Emperor’s Domination - Chapter 2401

Chapter 2401: 2401

Both Mu Shaochen and Heavenrend Viper were scared of Li Qiye and quickly retreated backward .

Heavenrend Viper was someone who had fought against a True Emperor before but this didn’t stop him from being afraid of Li Qiye . He was aware of the great disparity between them - something that couldn’t be shortened with treasures and merit laws .

Shaochen turned pale . Ever since coming to Myriad, he got everything he ever wanted and won every battle . Ancestors and systems all showed him respect and consideration .

Alas, he was running away like a homeless dog right now on top of being scared out of his mind . He never got in such a bad position before, not even up in Imperial .

Though he had messed with someone above his station in Imperial, his brothers and ancestors still protected him, allowing him to escape unscathed to Myriad .

This was no longer the case . He was truly scared this time, left in this sorry mess . He was at his wit’s end, no one in Myriad would dare to protect him nor did they have the power to stop someone like Li Qiye .

The only one he could rely on right now was Heavenrend Viper . Unfortunately, this guy had lost to Li Qiye as well .

“Li Qiye…” His legs trembled . He no longer possessed the same haughtiness and fearlessness after finally learning the word “fear” .

“Why leave so soon?” Li Qiye smiled at them .

His tone could confuse some who didn’t know about the situation . They might have thought that he was speaking to friends, wanting them to stay a while longer .

Despite Shaochen’s great talents, he was still just a pampered youth, yet to be sharpened with arduous experiences . Because of this, his dao heart could crumble at any moment .

He no longer had the courage to stand up against Li Qiye and instantly hid behind Heavenrend Viper .

The viper knew his limitations but he had no choice other than to face Li Qiye directly . He looked like a hen protecting its chick . He took a deep breath and cupped his fist: “Honorable Senior, we were ignorant and foolish to have offended you . A person of your status is surely benevolent, please show mer- . . . ” [1]

“Incorrect . ” Li Qiye shook his head: “I am still very young, just a handsome and hot-blooded youth . Thus, I’m naturally arrogant and petty as well, benevolence and mercy are nowhere to be found . If someone chooses to oppose me, I will destroy them . ” 

Heavenrend Viper took a while before gritting his teeth and responding: “Young Noble Li, you are the greatest genius right now . You surely know that killing us won’t accomplish or change anything . May I ask what we must do in order for you to spare us? Please, state your demands . ”

Begging was useless so Heavenrend Viper could only rely on negotiation, using benefits to persuade the guy .  

After all, Mu Shaochen’s life was very precious . As long as it was within an acceptable margin, the Mu would still agree to an unreasonable request from Li Qiye .

“That’s right, just say what you want . ” Mu Shaochen immediately added: “Our clan can satisfy any of your demands . Treasures? Training scrolls? Immortal artifacts? We got it all as long as you drop this feud . ”

Shaochen was eager to buy his own life, afraid that Li Qiye would really kill him for real . Thus, he started off high, convinced that real treasures might tempt Li Qiye . He was willing to let go of any treasure in order to stay alive .

“Quite tempting . ” Li Qiye smiled and rubbed his chin: “So, your clan will give me whatever I want . ”

The crowd also took full interest in this because they were curious . How high would this Mu Clan go in order to save Mu Shaochen?

“That’s right . ” Mu Shaochen nodded as fast as a chicken eating grain: “Just say the words . Our clan can handle anything . ”

Li Qiye smirked in response: “I don’t ask for much . I’m not interested in training scrolls and treasures, just your life . Will your clan give that up?”

“ . . . ” Shaochen was shocked . He thought that it was going rather well but it seemed like Li Qiye had no intention of sparing him .

He ran back behind Heavenrend Viper, feeling helpless and overwhelmed with rage .

“Young Noble Li, perhaps you should reconsider? The Mu is wealthy; all of the ancestors there are Eternal . The Eldest Young Noble is also a peerless True Emperor . We can actually satisfy your demands, really . ” Heavenrend Viper didn’t give up and decided to go all out .

People took a deep breath - all of their ancestors were Eternals? Mu Shaochen’s eldest brother was a True Emperor?

“Is that a threat?” Li Qiye’s smile became more sinister .

“Of course not, Young Noble . But what’s the harm in having more friends? The Eldest Young Noble is supreme, he’ll definitely become a progenitor in the future . That can be very bene-”

“That’s in the future . ” Li Qiye waved his sleeve: “Plus, so what if he is one now? There is no lack of them in Three Immortals’ history, so why should I give a damn about him?” 

No one in the crowd critiqued this comment . Li Qiye had earned his right to be pompous without sounding forceful and unnatural at this time . He had the ability to challenge a progenitor . A True Emperor was rather trivial in comparison .

Heavenrend Viper couldn’t respond since Li Qiye made it too clear . Only progenitors could speak on the same level as him . True Emperors and everything below couldn’t negotiate with him .

Though he wasn’t a peak Eternal, he was still an influential expert in Imperial . Alas, Li Qiye viewed him like an ant .  

The guy became frozen and desperate, knowing that death was knocking on his door .

“I won’t make it difficult for you since your life is inconsequential to me . Leave now and I shall spare you . ” Li Qiye looked at him and said .

Upon hearing this, he looked back at Mu Shaochen .

This stare scared the youth . He immediately pulled on the viper’s sleeve and shouted: “Elder Wang, you can’t leave me! You promised my father about taking good care of me!”

The imperious Shaochen was no different from a scared brat . There was no one else he could rely on but the viper .

All eyes were on Heavenrend Viper, awaiting his decision . Of course, no one would laugh at him for leaving . Fiercest was simply too strong so conceding was not embarrassing at all . Anyone else would do the same .

“Thank you for your goodwill, Young Noble . ” The viper took a deep breath and said slowly: “One must uphold their responsibility . I have agreed to take care of the young lord, so if you want his life, you will have to kill me first . ”

Regardless of whether he was a bad person or not, the viper was still a great character who can stay true to his promises . This was the resolution of a master .

1 . He uses a polite term to address an old person here, but I can’t fit that into English . Grandpa? That would be so strange . Elder? Also out of place because it is normally used as a title/position . He could be assuming that Li Qiye is an older master, that’s why he’s using this address along with Senior . But then again, remember that in Chinese, people use roles and status to indicate respect and subservience, especially during begging . It doesn’t have to be literal . The main issue is that this can be interpreted in multiple ways, but there is no word in English that has the same effect . Any substitution would be jarring