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Emperor’s Domination - Chapter 2445


Chapter 2445: 2445

Zhang Jianchuan became jolted after listening to Li Qiye . He didn’t realize it yet but Li Qiye was slowly opening a new door for him .



“Possessing knowledge and knowing how to use it - that’s the way towards success . Unfortunately, no one is using this treasure grove correctly . ” He said, looking at the youth before glancing at the books while shaking his head .

Jianchuan stood there, seemingly comprehending a little bit . A long time ago, their sect specialized in information gathering and secret selling .

They relied on their perfect network of intelligence to find the secrets of Imperial and greatly benefited from it .

Furthermore, they always had the initiative and were one step ahead for any big event - a great advantage . This naturally resulted in them yielding a greater harvest than the rest .

They grew stronger and stronger before ending up as one of the five great powers . Unfortunately, the result was fewer and fewer disciples being interested in this business .  

What brought them to greatness suffered a swift decline . No one bothered reading the ancient scrolls in the depository . It meant that they had fewer and fewer relevant secrets, losing the advantages altogether .

Of course, the ancestors thought that they didn’t need to rely on this old business now that they have grown stronger . They could sweep through the world using force instead .

Jianchuan had a newfound perspective like seeing the light of a guiding torch in the mist, telling him which direction to go .

He increasingly found this king to be different from the rumors and faintly realized that the king was only putting up an act .

But why did the king pretend to be such a person, even until the fall of his kingdom? Jianchuan couldn’t come up with an answer at all .

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Li Qiye lived like a monk at Godstep with only the lamp and books as his companions . Moreover, he didn’t care about external events, not bothering to ask a single question .

“Your Majesty, are you not curious about the dynasty?” Jianchuan was familiar enough to ask a sensitive question .

He was in charge of intelligence so he still received a number of reports every day . This allowed him to know about the world without leaving Godstep .

“What’s there to find out?” Li Qiye said: “War Saint has fallen out of grace while the rest of the world chases for the ultimate authority . Unfortunately, no one has been able to seize it . Given the current political climate, who can be in charge? The other sects are useless and only the five great powers are in the picture . Actually, the dynasty with its six legions can do something as well . However, the legion commanders, your five supreme ancestors, and the other experts; none of them are willing to submit to each other! Without a person capable of rising up above the others, total authority will need to wait, replaced by stagnation and deliberations . ”

With that, he turned towards the youth and smiled: “The geezer hasn’t shown up recently, I’m sure he’s at the imperial city then . The five of them must be screaming there, but no one will give up . ”



This casual analysis left Jianchuan slack-jawed because Li Qiye was completely spot on about the current political climate .

Though Nine Secrets System no longer has a real ruler, the great powers here didn’t wish to submit to each other . No one can suppress the entire world like Lucidity and no one had the claim to the throne like Li Qiye, the rightful successor .

Because of this, though the coalition armies managed to take over the imperial city, no one could really sit on the throne for total control . The five great powers would never yield to someone else . They didn’t want to see a second Lucidity King and actively worked against it .

This created a deadlocked stalemate at the capital . The five powers also sent their legions there, completely occupying the area .

Even the five supreme ancestors needed to go themselves to preside over the situation . After all, a change in the government could affect any of them for generations to come . No great powers wanted to let this go .

Jianchuan found Li Qiye’s insight to be incredible . He knew everything that was going on without taking a single step out of the door - quite unbelievable .

The youth calmed down and quietly said: “Your Majesty, the ancestor is indeed at the imperial city right now . ”

“It’s only a waste of time . ” Li Qiye shook his head and smiled: “The five great powers and these supreme ancestors will, one day, come to see that they are running around blindly . This land still belongs to whom it meant to belong to, everyone else has no idea what they're doing, mere chess pieces . Only the players can decide the fate of Nine Secrets . ” 



“Your Majesty, who are the players then?” Jianchuan asked, perplexed .

“You’ll find out later . ” Li Qiye smiled mysteriously: “The answers are usually unexpected and will astonish people . However, there is one idiom pertinent to the situation - the mantis stalks the cicada, unaware of the oriole behind . Who knows who the real players are, but many certainly think they are, unaware that they are mere chess pieces . ”

Jianchuan shuddered . Though he didn’t fully grasp the meaning of Li Qiye’s response nor who the chess players were, he knew that something earth-shattering was going to happen .

Though the depository had many scrolls, Li Qiye had gone through most of them and got all the information he wanted about the things he was searching for - a great success .

“Didn’t your progenitor leave behind a plain tablet?” Li Qiye put away the scroll and looked at Jianchuan today .

The youth nodded: “Yes, the Null Slate is located on the ancestral peak . ”

“Alright, let’s go take a look . ” Li Qiye said: “There’s not much to look at here in Godstep, we’ll see if this tablet will be different . ”

Jianchuan was surprised because Li Qiye has been staying indoors the entire time . Now, he wanted to go take a look at the Null Slate?

“This lowly one will prepare for you, Your Majesty . ” Jianchuan quickly agreed .

After taking care of minor details, he led Li Qiye to the ancestral peak .

This area was rumored to be where Godstep True Emperor meditated in the past . Later on, it became a place for the disciples to come and reminisce about their patriarch .

It was naturally the tallest peak in Godstep with numerous buildings . However, people were most interested in the stone tablet on top, bereft of any engraving .

The Null Slate was next to the precipice, personally erected by the emperor - or so they say .  

No one knew why the emperor left this wordless tablet here . Perhaps it was to test the descendants, and that it contained a supreme art . Others believed that it was a meteor from an external realm; the emperor left it here for the descendants to study .

No one has been able to comprehend it since the foundation of Godstep . Plenty of True Emperors and Eternals from the sect have tried and failed .

In fact, they have even invited the ultimate genius of the Mu, Shaochen, to come take a look . The youth still couldn’t see through it and the mystery remained .

All in all, the Null Slate’s purpose and the emperor’s intent became an age-long question . Despite the futility of it all, disciples from Godstep still came to take a look, hoping for a miracle .