Emperor’s Domination - Chapter 2459

Chapter 2459: 2459

Li Qiye remained aloof about the mountain and the lake, only caring about the great pit .

He smiled while gazing at the prison: “Looks like Lucidity King himself coveted this place despite not being able to see through the mysteries . ”

In fact, many people knew the name of Grand Desolate Heavenly Prison . It wasn’t because of the prison in and of itself, but rather Lucidity King .

Rumor has it that back in the olden days, this prison had imprisoned very powerful beings . There was no escaping either .

Another one stated that the progenitor of Nine Secrets used it to imprison a few murderous people . The system also repeated this in future generations .

This practice stopped later on because of a very simple reason . If one could subdue the enemy enough to put them into the prison, it meant that the enemy was helpless and could just be killed easily .

Moreover, there was no escaping after entering this prison . Throwing someone into this place was no different than killing them .

If this was the case, then why bother wasting energy to trap a monster or an enemy in this place? Killing them was far simpler .

For some unknown reasons, after Lucidity obtained sovereignty and reached the peak, he began using this prison for some of his foes .

They were his mighty enemies, some used to be even stronger than him! No one knew why he chose this to painstakingly capture them alive instead of just killing them .

A few ancestors speculated that it wasn’t meant to be a punishment . He was using them to find something - perhaps an item he wanted to locate was in the heavenly prison .

Some wise sages and True Emperors extended this notion back to the ancient ages . Perhaps even their progenitors or forefathers didn’t send prisoners here to trap them . They were meant to be experimental subjects for something .

Thus, the prison must contain something coveted even by Nine Secrets Ancestor . Unfortunately, the progenitor couldn’t obtain it .

“It’s my turn if others can’t get it . ” Li Qiye smiled before entering a stone hall .

His stay at Grand Desolate Mountain began just like that . Though he was a guest, no disciples from the sect came to serve him .

Of course, this was the case for just anyone . Even Lucidity himself didn’t have servants and was only registered . That’s why when he came to dao search, he brought his own servants .

The brilliant Emperor Zhang didn’t have any special treatment either in the past . Nine-linked Mountains has always been like this - a very unique place indeed .

Nevertheless, no one would find this offensive . For millions of years now, no one dared to go crazy, not even the invincible emperors . They kept a low-profile and just carried out their business in peace .

Li Qiye didn’t mind the lack of hospitality . For him, staying outdoors to weather the wind and early-morning dew was fine as well .

He didn’t immediately start looking into the prison . He chose to take in the air here for dao enlightenment instead . Whenever the sun rose, he would already be sitting on top of the mountain facing the prison in a meditative state .

There was no brilliant aura or auspicious phenomena; he didn’t look different from a mortal meditating .

The Primordial Tree appeared inside his palace . The pine cone and acorn were mature enough to fall at any moment . Meanwhile, the third dao flower had a golden luster, seemingly made out of gold and looking quite pure .

The blossoming of this third flower filled the tree with primordial energy and a source of life . The tree itself couldn’t handle producing another flower and fruit by itself but everything was going well because Li Qiye added his own power .

The tree required a massive amount of supporting energy, but it also brought endless primordial aura to him . He could turn this force into his own as he fused them into his flesh . His physical constitution became different from everyone else - far superior .

Days of serenity and dao enlightenment went on . The entire world seemed so tranquil .

After all, this was the deep south of Nine-linked Mountains, its most deserted area . No one was here to bother him with the exception of another soul .

It was an old man wearing a woodcutter outfit - a shabby and old robe made of cheap cloth with a hemp rope around his waist holding up an axe meant for wood cutting . The handle was entirely rusted but the blade was still as sharp as ever .  

He was full of wrinkles with a dark-yellow complexion, seemingly polished by the harsh weather across the years - the picture of a worker grounded in reality .

His eyes weren’t exceptional outside of being as clear as the water in a stream . One could sense something cool out of them even in hot weather .

He would be at the foot of the mountain before sunrise and meditate before the heavenly prison . He faced the murderous energy coming out, seemingly wanting to devour it .

Once the sun came up, he would stop and begin cutting wood . After filling two full loads held on a shoulder stick, he would go down to the lake and wash his face before leaving .

“A mortal like me shouldn’t go to the immortal garret…” He loudly sang a folk song while departing .

The warm sunlight illuminated the mountain range while his song echoed . It was as if this was the scene of a painting - lasting for the ages . Li Qiye seemed to enjoy this work of art with a smile on his face .

This process would repeat each day, seemingly part of the natural order in this mountain .

On this day, the man started chopping wood and Li Qiye finished his meditation early . He leisurely strolled around and saw the old man .

“Young friend, calling it early today?” The old man stopped and asked .

It looked like he was aware of Li Qiye’s stay at the peak but never bothered him .

“Just having nothing to do . ” Li Qiye smiled and stared at the axe . The blade seemed to be made from mortal steel .

“Not a bad axe . ” He casually praised .

“Oh, need it for a living, you know?” The old man smiled back: “I polish it each day so it gets sharper . Cutting wood is very easy now . ”

“The axe isn’t the only thing being polished, your dao heart is as well . ” Li Qiye shook his head and said .

The old man was raising his axe for another chop but paused after hearing this . He looked at the youth and said: “Wise words from you, young friend . ”

“Just running my mouth without thinking . ” Li Qiye sat down on a dried trunk lying on the ground .

The old man became interested and put down the axe . He sat down as well and took out a tobacco pipe . He inhaled once then said: “And just running your mouth is enough to spew out priceless words . I’m not educated but I know that much . ”

“It’s not called knowing for you but rather, profound understanding . ” Li Qiye praised .