People shuddered after seeing the death of the Northern General . The stench of blood permeated the air .
“Alright . ” Li Qiye waved his hand and looked over at some random lower-ranking generals: “The Northern General or whatever is killed, so you will take his position . And you all, you’ll become his vice generals . ”
These generals were standing in the back and had low status . Now, Li Qiye had just casually appointed them to be the generals of the northern region .
This wasn’t just a position for a kingdom, but the position of an entire system . The northern region consisted of tens of thousands of sects and hundreds of kingdoms .
The Northern General with his military authority was superior to numerous sect masters . These low-ranking generals would have been unlikely to reach this position so they were completely stunned by these appointments .
In fact, everyone else felt the same . Both the officials and members of the royal families to the cultivators of the system were all stunned .
This was the most whimsical order they have ever seen . The Northern Legion was still one of the seven great legions in Nine Secrets, a pillar of Nine Secrets . Even Lucidity wouldn’t be so careless in appointing the right general .
However, Li Qiye didn’t care about oppositions and promoted these random generals . At the very least, this imperious style was similar to Lucidity - not giving a damn about anyone else’s opinions .
“Thank you, Your Majesty, long live the king!” The generals regained their sanity and became ecstatic . They prostrated, fully appreciative of this opportunity .
“Alright, anyone else has something to say?” Li Qiye stared lazily at the crowd .
Everyone smiled wryly . Even powerful ancestors couldn’t say anything at this point . The order was carried out so it was already too late . Plus, Sun Lengying was standing there with his sword readied .
The previous Northern General has been made an example of for anyone who wants to disobey .
Only the five Supremes here could perhaps take on Sun Lengying . Anyone else would just be courting death . Plus, Silver Secret Legion had this area surrounded completely . The legion would instantly take down any dissenter before aiming for their sects .
“We will obey His Majesty’s wishes . ” The Wind God cupped his fist and bowed .
“We have no objection . ” The other four supreme ancestors unanimously agreed .
This was the first order of Li Qiye and it has been confirmed by the five supreme ancestors . This established Li Qiye’s status as the new king .
After all, these five ancestors represented the five strongest lineages in Nine Secrets . Other people had no reason to fight against them . From this point on, Li Qiye was finally acting as the king .
“May your will be done, Your Majesty . ” The officials and the rest of the ancestors bowed towards Li Qiye while chanting - quite a magnificent scene .
“Good . ” Li Qiye glanced over at the five ancestors: “Geezers, you have promised Lucidity to bring the beauties and daughters from your clan here . I need a harem, when are they coming?”
The crowd was stunned along with the five ancestors .
They knew that Li Qiye was an unsalvageable bastard, but they didn’t think he would be so preposterous .
This was his first day on the throne and instead of mourning Lucidity or rallying the people, he preferred to talk about girls and pleasure . This was a prime example of a licentious tyrant .
They glanced at each other in confusion . They have indeed promised Lucidity to bring their golden daughters and saintesses to Li Qiye . However, this wasn’t the right time to talk about this .
“What, changing your mind?” Li Qiye smiled .
“We do not dare . ” The ancestor of the Bingchi cupped his fist: “Your Majesty, we will bring them to the palace, please don’t worry . ”
“Alright, I’ll be waiting for them . ” Li Qiye laughed and waved dismissively: “Report if there is something else . Otherwise, the court is dismissed . ”
The officials were at a loss for words . They have never met such a ridiculous king before .
“Fine, dismiss, all of you . ” Li Qiye raised his hand and gave the order after no one spoke up . He didn’t care and started leaving .
Sun Lengying and Zhang Jiadi followed right behind him . They disappeared into the imperial palace . The ones left behind felt as if this was a dream .
This should have been a day for the new king to mourn Lucidity’s passing and talk about his great achievements . At the same time, he needed to build morale while stabilizing the situation .
That’s the right way to win people over and get them to acknowledge his position and capabilities .
Unfortunately, Li Qiye didn’t mention any of that . First, he ordered the death of an important general even before warming up his throne . Next, he ordered the five great powers to send beauties so that he could have a debaucherous harem .
“Let’s go . ” The five supreme ancestors disappeared from the void .
The other officials and ancestors couldn’t do anything else and started to leave .
This was the strangest coronation they have ever seen . It wasn’t just bizarre but rather, a complete joke .
The details of this event caused quite a stir around Nine Secrets . Despite the new king’s ridiculous nature, no sect dared to do anything because of Lengying and Silver Secret . Usurping was in the planning but it wasn’t the time for reckless action .
Nevertheless, people could tell that decline was inevitable for War Saint Dynasty . This debaucherous king couldn’t control Nine Secrets and his seven legions .
Meanwhile, Sun Lengying asked for retirement right after the coronation .
“You wish to return to civilian life?” Li Qiye smiled at Lengying .
The shadowy figure nodded, still stingy with his words: “Yes, please allow it, Your Majesty . ”
Jiadi was shaken due to the significance behind this . Lengying’s existence played a large part in Li Qiye’s successful ascension . He was the only one who could stabilize this situation . Li Qiye alone was insufficient .
“Elder Sun, it is still chaotic right now, so you can’t leave . ” Jiadi saw that Li Qiye was still carefree and thought that he didn’t grasp the gravity of this situation: “We need you right now, His Majesty requires your protection and help . ”
“I’m old with one foot in the grave, please allow it, Your Majesty . ” Lengying responded .
Jiadi couldn’t refute because Lengying’s age was getting up there . He has followed Lucidity for three generations . Since Lucidity was dead, he shouldn’t have that much time left either .
More importantly, when Lucidity was around, Lengying was only below one man while above all others . Only Lucidity could give him commands, no one else .
His loyalty to Lucidity was proven through his long service . However, Li Qiye lacked the power and decisiveness to control him . Lucidity was the only reason why he agreed to help with the coronation .
Now that the guy was on the throne, he wouldn’t stay here and continue to work for someone like Li Qiye .
This was the difference between him and Jiadi . The latter worked for War Saint Dynasty while he only cared for Lucidity . Others could all just go and die .
“I see, very well . Take what you want, treasures or territories, all available for you . ” Li Qiye nodded and said .
“Your Majesty, you can’t! Elder Sun is the pillar of our system, our dynasty needs him!” Jiadi was shocked .
He didn’t dare to blatantly express that they were in a bad position because of Li Qiye’s ineptitude and could only ask Li Qiye to reconsider .
“Thank you, Your Majesty . ” Lengying bowed and left empty-handed without asking for anything .
“Your Majesty, you don’t understand the situation . Only Elder Sun can preside over the system right now and quell unrest . ” Jiadi said disrespectfully while panicking . Nevertheless, this was out of loyalty .