EIF - Book 04 Chapter 190: Yuan Nation Eliminated
The blessings cloud sea exploded, and the blessings scattered.
The vast blessings dispersed in a heartbeat.
Imperial Emperor Xi Yu died from suicide, so the Qian Nation and Han Nation could not plunder much of the blessings. Seventy percent scattered like smoke, while the two nations obtained thirty percent, the Qian Nation gaining ten percent and the Han Nation, twenty percent. Now, surging blessings rushed towards the ruins of Chaoge City.
A golden blessings dragon came out of Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s corpse. It let out a sorrowful roar and soared into the sky. Unfortunately, it exploded and scattered as it soared.
When the sovereign died, the blessings scattered.
The dragon vein let out a sorrowful roar underground.
Rain fell from Major Metropolitan City’s sky. A sorrowful atmosphere filled the capital.
As the rain fell, it turned into drifting snow when it reached the Great Sigh Palace Hall’s plaza.
As the snow fell, it frosted the surroundings a pale white.
“Your Reverence!” The old eunuchs suddenly knelt and cried. All the officials who betrayed Imperial Emperor Xi Yu in the Great Sigh Palace Hall’s plaza likewise knelt. Even though so many citizens resented Imperial Emperor Xi Yu, all of them knelt in sorrow when he committed suicide.
Everyone knelt towards the Great Sigh Palace Hall, to Imperial Emperor Xi Yu, who stood supported by the saber in the snow.
At the same time, the news of Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s fall spread to the entire Yuan Nation through the blessings cloud sea.
Countless citizens looked up in horror as though sensing it.
“Your Reverence!” The citizens in the various Yuan Nation cities bowed in sorrow.
That sorrow turned into blessings and soared above Major Metropolitan City, trying to reform the blessings cloud sea. Unfortunately, Imperial Emperor Xi Yu was dead already. The blessings had scattered and could not be reformed.
A vague blessings cloud sea would congeal for a while, then scatter. This happened several times as the sorrowful voices of the Yuan Nation citizens rang out.
Gu Hai waved his hand, and the Heaven Splitting Ax removed the barrier.
As Gu Hai looked at the citizens kneeling and crying and saw the blessings cloud sea trying to reform, his eyelids twitched.
“Imperial Emperor Xi Yu, you still do have the support of the citizens.” Uncertainty darkened Gu Hai’s eyes.
When Gu Hai pulled back the Heaven Splitting Ax, he immediately drew the attention of countless citizens. They looked at Gu Hai with tears in their eyes, showing incredibly complicated expressions.
They saw Gu Hai fly to the flying ship while holding the Heaven Splitting Ax.
“Qian Heavenly Emperor, Prince Shenwu, we are returning this Heaven Splitting Ax. We have already taken revenge for our Han Nation citizens. Now, our Han Nation army will retreat from the Yuan Nation’s territory. Goodbye,” Gu Hai said gravely.
“Oh?” Long Shenwu felt slightly startled.
The Heaven Splitting Ax?
The cause of this trouble?
The Major Metropolitan City citizens stopped looking at Gu Hai. Instead, hatred appeared in their eyes as they looked at Long Shenwu.
Long Shenwu received the Heaven Splitting Ax and asked with some puzzlement, “Mister Gu, are you not entering Major Metropolitan City with us? After all, Major Metropolitan City has amassed countless treasures. There are even treasures from the Slaughter Nation’s imperial palace. You contributed a lot today.”
“No, we are not going. We did not contribute that much. However, we would like to use our contribution to obtain a promise from Prince Shenwu,” Gu Hai said gravely.
“Oh?” Long Shenwu felt slightly startled.
Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s treasury is bound to contain countless treasures, yet Gu Hai is giving them up like that?
This time, the Han Nation and the Qian Nation allied to attack the Yuan Nation. As Gu Hai performed very well, it would not be overboard to ask for half the treasures, yet he is giving them up for just a promise?
