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EIF - Book 04 Chapter 186: Murong Yan

Betrayal! Betrayal! Betrayal!

As the various officials spoke candidly, they seemed to batter Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s pride endlessly.

The boundless blessings in the sky should signify the Yuan Nation’s might and how incredible Imperial Emperor Xi Yu was. Right now, only the three heavenly dynasties and their heavenly emperors could surpass this. How glorious was that?

However, this now seemed like mockery, continuously slapping Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s face.

Your pride is not worth mentioning.

Your loyal officials are just a joke. They are not loyal to you but loyal to the Yuan Nation. They have nothing to do with you. They are there because of Mo En, Chang Sheng, and Qin Yun.

You are only a puppet. Your three younger brothers are the ones who won the nation for you.

“Ha! Hahahahaha! Hahaha!” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu showed a ferocious expression as he looked at his important officials speaking their minds.

Then, he looked around.

Countless citizens in Major Metropolitan City also showed resentful expressions as they looked at him.

All alone and utterly isolated? Am I really utterly isolated?

“The Yuan Imperial Dynasty will still be the Yuan Imperial Dynasty without you. However, are you still Imperial Emperor Xi Yu without the Yuan Imperial Dynasty?” Gu Hai coldly asked Imperial Emperor Xi Yu, who was on his throne.

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu looked up and looked at Gu Hai coldly.

Previously, Imperial Emperor Xi Yu did not think much of Gu Hai. Gu Hai was good at playing tricks, but so what? However, he now felt a faint chill in his heart for some reason as he looked at Gu Hai.

Gu Hai seemed to have gained control of everything in just a while. All his officials stood behind Gu Hai. His citizens also stood behind Gu Hai.

One by one, it seemed like the entire world abandoned him for Gu Hai.

“Your Reverence, this official is loyal to Your Reverence!” Just at this moment, a eunuch suddenly shouted.

A gleam flashed in Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s dull eyes.

However, it is just one eunuch. What about the other officials? They all abandoned me.

The earlier gleam dimmed in the blink of an eye.

“Gu Hai? Gu Hai? Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! You are right, but so what? The Yuan Nation’s blessings are still around. Do you think that we will believe you?” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu said, nearly shouting frantically.

“I don’t need you to believe me. Furthermore, I am not the one claiming that they are not loyal to you. Your officials said it themselves. What can I do to change that? Humph! Plentiful blessings? Indeed, you do have plentiful blessings. However, have you not noticed they cannot coalesce? Perhaps they will scatter at the first opportunity. You are not worthy of being an emperor. You cannot gain the confidence of your citizens. If you cannot gain the support of even one city, what more a nation? Everyone in Major Metropolitan City abandoned you. How loyal do you think the citizens and officials of other cities would be? They are loyal to only the Yuan Nation, just the Yuan Nation—not to you, Imperial Emperor Xi Yu!” Gu Hai said.

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu looked at the surroundings and immediately felt a chill in his heart.

Gu Hai is right. I rule from Major Metropolitan City. Yet, the Major Metropolitan City citizens and officials abandoned me. How could the cities that I visit only once every few centuries be loyal to me?

“Your Reverence, this old servant is loyal to Your Reverence! Your Reverence!” some old eunuchs immediately said anxiously as they knelt.

Right now, Imperial Emperor Xi Yu was in a bad mental state. He suffered from successive defeats and betrayal. His great pride fell to rock bottom, leaving him in an unprecedented dispirited state.

Outside, Long Shenwu and Sima Changkong’s eyelids twitched wildly.

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The two did not know how Gu Hai did it, but they understood that this was part of Gu Hai’s plan. To think that he managed to make the proud Imperial Emperor Xi Yu feel such a sense of defeat?

“It turns out that Imperial Emperor Xi Yu is nothing much. Hah!” Long Aotian showed some disdain.

Clearly, Long Aotian did not understand the situation.

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In the imperial prison:

Mo Yike felt a chill throughout his body. He could not understand how Gu Hai had done this.

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“The insufferably arrogant Imperial Emperor Xi Yu? Hah! Hahahahaha! Do you still think you can challenge the Qian Heavenly Emperor? How are you going to challenge him in your current state? With the support of your citizens? The support of your officials? Enchanted treasures? Your strength? What a joke! A great joke!” Gu Hai sneered as he glared.

The Qian Heavenly Emperor?

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu had thought about charging to Heavenly Court City and killing the Qian Heavenly Emperor.

Now, what was he going to use to fight?

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu sullenly looked at the palace hall on Long Shenwu’s flying ship.

“Qian Heavenly Emperor? Hah! Hahaha! Qian Heavenly Emperor? Did you send Gu Hai out to criticize us?” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu said through clenched teeth as he looked at the palace hall.

Gu Hai turned his head to look at that palace hall.

Nearly everyone looked at that palace hall.

The Qian Heavenly Emperor is in the palace hall?

A vaguely visible gray-robed old man gently tapped on the throne’s armrest as he said indifferently, “We came today because we want to know why you feel such resentment for us, resisting us to your last gasp?”

The Qian Heavenly Emperor’s voice rang out, spreading throughout Major Metropolitan City.

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu narrowed his eyes slightly. Right now, he felt eighty percent sure that it was the Qian Heavenly Emperor.

“Hah! Hahahaha! Why the resentment? What if we say that it is because of a woman? Would you believe it?” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu said coldly.

A woman?

This set nearly everyone in Major Metropolitan City abuzz.

