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EIF - Book 05 Chapter 011: Zither Demon Six Fingers

To Seven Kills, the Silver Moon Mountain Manor should have already been at the end of its rope. If not for the imperial lord telling him not to offend the Silver Moon Mountain Manor, he would have barged in long ago.

He only got the chance to make covert attacks because the people of the Supreme Ascendant’s line of inheritance attacked.

Previously, the Silver Moon Mountain Manor already could not handle one Feng Tonglao. Now, they could not even last a strike against him.

Some music Dao holy land. They are just has-beens.

Seven Kills felt confident that he could destroy the Silver Moon Mountain Manor, even the entire Silver Moon City. However, a music Dao expert suddenly appeared.

“I don’t care who you are. Humph! So what if you found me? Do you really think that you can deal with me?” Seven Kills showed a sullen expression.

Seven Kills immediately unleashed all his aura and played at full power.

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!

Caw! Caw!

As intense zither music played, ferocious birds cried out and charged at the gargantuan phoenix at the Silver Moon Mountain Manor.

Seven Kills never feared anyone when it came to competing in the music Dao. As his fingers played the zither faster, the music intensified.

The one dueling with Seven Kills was a pink-clad man in a restaurant outside the Silver Moon Mountain Manor.

This man had six fingers on his left hand. Zither strings appeared out of nowhere behind him. This was the person playing “A Hundred Birds’ Homage to the Phoenix.” As he played, the music also intensified.

“Hah! Are you stubbornly persisting? You are seeking death,” the six-fingered man sneered.

The six-fingered man plucked the strings, and surging zither music rushed out. The gargantuan phoenix grew increasingly fiercer.

Now, only these two experts dueled each other. The other zitherists in the city had already stopped playing. As they looked at the sky, the phoenix spread its wings out, suppressing the ferocious birds.

A trace of shock appeared on Gu Hai’s face.

Yun Mo frowned slightly.

“Who is doing this?” Bing Ji said in shock.

“What strong music Dao! Their music Dao’s artistic conceptions already cover the sky of the entire Silver Moon City,” Mo Yike said, raising his eyebrows.

“Who could it be? Is he protecting the Silver Moon Mountain Manor?” The citizens felt very confused.

Yun Mo frowned slightly, apparently in deep thought.

“Manor Lord Yun, do you know who it is?” Gu Hai asked.

“I can’t tell who is attacking us, but the one helping us…” Yun Mo frowned.

“You can make out who he is?” Gu Hai asked.

“The previous manor lord once used a guqin to imitate a voice that is very similar to this, so he should be…he should be…” Some shock flashed in Yun Mo’s eyes.

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Like how the pink-clad man could find Seven Kills, Seven Kills also traced the source of the music and found the pink-clad man. Although he could not see the pink-clad man, he managed to get a rough idea based on the sound.

Seven Kills slowly closed his eyes to better sense the sound as he played. Suddenly, he opened his eyes and glared.

“Six Fingers? The Zither Demon, Zither Demon Six Fingers?” Seven Kills’s expression changed.

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“The heaven-grade zither Six Fingers,” Yun Mo explained to Gu Hai.

“Heaven-grade zither?” Gu Hai raised his eyebrows and thought back.

He had heard this name the first time he came to Silver Moon City. The Silver Moon Mountain Manor used to have four heaven-grade zithers, all forged by Teacher Yinyue: Founding Dynasty, Army Breaker, Ensnaring Performance, and Six Fingers. Founding Dynasty was given to the Qian Heavenly Emperor, Army Breaker was given to Duke Lu Yang—and eventually broken by Gu Hai—Ensnaring Performance currently belonged to Gu Hai, and there was a final Six Fingers, which was given to someone Gu Hai did not know; in any case, Six Fingers had been given away long ago.

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Six Fingers?

Seven Kills’s expression changed, then turned ferocious. “Six Fingers? Humph! You are just a defect among heaven-grade zithers. You have six fingers on your left hand, an incomplete heaven-grade zither, and you want to stop me?”

As Seven Kills spoke, his fingers moved again.

Caw! Caw! Caw!

Thousands of ferocious birds charged over again, wanting to rip the phoenix to shreds. Seven Kills did not think much of Six Fingers. The heaven-grade zithers were built with the human form as the foundation. How could a perfect human have six fingers? He did not think that a defect could match him.

“Defect? Haha!” Six Fingers showed a cold smile as he waved his left hand.

Boom!

The huge phoenix at the Silver Moon Mountain Manor suddenly became ten that soared into the sky.

Coo! Coo! Coo!

The might of the gargantuan phoenixes startled the ferocious birds charging down. Although just ten phoenixes were flying towards them, the ferocious birds all trembled.

Both were playing zithers, but Six Fingers’s zither strings were already vibrating so intensely that they were no longer visible.

Suddenly, the phoenixes let out a loud cry, commanding all the ferocious birds.

Six Fingers revealed a faint sneer.

Coo!

The phoenixes cried out together and flapped their wings, rushing to a certain area in the city with the ferocious birds.

That was where Seven Kills was.

“What?” Seven Kills’s expression changed.

Things were not going as he had imagined. Six Fingers is actually not weaker than me? Why can he control my ferocious birds?

Seven Kills immediately moved away.

Boom!

Many ferocious birds exploded at that place. However, the phoenixes did not stop commanding the ferocious birds, making them pursue Seven Kills.

Whoosh!

Seven Kills flew into the sky, crossing five hundred kilometers in an instant.

However, the many ferocious birds arrived in the blink of an eye. Seven Kills did not even have time to counterattack, only flee.

In the restaurant, Six Fingers showed a cold gaze as he stared at the fleeing Seven Kills.

“Seven Kills? There are only sixteen heaven-grade zithers in all the world. I don’t mind reducing the number by one,” Six Fingers said coldly.

