Emperor’s Domination - Chapter 2560

Chapter 2560

Li Qiye woke up very early on the second day and saw Bingchi Hanyu kneeling in waiting .

“What?” Li Qiye said while looking at her .

She kept her head low on the floor while begging: “The elders of the clan were foolish to oppose you, Your Majesty, and have committed a grave sin . I have failed you as well, so please punish me . ”

“You haven’t done anything wrong . ” Li Qiye gently waved his sleeve .

She maintained her pose: “The elders’ sin is worthy of clan destruction . Insignificant I may be, I wish to accept the punishment instead . ”

“So you’re beseeching for your clan’s sake . ” He glanced at her and chuckled .

“I only hope to lower the punishment by a little . ” She said softly .

Li Qiye said flatly: “Out of consideration for you, I won’t destroy your clan . However, a punishment is still justified . Expurgation will happen . ”

“Thank you, Your Majesty . ” She rejoiced, still staying on the ground .

She was ready for the worst during this whole process, thinking that her clan would face total destruction and that she herself would be punished . Who would have thought that Li Qiye would forgive them?

“Your Majesty, I will spend the rest of my life to repay your kindness . ” She cried emotionally .

“Hmm, yes . Stand up, just do your best now . ” Li Qiye nodded .

She hurriedly got up to prepare to wash his face and various other tasks, completely acting as a maid .

After Li Qiye finished washing, Southpeak Woodcutter came for an audience .

“You’re right on time after hiding for the last several days . ” Li Qiye smiled while glancing at him .

“Ah…” The woodcutter forced a smile and smoked his pipe: “Your Majesty’s invincible aura suppressed the nine heavens . My cultivation is nothing so all I could do was hide in fear . There was no way I could come out to see you . ”

“Alright, enough flattery, state your intent . ” Li Qiye didn’t mind .

The woodcutter rubbed his palms and said: “Your Majesty, you are the first to leave the heavenly prison alive, an unprecedented feat in this world . My knowledge is shallow so I would like to hear your experience inside if possible . ”

“Just get straight to the point instead of darting around the issue . ” Li Qiye said flatly: “You just want to hear more about immortality . ”

“You are so wise, Your Majesty, I would like to broaden my horizons and fix my inaccurate beliefs by listening to your guidance . ” The old man coughed .

“Enough flowery talks . ” Li Qiye shook his head: “Very well, since you acted with propriety, I shall reward you . I’m sure you have been researching the prison for a lifetime just like Lucidity King . ”

“Please don’t laugh at my futile attempt to live longer . ” The old man smiled wryly .

He spent his days absorbing the murderous energy of the prison and cultivating the grand dao, wanting to learn more about immortality and the mysteries of the prison .

Of course, someone strong like him had the rights to learn about immortality . Everyone searched for it, from True Emperors to progenitors . Everlasting life was too tempting .

“I’ll make an exception and let you have a look . ” Li Qiye took out the black soil .

“This is…” The old man became startled and accepted the soil with both hands in a respectful manner for careful observation .

“This is the immortality item you have been searching for . ” Li Qiye smiled .

The old man was meticulous and treated this soil as the most precious and peerless thing in the world .

“This divinity… how can such divinity exist in this world?” He murmured .

“You tell me . ” Li Qiye replied .

“Maybe it doesn’t belong to the mortal world . ” The erudite old man still didn’t know where this soil came from .

“All of this doesn’t matter . ” Li Qiye said: “One could even say that in a sense, even immortality itself doesn’t matter, at least to the grand scheme of things . ”

“I don’t quite understand, Your Majesty…” The woodcutter said . What will happen in the future if immortality doesn’t matter? He was shaken due to his knowledge and insight .

“It shows that someone has brought this thing here . ” Li Qiye’s eyes became profound: “It doesn’t belong to this world or any other, at least under the blue dome, yet it still appeared . Three Immortal Worlds aren’t necessarily unbreakable, nothing is . ” 

“Is there another safe place then?” The woodcutter shuddered, thinking about the worst .

“I would say yes in the past, but who knows about the present . There is a perfect saying for this situation, a toppled nest will result in broken eggs . Three Immortal Worlds have enjoyed peace for too long, considered to be indestructible . We’ll see about this in the future . ” Li Qiye said .

“If this is the case, then where should we go?” The old man asked in a daze .

Li Qiye chuckled: “A cynical way to put it is that one should just wait for death since no one can escape it anyway, just a matter of time . ”

The woodcutter didn’t know how to respond since this was indeed the case .

“And you, Your Majesty?” He calmed down and asked after a long while .

Li Qiye gazed towards the distant, piercing through time and space .

“Me?” He eventually looked back and smiled: “What else can I do but fight? War has always been a companion of mine, so it doesn't matter who the enemy is, a battle they shall have . ”

“Continuously struggling . ” The woodcutter suddenly felt respect towards Li Qiye: “Your Majesty, you are a role model for all of us . Your immovable dao heart is beyond all of us . ”

“Not again . ” Li Qiye waved his sleeve once more .

Of course, the woodcutter wasn’t flattering Li Qiye this time . The praise came from the heart .

He attentively looked at the soil again and noticed something: “Hmm, this presence, I believe it has shown up at Stone Harmony System before . ” [1]

“Oh?” Li Qiye smiled .

The woodcutter quickly added: “A presence like this erupted during my vacation to Stone Harmony in the past . It came and went quickly so my search attempt yielded nothing as if it was just a random occurrence . Nevertheless, it left a deep impression of me so I can still remember it right now . ”

“No, it makes sense . That’s how it should be . Unfortunately, it does indicate the gravity of the situation . ” Li Qiye’s expression became serious .

“It is a blessing to see such a divine item in this lifetime, thank you, Your Majesty . ” The woodcutter returned the soil with both hands .

Li Qiye pinched a tiny piece and said: “Here is a little gift for your propriety . Even though it won’t grant you immortality, it should be ample lifespan . ”

Surprise turned into joy for the old man . He knew just how precious this black soil was so he got on the ground: “Thank you, Your Majesty . ”

He accepted the tiny piece and carefully put it away .

“Nine Secrets will require your help in the future . Do your best . ” Li Qiye said .

“Are you leaving…?” The woodcutter didn’t expect this to come so soon .

“This kingdom isn’t mine so it’s not worthy of my stay . ” Li Qiye said: “It won’t be easy to take care of it though . ”

“I understand . ” The woodcutter bowed: “If Her Highness ever requires Nine-linked Mountains’ help or mine, all she has to do is summon us . ”

This was a vow of loyalty towards both Li Qiye and Liu Chuqing .

1 . The title for Stone Harmony is a hard one to translate without more context, it might be changed later