Chapter 170 - The Mysterious Shangguan Hen
Chapter 170 - The Mysterious Shangguan Hen
The Great Han Royal Dynasty, over the Soaring Heaven Palace...
A breeze blew over, fluttering the sleeves of twenty men and women with various expressions on their faces. At this moment, they were all coldly looking at the square of the Soaring Heaven Palace. When they noticed Gu Hai, everyone's face turned solemn.
After all, when the news spread across the Thousand Islands Seas, Gu Hai's notorious prestige had spread as well; the destroyer of five sects, in whose hands even Li Haoran finally lost.
Golden Core Stage!? Everyone had long stopped looking at Gu Hai's cultivation, otherwise, the twenty Nascent Soul cultivators would not have formed an alliance.
Suddenly, the imperial guards on the square shouted, "Archers!"
A large number of guards quickly drew their bows and arrows.
Gu Hai slowly stretched out his hand, stopping everyone from attacking. Gu Qin, who was standing beside Gu Hai, suddenly withdrew.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I wonder if there is something you wanted to see me about that you came from so far away?" Gu Hai said in a chilling voice.
The twenty cultivators looked over the square. And when they noticed Yao Zhengtian, their gazes just passed by as if they didn't recognize him.
The leading man, who was dressed in white robes, stared at Gu Hai and said, "Mister Gu, this lowly one is the Patriarch of the Taiyuan Clan, a sect of Eight-Six Island. We came to know from Fellow Daoists that Mister Gu has obtained an earth dragon vein, but?"
"There is no need to ask, he is now but the ruler of a Royal Dynasty. Without the earth dragon vein, he wouldn't have been able to found a Royal Dynasty. The earth dragon vein is in the royal seal!" a nearby cultivator cried out.
Gu Hai gave a slight smile and confirmed, "That's right, I have obtained the earth dragon vein. Everyone, I wonder why you didn't inform me before coming?"
"Hand over the earth dragon vein, and we will spare your life!"
"Right, hand over the earth dragon vein!"...
As everyone started shouting, the leading white-robed man raised his hand, indicating everyone should stop.
"Mister Gu, the earth dragon vein belongs to whoever can grab it. Today, we came here for the earth dragon vein. We hope that Mister Gu won't hide it!" the white-robed man said with a smile.
Hearing this, a cold smile emerged on Gu Hai's lips as he said, "Ladies and gentlemen, do you know what happened to the sects of my Nine-Five Island?"
"Huh?" Everyone was slightly started.
"You came to snatch my earth dragon vein today, haven't you thought about my revenge? In the future, I will surely patronize your twenty sects, one by one. Believe or not, I will completely massacre your twenty sects!?" Gu Hai proclaimed with his eyes wide with anger.
All their faces changed. One of them, whose eyes were twitching madly, said, "He is trying to deceive you! Let's attack together, he will be finished!"
"Ha? Once you got the dragon vein, your sects won't gather, once more, ever! Or am I wrong? I will massacre your sects, one by one, are you sure you will able to stop me?" Gu Hai coldly retorted.
Gu Hai's chilling voice made the twenty Nascent Soul cultivators hesitate.
Just a moment ago, they came down menacingly, and now, they seemed to have dwindled a lot in the blink of an eye. One of the cultivators even took a glance at Yao Zhengtian.
As Yao Zhengtian narrowed his eyes, that man suddenly looked to Gu Hai. "Hmph, Gu Hai, you are still thinking of massacring our sects!? Do you think you will have the opportunity? Do you think we will give you that opportunity? Fellow Daoists, as we have talked earlier, we advance together, we retreat together! Let's simply kill Gu Hai, this Royal Dynasty of his is simply nothing!"
"Let's take down Gu Hai!"
Everyone immediately drew their swords and sabers.
Right at that moment, swirling masses of dense mist enveloped the surroundings suddenly.
"Not good, it's the 28x28 Heaven and Earth Array!" someone cried out in shock and horror.
Immediately after, everyone charged at Gu Hai below.
Yao Zhengtian stared at Gu Hai, but Gu Hai was standing with his hands crossed behind his back, he simply didn't make any moves.
Then, how did this grand array come to be? Yao Zhengtian looked confused.
Shrouded by the dense mist, the twenty Nascent Soul cultivators who were charging at Gu Hai suddenly lost their bearings.
"What's going on? Where is Gu Hai?" "I can't find the direction! Let's fly up, let's go up!" “Ah! That's not up!"...
The shouts of the Nascent Soul cultivators rose from the swirling mist.
"With such big strength, I can remove a mountain; With the lofty quality, I am matchless in the world!"
"With such big strength, I can remove a mountain; With the lofty quality, I am matchless in the world!"...
Twenty Xiang Yu’s shouted together as twenty war cries resounded at the same time.
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!...
A series of terrifying explosions accompanied by miserable screams echoed across the sky.
At the sight of this, the group of civil and military officials had eyes wide with shock. They...they are the immortals who could fly into the sky, but they are actually so tragically crying out?
His Royal Majesty hasn't even moved! Then, what is going on?