Six Fingers’s voice immediately reached far away through the music Dao’s fluctuations.

Seven Kills quickly flew out of the city, pursued by the ferocious birds and the phoenixes.

As Seven Kills fled, he showed a ferocious expression as he said, “You only had the advantage of the piece. If we meet again, I’ll kill you for sure!”

“Then, don’t leave. How about giving it a try now?” Six Fingers said coldly.

“Humph!” Seven Kills’s figure flashed as he flew out of the city.

Seven Kills still refused to admit defeat. However, he had to acknowledge that Six Fingers was no weaker than him. He could fight Six Fingers if it were some other time, but now was bad. He was on a mission for the imperial lord. He could not let it fail because of a personal matter. Otherwise, he could not give the imperial lord an account.

Whoosh!

Seven Kills disappeared into the horizon.

Now, Six Fingers became exposed to everyone.

Gu Hai and Yun Mo looked at the nearby restaurant.

The expression of Feng Tonglao, who just climbed out of the deep pit, changed. “It is not Master? Seven Kills? He is trying to frame me?”

As Feng Tonglao felt shocked, the distant Six Fingers looked over coldly.

A cold, baleful aura radiated from Six Fingers’s eyes.

Feng Tonglao shivered. “Zither Demon Six Fingers?”

“Feng Tonglao? A Myriad Age Daoist Sect disciple? How bold of you! How dare you cause trouble at the Silver Moon Mountain Manor?” Six Fingers said coldly.

“You…you…didn’t the Silver Moon Mountain Manor already give you away? Why are you helping the Silver Moon Mountain Manor? Earlier, you…” Feng Tonglao asked, shivering.

Six Fingers narrowed his eyes slightly. “I was indeed in the city earlier. I just wanted to see how competent the current manor lord is. Hah! When Teacher Yinyue was still around, even your Myriad Age Daoist Sect’s Supreme Ascendant had to bow to him. Now that he is no longer around, an ignorant junior like you dares to cause trouble? Hah! Is there no one disciplining the Myriad Age Daoist Sect? If that is the case, I shall do so on the Supreme Ascendant’s behalf!” Six Fingers said coldly.

The phoenixes in the sky suddenly wheeled around and swooped down with the many ferocious birds.

“No!” Feng Tonglao shouted in fear. It looked like he would suffer under the ferocious birds again.

“Mister Six Fingers, please be merciful!” a man in white Daoist robes suddenly shouted from a mountain outside the city.

This shout produced sound waves that rushed into the city, turning into a river that blocked the phoenixes.

Coo!

The phoenixes leading the many ferocious birds stopped cold. Some of the ferocious birds failed to stop in time and instantly melted.

“This is?” Mo Yike raised his eyebrows.

“A mouth like a torrent? This person is both a master at the music Dao and the calligraphy Dao. Furthermore, he is extremely strong,” Bing Ji said, her face sinking.

“Master, save me! Master!” Feng Tonglao cried out in wild joy.

“You bastard, I’ll deal with you when we return!” the white-Daoist-robed man said coldly.

Feng Tonglao’s expression congealed.

Six Fingers turned his head and looked over, a cold light in his eyes. “Oh? Xuan En of the Supreme Ascendant’s line of inheritance?”

“A Xuan generation of the Supreme Ascendant’s line of inheritance?” Bing Ji’s expression changed.

“A Xuan generation?” Gu Hai echoed in confusion.

“The Xuan generation is the highest generation of the Supreme Ascendant’s line of inheritance. The Grand Mohist of the Supreme Ascendant’s line of inheritance is from the Xuan generation,” Bing Ji explained.

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Xuan En bowed politely and said, “My stubborn and naughty student has caused trouble for the Silver Moon Mountain Manor. I’ll discipline him properly when I bring him back. I offer my apologies. Mister Six Fingers, it has been a while. How have you been? I have troubled you today!”

Six Fingers looked at Xuan En coldly. “Hah! Stubborn and naughty? Is it just that?”

“Previously, Waner of my Supreme Ascendant’s line of inheritance suffered at the hands of Manor Lord Yun. Let’s consider this even this time, alright? Furthermore, Mister Six Fingers was in the city. Had you made your move earlier, there would not have been any damage, right? The Grand Mohist has arrived in the Qian Nation. We cannot delay any further. Do forgive us!” Xuan En said indifferently.

“Humph!” Six Fingers let out a cold snort.

“You problematic disciple, why are you not coming with me yet?” Xuan En said coldly.

“Yes!” Feng Tonglao immediately answered.

Then, Feng Tonglao took out a flying ship with a flip of his hand and brought all the Supreme Ascendant Dao’s zitherists and corpses aboard before flying to Xuan En.

“Mister Six Fingers, goodbye!” Xuan En smiled faintly.

As Xuan En smiled, he glanced at Gu Hai.

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That glance seemed to hold complicated emotions, as if he had something to say but stopped himself. He just smiled coldly and left with everyone.

Gu Hai narrowed his eyes slightly at the distant Xuan En.

“How strong is Xuan En?” Gu Hai looked at Bing Ji.

“I’m not sure. However, all of the Xuan generation in the Myriad Age Daoist Sect’s Supreme Ascendant’s line of inheritance are at least in the Middle Heavenly Palace Realm—the late-stage Middle Heavenly Palace Realm.

“Xuan En?” Gu Hai narrowed his eyes again.

Six Fingers gave up on dealing with Feng Tonglao because of him. Does this mean that Six Fingers fears this person?

The distant Six Fingers flung his sleeves out.

Bang!

All the phoenixes, ferocious birds, and dark clouds exploded and dissipated.

Then, Six Fingers flew to Gu Hai and Yun Mo.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for March: 36 / 50

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