

Just the cleansing light alone stopped everyone.

Everyone felt anxious.

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor disintegrated, steadily diminishing. Soon, all his flesh and blood were gone. Only a skeleton shielding everyone with the Life Executioner Saber remained.

The skeleton’s skull had a red beam giving off a crimson light. It seemed like it was barely holding the skeleton together.

Gu Hai’s Go soul clone entered the red bead at the last moment.

The red bead had a small independent space within. Miserable cries from billions of vengeful ghosts in there sounded.

The Go soul clone quickly dodged the swarms of vengeful ghosts.

“Hah! Hahahahahahaha!” Qin Yun let out bleak laughter.

The light coming from Qin Yun’s eyes gradually weakened until it vanished.

Crunch!

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s skeleton turned into powder and vanished like smoke.

Whoosh!

The red bead fell.

However, the cleansing light had also vanished already. The destructive might had shredded the ground, tossing it directly into the sky. The sky was now hazy with dust.

As Qin Yun sat cross-legged in the sky, he seemed to have aged significantly like a dried-up lamp. However, he showed a faint smile at Gu Hai’s floating island. Then, he closed his eyes and fell from the sky.

Whoosh!

Chang Ming and Long Shenwu rushed into the sky nearly simultaneously.

Long Shenwu grabbed the Heaven Splitting Ax before giving chase in Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s direction.

However, Chang Ming caught Qin Yun.

“Uncle Qin!” Chang Ming called out bitterly.

“The Chang Clan’s little fellow? Hah! Has His Reverence left already?” Qin Yun said weakly.

“Imperial Emperor Xi Yu has fled,” Chang Ming said bitterly.

“It’s good that he left. It’s good that he left. My Qin Clan no longer owes him. It is great to open my eyes and see the world.” Qin Yun showed a faint smile before he stopped breathing.

“Uncle Qin!” Chang Ming shouted with a complicated expression. However, Qin Yun’s body withered and aged further. Eventually, he no longer showed signs of life.

Gu Hai had already walked over by now.

“Your Majesty, Qin Yun died,” Chang Ming said bitterly.

Gu Hai looked at Qin Yun’s body. After some silence, he murmured, “Bury him by your father’s tomb. After all, they were friends for so many years.”

“Yes!” Chang Ming said gratefully.

After all, Qin Yun had spoiled Gu Hai’s plans and even destroyed Gu Hai’s treasure: the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor. Gu Hai should be furious with Qin Yun, but Gu Hai did not seem to care.

Qin Yun had died, and Imperial Emperor Xi Yu had fled. The Han Royal Dynasty’s danger seemed to be resolved.

However, the Han Royal Dynasty had lost a lot this time. The five million zombies were gone, and the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s body was also gone.

Gu Hai flew down and picked up the Life Executioner Saber. It was perfectly fine.

After Gu Hai carefully put away the Life Executioner Saber, he reached out to pick up the red bead that remained after the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s destruction.

“Mister Gu, don’t!” Venerable Liu Nian exclaimed.

“Huh?” Gu Hai looked at Venerable Liu Nian in confusion.

“That holds the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s sins; it is a killing sin śarīra. Don’t touch it. If you do, you will get involved with his sins, and it will wreck your blessings cultivation,” Venerable Liu Nian warned with a bitter smile.

“A killing sin śarīra? A śarīra?” Gu Hai echoed, bewildered.

“Indeed. Unfortunately, it is a sin śarīra, the very opposite of a Buddhist śarīra. The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor killed so many people. The souls of his victims are trapped in there as vengeful ghosts. It is best not to touch it.” Venerable Liu Nian shook his head.

“Oh? Sin? Vengeful ghosts?” Gu Hai narrowed his eyes as he picked up the bead.

Nearby, Long Sanqian showed a curious expression. He wondered why Gu Hai was taking such a risk.

Sin? Vengeful ghosts? To others, these were ominous things that should not be touched. However, they were great nourishment for Gu Hai.

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When Gu Hai grabbed the bead, his dantian immediately absorbed it.

The surging sin promptly entered the Karmic Energy Pool in Gu Hai’s dantian. Then, the Worldly Sorrowful Endowment circulated at an extreme speed. Soon, the surging sins and vengeful ghosts began turning into Mending Heaven Energy that gushed into the Mending Heaven Energy pool.

