Chapter 100 - The Return of Gu Hai!
Chapter 100 - The Return of Gu Hai!
Gu Qin and Gu Han were leaning on the railing on the roof of the stronghold, gazing at the faraway Song Jia Sect disciples with icy cold looks!
The night breeze rustled the grass in the vicinity. There was simply nothing blocking anyone's vision.
"Martial Uncle Bai, look, it's them, they are Gu Qin and Gu Han!" the Song Jia Sect disciple at the front suddenly cried out.
Martial Uncle Bai raised his head and immediately noticed the brothers standing atop the stronghold.
"Follow me and capture them!" Martial Uncle Bai ordered in a clear and cold voice.
"Yes!" the congregation of Song Jia Sect disciples promptly responded.
Although they were still worried by the warning, seeing that everything was completely clear and there wasn't any sign of an array, everyone was set at ease.
Step by step, the group of Song Jia Sect disciples followed Martial Uncle Bai into the Gu Mansion.
"Look, they are going in!"
"There aren't any signs of spirit qi fluctuations!?"
"Gu Qin and Gu Han are fooling us!"...
Although Martial Uncle Bai and his team had stepped into the Gu Mansion, they were still extremely careful. They were keeping an eye out at the stronghold, lest arrows be fired at them.
"There's nothing! Martial Uncle, these two brats are liars!"
"Hahaha, Martial Uncle, watch me as I capture them!"
"I am also coming!"...
The congregation of Song Jia Sect disciples immediately broke into laughter as they spoke out
At this point, Martial Uncle Bai's countenance changed as he noticed a sneer on Gu Han's lips.
Suddenly, a clicking sound rang as if the Song Jia Sect disciples had stepped on something, like flint.
A thunderous bang immediately erupted in the middle of the Song Jia Sect disciples.
The sudden explosion jolted the noisy crowd of cultivators immediately. Everyone's faces distorted as they withdrew like crazy.
"What’s going on?"
"Ah, the Song Jia Sect disciples!"...
While everyone was in a pandemonium, a dozen or so Song Jia Sect disciples were blasted into the sky, limbs flying every which way, and blood raining down everywhere. At the center of the explosion, amid the billowing smoke, a dazzling flash of light blinded everyone.
"Ah~!" "Ah~!" "Ah~!"...
A series of miserable screams immediately followed. Among the Song Jia Sect disciples, ten were now dead and ten more were injured. Heavily injured disciples were writhing on the ground, holding their broken limbs. There were terrified looks on all of their faces.
As the cloud of smoke and dust settled down, the boisterous crowd of cultivators sank into silence. Everyone held their breath as they witnessed the tragic scene before their eyes. Only after a good long while did they start discussing.
"Anyone who dares to rush into the array will be...killed!” someone repeated faintly.
"What kind of array is this?"
All the cultivators in the vicinity receded once again.
Martial Uncle Bai and the others also backed away. Each and every one of them had ghastly looks plastered across their faces.
"Martial Uncle Bai, there is indeed an array!" a Song Jia Sect disciple spoke up, a horrid look on his face.
On the stronghold far away, Gu Qin and Gu Hai, in contrast, had gloomy looks on their faces.
"The buried gunpowder was insufficient!" stated Gu Han, a frown on his brow.
"Forget it! We have buried gunpowder in many places, they will eventually explode! Come on, we should also leave!" Gu Qin nodded.
Gu Han nodded his agreement before the two slowly made their way deeper into the stronghold, and disappeared from everyone's line of sight.
The Song Jia Sect disciples sank into silence as they treated their injuries. For a good long while, they dared not approach.
Only after a while did someone looked at Martial Uncle Bai again.
"Martial Uncle Bai, what are we going to do?" a Song Jia Sect disciple cried out in shock.
"We are going in once again. But this time, use your True Qi to guard your bodies and keep a distance from one other. Move in from other positions and bring them to me!" Martial Uncle Bai roared, his eyes wide open.
The group of Song Jia Sect disciples encircled the stronghold, waiting for Martial Uncle Bai's orders.
The Song Jia Sect disciples immediately rushed in.
All around the Gu Mansion, loud thunderclaps rang continuously; explosions followed by explosions. At the sight of this, all the cultivators in the vicinity were chilled to the bone. Even though the Song Jia Sect disciples were using True Qi to guard their bodies, their blood-curdling screams didn't show any signs of halting. Body parts, accompanied by flesh and blood, rained down from the sky,
The scene was too horrid to look at.
With the continuous explosions, the ground and the mountain all around the Gu Mansion started to shake. And this very shaking of the ground seemed to have triggered more of the gunpowder buried under the ground.
Countless clicking sounds of something striking the flints due to the shaking rang out as every bit of gunpowder buried under the ground was ignited in a flash.
An ear-deafening thunderclap silenced everything around the Gu Mansion. With so many explosions, the Song Jia Sect disciples, even with their bodies protected by their True Qi, were blasted into the sky. More importantly, within these explosions were countless amounts of shrapnel. In the blink of an eye, most of Song Jia Sect disciples were riddled with holes from nails, screws, spikes, razors, and sharpened wire.
Within the cloud of dust and smoke, the hair-raising screams of Song Jia Sect disciples were heard ceaselessly.
When the dust finally settled down, the horrific aftermath of the explosion was presented before everyone.
Wounded Song Jia Sect disciples were writhing on the ground. In the aftermath of the explosion, over twenty Song Jia Sect disciples were strewn around in varying degrees of intactness.
Martial Uncle Bai and fifty injured Song Jia Sect disciples had managed to escape from the explosion and reach the stronghold. With their faces covered in soot, each and every one of them had savage looks on their faces.
