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EIF - Book 05 Chapter 006: Returning to Silver Moon City

“The Azure Emperor?” Gu Hai’s expression remained calm. However, turmoil filled his heart as hatred overwhelmed it.

“Imperial Father, this child would like to go to Silver Moon City,” Gu Qin immediately said with bloodshot eyes.

After some silence, Gu Hai said, “Alright. All of you, you are dismissed. Crown Prince, please remain.”

“Yes!” Everyone nodded and left.

After everyone left, Gu Qin could no longer suppress his emotions. He said, “Imperial Father, this child wants to go to Silver Moon City and kill that evil demon, the Azure Emperor!”

“You? Are you capable of doing so now?” Gu Hai asked.

“Yes. He killed my mother. I will not rest until he is dead. I must kill him!” Gu Qin said with bloodshot eyes.

“It is not your turn to kill him,” Gu Hai said coldly.

“Imperial Father!” Gu Qin said anxiously.

“Alright. You take charge of Borderless Heavenly Capital. I’ll go and take a look,” Gu Hai said.

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Three days later:

After Gu Hai left instructions for the Han Nation’s government affairs, he boarded a flying ship with Mu Chenfeng, Mo Yike, Bing Ji, and a group of officials and headed north.

Naturally, Qin Zibai followed Mo Yike, serving as Mo Yike’s bodyguard.

On the flying ship, Gu Hai did not mention the Azure Emperor’s matter to Mo Yike and Bing Ji. Instead, he stared at an invitation in his hand.

Bing Ji and Mo Yike stood at the side.

“Your Majesty, is this the Ten Thousand Sages Convention’s invitation from Heavenly Court City?” Mo Yike asked.

Gu Hai nodded.

“Invitations to the Ten Thousand Sages Convention are rarely handed to individuals. The Ten Thousand Sages Convention consists of four competitions—music, Go, calligraphy, and painting. Your Majesty showed great skill in the Go Dao, the music Dao, and calligraphy Dao over the past few years. Naturally, Your Majesty received a personal invitation.” Mo Yike smiled.

“The Ten Thousand Sages Convention? What use are competitions of the music Dao, the Go Dao, the calligraphy Dao, and painting Dao?” Gu Hai asked.

“This is a grand gathering of all the cultural cultivators in the world. The three heavenly dynasties and three holy lands are bound to send people to participate. There will also be representatives from the various academies of the various cultural Dao. The Ten Thousand Sages Convention takes place once every one thousand years. The previous one was hosted by the Heavenly Go Pavilion’s Old Mister Guan Qi,” Bing Ji explained.

“Once every one thousand years? Why?” Gu Hai asked.

“It seems like the Cultural Dao Sage Palace opens once every one thousand years, and only cultural cultivators can enter. The Ten Thousand Sages Convention is used as the means to select who gets to enter,” Bing Ji recalled.

“The Cultural Dao Sage Palace?” Gu Hai echoed.

“I have also heard of the Cultural Dao Sage Palace, but I have never seen it.” Venerable Liu Nian shook his head.

Gu Hai remained silent for a while before nodding. Then, he carefully put the invitation away.

The flying ship sped towards Silver Moon City.

From Gu Qin’s reaction, Bing Ji and Mo Yike already guessed what interested Gu Hai in Silver Moon City. However, neither said anything about it.

More than a month later, the flying ship approached Silver Moon City.

Silver Moon City still looked the same. However, fog shrouded the Silver Moon Sea, preventing anyone from looking in.

“Hall Master, it was already like this when I left. I asked the Silver Moon Mountain Manor’s Manor Lord Yun Mo about it, but he said he did not do it,” Mu Chenfeng said while frowning.

“Alright.” As Gu Hai narrowed his eyes at the fog-covered Silver Moon Sea, a murderous intent flashed in his eyes.

“Your Majesty, do you have a grudge against the Azure Emperor?” Bing Ji asked worriedly, no longer able to contain herself.

“Oh?” Gu Hai looked at Bing Ji.

“This official had already noticed some things that day. However, I could not be certain. If Your Majesty is here to seek revenge on the Azure Emperor, you had best…you had best…,” Bing Ji said somewhat worriedly.