“We ask Prince Shenwu to bury Imperial Emperor Xi Yu with a sovereign’s burial ceremony. Although he is our enemy, he was still the sovereign of a nation. A sovereign should receive a sovereign’s burial on his death.” Gu Hai spoke loudly, projecting his voice.
Long Shenwu frowned slightly. That is all? Even if Gu Hai did not ask for it, I would bury Imperial Emperor Xi Yu. However, it would not have been a sovereign’s burial ceremony. Gu Hai gave up so much just for Imperial Emperor Xi Yu to get a sovereign’s burial?
“Prince Shenwu, please grant us that!” Gu Hai said.
“Alright!” Long Shenwu agreed.
Long Shenwu’s reply spread throughout Major Metropolitan City.
The Major Metropolitan City citizens suddenly showed warmer expressions as they looked at Gu Hai.
“As such, we shall be taking our leave.” Gu Hai ignored Sima Changkong’s bitter smile before walking hurriedly to the palace hall behind.
“Gu Hai came with his army to participate in this matter. Now that it is over, we shall be taking our leave!” Gu Hai said to the palace hall.
“We shall be returning as well!” A voice came from the palace hall.
A bright golden light suddenly flashed in the palace hall, lighting the place up, then vanishing in the blink of an eye, leaving the palace hall empty.
Before everyone’s confused gaze, Gu Hai boarded the Han Nation’s flagship with his subordinates.
The Han Nation’s fleet turned around and parted from the Qian Nation’s flying ships, slowly leaving.
Long Shenwu held the Heaven Splitting Ax as he narrowed his eyes at Gu Hai’s departing flying ship.
At the side, Long Aotian revealed an expression of disdain as he said, “He is quite wise. If he remained to plunder the Yuan Nation’s palace, he would just be greedy and insatiable.”
Long Shenwu finally reacted, his expression changing slightly. “Something does not seem quite right. Mister Sima, Gu Hai is…”
Sima Changkong smiled bitterly and said, “Mister Gu is avoiding blame.”
“Avoiding blame? What blame?” Long Aotian asked with a frown.
“Earlier, Mister Gu schemed to isolate Imperial Emperor Xi Yu. However, as you can see, after Imperial Emperor Xi Yu died, everyone’s attitude changed. Everyone grieved for Imperial Emperor Xi Yu. That is where Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s character and charisma lie, what the citizens supported. Fortunately, we had Mister Gu this time. If not for Mister Gu’s plans, we could not have defeated Imperial Emperor Xi Yu. At the very least, the citizens would have supported Imperial Emperor Xi Yu,” Sima Changkong sighed softly.
Everyone turned and looked. Indeed, the Major Metropolitan City citizens looked at the Qian Nation’s flying ships with hatred.
Long Shenwu gaped. “Gu Hai did the most. No, he did practically everything. Yet, he…he pushed away the responsibility?”
After Long Shenwu figured everything out, some frustration flashed in his eyes.
“Gu Hai did push away the responsibility, but he also gave up all the benefits. Isn’t that so?” Sima Changkong said with a bitter smile.
Long Aotian said coldly, “What do you mean Gu Hai did everything? Humph! He was just His Holy Eminence’s puppet. Anyone could have done that. The main thing is that His Holy Eminence was here, as well as the Heaven Splitting Ax. What does it have to do with Gu Hai?”
“Indeed. Right now, the Yuan Nation citizens think the same as you. This matter had nothing to do with Gu Hai. Furthermore, Gu Hai even asked for a grand burial for Imperial Emperor Xi Yu, a sovereign’s burial. The citizens feel no hatred for Gu Hai, only gratitude. Hahahaha! The Yuan Nation citizens still have to feel gratitude for Gu Hai?! Gratitude?!” Sima Changkong laughed bitterly.
“What is the point of this gratitude?” Long Aotian asked disdainfully.
