Emperor’s Domination - Chapter 2457

Chapter 2457: 2457

Li Qiye headed southward after leaving Godstep . He wasn’t in a rush for there were beautiful sceneries awaiting him .

Nine Secrets System was built in the distant past . After many eras, it wasn’t only an independent world but also had its own creations and fortunes . Its dao source was unfathomable . The location of this dao source remained a secret within the territory of Nine Secrets .

One would find it difficult to sense the rhythm and order of the dao land . It seemed that it was only a regular place, lacking the majestic power found in other systems . In fact, Nine Secrets has returned to a state of original simplicity .

For millions of years, some have been able to control the power of Nine Secrets, but this was only at a surface level . People even said that outside of a selected few, no one could even garner ten to twenty-percent of the system’s power .

As for the whole thing? Only Nine Secrets Ancestor . The brilliant Eternals and True Emperors failed to do so .

He finally stopped before a mountain range . This place looked like an ocean of green, filled with a majestic life force .

“Nine-linked Mountains . ” Li Qiye smiled and said: “Let’s see if I can find what I’m looking for here . After all, Nine Secrets is still Bao Pu’s disciple . ”

This place was a famous location in Nine Secrets . Some even considered it as holy ground .

An aerial view of this place was beautiful and verdant with nine peaks standing out from the rest . They formed a circle, almost creating a crown with nine sharp tips . Inside this circle were nine lakes of varying colors . From above, they would look like nine jewels engraved on the crown .

If one were to go even further above and looking down, they would find that the mountain range would look like a long chain instead of a crown . The nine peaks and nine lakes would serve as the decorating bells instead .

Li Qiye took his first step inside and was met with a chilling aura . After taking a deep breath and smacking his lips, he felt a sweet and oceanic taste .

This was quite unexpected because this inland place was full of mountains . How could it have the aura of an ocean?

“How interesting, just how large of a world did Nine Secrets refined back then?” Li Qiye continued forward .

Despite its terrain, the place wasn’t desolate and bereft of people . With the same name as the mountain range, Nine-linked Mountains was actually another lineage in Nine Secrets, one of the oldest and most mysterious .

Some claimed that it was the direct branch of the progenitor . The sect itself never confirmed nor denied this rumor .

No one knew how strong it was . They only knew that it has existed since the very foundation and never interfered with external matters . Its disciples didn’t come out to the world in order to maintain a neutral stance .

As time passed, the place became a sacred place or an ancestral ground of the system . Many came here to train and search for the dao . Moreover, the dynasty or sect in charge would perform ceremonial rites in this place in order to further legitimize their reign .

Because of this, the dao source was believed to be in this mountain range . Of course, Skywrap Mountain was another candidate but War Saint Dynasty never commented on this .

However, the long-living ancestors felt that the former was the more likely candidate .

Ultimately, whether the dao source was located in Sky Wrap or not didn’t affect War Saint Dynasty . Most people have already accepted Nine-linked Mountains as the ancestral ground .

Nine-linked Mountains didn’t have that many disciples per generation, only a few dozens or so . Due to its vast territory, its disciples spread far away from each other so it looked very desolate, unlike a thriving sect .

Strange enough, this cold and cheerless sect continued to survive . Nine Secrets System had many different rulers at this point; heroes have turned to ashes but Nine-linked Mountains remained .

“Who are you?” Someone asked as Li Qiye reached the base of a mountain with a wooden hut .

The entrance to this mountain wasn’t an impressive gate made out of stone, only by three pieces of wood . It looked like it could fall down at any moment .

There was a tiny plaque with the words, Nine-linked Mountains . The calligraphy was slovenly and ugly . Even a new learner could do a better job .

A shabby gate and terrible plaque… If it wasn’t for the massive mountain range, people would wonder if this was an impersonating sect .

The one who called Li Qiye out was a middle-aged man wearing an ordinary robe . This robe was clean but it had many patches . The guy looked more like a farmer than a cultivator .

“Nine Secrets System’s reigning king . ” Li Qiye smiled in response .

The man wasn’t startled and gave him a brief glance: “Have proof of identity?”

“Indeed . ” Li Qiye casually threw the jade seal of Nine Secrets to him .

The man took a quick look before adding him to the list: “New king of Nine Secrets . ” He didn’t try to verify whether the seal was real or not at all .

“May I ask what you are here for, Your Majesty? Dao search, sightseeing, or just curious?” The man asked while writing down the registration .

“Just taking a look . If I’m in a good mood, maybe I’ll train in the nine secrets for fun . ” Li Qiye chuckled .

The man took another analyzing look at him after hearing this .

Others would think that he was insane, claiming to train the nine secrets in such a casual manner . Since the start of time, only one or two could do so, and this was limited in the legend .

“For fun, I see . ” The man seriously added this line to the registration despite Li Qiye’s carefree comment .

Li Qiye only smiled and didn’t care at all about what the man was writing down .

“May I ask where do you want to stay, Your Majesty?” The man continued .

“The place closest to the Great Desolate Heavenly Prison . ” Li Qiye answered .

“Closest to Great Desolate Heavenly Prison? Are you sure, Your Majesty?” The old man was surprised and tried to confirm .

“Yes . ” Li Qiye said .

“That would be Great Desolate Mountain . We have several halls there that aren’t too bad, you can stay in one of them . ” The man added .

“No problem . ” Li Qiye wasn’t picky about his dwelling .

“His Majesty will stay at Great Desolate Mountain . ” The man earnestly recorded .