Meng Tai also stared at Gu Hai with wide eyes. Twenty Nascent Soul cultivators!? Although they appeared to be trash like Song Shengping, they are still Nascent Soul cultivators! How can they be trapped just so easily?
"Ah, don't kill me, don't kill me, Mister Yao, Mister Yao!" a cry rose from the swirling mist.
Suddenly, the expression of many ministers outside the palace changed. Their eyes all shifted to Yao Zhengtian.
But at this moment, Yao Zhengtian had suddenly driven a palm at Gu Hai. His palm was bearing a terrifying momentum, as if he wanted to kill Gu Hai with this strike.
A deafening explosion immediately followed, as the ground started shaking.
But Heavens knows when Gu Hai had suddenly taken out the Heaven Suppressing Divine Seal and sent it crashing into Yao Zhengtian, slamming it down.
BOOM! Yao Zhengtian's palm aura was smashed into nothing with a thunderous crash as he was suppressed under the Heaven Suppressing Divine Seal in the blink of an eye.
"What? Why would you...?" Yao Zhengtian's expression changed in horror as he blurted out in shock.
"Why would I keep my guard up against you, right?" A sliver of a sneer showed up in Gu Hai's eyes as he replied.
Yao Zhengtian was staring at Gu Hai, his eyes flickering with disbelief.
I was sneak attacking Gu Hai, how did Gu Hai sneak up on me?
Yao Zhengtian seemingly wanted to transform. However, the Heaven Suppressing Divine Seal instantly seemed to weigh a million tons, suppressing Yao Zhengtian to the point that he was unable to move even a bit.
"Inside my Heaven Suppressing Divine Seal is the earth dragon vein. The earth dragon vein has the weight of this Nine-Five Island. The suppression of my Divine Seal cannot be scoffed at. Haha, Yao Zhengtian, you sure planned it well! You used twenty Nascent Soul cultivators to distract me, and then, launched a sneak attack at my back. Had I not had my guard up against you, you would have succeeded!" Gu Hai coldly stated.
"Why...why would you take precautions against me? Why would you? Also, how did you trap them, those twenty Nascent Soul cultivators within the grand array so easily? No, this should not have happened, I had planned to deal with them with you, and then, turn on you along the way, why didn't everything go as I planned?" Yao Zhengtian suddenly roared in panic.
BAM! BAM! BAM!...
Right then, twenty loud thumps resounded as twenty Nascent Soul cultivators crashed into the ground. Soon after, the mist in surrounding slowly dispersed as well.
When the mist scattered away, everyone noticed twenty bloody figures lying here and there, their bodies ladened with terrible wounds, their bones smashed to pieces. Each and everyone's eyes were filled with an unwilling look. Int their dantians was a bloody hole. They all seemed to have grown older in the blink of an eye.
Not too far away from these twenty men, Gu Qin slowly walked over.
"Father Emperor, all the twenty offenders had been taken down, your Subject has abolished their dantian, they have all been completely crippled!" Gu Qin said, bowing respectfully to Gu Hai.
"It's the Crown Prince! Just a moment ago, the Crown Prince was manning the array!?" the crowd of ministers exclaimed, shocked and horrified.
Looking at Gu Qin, Meng Tai's eyebrow was also twitching madly. Twenty Nascent Soul cultivators have fallen under the hands of this unremarkable Crown Prince of Great Han?
Earlier, Meng Tai was still confident that he was the strongest man next to Gu Hai! But now, looking at Gu Qin, his heart was gripped by a chill.
Then, that array just now!? Twenty Nascent Soul cultivators! I am not even a match for the weakest of the Nascent Soul cultivators, but there are twenty of them together! I wouldn't even dare to go head-on with any of them, and they all have been crippled by Gu Qin!
"Elder Guanqi's inheritance?" Meng Tai suddenly cried in his heart, shocked.
Everyone noticed Gu Hai's strength, they actually neglected this Gu Qin. He was the one who obtained Elder Guanqi's inheritance! No one knows what that inheritance entails!
He is just a Xiantian cultivator, but he has crippled twenty Nascent Soul cultivators in the blink of an eye!
Meng Tai also looked at Gu Qin in horror.
"Father Emperor, what should I do with these twenty offenders?" Gu Qin asked.
"Nail them on the cliff outside the palace, let everyone clearly know what will happen if they offend my Great Han!" Gu Hai answered in a grim voice.
"Yes!" Gu Qin promptly obliged.
"Elder Guanqi's inheritance, ke ke ke, I understand, hahaha! Gu Hai, I still underestimated your Great Han Royal Dynasty. But I still don't understand why you would guard yourself against me? I sneak attacked you from behind, but you actually had your guard up against me all the while, why?" Yao Zhengtian asked unwillingly.
Gu Hai, on the other hand, cracked a cold smile as he answered, "Since you came to my Great Han, naturally someone informed me at once. Did you not find it strange as to why you had to inform Shangguan Hen first, and then, informed me through Shangguan Hen?"
"Huh? Shangguan Hen?" Yao Zhengtian looked at Shangguan Hen, confused.