“What is the point of this gratitude? He who gains the support of the people gains the world. Now that the Yuan Nation citizens see the Qian Nation army as enemies, they will resist us capturing their cities. As for Gu Hai, do you still recall Vacant City? When the time comes, those citizens might strongly welcome Mister Gu to come and capture them. That is the use of this gratitude,” Sima Changkong said bitterly.
“He is the one who killed Imperial Emperor Xi Yu, yet we shoulder the blame?” Long Shenwu appeared very bitter.
“How can that be? It was His Holy Eminence who killed him. What does it have to do with Gu Hai?” Long Aotian said.
Long Shenwu shook his head and smiled bitterly. “Never mind. Let’s enter the city first.
The reinforcements coming from all directions had crumbled when they saw Imperial Emperor Xi Yu commit suicide.
“How could it be like this?” The reinforcements showed despair.
Reinforcements? Their sovereign had already killed himself. What was there to reinforce? The Yuan Nation was already destroyed.
“Avenge His Reverence!” Some of the soldiers clamored to charge forward and attack.
However, most of the reinforcements left in disappointment.
Now that their emperor had fallen, everything was pointless.
Heavy snow fell in the Great Sigh Palace Hall’s plaza. All the citizens and officials showed mournful expressions.
The entry of the Qian Nation’s army into the city was destined to be unpleasant.
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On Gu Hai’s flying ship:
Venerable Liu Nian stood by Gu Hai’s side and asked, “Are you really willing to part with the Yuan Nation’s treasures?”
Gu Hai shook his head and smiled bitterly. “When Imperial Emperor Xi Yu died, nearly all the citizens bowed. From that, I knew that I could not touch any of Major Metropolitan City’s treasures.”
Venerable Liu Nian nodded. “Mister Gu, how daring you are! You gave up Major Metropolitan City’s treasures to obtain the citizens’ support. By giving them up, you not only did not make losses but gained even more.”
Gu Hai shook his head. “I have to thank Venerable Liu Nian this time. If not for you, I could not have avenged my Han Nation citizens by killing Imperial Emperor Xi Yu.”
“Me? I just followed your directions. It is not worthy of thanks.” Venerable Liu Nian shook his head.
“No. Venerable’s cultural cultivation focuses on the painting Dao. If not for you, who would have painted the Qian Heavenly Emperor’s image so vividly? Had you not met the Qian Heavenly Emperor before, you could not have painted him. Who knows who would have ended up dying today if not for that?” Gu Hai shook his head.
“My painting Dao? Haha! It is still unrefined. It was the darkness of the palace hall that led to the misunderstanding. If it were seen outside, it would not have fooled anyone. Furthermore, it is not just due to my painting. Imperial Emperor Xi Yu did not believe it at first. Your actions were what slowly convinced him.” Venerable Liu Nian shook his head.
“Venerable is being too humble.” Gu Hai smiled as he shook his head.
As Gu Hai spoke, the flying ship flew to a mountain forest and hid there.
“Oh? Why are we not leaving yet?” Venerable Liu Nian asked, feeling confused.
“There are some people from Major Metropolitan City coming to join us. We will wait here for a few days.” Gu Hai smiled.
“Mo Yike?” Venerable Liu Nian narrowed his eyes slightly.
Gu Hai smiled faintly and nodded his head.
Venerable Liu Nian took a deep breath. Then, he turned to look at the distant Major Metropolitan City.
“The powerful Yuan Imperial Dynasty completely fell today,” Venerable Liu Nian sighed softly.
As Venerable Liu Nian sighed, he marveled at Gu Hai. Venerable Liu Nian had seen him at his lowest. Back then, Gu Hai was just a mundane merchant unable to progress any further, trapped on Nine-Five Island. Now, he had entered the Divine Continent and destroyed a powerful imperial dynasty with a flip of his hand.
“Mister Gu, where exactly do you come from?” Venerable Liu Nian sighed.
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