Wind God took another glance at this “useless king” . Why was he so interested in their ancient scrolls?
Of course, he didn’t bother pursuing this matter, having condemned Li Qiye to inadequacy . There was nothing this landless king could do right now . He had already carried out his part, paying back his debt to Lucidity by saving the guy .
“Keep reading then, I’ll send some disciples to take care of you . ” He turned and left .
“Tell that girl to come and warm my bed already . ” Li Qiye casually remarked .
Wind God froze in his tracks . This little bastard had no sense of propriety, still worrying about such nonsense . He snorted in response and continued leaving .
Li Qiye smiled and didn’t care too much whether that saintess would come or not . It was only a casual comment .
He strolled in the sea of books, only occasionally finding something interesting and taking them down for a look .
He didn’t care about the merit laws of Godstep Sect since he had no lack of them . The stories about Imperial, or Three Immortals, were much more interesting . These tales were precious and useful in his mind .
He picked multiple scrolls ranging on a wide variety of subjects before returning to his table to read .
Historical tales and mysteries were boring; not even the disciples of Godstep would read them . Alas, Li Qiye enjoyed his time since he could read between the lines . Others wouldn’t notice anything about these simple stories, but he could find great information from a few sentences and extract unimaginable content .
This was his reason for coming to Godstep; other items couldn’t get into his sight . For example, he didn’t pick anything out of War Saint Dynasty’s treasury .
No sun and moon were present in the depository so who knows how much time has passed? Li Qiye finally looked up and saw a youth standing next to him .
He wore a robe made out of hemp and had a tall stature . It was difficult pointing out something special about him because he looked too ordinary . One would instantly forget about him after a glance . He was just another person in the crowd .
“Cough . ” The youth nervously coughed after seeing Li Qiye looking at him .
He has been here for a long time but didn’t dare to disturb Li Qiye who was immersed in reading .
“Your, Your Majesty…” The youth hesitated for a moment but still decided to address him respectfully .
“This low, lowly one has received the orders of the ancestor to take care of your daily needs, Your majesty . ” He cupped his fist and said .
He knew who Li Qiye was - the king of War Saint, albeit, one that has fallen out of grace .
He has heard of Li Qiye’s unsavory tales . In fact, the entire world knew about it . In the beginning, he assumed that Li Qiye would have a wretched and vulgar appearance . He found this to not be the case after meeting the king .
“Oh? The girl isn’t coming?” Li Qiye asked after taking a good look at the youth .
“Ahem, I don’t, don’t know who you are referring to, Your Majesty . ” The youth played the fool .
“It’s that saintess of yours, Splendorous . ” Li Qiye casually threw the scroll on the table .
“Umm…” The youth smiled wryly and had to respond: “Junior Sister Lu Bing is training outside and hasn’t returned, so the ancestor sent me here instead . ”
“It’s not good to lie in front of me . ” Li Qiye nonchalantly said: “Looks like the geezer doesn’t want her to be a maid . Very well, I’ve already given him the chance . It’s too late to beg for it later . ”
The youth was speechless because of Li Qiye’s direct comment - demanding for their junior sister to be his maid .
He was aware of the marriage agreement between her and the king . However, that was in the past . He no longer had a kingdom .
Keep in mind that she was the jewel of the sect, the famous Splendorous Saintess, beloved and adored by the ancestors here . So many prodigies in Nine Secrets wished to propose .
Given their current status, the other ancestors in the sect would never agree even if she were to say yes .
“Your Majesty, I have prepared everything for you . ” The youth changed the topic .
“What’s your name?” Li Qiye inquired with his usual calmness .
“This lowly one is called Zhang Jianchuan . ” The youth honestly responded .
He was the Second Disciple of Godstep Sect Master; his cultivation was formidable .
Wind God was quite nice to send such a powerful disciple here to serve Li Qiye . This was for his protection .
In fact, a Second Disciple of the sect master obviously had a prestigious position . Moreover, his talents were amazing as well .
Anyone else would be annoyed to receive this order, becoming a dog for Li Qiye who was essentially a nobody at this point .
Jianchuan didn’t think so and sincerely obeyed Wind God . Since he was sent here as a servant, he acted like a servant and treated Li Qiye like a king . On the contrary, no one else would call Li Qiye, “Your Majesty”; they would look down on him instead .
“You must be an undercover specialist . ” Li Qiye leisurely stated .
“Your Majesty?” The youth was startled because Li Qiye was spot on about his profession: “What, what brought this up, Your Majesty?”
“As ordinary-looking as can be, the most suitable for undercover roles . A person like this is either a weakling, a great master, or someone undercover . ” Li Qiye continued .
Jianchuan was shocked . He was a spy and the director of intelligence for the young generation of Godstep .
Very few disciples wanted to do this now; they rather just train in the sect or make something out of themselves in the outside world . Cultivation and aiming to grow stronger were the correct mindset for cultivators .
Because of this, Jianchuan was a unique disciple in Godstep . He was interested in researching and gathering intel at a young age . Interest turned into excellence, so the sect left him in charge of intelligence . Therefore, he was usually the first in Godstep to know of any news happening in Imperial .
This current Li Qiye was different from his imagination . The most prolific description of the new king was his debauchery . He mobilized the five legions against the Bingchi over a single woman .
Moreover, Jianchuan received news that he didn’t bother to fight back against the rebels so the kingdom fell just like that . It painted a picture of weakness and incompetence . The guy was clearly a useless young master .
As a spy, he could sense something different due to his perceptive instinct . Maybe he gathered the wrong information or there was more than meets the eye .
“You’re right, Your Majesty . I’m in awe of your vision . ” He bowed again calming down .
“No need to flatter me . ” Li Qiye waved his sleeve: “You seem smarter and more flexible than the old geezer . ”
Jianchuan smiled wryly and didn’t dare to comment about the supreme ancestor . Wind God was the boss here, rarely seen by the juniors . Even ancestors needed to be reverent towards him . Only Li Qiye would dare to the supreme ancestor an old geezer here .
“Lead the way . ” Li Qiye said .
The youth didn’t dare to show any slight and showed Li Qiye the way .