Li Qiye looked at the group and said: “I already told you, the exit is in your heart and thoughts, as long as they’re strong enough . ”
“In the heart?” The weaker members of the group didn’t quite understand the meaning of his answer .
“Hmm…” Ill Lord started contemplating since he had a greater comprehension aptitude compared to the rest .
“We need to leave soon since I’m sure people are anxious outside . ” Li Qiyer looked at the sky and said .
Having said that, his eyes became serious . With a buzzing noise, he became resplendent .
Though there was no oppressive aura and invincible divinity, he seemed unreachable just by standing there .
He looked like an immovable existence for all of eternity . Even if a billion years were to pass and the river of time continued to wash over him, he would still be in the same state . Everything else would change and flow; people were acting as fleeting passengers in his life .
An everlasting unyieldingness was how the group would describe Li Qiye right now . It wasn’t a feeling of power, just immovability .
It had exceeded the boundaries of power, culminating in the most simple yet hardest thing to obtain - an immovable dao heart . Not even time could take it down .
The group gasped with shock . They were experienced Eternals who could appreciate the importance of the dao heart .
Unfortunately, when they got to their level with this realization, time no longer waited for them . It was too late for them to try and build an immovable dao heart .
They were already at their twilight with no time left, or that they had certain deficiencies that prevented them from polishing their dao heart .
In this split second, they could sense his tough dao heart that could withstand the test of time . This ability of his wasn’t something a True Emperor or a progenitor can have .
In this vision of the river of time, numerous existences eventually turned to smoke but Li Qiye remained standing .
They realized that the power level was one thing, but his dao heart propelled him to a new level versus them .
“Buzz . ” Ill Lord saw the light in the sky moving with spatial ripples . A door eventually opened in the sky .
“Look! It’s a gate! We can leave from there!” The group celebrated loudly .
Even Ill Lord couldn’t restrain his excitement and had a happy expression: “We can finally leave . . . ”
“I never thought I could leave this hellish place alive…” The lady’s words were full of joy .
“Hahaha! We can see the sun again! I’ll start a funeral for that geezer Lucidity King since we’ve outlived him!” Wild Bull roared .
“It’s actually that easy to open the door?” The scholar was actually reflecting on the ease of this .
They tried everything in the past and still couldn’t come up with anything . They couldn’t even find an exit, let alone open it . Who would have thought that Li Qiye could do so in such a direct manner?
“Come on now, isn’t this too simple?” Wild Bull’s hair was a mess since he kept scratching his head in confusion .
“Simple? You don’t know the difficulty within . This is the hardest gate to open . Okay, for a pre-existing gate, no matter how perfect it is, it will still have flaws . But this entrance to the heart has no openings . In order to open one, the first requirement is maintaining one’s dao heart without wavering . That’s the only way to open this exit . ”
“It’s a prison of the heart . ” Li Qiye said: “The chains alone couldn’t restrain a being of that level . The only way was to lock the dao heart as well . Otherwise, this prisoner could still escape even though the physical body and true fate were still sealed . As long as the dao heart was around, the person’s dao wouldn’t be destroyed . ”
“No wonder why we couldn’t get out of this place . Our dao heart can’t open the gate to this heart prison . ” The scholar finally understood the mysteries of this place .
“I see . ” Even the simple-minded Wild Bull got the point and understood why they failed despite trying everything possible .
“Let’s go . ” Li Qiye chuckled and soared to the sky . The group quickly followed him .
A mass formed outside the prison . Li Qiye’s sudden entry of the prison scared everyone .
Many felt that he was insane since only a madman would jump into the heavenly prison, quite a suicidal endeavor .
In the beginning, people were optimistic about his survival because of his mysterious and unfathomable nature . Perhaps he could concoct a miracle and get out .
However, as the days passed by, the prison was still as black as ever with no noise coming out . The crowd became disappointed; it seemed that a miracle wouldn’t be happening .
Despite this general sentiment gaining traction, the supreme ancestors from the three great powers and Sacred Cabinet remained . They camped in Nine-linked Mountains, patiently waiting .
“The king was too reckless . ” An older expert stared at the black entrance and mourned: “So many monsters have been thrown in there by Nine Secrets in history, yet no one managed to come back out . I’m sure he’s dead now, wasting his spring . He clearly could have brought a new golden age and glory for our system, but it’s over now . ”
“Who will be king then?” Another asked .
No one could come up with an answer right away . Because of his meteoric rise, everyone thought the king would regain his throne . This seemed to be the natural and obvious flow of things . His death changed the entire course .
Earlier, Tang Hexiang and Eight Formation True Emperors were the strongest candidates but they were dead too now . All of the candidates for the throne were done for .
“Maybe Waterwatch Saber Saint? No one can match him in the young generation . Plus, the queen is also from Waterfront Pavilion, so he’s naturally the most suitable candidate for a variety of reasons . ”
The crowd glanced at each other and agreed that the saber saint was a great candidate .
Back on Great Desolate Peak, Liu Chuqing has been watching the cave every day . She had full confidence in the beginning but as time passed, this confidence also wavered like the rest of the crowd .
“Don’t worry, Your Highness . His Majesty will come back safe and sound . ” Hanyu, on the other hand, had no doubts in her mind . She viewed him as a supreme existence after being conquered . There was nothing he couldn’t do .
Even this heavenly prison couldn’t keep him . If he could enter, then he could also get out . A miracle was inevitable . Hanyu continued to keep her cool while consoling Liu Chuqing and waiting for Li Qiye’s return .