This also freed the Go soul clone, allowing it to return to Gu Hai’s forehead space.

After Gu Hai took the killing sin śarīra, Venerable Liu Nian smiled bitterly.

Venerable Liu Nian had already given his advice. If Gu Hai refused to listen, he could not do anything about it.

The Mending Heaven Energy surged in Gu Hai’s body as he picked up the Blood Prison fragments.

“Mister Gu, this Blood Prison is already broken. What is the point of picking it up? How unfortunate!” Long Sanqian sighed.

Indeed, the fragments that Gu Hai picked up no longer had their earlier might. All the Spiritual Energy in them was gone. Now, they were as useless as scrap metal.

“Although the Heaven Splitting Ax broke Blood Prison, it was an incredible treasure, after all. I want to study the material and try to see if I can make a replica,” Gu Hai explained.

“Oh? Alright. However, Mister Gu Hai, don’t expect too much. I once heard that Blood Prison’s birth was due to an opportunity and coincidence. It was born for the killing Dao, born for the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor. Now that the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor has died, there will never be another Blood Prison,” Long Sanqian sighed.

Gu Hai nodded. Then, he continued searching, ignoring Long Sanqian. Soon, he found all of Blood Prison’s fragments.

Boom!

Long Shenwu flew back from the distance while holding the Heaven Splitting Ax.

“Prince Shenwu, did you manage to catch up with Imperial Emperor Xi Yu?” Gu Hai asked.

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“Unfortunately, he managed to run. Humph! However, it does not matter. My Qian Nation’s army is about to march on the Yuan Nation. It will reach Major Metropolitan City soon. It won’t be too late to kill Xi Yu then,” Long Shenwu said.

Gu Hai nodded. Then, he looked at the Heaven Splitting Ax in Long Shenwu’s hand. “Is Prince Shenwu not afraid of the experts in the world coveting this Heaven Splitting Ax?”

After all, when Ba first appeared and the red sun rose, the Supreme Singularity, Heavenly Access, and Xi Yu immediately sent projections to try and snatch it away. Did no one covet this strongest treasure of the world?

“Hahahaha! Gu Hai, you worry too much. Do you think that the experts of the world were unaware of the earlier battle?” Long Shenwu laughed.

“You mean that the Supreme Singularity knows as well?” Gu Hai narrowed his eyes slightly.

“I dare say that the Solar Divine Palace, the Myriad Age Daoist Sect, and the Spirit Mountain Holy Land saw the earlier battle. This is the Heaven Splitting Ax, the strongest enchanted treasure in the world. However, no one would dare to snatch it, as this is His Holy Eminence’s treasure. As long as His Holy Eminence is around, no expert in the world would dare to target His Holy Eminence’s belongings!” Long Shenwu said, his voice sinking.

“Oh?” Gu Hai felt slightly shocked.

“Alright. Imperial Emperor Xi Yu already escaped. It is time for us to leave. Several months earlier, it was the five factions targeting my Qian Nation. Now, it is time for my Qian Nation to counterattack. His Holy Eminence instructed that if your Han Nation wishes to make a move as well, you are permitted to ally with the Qian Nation,” Long Shenwu said seriously.

“The Qian Heavenly Emperor said that?” Gu Hai said in shock.

Long Shenwu looked at Gu Hai with a complicated expression, then nodded.

Long Sanqian had already directed his subordinates to bring the flying ship to Long Shenwu.

After Long Shenwu boarded the flying ship, it shot into the distance, disappearing into the horizon.

“Your Majesty!” The Han Nation officials approached with mixed feelings.

“We need to enter closed-door cultivation immediately. You all pacify the citizens and tidy up the land,” Gu Hai instructed.

“Yes!” the officials answered.

Then, Gu Hai quickly flew into one of the palace halls on the floating island.

Creak!

The palace hall’s doors closed, and Gu Hai started his closed-door cultivation.

He had poured in too much sin into his Karmic Energy Pool, which produced a surfeit of Mending Heaven Energy, so much that the Mending Heaven Energy would spill out soon.

Gu Hai did not dare to delay. He immediately poured the surging Mending Heaven Energy into the Blood Prison fragments.

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