Jiadi only smiled and shook his head . He obviously didn’t take Li Qiye to kidnap some nobles’ wives and daughters .
“Your Highness, why are you choosing to be a bad person? This isn’t your nature . ” Jiadi asked after having a better understanding of Li Qiye from the last several days .
“Who is a good person? And bad? Am I being a bad person right now?” Li Qiye smiled .
“Perhaps you aren’t, but in others’ eyes, you are a depraved prince, Your Highness . ” Jiadi honestly answered out of loyalty .
He wanted Li Qiye to be a good prince that could prosper this beautiful kingdom .
“Such a basic perspective . ” Li Qiye answered: “Jiadi, ever since your enlistment, have you ever thought about the number of victims you have claimed?”
“Well…” Jiadi pondered: “I’m afraid I haven’t, it’ll have to be in the tens of thousands . ”
No Eternal could get to this level without polishing themselves in vicious battles .
“As a soldier, killing on the battlefield could be considered as obeying orders . But after starting the path of cultivation? Cultivators are blood-stained murderers . As for True Emperors and Eternals? Their roads are paved with bones . Have you ever exterminated a clan or a sect?” Li Qiye finished with a smile .
“Right . ” Jiadi nodded . This matter was very common since one needed to step on the bones of their enemies to move forward .
“Then you tell me, are you a good or a bad person?” Li Qiye asked .
Jiadi didn’t answer right away .
“In your mind, at least unconsciously, you still consider yourself a good person . At the very least, you don’t bully men and women and are living a proper life, unlike me, imperious and unreasonable, blatantly harassing girls and taking wives . These actions of mine are considered evil beyond redemption . ” He said .
“Let me ask you again, what do you think about Lucidity? Do you respect him?” Li Qiye said .
“His Majesty has incredible foresight and amazing abilities, a talent of the ages capable of sweeping through the world . I have nothing but reverence for him . ” Jiadi replied .
This wasn’t an empty praise because many in Imperial Lineage respected him .
“I’m sure plenty of people respect him, including his enemies . ” Li Qiye casually replied .
“Yes, His Majesty is worthy of respect . ” Jiadi nodded .
“So that’s the amusing part . Lucidity reigned for three generations and had destroyed numerous sects and clans, too many to count . With one order of his and blood will flow like rivers in Nine Secrets . His hands are stained with blood and specters of the dead haunt his blade . ” Li Qiye said with a smile .
Jiadi didn’t know what to do . Only this lawless prince in the entire system would dare to comment on the king in this manner .
“Look again, I’ve tried to be a spoiled youth in the last several days at Skywrap, but how many people and clans have I exterminated?” Li Qiye asked .
“None . ” Jiadi sighed, aware of Li Qiye’s point .
“Lucidity, a mass murderer leaving behind broken homes yet is still considered a peerless king in the minds of many . Some are even willing to be his claws and certainly view him as a good person . ” Li Qiye paused for a moment before continuing: “And here I am, only bullying a few people and harassing girls at best, yet I’m considered a heinous villain deserving death . I’m sure if I were to be beaten to death today, not a single soul will sympathize while the crowd applauded in celebration . ”
“On the other hand, Lucidity’s death will invoke emotions and sadness, many will miss him, don’t you think?” Li Qiye looked at Jiadi and smiled .
“This world belongs to the strong . ” Jiadi understood the implications .
“No, that’s not what I’m trying to say . ” Li Qiye shook his head: “The world consists of ordinary people with rather basic views, using power to gauge morality . Thus, why should I give a damn about what these fools think of me? Good or bad? An unforgivable demon king or a respected savior? Who cares about these meaningless titles, can’t reach the apex . Do whatever we want - that should be the pursuit of cultivators . That’s why right now, I am playing the role of the so-called Chaos Hellion . ”
“Do whatever we want…” Jiadi murmured after a mental sum-up of Li Qiye’s statement .
He became lost in thoughts . Cultivators have always searched for more power but not this type of freedom . Suddenly, Li Qiye seemed to be shrouded in fog . This logic wasn’t something a spoiled youth could come up with .
As they spent more time together, Jiadi felt inferior in certain aspects compared to this young lord . It was as if he was a shining star of a man yet chose to act like a spoiled prince that could bring ruin to a kingdom . The guy continued to be a mystery to Jiadi .
The infamy of Chaos Hellion was well known in Skywrap . As long as he was out on the streets, the girls were all in hiding . Their clans closed their gate, not wanting to become victims of this monster .
Thus, Li Qiye didn’t see that many girls during his stroll . Even if he did, they were awfully ugly . Perhaps they were actually waiting for him to molest or even take them by force .
On the main street, a rather chubby, older woman sent a seductive glance towards Li Qiye while shaking her enormous butt . She had heard of his groping hobby so she purposely arched out her butt .
Li Qiye naturally saw this and laughed: “I might be a pervert, but my taste isn’t this heavy!”
“Hey, handsome…” She coquettishly called out .
“Handsome my ass . ” Li Qiye scolded: “You think I won’t throw you into a mine so the workers there can have some fun with you? I’m sure they will be very eager to satisfy you . ”
This woman turned pale and ran for her life . This guy had no boundaries so he would actually throw her into an ore mine . She’ll be finished then .
Even Jiadi started laughing after seeing this spectacle .
“Sigh, life is so unpredictable . A spoiled brat looking for girls is one thing, but now, even those big sisters are gunning for me . What in the world is going on?” Li Qiye was amused .
“You’re very famous right now, Your Highness . ” Jiadi felt relaxed being around Li Qiye, unlike being around Lucidity in a nervous state .
Because they couldn’t meet any girls, Li Qiye’s teasing abilities became useless so it became a regular stroll .
“If we really don’t meet anyone, I’m going into a noble’s house . ” Li Qiye threatened .
As they turned into another alley, they heard a round of applause from little kids: “Big Sister Ying is here!”
Li Qiye looked over and saw a group of children surrounding a girl . They varied in age and dressed shabbily, clearly destitute . Skinny and bony faces, when was the last time they had a good meal?
The girl had a bag full of food and began distributing meals to the kids - glistening roast chicken, delicious dried meat, and braised pork shoulders . . .