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EIF - Book 05 Chapter 025: Blasting the City Lord

“Execute!” Mu Chenfeng shouted.

Then, the Elite Hall disciples swung their weapons down.

“How dare you?!” Yehua shouted in anger, his expression changing.

The Heaven Blasting Cannon aimed at Yehua made him hesitate. However, these were his subordinates, after all; he had to do something.

This scene inspired shock in the countless citizens and soldiers. This new Elite Hall Master seemed too unyielding.

Far away, Li Shenji narrowed his eyes. “To think that Gu Hai dares to openly fall out with the Solar Divine Palace.”

Li Shenji did not expect Gu Hai to be so thorough.

However, the Elite Hall disciples were utterly obedient to Gu Hai’s command. They swung their weapons down with a vengeance as if venting their resentment of being cowardly for so long.

“Stop!”

Suddenly, a loud shout came from the sky. This powerful voice contained overwhelming anger.

“City Lord!” the guards immediately greeted respectfully.

The Heavenly Chen City Lord quickly arrived in the sky above Elite Hall on a flying ship with his subordinates.

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The Heavenly Chen City Lord wore official robes. He showed a furious expression as he stared at the people below.

The Heavenly Chen City Lord’s shout contained an intimidating tone, instantly causing the Elite Hall disciples to freeze in place and frown at the sky.

Gu Hai narrowed his eyes slightly as he looked up at the person shouting.

With a cold smile, he asked, “Who are you? Why are you barging into my Elite Hall?”

“Humph! I am the Heavenly Chen City Lord. Everything in Heavenly Chen City is under my purview. How is coming to your Elite Hall barging in? You must be the Elite Hall Master, right? Oh? So, you were the one who fired the Heaven Blasting Cannon, causing a disturbance among the citizens with the noise?” the Heavenly Chen City Lord said coldly.

“How is it barging? Well, you are barging in right now. Since you are the Heavenly Chen City Lord, I will not pursue this. Immediately leave my Elite Hall’s airspace. This is my Elite Hall’s matter. It is not your place to interfere,” Gu Hai shouted coldly.

“How audacious!” the Heavenly Chen City Lord said with a glare.

The city lord’s subordinates on the flying ship took out their weapons as they eyed Gu Hai.

The surrounding citizens gazed at Gu Hai in shock. Where did this Gu Hai come from? To think that he dares to oppose the city lord?

“What are you waiting for? Execute!” Gu Hai commanded coldly.

“Ah? Yes, yes!” The Elite Hall disciples had been frightened silly. Although they were very unyielding earlier, they never thought they would clash with the city lord. That was the Heavenly Chen City Lord. Only Hall Master Long Xiaoyue dared to do so in the past.

“Heavenly Chen City Lord, Elite Hall captured my Solar Divine Palace envoys. Is this how your Qian Heavenly Dynasty treats its guests?” Yehua pressured the Heavenly Chen City Lord.

Given this, this matter immediately became a diplomatic incident.

Although the Heavenly Chen City Lord had just arrived, he had roughly figured the situation out before coming.

These angels had just been asking for it. Initially, he did not want to intervene. However, the Solar Divine Palace was a faction on equal footing with the Qian Heavenly Dynasty, so he could not just leave this be.

He had hoped that nothing would happen. However, something did eventually.

“Stop. Everyone, please wait for a while,” the Heavenly Chen City Lord shouted again.

“Oh?” Gu Hai coldly eyed the Heavenly Chen City Lord.

The Elite Hall disciples stopped for now.

The Heavenly Chen City Lord said with a frown, “Are you the Elite Hall Master Gu Hai? Gu Hai, these angels are the Solar Divine Palace envoys. You cannot kill them in heavenly court’s cities. Otherwise—”

“What does that have to do with me?” Gu Hai interrupted coldly.

The Heavenly Chen City Lord immediately felt stifled. His face was sullen as he looked at Gu Hai. “Humph! Gu Hai, I have already tried speaking nicely to you. If you insist on your way and cause trouble, don’t blame me for not warning you!”

“Hah! Hahahaha! By barging into my Elite Hall, they caused trouble. By killing these intruders, I am resolving the trouble. Heavenly Chen City Lord, stop causing more trouble. Just go back to wherever you came from,” Gu Hai laughed coldly.

“How audacious! Where did such a savage come from? How dare you cause trouble in my Heavenly Chen City? This is my last warning. Immediately release these angels. Otherwise, don’t blame me for being ruthless!” the Heavenly Chen City Lord said coldly.

