Emperor’s Domination - Chapter 2299

Chapter 2299

Li Qiye marched forward with Ling Ximo right behind him . She followed quietly without sparking a conversation .

He didn’t go all out because she wouldn’t be able to keep up . Alas, his slow speed remained a struggle for her to keep up .

Nevertheless, she didn’t groan at all as beads of sweat dripped all over nor asked to stop for a break .

He was aware of her physical limit and would discretely slow down or stop for her sake .

Just like that, they made it to his destination, a place of verdant hills and rolling mountains . Plenty of ancient temples were around - 128 of them for the 128 peaks upon careful examination .

Furthermore, these peaks were arranged in an orderly manner, from small to big then back again, resulting in the shape of a fan .

The one in the front or the shortest had a palace at the base with a stone pathway leading down .

Cultivators sat around waiting in this spot . Some were walking down the path, looking quite unhappy . Others sat on the stairs and bemoaned their lack of success .

“What is this place?” Ximo asked .

“Bewildering Palace . ” Li Qiye said flatly .

“Bewildering Palace?” She was startled: “The legendary palace that is impossible to get through because everyone will be lost?”

Li Qiye shook his head: “Not quite, the chance is just low to the point of being negligible . Only progenitors can get through, normal people can’t comprehend its mysteries . ”

More and more people gathered in front of this palace . The group hanging their head dispiritedly far outnumbered those with hope and excitement .

“Brother Baile, how did it go?” An old cultivator waiting outside saw a friend leaving and asked with concern .

“Sigh, let’s not talk about it, greed made me lose everything . It was hard enough to enter the third hall, but I got too greedy and wanted to get to the fourth, it’s over right then . I should have just left with the item from the third . ”

“That’s not too bad, I entered three times and spent so much money to make it to the fifth hall, aiming for the sixth then stop, but I got chased out anyway . ” The friend answered .

“C’mon now, stop talking about this . ” A gray-haired old man shook his head while walking down: “At least you both still have some money left, I’m done for . I brought 80,000,000 true coins, outside of betting once at a wildland, the rest got thrown away here, so now I have to borrow some money to get back . ”

“Sigh, Brother Mao . ” The old cultivator earlier shook his head: “If you don’t change this habit of yours, you’ll be done for . It kicked you out four times yet you still didn’t give up . Each entry costs ten times more than the previous, that’s just insane . ”

“And Brother Ye, heed my warning, Bewildering Palace is not bad, but don’t be too greedy . In my opinion, stop at the third hall . ” He went on: “With our power, we can see through a few things from the first three halls, but that’s tough enough . But for the rest? Let’s stop daydreaming . I think even a progenitor can’t reach the 128th hall . ”

“Senior, please don’t say that . Back then, one youth made it to the 100th hall in one go and became an amazing character . ” A youth interjected .

“Xuan Xiao, who else can be as lucky as him?” More cultivators joined in .

“I heard that at the 100th hall, he found a coffin with an immortal woman inside, right?” This topic drew the interest of the crowd and a group formed to talk about it without any hesitation .

“An immortal woman? Do they actually exist? I don’t buy it . ” A youth remained skeptical .

“It’s true, at least the part where Xuan Xiao made it that far . As for the immortal woman, that’s tough to say . He indeed found a coffin though . ” One older man mused .

“No, that part is true too, well, there was an incredible girl inside, but who knows if she is an immortal or not . All I know is Xuan Xiao ascended to Immortal Lineage in just a short time because of her . Just imagine, the guy was a nobody beforehand, and he soared so quickly . That’s abnormal . ” One ancestor added .

“His luck is truly heaven-defying, probably the record holder for this place, at least on paper . Some even believed that he had made it to the 128th hall . If It were me, I would be so content with just the 50th hall and would ask for nothing more in life . ” A young one started daydreaming .

“Stop . ” His senior slapped his head and playfully scolded: “50th? Just the 10th is enough for an amazing treasure . ”

The conversation eventually waned down . Some left while others started coming to the palace for the first time .

Meanwhile, Li Qiye stood on a stone step and looked up above, immobile like a statue .

“Is this place truly that difficult to enter?” Ximo had a good time listening to all the tales just a while ago .

Li Qiye withdrew his gaze and chuckled: “It’s one thing to test your luck, but in order to understand the mysteries within, the more capable will have a better chance . Of course, some actually got lucky, but this number is so few in history, maybe just one or two people . ”

“They said that Xuan Xiao made it past the 100th hall in one go . ” Ximo quietly spoke .

Li Qiye only smiled and looked at the first hall then the last .

Bewildering Palace consisted of 128 halls . Anyone could enter the first . In there, they could pay up and have a chance to pick the key .

There were a total of 128 keys, and only one is correct . In other words, the person needed to pick the right one before entering the second hall .

At the second hall, two choices were available . The first was to take an item and leave . The second choice was to repeat the key-picking process again . This would be the same for the third and proceeding halls…

Naturally, the treasures deeper in the palace were more precious . After reaching a certain level, they were heaven-defying artifacts .

Ordinary experts, including True Gods, would find it hard to get past the 10th hall . Reaching the 30th or 50th hall meant that they were immensely powerful or got really lucky .

Across the ages, the most renowned case was a youth named Xuan Xiao . Rumor has it that he was a nobody back then upon coming here . He was lucky enough to go past the 100th hall but the exact number remains unknown . Some records stated that he had made it to the very last one .

He found a coffin with an immortal woman inside and she took him to Immortal Lineage .

Thus, his name became analogous with luck later on . Just imagine, many True Gods would never be able to reach Immortal Lineage after trying for a lifetime yet he was brought along up there .

Of course, there were other known lucky cases of humble background, managing to reach the mid-level halls . From then on, they became wealthy and successful .

The truth was that these cases were far and few in between . Those who could reach the higher halls were quite powerful, using their abilities to analyze the changes in the palace . That’s how they managed to pick the right key .

Most youths disagreed with this, believing in fortune as the main decider instead . They came here with true coins to try only to lose everything, lacking money to even return home .