The altar was located deep inside Alchemy Hut, built on top of a high mountain’s pinnacle .
From a distance, this mountain looked like a large lingzhi root but its size paled compared to the actual altar . The base was only the tail of the stem while the altar was the cap .
This massive architecture could accommodate one hundred thousand people . Rumor has it that this wasn’t only a place for Alchemy Immortal to perform alchemy but also his throne to order the rest of the system .
Because of this, these ancestral ceremonies always took place here . It was a way to show Longevity Valley’s status as the ruler of the system since it was the legacy of Alchemy Immortal .
While looking up at the altar, one could see floating mountains, especially the main one . They were the indelible vestiges left behind by the great alchemist .
Future generations called these floating mountains the Archaic Summits . Others preferred the name Herb-plucking Peaks, harking back to when Alchemy Immortal used to use the excuse of plucking herbs here to avoid guests .
Today, the altar was especially serious with a tinge of murderous intent . The stone steps leading up to it were filled with experts from Silver Dragon Legion of Everlasting . They wore silver armors resembling flying serpents under the sunlight .
A throne was placed at the very front of the altar, normally reserved for the person in charge of the ceremony . Normally, Longevity Sage sat on it, representing her sect to rule the system .
To the left and right were a row of other chairs arranged by Everlasting . They were meant for the representatives of other systems and weren’t here last time . Everlasting wanted these guests to be witness to the ascension, adding to the legitimacy . In the front were also chairs in a particular order, meant for the sects and clans in Longevity Systems .
Supporters of both sides have arrived before the commencement because this was inevitable . They wished to see the outcome . Their expression was stern; some had their weapons at the ready, knowing that a fight could break out at any moment .
The Silver Dragon Legion had surrounded the entire area but didn’t stop the supporters of Longevity from coming . After all, they needed to conquer all sects before taking over .
This was the time to show their military might, to make an example for the rest . As long as they were strong enough to overcome these supporters and force them to switch side, everything would be just fine .
One spectator looked up and saw a youth sitting right at the entrance of the main mountain with a sword laying on his lap . He closed his eyes just like a god, releasing his murderous sword energy all over the place .
Meanwhile, the Herb-plucking Peaks were still shrouded in fog and mist just like a dragon too long to see the tail . It would be hard to detect someone hiding up above .
The entrance was blocked off by an ancestor from Everlasting and a group of experts, not letting anyone close .
“Senior Sister Fan is hiding up there . ” One young disciple said .
Miracle Young Noble led a group of masters here then imprisoned all of the disciples . Fan Miaozhen couldn’t stop them so she retreated to the peaks above .
At the same time, Miracle was quite powerful, capable of climbing multiple steps . Though the suppressive power was strong, it didn’t stop him from reaching the peak . Alas, he couldn’t find her .
“Miracle Young Noble is quite amazing to be able to reach the top against that pressure . That’s why he’s one of the three, a potential candidate to become a True Emperor . ” An elder looked at Miracle guarding the mountain and said .
“If he becomes a True Emperor, he will lead the system towards prosperity . This is why Everlasting should rule, it’s the only way to stop the decline . ” One disciple from a sect supporting Everlasting proudly said .
“If the system were to produce a True Emperor, it would most likely be him . He’s indeed the pride of the system . ” A sect master from an ancient clan said with a tinge of emotion and helplessness .
Though he didn’t want Everlasting to take over, he recognized Miracle’s potential . His ascension would greatly influence the system later on .
Though some Ascenders and Eternals weren’t necessarily weaker than True Emperors, the latter had far more potential and room for growth .
“Welcome, our esteemed guests!” An announcement came out as a group of people slowly arrived .
They were the representatives of the other systems and have accepted the invitation of Everlasting to watch the ceremony .
This group naturally attracted a lot of attention . Some members of Longevity System were very unhappy that Everlasting would invite outsiders for this important ceremony .
The leader of the group was a woman in a daoist robe with her hair rolled up in a bun . She looked transcending and authoritative .
She wasn’t that old, only around the age of thirty . Her beauty put flowers and the moon to shame, causing birds to fall and fish to dive into hiding . This was a lotus hidden in the valley, cold and elegant . Others could only watch from afar .
Her figure was naturally incredible too; the daoist robe didn’t hide her meticulous curves and plentiful, rolling hills .
Alas, her aura made people forget all of this . Her phoenix eyes emitted a frightening and awe-inspiring glow .
“The Untethered of Yang Radiance . ” People were shaken to see her . A while ago, they didn’t expect Everlasting to be able to invite a guest of this level . Perhaps Everlasting didn’t expect such success either .
The majority of dao systems didn’t wish to participate in internal conflicts . That’s why they only sent out a regular master to be their representative .
However, the potentially strongest sect in Myriad Lineage, Yang Radiance, sent their leader . This was quite astonishing .
The Untethered was on the same level as Longevity Sage . They held pivotal and untouchable roles in the system .
The sage was well-respected . She had saved many people using her peerless pill dao .
This wasn’t the case for the Untethered . She was well-known for her might .
No one knew how strong she was exactly . Not a True Emperor yet, but she has been an Ascender for a long time now . No one dared to test this by challenging her either .
When her group sat down, more orderly footsteps resounded . A middle-aged man with his own entourage entered the altar .
He wore an imperial robe with a sharp pair of hawk-eyes . His glance was no different from being pricked by a knife .
He had the aura of a True God . Just a wave of his hand could deter the world .
“Your Majesty . ” The disciples supporting Everlasting all stood up to greet him .
The ones on Longevity Valley’s side didn’t bother doing anything .