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EIF - Book 05 Chapter 063: Demons and Monsters

Wu Yazi’s play style changed. In the blink of an eye, he demonstrated a horrifying improvement in Go skills before Gu Hai.

Clack! Clack!

Gu Hai and Wu Yazi played without pause. Their level of Go skill immediately caused the conception of that Go board to soar into the sky.

Earlier, they had used this nineteen line-pair Go board to play the Thirty Line-Pair World Go Puzzle. However, the game had turned into the Thirty-One Line-Pair World Go Puzzle in the blink of an eye.

While the others could not understand what was happening, Ninth Young Master did.

“It…it really is you?” Some fluster flashed in Ninth Young Master’s eyes.

How many people in the world could fluster Ninth Young Master? That dead Old Mister Guan Qi was one of them.

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Nearby, the Azure Emperor and Emperor Kong dropped their brushes. Their eyes widened with shock as they looked over.

“That can’t be! It’s impossible! It can’t be you! You died eight hundred years ago!” The Supreme Genesis in the east suddenly sat upright, an uncertain look in his eyes as he looked at Wu Yazi.

In the south, the Grand Mohist’s face sank. “Old Mister Guan Qi? Is that you? That’s impossible! No one ever managed to escape if heaven wanted them destroyed!”

In the west, the Future Buddha held his palms together. The bodhisattvas behind appeared puzzled, wanting to say something. However, the Future Buddha preempted them. “Don’t run your mouths.”

“Yes!” The bodhisattvas remained puzzled.

“Mister Gu, excellent Go skills,” Wu Yazi said softly with his head lowered.

“Mister possesses excellent Go skills as well.” Gu Hai showed a grave look in his eyes.

The others might not have felt it deeply, but Gu Hai did. The way this Wu Yazi played, every move seemed even more incredible than the one before, improving with every move. He was the best opponent that Gu Hai had ever played.

A Go Dao cultivator would be happiest when he met with a worthy opponent. Gu Hai immediately became engrossed in the game, focusing as he played his moves.

Previously, no one could make Gu Hai play with his full strength. Now, Wu Yazi succeeded.

Gu Hai waited in anticipation. The situation in the Go board changed continuously, becoming increasingly complicated.

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To an ordinary person, it was just the Go stones on the Go board changing positions. The only change was that their eyes seemed unable to bear it.

“Why does that small Go board give me a headache when I look at it? I don’t know the Go Dao!”

“Me too. I feel a little dazzled. I can’t see how the Go stones are arranged!”

“Quickly, look at the Go Dao participants. Why are their faces all flushed?”

To the spectators’ shock, they saw the Go Dao cultivators surrounding Gu Hai turning red. This happened because the Go Dao cultivators understood Go.

The more one understood Go, the more immersed one would be. The Go Dao cultivators seemed to see a vast army within Gu Hai and Wu Yazi’s game.

Dan Wang opened his eyes even wider. Sweat broke out on his forehead as the vast army seemed to charge at him.

“Ah! Don’t!” Dan Wang suddenly let out a flustered yell.

Blargh! Blargh! Blargh!

Ten-odd Go Dao cultivators became mentally drained in an instant. They had been tense. When Dan Wang yelled, they suddenly spewed a mouthful of blood and collapsed. However, they came back to their senses.

“Don’t look! Everyone, don’t look! There is something wrong with this match!” the awakened Go Dao cultivators called out.

“What’s going on? I saw a vast army?!”

“I saw a sky filled with divine dragons charging at me!”

“I saw ten thousand snakes gorging on hearts!”

“Don’t look anymore. I feel terribly dizzy!”

The Go Dao cultivators cried out in shock.

However, Gu Hai and Wu Yazi took great pleasure in this game, fully engrossed.

Peak cultivators clashed with their bodies. Peak Go Dao cultivators clashed with Go stones.

The two exchanged moves, reaching the climax of a battle.

The five hundred Go Dao sages in the sky stared at this Go board as well.

When the five hundred Go Dao sages saw this game, their earlier indignation vanished. Now, they appeared shocked and horrified.

“This game? Old Mister Guan Qi’s style?”

“Wu Yazi? He…he is Old Mister Guan Qi’s inheritor?”

“It is just like back then! What an incredible game!”

The five hundred Go Dao sages watched the game below in horror.

Clearly, Old Mister Guan Qi had left a deep impression on the sages back then. Even after one thousand years, they had not forgotten him, remembering the events back then even more clearly instead.

Now, only the sages could keep up with Gu Hai’s game. After their initial startled cries, they watched in silence.

Back then, Old Mister Guan Qi managed to enter the Cultural Dao Sage Palace. He had not just gained the acknowledgment of the Go Dao sages but even subdued them.

The strongest Go Dao master did not exist just eight centuries ago. He was even more ancient than that.

Now, Gu Hai’s moves followed closely after his opponent’s, causing the Go Dao sages to forget about everything else for now.

Gu Hai’s and Wu Yazi’s moves entranced everyone.

Just at this moment, a figure ran over anxiously.

“Master, it’s bad! The people in the music Dao area have finished composing and are about to attack you. Master, what should we do?” It was Ensnaring Performance.

In the music Dao area, the sages had set the topic of “vile person” for the songs or pieces to vilify Gu Hai. Now, the music Dao masters had finished composing and were poised like an army waiting to attack.

Ding!

Suddenly, a musical note rang out.

“Xuan En?” The surrounding cultivators’ faces sank.

Is he taking advantage of the moment?

He is interfering with Mister Gu, taking advantage of the situation where Mister Gu can’t afford to get distracted and using the music Dao to attack him?