"Gu Qin, Gu Han, you bastards, I'm going to kill you!" Martial Uncle Bai roared furiously. "Search for them, I want them captured!"
With a single punch, Martial Uncle Bai broke through the stronghold door. Fifty Song Jia Sect disciples rushed inside angrily.
Outside, countless cultivators gulped nervously at the sight of this.
"They are finished, Gu Qin and Gu Han are about to be captured!"
"They can't escape!"...
The crowd of cultivators seemed to have declared Gu Qin and Gu Han dead already. After all, both of them had just entered the Xiantian Stage, that's all!
"Martial Uncle Bai, no one's here!"
"Martial Uncle Bai, they are not here!"
"Martial Uncle Bai, they are also not here!"...
From inside the stronghold the voices of Song Jia Sect disciples called out.
Marital Uncle Bai’s face turned gloomy as he said, “Impossible, I just saw them!”
The team of Song Jia Sect disciples started searching other places together.
Gu Qin and Gu Han had indeed disappeared. Not just them, the Gu Mansion housekeepers had also disappeared.
Where is everyone?
Martial Uncle Bai, holding in his anger, started searching quickly.
"Martial Uncle Bai, there is a basement here!" someone suddenly reported.
The group immediately ran to the basement entrance.
Martial Uncle Bai's eyelids started twitching madly. "Found them, finally! Are you going to come out yourself, or should we drag you out?"
"Come out, you bastards!" the group of Song Jia Sect disciples roared together.
On another side of the basement door, the entire basement was filled with heaps of gunpowder. And also, there was a flint igniter connected to the door.
"Open it!" Martial Uncle Bai bellowed.
"Martial Uncle Bai, maybe we should...!" a Song Jia Sect disciple started to say, a bit worried.
They all immediately covered their bodies in True Qi.
Martial Uncle Bai stepped forward and pushed the door gently.
The sound of something like a flint being struck was heard.
"Not good!" Martial Uncle Bai screamed.
The entire stronghold was blasted apart with a deafening thunderclap. At the location of the Gu Mansion, a mushroom cloud had even appeared in the sky as debris was flung in every direction. Many of the watching cultivators in the vicinity of the Gu Mansion were injured by the fallout.
"Ah!" "Ah!" "Ah!"...
A series of pained and startled screams shook everyone as the cultivators in the vicinity retreated.
Inside the billowing cloud and dust over the stronghold, everything was razed to the ground. At the sight of this, all the cultivators' eyes went wide.
"Gu Qin and Gu Han have perished with Song Jia Sect disciples?"
"Perished together? What a ruthless bunch!?"...
Countless cultivators gulped in fear.
When the dust finally settled, a huge crater was revealed to everyone.
The Song Jia Sect disciples were basically unable to move even a bit. They had one foot in their graves already. The only one who was standing and had suffered serious injuries was Martial Uncle Bai, all because he had higher cultivation. Nonetheless, his entire body was charred black.
"How is this possible? How is this possible?" Martial Uncle Bai looked about in a daze.
All of the hundred Song Jia Sect disciples that I have brought were completely annihilated?
"Tunnel, martial uncle, there is a tunnel!" a dying Song Jia Sect disciple cried out in a feeble voice, pointing not too far away.
Sure enough, in the aftermath of the explosion, part of the land had collapsed, revealing a tunnel leading away.
Gu Qin and Gu Han have escaped already!
This was a trap, everyone was tricked into stepping into the trap!
"Gu Qin, Gu Han, you bastards, come out, I'm going to kill you!" Elder Bai went crazy.
Suddenly, loud rumbles, one after another, came from far away.
Many people turned their heads to look, only to see two thousand or so mounted soldiers galloping towards the Gu Mansion.
"Who's going to kill my sons?" an angry shout suddenly rose from the army of two thousand men.
This furious roar was like a thunderclap in a clear sky. Countless cultivators were shaken momentarily as they turned their heads around to look.
The two thousand or so warriors increased their speed. Each and every rider was dressed in black, wicked and wild looks on their faces. Even before they arrived, an intense slaughter qi assailed everyone.
Leading the entire team was a black horse, and riding it was none other than Gu Hai. With a furious gaze and dancing long hair, he looked rather intimidating. Following him closely were Scar, Gao Xianzhi, and Shangguan Hen. The two thousand or so fiendish riders had pushed on their journey without a stop and finally arrived at the Tiger Cage Pass.
Gu Hai had finally returned!
As the horses passed by, the cultivators got out of the way one after another.
Everyone was staring at Gu Hai. They themselves didn't know how to express their own emotions at this time.
At the beginning, everyone came here just to grab Gu Hai. But now, none dared to step up.
Everyone had their gazes focused on Gu Hai in the lead, that Xiantian Stage cultivator. However, this Xiantian Stage cultivator felt more menacing and dangerous than any Nascent Soul cultivator to them. Everyone immediately got out of the way.
In the blink of an eye, the two thousand or so warriors had reached the Gu Mansion and surrounded Martial Uncle Bai and the few Song Jia Sect disciples who were still alive immediately thereafter.
The completely charred Martial Uncle Bai gazed at the two thousand men about him. The crowd of fiends was staring at Martial Uncle Bai as if they wanted to tear him to pieces. The terrifying pressure was like a huge mountain pressing over him!
Seated on the black horse, Gu Hai tugged its reins once before pointing the crop in his hand at Martial Uncle Bai coldly.
"Was it you who said you want to kill my sons?" There was a deadly quaver in Gu Hai’s voice as he demanded a reply!
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