Meng Tai, Gu Qin, and the others also looked at Shangguan Hen, amazed. Right, just a moment ago, why did Shangguan Hen come to report?
"Bring it up!" Shangguan Hen coldly shouted.
Very soon, a team of imperial guards carried up a pile of bones, spanning over five hundred zhang.
"Mister Yao, do you recognize this? Do you know who these bones belong to?" Gu Hai asked, smiling coldly.
"This...this is the flood dragon, Fu Xue!?" Yao Zhengtian's expression changed.
After having devoured by the bone saber at the Peony Clan, this was what left of Fu Xue.
"I never expected that Mister Yao and Fu Xue were formerly one body! A Black Tortoise! The hybrid of a turtle and snake! You separated your turtle body and snake body, wanting to evolve into the dragon family! The turtle part evolved into Bixi with the head of a dragon and the body of a turtle, and the snake peart evolved into a flood dragon! Haha, originally you were one and the same, belonging to one body, both aiming to transform into a dragon. Fu Xue wanted the earth dragon vein, so why wouldn't you, Yao Zhengtian, not want it?" Gu Hai stated coldly.
"How...how did you come to know this?" Yao Zhengtian asked, taken aback.
"Had Shangguan Hen not warned me, I was almost fooled by you! You knew that the struggle for the earth dragon vein would be extremely difficult, you simply had no chance to get it, and you knew that I could solve the 29x29 Heaven and Earth Weiqi Game! So, you befriended me, hoping that I would get the earth dragon vein, and then, you could grab the earth dragon vein from me! You even left a sea beast at my mansion... it was not to pass any news, but to monitor me!" Gu Hai looked at Yao Zhengtian with a cold gaze.
"How...how did you know this?" Yao Zhengtian was alarmed.
"Shangguan Hen discovered it. He saw through you, and when he saw these dragon bones, he noticed that you two had the same aura. In the beginning, when he told me, I still found it a bit unbelievable, so I asked him to confirm it again. Earlier, when he entered the hall to report me that you have arrived, it was to secretly notify me that he had confirmed that you and Fu Xue were from one body, the Black Tortoise! Hahaha, the better Black Tortoise couldn't do it, and you wanted to evolve into a dragon?" Gu Hai explained in a cold voice.
"Shangguan Hen! Shangguan Hen! Impossible! There is a vast difference between my and Fu Xue's auras, how did you discover it?" Yao Zhengtian stared at Shangguan Hen in disbelief.
Shangguan Hen, on the other hand, looked to Gu Hai and said, "Your Royal Majesty, this subordinate requests Your Royal Majesty give me this Bixi!"
"Yao Zhengtian has lied to Your Royal Majesty. That turtle shell that was sealing the dragon vein didn't belong to Yao Zhengtian's father, but rather it is an ancient turtle shell of the Black Tortoise Clan. It is useful to my humble self. I earnestly request Your Royal Majesty to grant Yao Zhengtian to me!" Shangguan Hen entreated in a respectful manner.
"Granted!" Gu Hai nodded his agreement.
Shangguan Hen, step by step, made his way before Yao Zhengtian.
Looking at Shangguan Hen, Yao Zhengtian looked a bit at loss. In the next moment, Shangguan Hen suddenly lifted his hand and placed it on Yao Zhengtian's head.
Yao Zhengtian's countenance suddenly distorted. "This aura, you...you...you...you are actually...!"
Shangguan Hen instantly smacked his palm. Yao Zhengtian's eyes immediately rolled up before he stopped breathing.
Right after that, Yao Zhengtian's figure transformed into a huge Bixi right before everyone's eyes.
Shangguan Hen, on the other hand, made a few hand seals, and the enormous corpse of Bixi suddenly shrank down again, and gradually reduced to the size of a hand.
Gu Hai stretched his hand out, retracting the Heaven Suppressing Divine Seal before curiously looking at Shangguan Hen.
But all he saw was Shangguan Hen slowly receiving the now transformed Bixi corpse into his sleeve.
At the sight of this, the group of ministers were struck dumb with amazement.
Meng Tai’s eyelids, after watching Shangguan Hen's movements, were twitching madly.
That Yao Zhengtian, who was an opponent against whom even I couldn't do anything, was suppressed by Heaven Suppressing Divine Seal just like that. That could still be disregarded. But where did this Shangguan Hen came from? How could he deal with him like he was dealing with a chick?
Apart from Gu Qin, the Great Han Royal Dynasty still has such freaks!? How many secrets are there that I don't know about?
Meng Tai was even more alarmed.
A crisis had been obliterated in front of everyone's eyes, just like that.
"Alright, withdraw to the court!" Gu Hai commanded in a calm and poised manner.
"Long live Your Royal Majesty, long live Your Royal Majesty!" The group of ministers respectfully bowed to Gu Hai.
Meng Tai was shocked. Tumultuous waves were also surging in the hearts of the group of ministers. Everyone respectfully sent off Gu Hai, the biggest winner of Nine-Five Island, the ruler of the Great Han Royal Dynasty, the Master of Nine-Five Island!