Book 1: Chapter 37: Great Light Sovereign Deity
The cultivators felt exceedingly grateful to Bodhisattva Lian Sheng for helping them survive. Bodhisattva Lian Sheng was also very amiable. After responding to everyone’s gratitude, he did not say anything more.
“Many thanks, Division Master Gu!” While the surrounding cultivators were grateful to Bodhisattva Lian Sheng, they still remembered Gu Hai.
Gu Hai merely smiled faintly and said, “We were just in the same boat. Everyone is too polite. However, I have something that I would like everyone to help me with if it is convenient.”
“Division Master Gu, please speak. If I can do it, I definitely will!”
“If not for Division Master Gu and Bodhisattva Lian Sheng, we would have died here this time!”
“Division Master Gu, there’s no need to be polite. Just speak your mind. Whatever it is, I will do it!”
The many cultivators immediately patted their chests and guaranteed it.
“I actually said it earlier. I entered the Innate Puzzle World this time to search for a person called the Unborn Man. If anyone sees this person in this world, please inform him that I will be waiting at the exit during the final month. If he is not willing to come, you can let me know at that time as well,” Gu Hai said exceptionally seriously.
Everyone felt stunned. Unexpectedly, Gu Hai’s request was so simple.
“Division Master Gu, don’t worry. I will inform my sect when I get back and send out all my senior brothers and junior brothers to keep an eye out for Division Master Gu!”
“Division Master Gu, don’t worry. I will immediately meet up with my master, and we will help you keep an eye out!”
The various cultivators promised.
“Many thanks, everyone!” Gu Hai smiled.
Given that, there were now more people searching for the Unborn Man.
After some greetings, everyone left, one after another. Although they already resolved the situation, everyone still felt wary of this place, worried that Ninth Young Master would return.
Everyone said goodbye to Gu Hai and Bodhisattva Lian Sheng before leaving.
“Greetings, Division Master Meng!” Gu Hai smiled as he looked at Meng Tai.
Meng Tai stared at Gu Hai with a complicated look in his eyes.
“Division Master Gu, what great Go skills!” Division Master Meng frowned.
“It was just luck. Division Master Meng is severely injured. Would you like to travel with us?” Gu Hai invited with a smile.
“There’s no need. We are both searching for the Unborn Man. We are more likely to find him if we split up. Division Master Gu, goodbye!” Meng Tai rejected, shaking his head.
“That’s fine.” Gu Hai nodded.
With slightly narrowed eyes, Gu Hai sent off the Elite Hall members.
“Division Master, Song Qingshu and them might be…” Gao Xianzhi hinted with a frown.
“I know,” Gu Hai said seriously while shaking his head.
“Yes!” Gao Xianzhi nodded.
At the side, Chen Tianshan appeared confused. What did Gao Xianzhi mean by Song Qingshu and them?
Finally, only Gu Hai’s group and Bodhisattva Lian Sheng remained.
“Bodhisattva Lian Sheng, many thanks for making a move earlier,” Gu Hai said gratefully to Bodhisattva Lian Sheng.
Bodhisattva Lian Sheng looked at Gu Hai and smiled. “Division Master Gu, before I made my move, I seemed to have seen you taking something out of the compressed space in a small medallion. Perhaps you already had a way to deal with that cloud beast’s attack without me doing anything?”
Gu Hai smiled bitterly. “I made a fool of myself before Bodhisattva Lian Sheng. How could I have a way to deal with that? It was just something that could cause a small explosion. I was preparing to throw it at that Ninth Young Master. However, I do not know if it would have been effective. Back then, I used it on the traitor of my Elite Hall, Song Qingshu, but he was fine. That Ninth Young Master should be able to avoid it with his cloud beast.”
Bodhisattva Lian Sheng did not pursue the matter. Instead, he breathed deeply and said, “Did Division Master Gu stay behind because you are concerned about that spirit spring?”
“Bodhisattva Lian Sheng, do excuse me. I was just curious!” Gu Hai smiled, not denying it.
“There’s no problem with telling you. I investigated it earlier. Old Mister Guan Qi left a treasure below. If you are interested, you can give it a try. Given your Go skills, you should be able to gain something,” Bodhisattva Lian Sheng said with a smile.
“Oh? Go skills?” Gu Hai appeared curious.
“Do you recall the golden Go stone in Ninth Young Master’s hand?” Bodhisattva Lian Sheng asked seriously.
“Oh?” Excitement appeared in Gu Hai’s eyes.
After all, Ninth Young Master used that Go stone to drive the power of this world to form the nine-headed snake cloud beast.
“Normally, the golden Go stones would start appearing everywhere only three months after this world opened, waiting for a fated person to collect them. There is a ritual array below the spirit spring. Golden Go stones will appear from it three months later. However, I have disrupted that ritual array, so you can obtain it now. One could use the golden Go stone only in this world. When the world closes, it will lose its effect,” Bodhisattva Lian Sheng explained.
“The golden Go stone that Ninth Young Master used to summon the nine-headed snake?” Chen Tianshan’s eyes suddenly lit up.
Xiaorou also appeared surprised.
However, Gu Hai appeared somewhat confused. “Bodhisattva Lian Sheng, this humble one does not understand. If the golden Go stones appear three months after the world opens, waiting for a fated person to find them, isn’t that just giving the outsiders more power? Furthermore, based on what Meng Tai said earlier, it seemed that Old Mister Guan Qi instructed the Heavenly Go Pavilion disciples not to target the outsiders but to let us do as we pleased in this world. Why did Old Mister Guan Qi do this?”
