Li Qiye sat there calmly and even conversed with Eight Formation True Emperor . This act made people glance at each other .
In the eyes of the masters, Li Qiye was only a spring chicken, a new cultivator . However, he remained calm against the great armies and a True Emperor . This courage was rare and commendable .
“That’s a descendant of Lucidity King’s for you, he’s not shaming his lineage . ” An ancestor praised .
Even till now, many believed that he was an illegitimate son of Lucidity, hence why he was given the throne .
The emperor had flashes of bloodthirst in his eyes - a truly frightening spectacle due to his power level . Each strand resembled a divine sword, more than enough to make others tremble .
“Are you finished now?” The emperor uttered coldly .
Li Qiye waved his hand and casually said: “When is your kingdom bringing your princess over? I need a maid for bed warming and feet washing . ”
Everyone took a deep breath and glanced at each other .
“He’s a madman . ” Many shared this thought .
There was no saving this guy . He was the only one left in the palace yet he still dared to talk in this manner . The guy was insane indeed or he wouldn’t have ordered an attack on the Bingchi over one woman .
“Ignorant fool!” The emperor raised his hand and crushed the void with an explosive sound . He then lunged for Li Qiye .
“It’s over . ” Everyone knew the outcome without looking .
The new king’s cultivation was pitiful to the point of being negligible . Just one finger from the emperor could turn him to ashes, let alone a full attack .
A buzzing noise happened before any physical contact; very few could actually hear this faint sound - the rippling of space . Li Qiye suddenly disappeared from the throne .
“Boom!” The palm strike crushed the throne but Li Qiye was nowhere to be found .
“Where is he?!” The spectators were confused . The guy seemed to have vanished into thin air .
“Wait, is he crushed into a pulp or a mist of blood, evaporating into nothingness?” Some speculated .
“No, someone saved him . ” A powerful ancestor said with a serious expression .
“What?” The crowd was shocked . The one who saved him was simply too fast, beyond visual discernment .
Moreover, the guy did it before Eight Formation True Emperor . This being must be extremely powerful or the emperor would have stopped him .
“Who did it?” This question popped up in everyone’s mind . Sun Lengying? Or someone else?
Thinking about Sun Lengying made people shudder . The shadows of his terror still remained above Nine Secrets .
True Formation was startled since someone capable of this task was obviously stronger than him - capable of moving freely in an untraceable manner .
The six commanders felt the same way and started to analyze the surroundings . Unfortunately, they didn’t notice anything .
“Go, search everywhere!” The group ordered the armies to begin the search for Li Qiye .
People started pondering about the outcome . Though this was a successful siege of the imperial palace, the new king was still taken away by someone .
The coalition armies naturally didn’t like this, especially Tang Hexiang’s group . As long as the new king was still alive, they wouldn’t be able to have a good night’s sleep . He was a problem that needs to be dealt with .
It didn’t matter who would take over the throne, but as long as Li Qiye was alive, his position would be questioned, just a usurper .
Moreover, Li Qiye could even become someone else’s card . They might fight using his name and take over in the same manner .
“At the very least, it is over for War Saint, the end of their golden age . ” An ancestor said after seeing the mess at the palace .
He recalled when Lucidity used to order the world in an imperious manner . No one dared to disobey his royal decrees . But now, his authority was gone in the wind, just like him .
Even if War Saint Dynasty could continue, it would no longer be as strong as before .
“The fall of War Saint allows for the rise of others, this is only the beginning, not the end . ” Someone else sentimentally said .
Lucidity was unique . In the present, anyone dared to take his position would have trouble subduing the people .
The Bingchi and Myriad Formation Kingdom together weren’t enough to force the other three great powers to submit . If Eight Formation True Emperor were to ascend, they would definitely refute his coronation . Their excuse would be that Li Qiye, the rightful king, was still around .
Thus, Eight Formation and the others knew that it was impossible to seize the throne until Li Qiye is dead . Not only would the other three powers not recognize the new ruler’s legitimacy, but the other sects and clans might also resist as well .
Thus, Li Qiye’s survival became quite a headache .
“Looks like war is inevitable in the future . ” One ancestor was pessimistic about the current developments .
Li Qiye had no intention of retaliating against the palm strike but someone else saved him in that split second .
When the light returned, the scene was completely different . What he saw was no longer the palace but rather, an open ocean of clouds .
He stood on top of a solitary peak as the clouds floated below his feet . His robes fluttered with the wind .
There was an old man standing next to him - his savior .
“Old geezer Wind? Why did you save me? I was waiting for a fun show . ” Li Qiye glanced at the old man and said .
He was one of the five supreme ancestors, the Wind God from Godstep Sect .
He stared at Li Qiye with his old eyes, surprised that this brat didn’t show any gratitude . Worst of all, the kid still acted like a king and didn’t show any respect .
Remember, there were only five supreme ancestors in all of Nine Secrets . They were the strongest ancestor in their sects, virtually invincible as Eternals .
However, Li Qiye didn’t give a damn and treated him like a subject just like Lucidity used to .
People called him Wind God because he was just like the wind - essentially omnipresent .
“Brat, be more respectful, you would be a dead man right now if it wasn’t for me . ” He gave Li Qiye the side-eye .
Li Qiye sat down on the cliff and swung his legs back and forth before smiling: “As if . Someone else would save me if not you, having a puppet king is enough to control the world . ”
“You’re not stupid, brat . ” Wind God was impressed and took another look at the youth . He thought the kid was only a useless, prodigal son .
“Even an idiot can see this . ” Li Qiye smiled: “I’m sure the other great powers were waiting too . ”
“Hmph . Unfortunately, I didn’t save you for this reason . I saved you out of consideration for the late king!” Wind God snorted .
Unlike the other supreme ancestors, Wind God was quite close to Lucidity . The latter had guided him in the past . That’s why he was the first to agree to the marriage agreement .
Because of this, he saved Li Qiye so that Lucidity’s lineage would continue on .