The members of Longevity System suddenly felt excited after hearing the gong . They knew that the ceremony was about to begin to herald a new generation .
In the past, the atmosphere was completely different since nothing much would happen . Longevity Valley would still be in charge and the system would continue to grow .
This wasn’t the case now for something big was looming in the horizon . Everlasting might try to take over so many sects had conflicting feelings - anticipation, worries, nervousness…
“The emperor of Everlasting is here himself, representing the system to greet the representatives of Myriad Lineage . He’s talking with the Untethered of Yang Radiance about the future . ” This news came out not long after the ringing of the gong .
Who knows if this was on purpose but it certainly took over the place . The cultivators here became wary because Longevity Valley should be the one greeting the different factions . As the leader, it was the only one qualified to do so as well .
Everlasting’s emperor was overstepping his bounds by seeing these representatives . It wasn’t about sharing the responsibility but completely overtaking the role . An adage perfectly described this - everyone on the street knows what's in Sima Zhao's mind . 
The thing shocking the experts here was that the emperor managed to invite the Untethered of Yang Radiance .
The Untethered was the master of Yang Radiance, extremely powerful and on the same level as Longevity Sage .
So if this daoist decided to have his sect support Everlasting, it would be a great blow towards the valley . It would make the rebellion much easier since many other sects would accept the legitimacy of Everlasting’s claim .
After all, Yang Radiance was among the top three sects in Myriad Lineage; some considered it to be number one . Their involvement could change the tides .
“Longevity Valley’s Fan Miaozhen conspires with the heretical dao, wishing to take over the system but was figured out by Miracle Young Noble of Everlasting!” Another news exploded .
All cultivators at Alchemy Hut were shocked, especially the ancestors of the bigger clans and sects . They knew that something was beginning .
This news came when the emperor of Everlasting was meeting with the Untethered? This came too fast, quite a big coincidence . This seemed like it was all part of a conspiracy .
“After the failed rebellion, her allies have been captured . She herself had run to the main mountain under the pursuit of Miracle Young Noble . He swears to capture her . ” Another news came sweeping by .
“They’re not messing around anymore, Everlasting is going all out . ” An ancestor’s expression changed .
Who was Fan Miaozhen? The First Female Disciple of Longevity Sage, responsible for many tasks . She was respected and welcomed by many in the system; they believed that she would eventually inherit her master’s position .
So now, Everlasting’s declaration of her heretical involvement to take over while trying to kill her? Completely baseless and out of line .
First, regardless of the claim’s validity, even if she was conspiring with the heretical faction, it wasn’t Everlasting’s turn to take charge . Longevity Valley would be the one deciding the punishment .
The development now showed that Everlasting didn’t give a damn about the valley . It was time for them to seize power .
Everyone became afraid . This power struggle was no longer in the probing stage; it had finally begun . This came too sudden without any warning, catching everyone off guard .
“Ye Clan, Nourish School, Flying Snow Kingdom… these powers are also part of the conspiracy and have been captured, awaiting their trials . Everlasting will take over the ceremony . ” One more news took the crowd by a storm even before they could calm down from the previous .
These sects were long-time supporters of Longevity Valley but their disciples here have been captured in one go . Everlasting seemed to be going to the extreme, eliminating all supporters of Longevity Valley first .
People started worrying about themselves, especially the weaker ones . They must make a choice between the two right now .
“Any sect in Longevity System can participate in the ceremony tomorrow, presided over by the emperor of Everlasting . His Majesty will purge the evil and herald the dawn to the system . ” A formal announcement finally came .
The prior ones didn’t come from an official channel like this one . It seemed that Everlasting had seized the upper hand .
“This storm came so fast . ” An ancestor thought .
It only took one day for Everlasting to take over and replace Longevity Valley for the ceremony . Quite a swift maneuver that still caught the suspecting crowd by surprise .
“Is Everlasting actually strong enough to take over?” An older expert wondered .
After all, Longevity Valley has been in charge for so long without falling . It had weathered enough storms and troubles . No one knew just how deep its power was .
“I think it’s possible . Everlasting has been accumulating power for several eras now just for this chance . Its martial might is well known and the valley is only good at alchemy and medicine; force isn’t its forte . ” Another ancestor thought about joining Everlasting .
The momentum right now called for this choice . Some started believing that Everlasting had a superior military might when compared to Longevity Valley right now .
“Moving Sun Gate is willing to help His Majesty carry out the ceremony . ” One sect chose a side .
“Buddhist Lotus is willing to assist Everlasting Emperor . ”
“Yellow River Island is willing to assist Everlasting Emperor . ”
The waiting sects began to announce their allegiance towards Everlasting, changing the temperament of the system completely . It made Longevity Valley look even weaker in comparison .
“Is it really over for Longevity Valley, is Longevity Sage dead from her injuries?” Longevity Valley’s supporters became worried because it hasn’t responded to all of these news .
“Longevity Valley has fallen, if we want the system to prosper, we must pick a new ruler . ” The sects that have chosen Everlasting began to spew out propaganda .
“That’s right . If Longevity Valley remains in charge, the dao source will wither and our land will crumble, we’ll no longer have a home to go back to . For the sake of all inhabitants and citizens, we need a stronger power like Everlasting to take over . ”
“The revitalization of Longevity System will start with Everlasting . ” These chants echoed around Alchemy Hut and started to spread around the system .
1 . Three Kingdoms’ quote, meaning that a person's supposed hidden intention (in this case, usurping the throne) is so well known that it is not really hidden . It came from a quote by Cao Mao, fourth emperor of Wei, who launched an unsuccessful uprising against Sima Zhao in an attempt to take back imperial power .