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EIF - Book 05 Chapter 019: Shangguan Hen’s Resolve

Prime Feng Yue shouted, using the Profound Snake Deity to send its voice to the entire race. Then, the colossal snake head turned and looked at Shangguan Hen and the others.

“Salutations, Prime!” the black tortoises excitedly saluted Feng Yue.

Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!

Suddenly, beams of light shot over from all around the Silver Moon Sea. The nearby black tortoises had flown over excitedly after hearing Feng Yue’s voice.

“Prime! Salutations, Prime! Salutations!” the black tortoises that just flew over roared excitedly when they saw the colossal snake.

Although the colossal snake looked somewhat different from before, the aura was unmistakable.

The newly arrived black tortoises were thrilled.

Prime Feng Yue ignored the black tortoises. Instead, it stared coldly at the humongous profound tortoise that Shangguan Hen transformed into.

“Shangguan Hen? Hah! Hahahaha! You can’t do anything now, right? I have already separated from your body and am no longer limited by you. You have taken half of the Black Tortoise Pearl’s energy. That energy should be mine!” A cold glint of murderous intent flashed in Prime Feng Yue’s eyes.

The humongous profound tortoise’s figure trembled, and it immediately transformed back to Shangguan Hen’s human form.

Shangguan Hen flew to Gu Hai’s side and looked coldly at the profound snake. “Humph! Feng Yue, you separated from my body, but that is not the complete me. It will impact our cultivations. You even separated the deity. Are you trying to make the black tortoise race separate by doing that?”

“Humph! You are really full of crap,” Feng Yue said coldly while emitting a sinister, murderous intent.

“You want to kill me to plunder the energy in my body? Hahaha! Bring it on. Come on and kill me! You separated from me. Our two lives are one. If I die, you will die too. Do you dare to kill me? Come on?!” Shangguan Hen said coldly with a ferocious expression.

Prime Feng Yue looked at Shangguan Hen coldly. As its forked tongue flicked out, its eyes appeared cold.

“You are right. I cannot kill you. However, what about the others? What about that Gu Hai? Humph! Capture that Gu Hai!” Prime Feng Yue snorted coldly.

“Yes!” all the black tortoises immediately answered.

Now, the black tortoises no longer cared that Gu Hai saved them earlier. The prime’s words were commands.

The black tortoises immediately charged over.

“How audacious!” Shangguan Hen glared.

The Profound Tortoise Deity’s aura spread out. A divine suppression caused all the black tortoises’ expressions to change dramatically. Their figures paused, and they immediately went down on their knees and bowed.

“Prime, please forgive us!” the black tortoises said bitterly.

Shangguan Hen coldly eyed the black tortoises. “So, you do still acknowledge me? Hah! That’s good. Listen carefully. Anyone who dares to touch Gu Hai will be seen as a traitor of the black tortoise race and will be executed!”

The black tortoises’ expressions changed. Then, they turned their heads to look at Prime Feng Yue.

Prime Feng Yue looked at Shangguan Hen coldly. “Hah! You have the Profound Tortoise Deity, so they dare not attack. What if I am the one attacking? I will kill Gu Hai today. What can you do about that?”

Gu Hai narrowed his eyes slightly as he looked at Prime Feng Yue coldly.

However, Shangguan Hen sneered, “Feng Yue? You are afraid of Gu Hai, right? That’s why you insist on killing him?”

Shangguan Hen was trying to agitate Prime Feng Yue, but it did not fall for the provocation. Instead, it said coldly, “Perhaps. You might be right. I see the shadow of Old Mister Guan Qi in Gu Hai. When Old Mister Guan Qi killed, he did not have to take personal action. He could easily manipulate others to do it for him. Gu Hai has that capability as well. If I don’t kill him today, he will definitely plot against me in the future. I might as well kill him now!”

Shangguan Hen sneered, “You want to kill him, but what if I insist on protecting him?”

