The crown prince has officially become the king!
The official order left everyone in Nine Secrets puzzled since they didn’t know who Li Qiye was .
The only ones expecting this were the five behemoths with the five supreme ancestors - Waterfront Pavilion, Bingchi Clan, Calm Lotus Monastery, Myriad Formation Kingdom, and Godstep Sect .
Lucidity summoned them and asked for their loyalty and support .
Even War Saint Dynasty itself was confused . The royal members began discussing among themselves .
“Tang Hexiang isn’t appointed?” A high elder of the royal clan murmured .
“Who the hell is this Li Qiye, why did His Majesty pick him?” The experts and elders of the dynasty became unhappy .
Of course, no one dared to publicly voice their dissatisfaction just yet .
After all, Lucidity had only passed away recently and his notoriety remained - same with Sun Lengying and Silver Secret Legion .
Everyone knew of Lengying and the legion’s loyalty . They would definitely carry out his final order and support Li Qiye .
Because of this, any dissenter would need to think twice about their own abilities before acting rashly .
“Well, who is Li Qiye?” This became the main question in all of Nine Secrets .
Everyone became crazy and tried to dig up any information and stories about him . Unfortunately, even the most capable failed to find anything .
It was as if he came out of nowhere and became the crown prince just like that .
“The new king summons his subjects - Waterfront, Bingchi, Godstep…” An official coronation ceremony manifested, demanding the appearance of the system’s members .
A coronation ceremony was essential; it would also give the king a chance to stabilize the realm .
“Rumble!” After this next declaration, Skywrap City heard an orderly marching accompanied by a flood-like aura . The hot city suddenly became cool .
Silver Secret Legion was called inside . The imperial city became heavily guarded with soldiers everywhere . Anyone coming and going needed to pass the various checkpoints manned by the legion .
A harsh atmosphere pervaded the city . Everyone walked on the streets with trepidation .
The strict watch clearly indicated that the legion would never allow anyone to cause trouble at the coronation . Death would be the punishment .
The legion was personally created by Lucidity and became one of the strongest legions in all of Nine Secrets . It was virtually unstoppable, so its presence here stopped the other sects from having any idea .
As long as the legion and Sun Lengying were still around, Lucidity’s orders could still be carried out .
“Waterfront Pavilion wishes for an audience . ” The first of the five behemoths came to answer the call .
“Godstep Sect wishes for an audience . ”
“Bingchi Clan wishes for an audience . ”
It didn't take long before all five powers have entered the palace to meet the new king . Furthermore, their representatives were the five Supremes . This immediately legitimized the coronation to a certain extent .
Afterward, other powers and clans also entered the imperial city to participate in the ceremony .
In Skywrap City, there were still white cloths on display for the mourning . Festival lamps and joyous decorations started popping up as well for the coronation .
This joyous atmosphere interfered with the cautious watch, allowing the citizens to heave a sigh of relief .
“The ascension is now . ” A gong echoed across the city before reaching all of Nine Secrets .
The city itself was boiling with excitement, especially the imperial palace .
Ancestors and sect masters from all over the world prostrated . The only ones who could stand were the five Supremes . After all, they had prestigious status on top of being powerful Eternals . Only Lucidity could make them kneel .
“Rumble!” The members of the Silver Secret Legion lined up in two columns before the royal throne . The opening in the center was meant for the king .
“His Majesty is coming . ” A declaration sounded across the palace .
The kneeling experts looked up, wanting to catch a glimpse of the new king .
Three people finally emerged from the imperial palace . In front was Li Qiye with Sun Lengying and Zhang Jiadi right behind him, almost like his shadow .
The crowd stared at the king before glancing at each other . Li Qiye was wearing a dragon robe, except in a very carefree manner, even his crown was crooked . The guy didn’t look serious at all . The worst part was his walk - swinging his arms and shaking his head . This had no semblance of a king but more like a hoodlum . No trace of royal aura could be found on this troublemaker .
The most confusing part was how apparent it was that this guy looked like a new cultivator, not an expert at all . The kneeling ancestors and sect masters were astounded .
The invincible Lucidity made this young hoodlum the next king? The guy was so weak too! The whole thing didn’t make any sense .
“Rise . ” Li Qiye sat down on the throne and looked quite lazy . After a quick glance at the crowd, he acted as if he didn’t want to be here .
The experts finally stood up and exchanged glances . A strange atmosphere overtook the palace .
If this new king was awe-inspiring, then with the help of Lucidity’s still-existing notoriety, these officials and servants would still chant, “long live the king, long live the king . ”
However, because of this non-traditional king, no one gave the regular response after he allowed them to stand . They were simply befuddled . How could this person become the king, the ruler of Nine Secrets?
His appearance and demeanor made them look down on him, thinking that he was an insignificant tramp .
The experts here were all great leaders yet they had to kneel before this piece of trash . This truly vexed them .
“Alright, civil and military officials, sect masters and ancestors, anyone have something to say?” Li Qiye lazily asked .
“Elder Sun, is this really the order of the late king?” A general stepped out with an oppressive aura . He had only recently become an Eternal but this was more than enough .
“Yes . ” Lengying answered concisely while holding a sword in his chest .
“We want to see the decree . ” This general said with a serious tone: “This pertains to the wellbeing and survival of the dynasty . ”
“What, think I’m a fake?” Li Qiye smiled and said .
The general paused for a moment before looking back at his vice generals . They gave him a firm nod .
“The coronation will have lasting effects on the dynasty, so the royal family needs to be clear . ” He gritted his teeth and said .
“That’s right, we agree with the Northern General’s demand for elaboration . ” The vice generals quickly added while building strong momentum .
The clan of this general was quite powerful, in charge of the Northern Legion .
Outside of Silver Secret, there was the Central, Imperial Guard, North, South, East, and West Legion . They were mighty and camped all over the system .
“Haha, looks like they want to kick me from my throne . Annihilate them . ” Li Qiye ordered, still with a smile on his face .
“You dare?!” This general shouted back: “I have followed the late king through three expeditions, destroying the barbarians in the north with numerous accolades . The late king even bestowed me a contract…”
“That has nothing to do with me . ” Li Qiye ordered again: “Sun Lengying, kill . ”
“Clank . ” Lengying unsheathed his sword, releasing a massive amount of murderous energy .
Even the five supreme ancestors shuddered, let alone other people .
The Northern General roared and turned into a white wolf . The vice generals also formed a formation to assist him .
“Boom!” Lengying’s sword pierced through the ages . The formation couldn’t stop it at all .
“Pluff!” Heads rolled on the ground . This group was massacred by Lengying .
The stench of blood permeated the hall to the dismay of the crowd .
A few people realized that this new king might be a piece of trash, but Lengying was still an unstoppable Eternal . Few could actually match him in Nine Secrets .
The five supreme ancestors would need to think very carefully before challenging him .