“Shameless, despicable person!” Mu Chenfeng scolded while glaring from afar.

“Xuan En!” Bing Ji’s expression turned cold.

The surrounding observers appeared furious.

While the Go Dao sages paid attention to Gu Hai’s match, the music Dao sages did not.

This was especially so for the Medical Music Sage, who shouted the loudest earlier.

“The melody is long and continuous, concealed and sinister. This is a piece describing a vile person. Begin, then. Let me hear what it is like. If the effects are good, we don’t mind giving our recommendations to you.” The Medical Music Sage smiled.

“Many thanks, sages. My piece is called ‘Demons and Monsters.’ Four summoned beings to accompany the vile person, to fight the vile person,” Xuan En said with a smile.

As Xuan En spoke, he quickly moved his hands.

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!

The zither music sounded melodious as it rushed towards Gu Hai. There were no illusions, but the space before Xuan En seemed to shake.

Roar! Roar! Roar! Roar!

Four tremendous roars came from that trembling space.

“Look, the space there is trembling, shaking. Ah! A monster is climbing out from there!”

“What an ugly monster! It is thirty-three meters tall! What a tall monster!”

“It’s not just one! There are four of them! What monsters are these? They have four arms and look grotesque! How revolting!”

“What strong auras! This aura is equal to that of a Middle Heavenly Palace Realm cultivator, right?”

“Using music to manifest Middle Heavenly Palace Realm experts?”

Horrified cries came from the surrounding observers.

Four monsters slowly climbed out from space and reared their heads back to roar. The nearby participants stumbled in fright and tried to flee.

Boom! Boom! Boom!

Every step these monsters took shook the ground.

“Manifesting material things with music? Xuan En’s music Dao has reached such a level already?” Long Shenwu exclaimed in shock.

“Your Holy Eminence, Xuan En used the music Dao to manifest monsters. He is trying to deal with Gu Hai. Gu Hai is currently playing Go. Can he deal with it?” Sima Zongheng asked with a frown.

The Qian Heavenly Emperor did not reply. However, Lifespan Beiming shook his head and said, “If Gu Hai’s opponent is him, then there is nothing to worry about!”

“Oh?” The officials felt slightly surprised.

“Master, what should I do? What should I do? What piece should I play?” Ensnaring Performance asked anxiously.

Those are powerful experts of the Middle Heavenly Palace Realm. What piece would be useful?

Not far away, Mu Chenfeng’s expression changed. “Prepare the Heaven Blasting Cannon!”

If they were dealing with Middle Heavenly Palace Realm experts, they could only use the Heaven Blasting Cannon.

“Don’t!” Mo Yike immediately stopped Mu Chenfeng.

“But what are we going to do against those four monsters?”

“Others cannot interfere in the competition. Don’t interrupt His Majesty. His Majesty will call for the Heaven Blasting Cannon when he wants it.” Mo Yike shook his head.

“But…” Mu Chenfeng appeared anxious.

“Master! Master!”

As the monsters rushed over, Ensnaring Performance grew more anxious. Xuan En showed a cold smile as he played increasingly faster.

The music Dao sages in the sky watched coldly.

The four monsters from “Demons and Monsters” looked like they would reach Gu Hai soon.

Gu Hai frowned slightly. Before he could speak, Wu Yazi smiled faintly and said, “Mister Gu, do you remember what I just told you?”

“Huh?” Gu Hai frowned slightly.

“The Thirty Line-Pair World Ritual Array can manifest a Middle Heavenly Palace Realm Zhang Sanfeng and Dongfang Bubai, right?” Wu Yazi said with a smile.

“That’s right.” Gu Hai nodded.

“What about the Thirty-One?” Wu Yazi prompted, still smiling.

“Oh? The Thirty-One?” Gu Hai frowned slightly. As circumstances had not permitted, Gu Hai had never laid it.

“The Thirty-One can manifest Upper Heavenly Palace Realm experts,” Wu Yazi said.

As Wu Yazi spoke, he gently set down the white Go stone in his hand.

Clack!

As Wu Yazi played his move, a white fog suddenly came out of the Go board. Then, it coalesced into a white-clad figure. The white-clad figure emanated intense, cold energy.

Whoosh!

A cold wind swept through the plaza, and snow started falling from the sky.

Wu Yazi had used his Go skills to manifest a person.

“Imperial Emperor Xi Yu?” the distant Mo Yike cried out in surprise.

This caused a huge commotion among those who had seen Imperial Emperor Xi Yu before.

As the snow grew heavier, the white-clad figure startled countless people.

Wu Yazi used his Go skills to manifest the Upper Heavenly Palace Realm Imperial Emperor Xi Yu?

“It is indeed him.” The Qian Heavenly Emperor narrowed his eyes.

Xuan En, who manifested the four monsters with his “Demons and Monsters,” gaped in shock.

The Imperial Emperor Xi Yu that Wu Yazi manifested with his Go skills looked at the four monsters coldly and extended his finger.

Boom!

A thirty-three-meter-tall monster immediately exploded.

“Is it really Imperial Emperor Xi Yu? Didn’t you say that there are no more Go Dao laws in the world?” Gu Hai revealed a trace of amazement.

“That is for others. I am different from them. Mister Gu, continue playing,” Wu Yazi said with a faint smile.

As Wu Yazi spoke, Imperial Emperor Xi Yu swung a knifehand at the three monsters charging over.

Boom! Boom! Boom!

The other three strong monsters exploded. Gales swept out in all directions.

The expressions of the Future Buddha, the Supreme Genesis, and the Supreme Ascendant Dao’s Grand Mohist changed.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for April: 38 / 50

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