“Your thoughts are pretty good. That is Old Mister Guan Qi’s intention. The countless Heavenly Go Pavilion’s treasures in this world were placed here by Old Mister Guan Qi for the outsiders to take,” Bodhisattva Lian Sheng explained.
“Oh? I do not understand!” Gu Hai appeared confused.
“Back then, Old Mister Guan Qi lost and died. However, he laid out a big plan. No one knows how it turned out. Perhaps this is a part of Old Mister Guan Qi’s plan. You don’t need to know why. In the future, the answer will be revealed,” Bodhisattva Lian Sheng said, shaking his head.
Gu Hai frowned slightly but eventually nodded.
“Let’s go, then. I’ll bring you in to take a look,” Bodhisattva Lian Sheng said with a smile.
At the exit to the Innate Puzzle World, three white-clad men ran over in a flurry.
“Gu Hai, that old demon, he killed Martial Uncle Song Qingshu. If he knows that we are First Song Sect disciples, he will definitely kill us!”
“Quick! Quick! Return and report to the sect master. Old Demon Gu blew up forty disciples of our First Song Sect! He is a demon!”
“Our senior brothers and junior brothers all died in Old Demon Gu’s hands. We have to return and report to the sect master. Then, we have to eradicate Old Demon Gu’s entire clan!”
The three First Song Sect disciples fled towards the exit, filled with hate. When they saw Song Qingshu in Carefree Valley earlier, they came to know what had happened. Even though Gu Hai saved them earlier, they still hated Gu Hai deeply, so they left surreptitiously.
As the three rushed to the exit, a cold shout suddenly rang out, stopping them in their tracks, “Hold up!”
A black-robed man blocked the three. His black robes covered his entire body, with the insignia of a golden sun on his chest. Wrapped in the golden-sun-black robes, he looked incredibly mysterious.
“Who are you? Why are you blocking us?” one of the First Song Sect disciples demanded coldly.
“We have already taken control of the exit. From now to when the world closes, people are only permitted to enter but not exit!” the black-robed man said coldly.
“We?” that First Song Sect disciple repeated, feeling confused.
The First Song Sect disciples turned their heads to look and saw a few other black-robed people in the distance. They seemed to be sealing off the foggy exit from a distance.
“Senior Brother, don’t listen to his nonsense. The others are still far away. Let’s break out!” one of the First Song Sect disciples said coldly.
The others answered and charged at the foggy exit, ignoring the black-robed man.
“Humph!” the black-robed man snorted coldly.
The head of the First Song Sect disciple at the very front suddenly exploded.
“Ah!” the other two let out startled cries.
The two had not seen the black-robed man make a move at all. It seemed like he had not even moved. He made their junior brother’s head explode with a cold snort?
“Scram back!” the black-robed man ordered coldly.
“You! You! You! We are First Song Sect disciples. Our sect master will not let you off!” the other First Song Sect disciple cried out in horror.
That First Song Sect disciple’s head exploded without any warning. The last person immediately fell to the ground in fright, continuously backing off.
“Demon! Demon!” That person backed off in horror, all his hair standing on end.
However, that black-robed man did not pursue him. It seemed that as long as he did not attempt to go out, that black-robed man would not care.
As that First Song Sect disciple backed off in horror, he looked into the distance. A total of twenty black-robed men guarded the vicinity of the foggy exit. They only permitted people to enter but not leave.
Too horrifying! Too strong! He can explode people’s heads with just a snort?
Isn’t this the Innate Puzzle World? Aren’t everyone’s cultivation suppressed to the Innate Realm? How did he do it?
That First Song Sect disciple continued fleeing in horror. However, when he turned his head back to look, he saw the earlier black-robed man kneeling on one knee.
The twenty black-robed men all knelt on one knee.
“Who is that person for him to make this group of demons kneel?” that person said in horror, his eyes opening wide.
A group of figures slowly appeared in the fog.
There were more than one thousand people wearing golden-sun-black robes. The thirty people at the back carried a thirty-meter-long coffin as they entered slowly.
More than one thousand? There are more than one thousand of those demons?
More than one thousand black-robed men entered. The leader held a five-colored scepter as he looked up at the sky.
The one thousand-odd black-robed men knelt on one knee behind the person holding the scepter. Only the people carrying the coffin remained standing.
“The master is about to come out of closed-door cultivation. You know our purpose here, right?” the black-robed man holding the scepter said indifferently.
“Great Light Sovereign Deity, please give us your orders!” the one thousand-odd black-robed men said respectfully.
“Do your best to find Queen Wa’s location. Even if you have to tear the Heavenly Go Pavilion apart, you have to find her. Otherwise, you all will die!” the Great Light Sovereign Deity said coldly.
“Yes. Your subordinates will do our best!” the black-robed men answered respectfully.
“Do your best? Ha! You all still do not understand. If Master comes out and does not see Queen Wa, I won’t be able to protect you. No one can save you then, only Queen Wa!” the Great Light Sovereign Deity said coldly.
“Yes!” the black-robed men said gravely.
The Great Light Sovereign Deity nodded and turned his head to look at the First Song Sect disciple in the distance.
Although the Great Light Sovereign Deity wore a hood concealing his face, that First Song Sect disciple could still sense a pair of eyes staring at him. That pair of eyes seemed like that of heaven staring at an ant. In that instant, that First Song Sect disciple froze, not daring to move. His entire body broke out in a cold sweat, feeling strangely horrified.