“We had best what?” Gu Hai smiled faintly.

“That Azure Emperor is a formidable person, someone stronger than Imperial Emperor Xi Yu,” Bing Ji said worriedly.

“Stronger than Imperial Emperor Xi Yu?” Gu Hai raised his eyebrows.

“Yes. He once went to the Solar Divine Palace and fought the Supreme Genesis. Although he did not win, he did not lose, either. Furthermore, he is not as straightforward as Imperial Emperor Xi Yu; he is a scheming person. The Han Nation as it is…,” Bing Ji said worriedly.

“Cannot deal with him? Hah! Hahaha! Bing Ji, why are you so certain that I have a grudge against him?” Gu Hai smiled.

Bing Ji looked at Gu Hai with a complicated expression. She could not make out any emotions from Gu Hai’s face. Eventually, she forced a smile and said, “Perhaps I was being overly sensitive.”

Gu Hai smiled faintly and nodded.

Then, he turned his head and looked at the Silver Moon Sea.

“Your Majesty, the Silver Moon Sea’s fog should be due to a ritual array, right?” Mo Yike said with a frown.

“Perhaps.” Gu Hai nodded.

Then, Gu Hai turned his head and ignored the Silver Moon Sea to look at Silver Moon City. Although he felt deep hatred, he did not let the hatred overwhelm his rationale.

The Silver Moon Sea was the Silver Moon Mountain Manor’s territory. There were many of the Silver Moon Mountain Manor’s ritual arrays there, so he needed to visit Silver Moon Mountain Manor first to figure out the situation.

“Let’s go to Silver Moon Mountain Manor,” Gu Hai said.

“Yes!” the officials behind him answered.

Rumble…!

The flying ship flew to Silver Moon City and quickly arrived at the city gate.

At this moment, the guards at the Silver Moon City gate appeared anxious, occasionally glancing inside.

When a flying ship suddenly flew over, a guard immediately shouted, “Halt! Flying ships are prohibited from being used in the city. Please disembark and register yourselves before entering!”

Disembark and take an immortal crane carriage? As Gu Hai did not want to be delayed, he naturally did not want to do that. He took out the Elite Hall Master’s authority token and was about to get someone to show it to the guards.

Before Gu Hai could hand the authority token over, the eyes of the guard captain at the side lit up. Then, that guard captain scolded the earlier guard, “Are you blind? Do you not recognize Mister Gu? Does Mister Gu require registration to enter?”

“Huh?” That guard appeared confused.

The guard captain warmly welcomed Gu Hai. “Mister Gu, you finally returned. This is great. Back then, it was thanks to Mister Gu that this humble one did not lose my five senses. This guard is new and does not recognize Mister Gu. Please do not blame him.”

“It’s fine.” Gu Hai smiled.

“Mister Gu, please come in.” The guard captain immediately invited the flying ship into the city exceptionally politely.

“Captain, no matter who it is, no one is permitted to use flying ships. This is the rule set by the city lord!” the earlier guard protested anxiously.

The guard captain glared and said, “The city lord’s rule? Do you believe that Mister Gu just needs to say the word and everyone in the city will obey?”

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“Ah?” Shock rendered that guard speechless.

Gu Hai smiled faintly and ignored that guard. He simply prepared to continue flying into the city.

“Mister Gu, it is great that you returned. Something happened at the Silver Moon Mountain Manor. It has already been half a month. I heard that the manor lord could not last much longer,” that guard captain said worriedly.

“The Silver Moon Mountain Manor? What happened?” Gu Hai raised his eyebrows.

“Someone came to challenge the Silver Moon Mountain Manor in the music Dao, just like last time,” that guard captain said worriedly.

“Challenge the Silver Moon Mountain Manor? Why?” Gu Hai asked.

“I heard that they were taking revenge for that demon woman Waner.”

“Waner?” Gu Hai said in shock.

“Oh! I remember now. They seemed to call themselves zitherists of the Supreme Ascendant Dao,” the guard captain recalled.

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“The Supreme Ascendant Dao? The Supreme Ascendant’s line of inheritance? The Myriad Age Daoist Sect?” Gu Hai’s face sank.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for March: 30 / 50

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