The five old men were secretly celebrating already after seeing Lucidity’s pick for the crown prince . This was great news for their five great powers .
Lucidity had terrorized Nine Secrets for three straight generations . All the other lineages felt so feeble in comparison, including behemoths like them .
They needed to tread carefully because if Lucidity wanted to destroy them, they wouldn't be able to stop him .
Thus, appointing an idiot like Li Qiye as the next ruler meant the decline of War Saint Dynasty .
The five were actually happy now regarding Lucidity’s absolute authority . If this wasn’t the case, he wouldn’t be able to appoint this fool as the crown prince . The other ancestors of War Saint Dynasty would have disagreed . In reality, these unwilling ancestors wouldn’t be able to stop Lucidity .
“Child, do your best to co-exist along with the five ancestors and the great powers . ” Lucidity sincerely advised like a doting father .
“I know . ” Li Qiye smiled nonchalantly, even look a bit impatient .
The five ancestors were speechless . Lucidity used to be domineering and brutal . Anyone would tremble in fear before him . But now, an idiot was about to inherit his legacy .
If this son was as peerless as his daughter, then the sects of Nine Secrets would remain subjugated by War Saint Dynasty . Fortunately for them, this was far from the case .
“I don’t have much time left . I will be arranging the child’s marriages before I’m gone . ” The king told the five ancestors .
One of the ancestors quickly said: “Don’t worry, Your Majesty, you can pick any daughter from our Bingchi Clan . ”
“Our Myriad Formation has countless beauties, the crown prince may pick any to be the prince consort . ” The ancestor from this power hurriedly added .
This was another godsend opportunity . If they could have their female disciple as the prince consort, it would be the best method at controlling this crown prince .
Li Qiye only chuckled while watching the five ancestors loudly compete with each other .
“It’s not a selection . ” Lucidity said: “I want the girls from your direct clans to be the consorts . This will create an alliance heading toward prosperity . ”
The five ancestors didn’t expect this at all . They were actually planning to pick suitable female disciples from their sect and send them to the palace .
But now, Lucidity wanted direct descendants - the girls with precious bloodlines . His goal was to tie the five sects together with Li Qiye, creating a guarantee for his future .
Though everything could be sacrificed for the sake of power, some ancestors from their lineages might not agree to this . They didn’t want their direct bloodline to marry a fool like Li Qiye or be tied up with War Saint Dynasty .
After all, this fool would take over after Lucidity’s death so who knows how long War Saint could last? They didn’t want to let their descendants be involved .
“Well, Your Majesty, you know that our Han Yu…” The ancestor from the Bingchi Clan hesitated .
Lucidity had never gotten “no” for an answer before . His eyes and voice turned cold: “What? You think our crown prince’s bloodline isn’t as precious as the girl’s?”
“I do not dare . ” The ancestor quickly bowed again while having cold chills: “The imperial bloodline is as precious as a true dragon’s; we’re the one reaching here . ”
Though Lucidity was dying, he was still one of the most terrifying beings in Imperial and could easily kill them . Few in this world could match him in power .
Moreover, Sun Lengying was fixated on them like a serpent in the shadow .
“Anything else to say?” Lucidity looked over at the rest .
The five ancestors became suffocated and exchange glances . None of them wanted to speak . They knew that resistance was futile as long as Lucidity was still alive . His darkness continued to shroud over them .
“Godstep Sect agrees . ” The famous Wind God was the first to concede .
Godstep was closer to War Saint Dynasty compared to the others . Lucidity once guided him before so he chose to reveal his attitude to break the frozen atmosphere, agreeing to marry his sect’s best to Li Qiye .
“We agree as well . ” The other fours had no choice but to follow along . The first to disagree would face the full brunt of Lucidity’s wrath . He might even conquer their lineage before dying .
In fact, Lucidity simply forced them to marry their successors to Li Qiye, turning these girls into prince consorts . Their sects were now bound to War Saint Dynasty .
“Good . ” Lucidity nodded and said: “Then make the oath . ”
With that, Lengying left the shadows while holding a jade plate with five soul contracts .
He walked to the front of the five ancestors and said: “Gentlemen, please . ”
The five ancestors were caught off guard . They thought just a verbal promise was enough, not expecting for Lucidity to resort to soul contracts . The moment they signed this, then there was no changing it . Their reputation was at stake .
They hesitated because signing this soul contract was a big deal .
“I’ll go first . ” Wind God took the initiative again and finished the signature like a breeze .
“Buzz . ” A mysterious seal appeared on the soul contract . Once signed, it would always be in effect .
The other ancestors also conceded and left behind the seal from their clans and sects, albeit unwillingly . It was either this or face destruction .
After everyone finished, Lengying took the plate over to Li Qiye and bowed: “Your Highness, please take good care of the marriage contracts . ”
Li Qiye smiled at this interesting development: “Five seems too few . Maybe I’ll have them bring along their pretty sisters too for the dowries . ”
His debaucherous comment shocked the ancestors . An idiot like him normally would never be taken seriously by them but now, he could even marry their successors . The guy even had the nerve to ask for more concubines . Give this guy an inch and he wants a mile!
They would definitely kill this little bastard if Lucidity wasn’t before them .
“That’s fine, pick whoever you want later . I’m sure the five gentlemen here have no objection . ” Lucidity dotingly agreed and smiled .
“It’s fine, as long as you wish so, Your Highness . ” The ancestors forced a smile . They have lost their strongest bloodline already so they didn’t really care for the other female disciples .
“Good . I’ll take my time visiting your sects to pick some beauties to be my bedwarmers . But, to tell you all the truth, I actually prefer married women . ” He revealed a devious grin .
The five ancestors’ expression became quite ugly after hearing this .