The Yuan Nation did not have an empress, and Imperial Emperor Xi Yu never married. Everyone thought that it was because of Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s cultivation technique, but it turned out that he refused to marry due to an infatuation with a woman?

At the distant flying ship, the Qian Heavenly Emperor stopped speaking.

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu seemed to want to vent the resentment that had accumulated in his heart over countless years.

“Back then, Mo En, Chang Sheng, Qin Yun, and we went to your Heavenly Court City. Do you remember that? Do you not remember Murong Yan? The subversive woman of the Qian Nation once saved us four brothers. Back then, we were the ones who came to know her first. We four brothers fell in love with her. We fought among ourselves, wanting to win Murong Yan’s favor. Initially…initially, we were about to gain her fancy, but you captured her into your palace. Did you forget that? Do you remember Murong Yan?” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s eyes turned bloodshot.

Murong Yan?

Most people did not know who this person was, but Long Shenwu’s expression suddenly changed. Then, he turned his head to look at the palace hall behind him.

Murong Yan? Imperial Emperor Xi Yu wanted to march north because of Murong Yan?

“Back then, we four brothers could not stop anything. We heard Murong Yan’s cries for help but could not do anything. Back then, we swore that we would lead a massive army to Heavenly Court City someday and kill your Qian Nation, eliminate your entire clan, and save Murong Yan. Even if Murong Yan died, we would kill you. We would not stop until our last breath. We swore that with heaven and earth as our witness!” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu roared, practically deranged.

Far away, the Qian Heavenly Emperor did not reply.

High in the sky, Gu Hai’s eyelids twitched. He looked at the deranged Imperial Emperor Xi Yu with surprise.

His preoccupation? So, this is Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s preoccupation?

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In the imperial prison:

Mo Yike leaned against the wall and smiled bitterly. “Your Reverence, this official finally understands why you kept refusing to listen to this official’s advice, wanting to march north to Heavenly Court City. Why did you not tell this official? No wonder my father kept staring at a particular painting. When I saw him doing that, he got angry with me, forbidding me from touching that painting. He even refused to tell me who the person in the painting was. So, she is called Murong Yan? Hah! Haha! You are not the only reason my father worked so hard; it was also for this Murong Yan? Hah…”

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“Is Murong Yan still alive? Tell me! Is Murong Yan still alive? We sent many people to investigate. Some said that Murong Yan had already become your concubine. Some said that you killed Murong Yan. What exactly happened to Murong Yan?” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu suddenly roared, standing up from his throne.

The distant palace hall remained silent; no one replied.

“Tell me! Tell me!” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu roared with a ferocious expression.

However, the Qian Heavenly Emperor did not answer.

Rumble…!

Many flying ships flew over from the surroundings.

“Your Reverence, those are reinforcements! Those are my Yuan Nation’s army!” an old eunuch suddenly cried out excitedly.

“Your Reverence, those are the armies from the other cities! They are here to reinforce us! They are here to help us!” another guard said excitedly.

“That’s right. That is Lord Li! He came to greet Your Reverence previously!”

“Your Reverence, that is Lord Zhang! He recently visited the capital!”

Various people shouted.

Everyone saw many flying ships coming over from a distance. Various generals stood on the flying ships, leading battalions.

The armies of the surrounding cities appeared in the blink of an eye; more than ten million soldiers arrived. That was even larger than the Qian Nation’s army or the Han Nation’s army.

Some spirit slowly returned to Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s eyes. The armies from the other cities? They are loyal to me?

However, the frontmost flying ship headed towards the dragons.

“Roar!”

The Qian Nation’s dragons immediately roared. That flying ship stopped, and a Yuan Nation general suddenly saluted Long Shenwu.

“Salutations, Prince Shenwu, I represent Proximal South City. We are willing to serve the Qian Nation!”

They are here to surrender?

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s expression changed. These are my officials. Why are they saluting the Qian Nation’s army?

“Salutations, Your Holy Eminence!”

“Salutations, Your Holy Eminence!”

“Long live Your Holy Eminence! May Your Holy Eminence live for ten thousand years!”

The soldiers on the flying ships that arrived suddenly saluted towards the palace hall on the Long Shenwu’s flying ship. Are they saluting the Qian Heavenly Emperor?

Thud!

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu staggered again.

Indeed. Aside from the Major Metropolitan City officials, the other officials are not loyal to the Yuan Nation and me. They came to help us, but they suddenly turned their coats.

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“Hah! Hahahahaha!” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu seemed to turn completely deranged.

“Men! Men! Secret guards!” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu shouted with a ferocious expression.

“Present!” a group of old eunuchs responded respectfully.

“Go to the imperial prison and kill Mo Yike! Kill Mo Yike! We do not need him anymore. We also cannot leave him for that old crook!” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu seemed frenzied.

“Yes!” the old eunuchs answered.

“Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Betrayals?! Betrayals?! Betrayals?! Go on and betray us! Go on! We don’t need you anymore! We don’t need you! Go die! All of you, go die!” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu suddenly shouted with a malevolent expression.

As Imperial Emperor Xi Yu roared, his aura grew increasingly stronger.

On the distant flying ship:

Sima Changkong’s pupils constricted. “Oh no! It seems to have achieved the opposite effect. Instead of becoming dispirited, he became even more ferocious, disregarding everything.”

Long Shenwu’s face sank as well. “What is Gu Hai doing? Did he mess up? What should we do about Imperial Emperor Xi Yu now? Once ten days pass, the berserk Imperial Emperor Xi Yu will be very terrifying!”

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for March: 20 / 50

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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.

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