“A savage? Hahaha! I am the Elite Hall Master, personally appointed by the Qian Heavenly Emperor. Where did I come from? Just go and ask the Qian Heavenly Emperor and see what he says. Humph!” Gu Hai snorted coldly.

“Also, although I just took over Elite Hall, I know that Elite Hall is a Qian Nation faction. Now, a group of outsiders tried to assassinate a Qian Nation faction. Yet as Heavenly Chen City’s city lord, you not only did not work with us to deal with the outsiders, but you even sided with the outsiders in challenging that Qian Nation faction. What’s wrong? Isn’t the city lord here to serve the Qian Heavenly Dynasty? Or are you here to serve the Solar Divine Palace? Or rather, are you the Solar Divine Palace’s man in the first place?” Gu Hai said while glaring.

This immediately set the soldiers and citizens abuzz. To think that Gu Hai dares to say such things, even vilifying the city lord?

“How audacious! What reasoning is this? Men, capture Gu Hai!” the Heavenly Chen City Lord said with a glare.

Gu Hai’s eyes turned cold as he pointed to the sky.

The Heaven Blasting Cannon immediately aimed at the flying ship in the sky.

A chill ran through the experts who were about to charge down. Where did this Gu Hai come from? To think that he dares to point the Heaven Blasting Cannon at us. Can we even go down?

“Gu Hai, are you rebelling?” The Heavenly Chen City Lord glared.

“Rebelling? If I am rebelling, you cannot be absolved of blame, either. Hah! You are the ones who barged into my Elite Hall’s territory. Leave immediately. I warned you already. You have till the count of three,” Gu Hai said coldly.

The Heavenly Chen City Lord glared at Gu Hai. This…this is my first time seeing such a person. To think that you dare to threaten me?

The soldiers looked at the Heavenly Chen City Lord with doubt.

The surrounding citizens and soldiers were stunned. Isn’t this Elite Hall Master’s temper too short?

The distant Li Shenji felt shocked.

“What is Gu Hai doing? He is willing to fall out with the city lord just so he can kill these angels?” Li Shenji said while glaring.

Even Yehua felt stupefied at this moment.

When the Heavenly Chen City Lord arrived, Yehua knew that he could no longer do anything. However, his subordinates would be saved. The situation had elevated from a personal grudge to a diplomatic issue between the Qian Heavenly Dynasty and the Solar Divine Palace.

Given that, in order to maintain the relationship between the Solar Divine Palace and the Qian Heavenly Dynasty, his subordinates would not die.

However, who could have thought that Gu Hai would not care about that? How could that be possible?

“Do you even dare to?!” the Heavenly Chen City Lord said coldly.

“One!” Gu Hai said in a determined tone.

The Elite Hall disciples exchanged looks, hesitating somewhat. The disciple handling the cannon did not know what to do. Mu Chenfeng simply shoved that person aside and took control of the Heaven Blasting Cannon.

“Two!” Gu Hai continued coldly.

“Humph! I’m just going to stand here. Let’s see whether you dare to or not!” the Heavenly Chen City Lord said with a ferocious expression despite some cold sweat beading his forehead.

The soldiers at the side did not know what to do.

The nearby citizens held their breath and opened their eyes wide, waiting to see if the Elite Hall Master would dare to or not.

“Three!” Gu Hai shouted.

Everyone shivered.

“Fire!” Gu Hai shouted.

Boom! Mu Chenfeng fired the Heaven Blasting Cannon.

A Heaven Blasting Lightning shot towards the flying ship.

“What?! He really fired?!”

“That’s impossible!”

“What?!”

The surrounding citizens screamed. Even the distant Li Shenji’s expression changed.

Yehua gaped. Is Gu Hai really going to fight the Heavenly Chen City Lord?

The Heaven Blasting Lightning flew swiftly, arriving at the flying ship nearly instantaneously.

“Gu Hai, how dare you?!” The Heavenly Chen City Lord’s expression changed in fright, and he immediately jumped off the flying ship.

“Ah!”

“Ah!”

“Ah!”

The soldiers abandoned the flying ship, fleeing in all directions in horror.

Boom!

The flying ship the Heavenly Chen City Lord arrived on blew up in the airspace of Elite Hall. Everyone aboard went flying.

The flying ship turned into shards shooting in all directions.