“Protect? You can’t protect him. You might be in the Heavenly Palace Realm now, but it is just the Lower Heavenly Palace Realm. Hahaha! Who can you protect from me?” Prime Feng Yue inched forward as he looked at Shangguan Hen in disdain.

As Prime Feng Yue saw it, no one here could stop him. Killing Gu Hai would be easy. Even if you have countless schemes, no one can save you if I overwhelm you with strength!

However, as Prime Feng Yue inched forward again, his expression suddenly turned stiff, and he stopped.

“Shangguan Hen, are you crazy?!” Prime Feng Yue suddenly shouted in alarm.

“Haha! Can I protect Gu Hai now?” Shangguan Hen sneered.

Shangguan Hen had taken out a sword from somewhere and placed the blade against his throat as if to kill himself.

“You…” Prime Feng Yue glared.

“If you dare to come closer, I will kill myself right now. No, if I die, you die. At worst, we both die together. Hah! Hah! Hahahaha!” Shangguan Hen guffawed maniacally.

“You dare to do that? You are willing to commit suicide for him?!” Prime Feng Yue glared.

Shangguan Hen said coldly, “If I commit suicide, I believe that His Majesty can find my spiritual souls someday. I believe that he can revive me. What about you? What do you have after you die? Who can save you?”

“Gu Hai can bring the dead back to life? Who would believe that?” Prime Feng Yue snarled with a furious glare.

“I believe it!” Shangguan Hen said in a firm tone.

Now, Prime Feng Yue appeared uncertain.

“I said before. I will protect him. I definitely can protect him. Even if you want to kill him, you might not be able to,” Shangguan Hen said coldly.

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“Humph!” Prime Feng Yu snorted coldly while glaring.

Clearly, it could no longer attack. It did not expect Shangguan Hen to be such a resolute person, willing to commit suicide to protect just one person. Although it was an evil incarnation, it was not suicidal.

Prime Feng Yue snorted coldly as he took human form.

Shangguan Hen inwardly let out his bated breath. Then, he turned his head to look at the black tortoises. “All black tortoises, listen up. Whether you obey Prime Feng Yue or me, I now use the will of the Profound Tortoise Deity to command all black tortoises. From today on, no black tortoise is to make things difficult for Gu Hai or anything related to the Han Royal Dynasty. Anyone who disobeys will be expelled from the race and executed without mercy!”

The black tortoises looked at each other. Then, they looked at Prime Feng Yue. Eventually, they responded respectfully, “Yes!”

Shangguan Hen looked at the black tortoises coldly. Then, he turned to Gu Hai. “Your Majesty, let’s go.”

“You cannot go,” Feng Yue suddenly said coldly.

“Huh?” Shangguan Hen said.

“If you get killed outside, what am I to do? So, you cannot go. You have to stay by my side!” Feng Yue said coldly.

“Did I say that I’m leaving? Humph!” Shangguan Hen snorted coldly.

“Prime Shangguan, how about a visit to my Silver Moon Mountain Manor?” Yun Mo suggested with a smile.

“Alright!” Shangguan Hen nodded.

Silver Moon City?

Prime Feng Yue did not stop Shangguan Hen now. After all, Silver Moon City was nearby, within his sight.

Shangguan Hen and Gu Hai’s group left, heading for the Silver Moon Mountain Manor.

As City Lord Sima returned, he felt incredibly confused.

The Black Tortoise Prime came back to life? He will be stationed in the Silver Moon Sea in the future? Is this a blessing or a disaster?

A group of black tortoises took human form. Under Prime Feng Yue’s command, they followed Shangguan Hen. While ostensibly to protect him, they were actually there to keep an eye on him.

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Silver Moon City:

The army that went to avenge the citizens returned to cheers from the entire city. However, Gu Hai had no time to bother with that. He immediately headed to a large hall in the Silver Moon Mountain Manor with Shangguan Hen.

