Even though the emperor’s understanding of the Immortal Slaying Formation shocked Nine Secrets, everyone quickly focused back on the task at hand - the lakes .
“Let’s enter the lake now, it’s ready . ” People left their abodes and headed for the lakes .
Because the nine lakes were large, they presented many options . People didn’t fight over the locations and rather spent their time finding fortunes instead .
“How about the yellow lake?” One junior asked his senior, attracted by the lake at the very center .
It was the largest one, surrounded by the other eight lakes . It was a bright yellow . Normally, yellow energy would ooze out from it as if golden powders were falling into the lake .
After the color change, it looked like molten gold now . It was full of temptation and made everyone salivated .
“Don’t think about it . ” His senior immediately stopped him: “It is the hardest of the nine to sense . One needs to be a genius with absolute confidence in order to do so . Anyone else would only be wasting their time . This lake is impossible to harmonize with . ”
The junior had no choice but to give up since he didn’t want to waste this rare opportunity .
Nevertheless, people still tried the golden lake despite the difficulties .
The first to do so was Tang Hexiang . He came quite early on his stallion and several hundred soldiers .
Unlike before, they were walking right now, still adorned with their silver armor . Through the plates, one could tell that these soldiers were quite old and powerful with a cold expression .
Hexiang’s spear seemed to be cast from gold, pulsing with a dazzling glow and decorated with draconic symbols .
The group this time didn’t have an aggressive or fierce aura, a stark contrast to their arrival at Nine-linked Mountains .
Nonetheless, people still took a deep breath and felt a chill while witnessing their quiet march .
“That’s the most elite group of Central Legion, probably containing half of its battle potential . This little group right here is so important to the Ma Clan and had numerous meritorious feats in the past . ”
This made everyone realize that the relationship between Tang Hexiang and Ma Mingchun was quite good since Mingchun was okay with sending the elites of his clan after Hexiang .
“That’s not all . ” Someone noticed the spear on the youth’s back: “Hexiang is bringing his family’s heirloom with him, the Golden Dragon Spear . He’s going all out this time . ”
This quiet march this time drew more attention than Hexiang’s previous entry to Nine-linked Mountains .
“I’ll test my luck as well . ” just when Hexiang had entered the golden lake, another youth laughed and did the same .
“Waterwatch Saber Saint . ” Someone cried out .
“Clank . ” One could hear the hum of a saber after he took the first step inside .
The golden liquid suddenly came together to create the image of a saber . The youth stepped on this saber as it took him closer to the center of the lake .
“Buzz . ” Next, lotus flowers materialized near the shore and started growing towards the central area .
Before the crowd could calm down, a girl as transcending as an immortal landed on the lotus . “Pop!” The petals started to spread in an elegant manner .
As she walked on these flowers, they began to blossom after each of her steps in such a beautiful manner . Everyone became immersed in this fascinating scene .
“Fairy Qin is always unbelievable and graceful regardless of the situation . ” People couldn’t help but praise .
The moment Jianyao got to the lake’s center, she found Tang Hexiang and the saber saint talking to each other .
Next, a cool and fragrant breeze blew by . Another girl landed by the shore - Bingchi Hanyu .
She was accompanied by two old men dressed in gray with their hands drooping down in a casual manner . However, lightning currents seemed to be coursing in their eyes, indicating their status as extremely powerful True Gods .
She casually threw out a treasure onto the water .
“Splash!” It was a large boat made out of jade, looking quite extravagant with carvings of dragons and phoenixes - a carriage worthy of a queen .
“Splash!” It started heading for the center of the lake with her standing at the bow and enjoying the breeze .
“Princess Hanyu does have the virtues found in a queen . ” People praised after seeing her nobility . Of course, her sexiness also won many youths over and intensified their desires .
The three who got there first greeted her .
Jianyao calmly spoke: “Congratulations, the emperor’s success at learning the formation will make the system even more colorful . ”
“You’re too kind, Fairy Qin, Tianzhi will be needing your guidance in the future . ” Hanyu charmingly replied .
Jianyao simply nodded in response .
“When that formation comes out, I will have no choice but to run for my life . ” The saber saint laughed and said .
“You’re joking, Saber Saint . Your saber dao is unique in the contemporary . Tianzhi had told me about his admiration for your dao . ” Hanyu was the princess of the Bingchi so she was naturally spoiled and prideful . However, she knew how to act appropriately depending on the circumstances .
The saber saint smiled, who knows if he believes her or not?
“Congratulations . ” Even Tang Hexiang, a rival, seemed to be quite cool and congratulated Hanyu .
So far, the spectators were most impressed with Hanyu’s elegance and innate nobility .
“Princess Hanyu is truly peerless, only someone like the emperor is worthy of her . ” A fan commented .
While the young geniuses were greeting each other, Li Qiye and Liu Chuqing made it to the shore of the golden lake .
“The king is here, the king is here!” Someone shouted and the rest of the crowd turned towards the duo .
In the past, only words of disdain would run through the crowd - such as calling him a useless king, a piece of trash beyond fixing, etc…
Alas, after the event at the stone forest, everyone realized that he was a tyrant . His brutal methods have shut everyone up .
Some held their breath while staring at him, wanting to see what he would do at the lake .
Li Qiye smiled and said: “Such a deep lake, how am I going to cross? Drowning wouldn’t be a good way to go . ”
This comment made everyone glance at each other .
“Rumble!” Suddenly, majestic figures appeared in the lake . They were massive in size . The water could only reach their ankles .
Their divinity was shocking; these were unstoppable gods .
“What the hell?” The crowd stared at these colossal beings in astonishment .
“Splash!” A jade bridge materialized across the lake, made from precious and ancient materials . The entire thing was filled with chaos energy, capable of reaching towards an immortal realm . It gave off a holy presence .
“Boom!” Water splashed everywhere . The great beings directly dropped to their knees and started raising this bridge .
“Your Majesty, please board!” They shouted in unison with a cry as sonorous as the chant of an army .
Everyone suddenly saw an illusion - a peerless king was out on patrol above the nine heavens . The gods had no choice but to prostrate to greet him .