The fleeing soldiers got blasted, blood covering their bodies. Even the Heavenly Chen City Lord got blasted. The impact sent him flying, his hair in disarray and his clothes tattered.

“Gu Hai, you are rebelling! How dare you rebel?!” the Heavenly Chen City Lord shouted in anger as he flew away.

The powerful shock waves from the explosions knocked down the surrounding citizens. However, the more horrifying thing was that the previously aloof Heavenly Chen City Lord got blasted away.

Rumble….thunk!

After the explosion, the surroundings of Elite Hall fell quiet. Everyone looked incredulously at Gu Hai. The only sound was that of another Heaven Blasting Lightning being loaded into the cannon’s barrel.

He really dared to? He really blasted the city lord?

After another Heaven Blasting Lightning was loaded, Gu Hai pointed to the distant Heavenly Chen City Lord.

“This is Elite Hall’s territory. Get out!” Gu Hai ordered coldly.

“You…you…I’ll report this to His Holy Eminence. You are attacking a court official! I will report this to His Holy Eminence!” the Heavenly Chen City Lord roared as he pointed and glared at Gu Hai.

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“One!” Gu Hai said again coldly.

Counting again?

The Heavenly Chen City Lord shivered. If it were before, he would not have believed that Gu Hai would dare to shoot him. Now, he no longer dared doubt Gu Hai. Gu Hai would fire. He really would.

“Humph!”

The Heavenly Chen City Lord flung out his sleeves and flew out of Elite Hall’s territory before Gu Hai counted to two.

Ignoring the Heavenly Chen City Lord, Gu Hai turned his head to the soldiers that the city lord brought. The cannon shifted to aim at wherever Gu Hai looked.

The soldiers immediately left Elite Hall’s territory without even needing Gu Hai to count down.

Even after all of the Heavenly Chen City Lord’s group left Elite Hall’s territory, Yehua, the citizens, and the soldiers outside had yet to recover their wits.

“Execute!” Gu Hai ordered coldly.

“No!” Yehua’s expression changed.

“Yes!” the Elite Hall disciples roared.

This time, they answered with roars, giving voice to the excitement in their hearts.

Boom!

The Elite Hall disciples swung their weapons. The heads of two Middle Heavenly Palace Realm cultivators, fifty-odd Lower Heavenly Palace Realm cultivators, and two thousand-odd Nascent Soul Realm cultivators flew off as blood spurted into the air.

Gasp!

Nearly everyone outside Elite Hall inhaled sharply. They now gained a better understanding of the new Elite Hall Master.

“Gu Hai!” Yehua roared with a ferocious expression.

The Heaven Blasting Cannon suddenly turned towards Yehua.

“Yehua, this is the Qian Heavenly Dynasty’s territory. No matter where you come from, who your father is, or how awe-inspiring you are, you have to obey the Qian Nation’s rules in the Qian Nation. Since they barged into my Elite Hall, they have to be punished under my Elite Hall’s rules. If you dare to move any nearer, you will suffer the same end as theirs,” Gu Hai said coldly, pointing to the recently beheaded Solar Divine Palace experts.

Yehua clenched his fists tight, overwhelmed with rage.

Far away, the Heavenly Chen City Lord looked at Gu Hai with a sullen expression, fuming.

The surrounding citizens looked at Gu Hai. However, they did not harbor any animosity. Instead, they felt respect and reverence in their hearts. That’s right. This is the Qian Heavenly Dynasty. No matter who it is, they have to obey the Qian Nation’s rules.

Just as Gu Hai looked coldly at Yehua and the two’s gazes clashed, a loud cry came from the sky.

“It’s him? Gu Hai?! Roar!”

A humongous dragon suddenly flew over. When it noticed Gu Hai below, it showed hatred on its face.

“Brothers, Gu Hai delivered himself to us. Hurry! We shall hold a party after killing Gu Hai today! Hahahaha!” another humongous dragon suddenly roared with a ferocious expression.

“Roar! Roar! Roar!”

The furious roars of several humongous dragons suddenly came from a distance. The dragons rushed over in anger, unleashing their vast aura in the sky. The dragons gathered and stared at Gu Hai below in a towering rage.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Only one chapter today due to adjustment at the end of the month for 50 chapters. Also, no chapters tomorrow due to it being the 1st, my usual break day. So no worries of any April Fool's chapter.

Chapters for March: 50 / 50

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