When Li Qiye finally got off the boat and began to walk on the steps, people finally noticed him .
This was because the two girls were too famous, the dream lovers for many men in the system . However, they walked behind him so this elevated his status even more .
“Who is that?” People quietly asked .
“I heard his last name is Li, the current First Disciple of the valley and the First Brother of the Three Ladies . ” A friend had gotten wind of information about him .
“Since when did Longevity Sage take in a different First Disciple? Doesn’t that spot belong to Fairy Fan?” A junior didn’t know what was going on .
“The First Disciple at the valley means inheriting everything from the sage and will be the future lord of the system . ” An elder said: “As far as I know, this position has been empty all along, so this guy came out of nowhere . ”
People took a deep breath and the atmosphere became serious . The successor of the valley and the future ruler of the system? This was quite prestigious .
“This guy appeared several days ago and controlled their ancestral pine tree to kill Everlasting’s Tutor Xiao . ” A protector looked at Li Qiye and elaborated: “I think he has been the sage’s student all along, just not publicly announced . ”
“I see . That sword pine is one of their three ancestral trees, personally cultivated by their progenitor . Earning its recognition is indeed amazing . It’s not strange that he can become the First Disciple . ” One ancestor nodded his head .
Disciples from the valley immediately greeted them as they made their way to the top . This was a sacred location so guards were always around .
“Senior Brother, Senior Sister, you guy are finally here . Senior Sister Fan said that it’s coming, but we are prepared well . We can light the incense now . ” One of the disciples blurted out without pausing .
People have crowded the area for several days now but no one dared to come up before Longevity Valley . They waited for a long time and some have voiced their complaints .
Everlasting has done some damage to Longevity’s authority, so dissenting opinions became louder . People didn’t take Longevity as serious as before .
“Let’s get started then . ” Li Qiye calmly said .
“Get ready to open the cauldron for the incense lighting, First Brother will be in charge . ” The disciple announced before leading Li Qiye’s group towards the hut .
“Isn’t Longevity Sage the first to do light the incense?” Someone immediately complained . Who knows if this was deliberate or just during the heat of the moment . Though it was more of a soft whisper, everyone clearly heard it . This person also immediately disappeared into the crowd and no one knew who it was .
“That’s right, the first incense should be by the lord of the dao system, so only Longevity Sage . ” Others echoed the sentiment .
“Only the leader can light the first incense . ” Some older cultivators found logic in this and nodded their head .
The atmosphere suddenly became strange . Someone clearly wanted to start trouble in order to weaken the valley’s authority .
The sage’s injuries were no secret at this point so she couldn’t personally come . This created a weak spot for opponents to break through .
“Yes, the first incense has a special significance to our system, a symbol of authority, so only Longevity Sage can do it instead of some random nobody . ” Another voice came from the crowd .
“He can’t light it, only Longevity Sage can . ” Numerous members agreed .
“Our Senior Brother is the First Disciple of Longevity, inheriting our legacies and the system’s authority in the future . It is completely suitable . ” Mu Yalan’s expression turned cold as she announced .
This shut up many people in the crowd . Though she rarely showed her face, she was in charge of the medicine hall and had saved many people including ancestors . Thus, her reputation was golden .
“Hah, if Longevity Sage can’t come and a third-generation disciple has to do it, it should be Miracle Young Noble then . He is qualified to light the first incense, instead of this so-called First Disciple . The people won’t accept it . ” A prideful voice broke the silence .
Poison King Huang Quanwei and his entourage made an entrance . A youth walked side by side with him, handsome and yet imperious with his eyes looking down on everyone .
“The Poison King is here too . ” The crowd naturally stared at them then at two more youths in the crowd - Hu Qingniu and Zhang Yan .
These two were here way early but only spectated to the side . Nevertheless, they were gleeful to see people causing trouble for Li Qiye . In fact, they wanted to fan the fire as well .
“All Three Talents are here, should be fun . ” Someone looked at the trio then back at Li Qiye .
These Three Talents were the most excellent prodigies in the system . They wouldn’t be convinced of a First Disciple who came out of nowhere .
After all, this First Disciple would be the future lord . Many people would want to challenge him in order to make a name for themselves .
“Wu Xianyi is here too . ” Someone noticed the youth standing next to Quanwei .
“Who’s that? Should be someone important since he can walk next to Poison King . ” A newly debuted cultivator didn’t know him .
“Hmph, just a random guy who managed to find a big backing, now he looks down on everyone after leaving our system, forgetting all of his old friends . ” Another spectator scowled with derision .
Quanwei came over and stared at Mu Yalan with desire in his eyes .
He changed quite a bit from last time, seemingly even more imposing or even arrogant . In other words, his confidence rose and he walked in a pompous manner now .
He looked around at the crowd and said: “If Longevity Sage can’t come to personally light the incense and it has to be someone from the third generation, I propose Miracle Young Noble . He’s world-renowned and will become a True Emperor later on top of being a great pill alchemist . That’s more than enough to represent our system . What are your thoughts, gentlemen?”
“You’re right, Miracle Young Noble is qualified to light the first bundle . ” Someone else supported this claim: “We can’t have someone coming out of nowhere doing it . ”
“Yes, I’m also in favor of Miracle Young Noble doing it . ” Many parroted .
This was certainly a scheme . If Miracle Young Noble were to do it, he would successfully override Longevity Valley’s authority, the first step of usurping .
Meanwhile, the older cultivators only wanted to watch, not wanting to be involved .
“I also feel that Miracle Young Noble is the right choice . ” Zhang Yan smiled and said .
However, when he noticed Yalan’s cold glare, he coughed and added: “Miss Mu, I’m only speaking the truth . The first incense represents our system, this requires great abilities . Our system is famous for its alchemy, and Miracle Young Noble is not only strong but also an amazing alchemist . ”
These prodigies had a good relationship plus, Zhang Yan and Qingniu lost to Li Qiye earlier . They naturally wouldn’t take his side .
Qingniu stepped out as well: “It’s fine if he wants to represent the system, but I want to have a competition of alchemy . The leader of the system must be good at pill-making, alchemy, and medicine in order to be recognized by the mass . ”
“Our First Brother is unbeatable in all three fields and poison mastery too, he is more than enough to represent our sect and the system . ” Yalan retorted .
Qingniu arched his chest and declared: “Nothing would be better if that’s the case . I will compete with him in medicine . If I lose, I will be the first to support him . ”
Despite his eccentric and arrogant personality, Qingniu was a man of his words .