Only Gu Hai and Shangguan Hen sat in this hall. They even activated a sound isolation barrier.

“Shangguan Hen, many thanks for earlier,” Gu Hai said with a smile.

“Your Majesty, what are you saying? Your Majesty came for me, risking your life. So what if I threatened Prime Feng Yue with my life? Furthermore, I was right. If I died, would Your Majesty bring me back to life?” Shangguan Hen smiled.

“I definitely would!” Gu Hai declared.

Revive? How could it be that easy? However, if Shangguan Hen died because of him, Gu Hai would do his best to make it happen.

“With that, I feel assured. At the very least, I chose right when we made our alliance back then. All my hopes for escaping Prime Feng Yue’s restraints depend on you. That’s why I needed to do that,” Shangguan Hen said seriously.

Gu Hai nodded seriously.

The two spoke about what had happened during this time, sighing at each other’s circumstances.

“What are your plans? Are you going to remain by Prime Feng Yue’s side?” Gu Hai asked.

Shangguan Hen smiled. “I should stay in the Silver Moon Sea for now. Right now, I am a Lower Heavenly Palace Realm cultivator and have plenty of energy that my body has yet to refine. If I leave now, I will be a human-shaped treasure. Many people would target me. At least, Feng Yue would not dare to do anything to me if I remain by his side.”

Gu Hai remained silent for a while. Although Shangguan Hen said it casually, he could also make out Shangguan Hen’s helplessness.

“Don’t worry. I will help you to find a solution sooner or later. I definitely will!” Gu Hai affirmed.

Shangguan Hen remained silent for a while before nodding.

“The Han Royal Dynasty is currently developing rapidly. It is good that you are remaining in the Silver Moon Sea. You can help me protect the Silver Moon Mountain Manor’s Yun Mo,” Gu Hai said.

“Oh?”

“The Han Royal Dynasty will usher in an explosion of development because of Yun Mo. Hence, Yun Mo’s safety is crucial. All the black tortoises will gather in the Silver Moon Sea; it should not be difficult to protect Yun Mo. I will leave everything to you,” Gu Hai said.

“Don’t worry. As long as I’m around, Yun Mo will be safe,” Shangguan Hen said seriously.

Gu Hai nodded.

“Is Your Majesty heading to the Ten Thousand Sages Convention after this?” Shangguan Hen asked.

Gu Hai nodded. “The Ten Thousand Sages Convention is about to begin. I will meet a lot of people there and kill a lot of people there. I need to move quickly.”

Shangguan Hen nodded.

“Oh, by the way, I have a guess about Prime Feng Yue’s revival,” Gu Hai said with a frown.

“Oh?”

“Could this have been planned by Old Mister Guan Qi?” Gu Hai said seriously.

Whoosh! Shangguan Hen leaped to his feet with a horrified expression.

Gu Hai shook his head. “I do not know if that is the case. Just be careful. I will do my best to think of a solution for you.”

Shangguan Hen’s eyelids twitched for a while before he eventually nodded.

“Given this, everything is settled. I have to head for Heavenly Court City immediately,” Gu Hai said with a deep breath.

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Two days later, in a small courtyard in one of the Qian Heavenly Dynasty’s cities:

Lord Tang and his subordinates carried two men who seemed to be on their last breath into the middle of this courtyard on wooden boards.

A group of people stood in the courtyard. The leader had golden hair and skin. When he saw the two large-bellied men on the ground, he appeared shocked. “Lord Gong Tian? Lord Seven Kills? How did you end up like this?”

“Dan Wang, the Azure Emperor told me to bring them here. I will hand them to you now. This is no longer my business; you deal with it,” Lord Tang said indifferently.

“Ah? Lord Tang, what happened to them?” Dan Wang asked in shock.

“See for yourself,” Lord Tang retorted impatiently.

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After dropping off the two, Lord Tang left the small courtyard with his subordinates.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for March: 44 / 50

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