“This has nothing to do with me? I actually want to ask the Mu Clan why they have sent Mu Shaochen to the lower world . I demand an explanation or this won’t end . ” Jade-break True Emperor turned her pretty eyes towards Puresword True Emperor and uttered coldly .
A frightening light flashed from Puresword True Emperor’s eyes . One could see his fury and murderous intent now .
His mood was understandable . Jade-break True Emperor rampaged in their clan and demanded a handsome reparation amount on top of a promise to punish Mu Shaochen before finally leaving .
The Mu has tried to keep this a secret to no avail . This was a disgraceful event for all of their members so the emperor couldn’t contain his anger .
Moreover, Mu Shaochen was his little brother . The kid might have been wrong but Jade-break True Emperor went too far .
They had no choice but to secretly send Mu Shaochen to the lower world . This ended with his death . One could say that she was the reason why his little brother was killed .
Forcing them to yield and being a contributor to Mu Shaochen’s death? The Mu hasn’t forgotten this debt .
Though the emperor kept his cool, he didn’t try to hide his intent to kill at all: “Jade-break True Emperor, we will settle our feud but not today . Name the time and place later, I, Mu Jian, will take you on!” 
As the emperor of the Mu, he must fight for his clan or they would have a hard time holding their head high later .
“No need for that, we can do it now . ” The empress was straightforward: “You have five palaces and I have six, I will just kill you today, no need to delay the date . You will only drag your clan down with you by doing so because it won’t be me alone, I will bring an army to your clan . ”
This ferocious empress immediately threatened with an all-out war . This decisiveness and brutality shouldn’t be coming from such a beautiful girl .
The crowd looked around at each other, pondering the situation .
“A mountain can’t have two tigers, this is inevitable . ” One expert quietly said .
These two emperors had the best chance to become a progenitor so a battle was inevitable . Only the winner would continue onward triumphantly to reach this status .
“Jade-break True Emperor has never changed her aggressive tone before . ” Someone smiled wryly .
Another young cultivator took a deep breath: “She has six palaces, that’s amazing . Should be stronger than Puresword True Emperor by quite a bit . ”
People were focusing on the two emperors so unfortunately, Fiercest was completely forgotten .
They craved for a battle between the two genius emperors, the two famous rivals .
“Having one more palace isn’t the be-all end-all . ” Puresword said, still as murderous as before despite having a disadvantage .
Keep in mind that at their level, possessing one more palace could allow its master to completely crush the opponent .
“It’s more than enough . ” Jade-break strongly responded: “You are inferior, don’t bother thinking about getting external help . You have your Mu Clan, I have mine . You have no advantages compared to me! I will easily slay you and your five palaces . ”
Her fierce style made people forget that she was a woman . They considered her a tyrant first and an empress second .
“You’re celebrating too early . ” Puresword coldly said . He clearly still wanted to fight while having one fewer palace .
“What does he have up his sleeve? A heaven-defying treasure?” His confidence made the crowd wonder .
They knew the difference between having six versus five palaces - absolute suppression . A five-palace emperor would find it impossible to kill a six-palace emperor .
This might be possible if the six-palace emperor had an innate defect and the five-palace emperor was exceptional .
For example, the five-palace emperor came from an invincible system while the six-palace emperor had a humble beginning . Perhaps the former would be able to put up a great fight or even win .
On the other hand, the two parties here were too similar . Their background was virtually the same . In fact, the Li might be stronger than the Mu .
Like the empress said, her clan also had whatever the Mu could muster up .
Say, if Puresword had an ancestral weapon, then she could also take one out . If the Mu had a heaven-defying art, so would the Li .
Thus, the reality was that Puresword, as he is right now, couldn’t handle Jade-break True Emperor .
That’s why everyone became so curious about his confidence and eagerness to fight .
“Very well, let’s see what you have hidden up your sleeve . ” Jade-break wanted to fight .
“Ahem . ” The deer merchant coughed and said: “Empress, we won’t stop you from settling your feud but we are actually occupied right now . Please pick another date . ”
As one of the strongest Eternals in Imperial, the merchant’s words carried a lot of weight . He was a senior compared to the two young emperors .
She turned and looked straight at him, revealing a smile: “You all clearly can’t take him on one-on-one so you wish to have the number advantage . I know exactly what you’re up to, Venerable Deer Merchant . ”
“Empress, don’t be unreasonable . I’m simply being polite out of respect for your skills . No one in your clan can match me, including you . Perhaps only Gu Yifei . ” The merchant put on an aggressive expression .
He was no longer the friendly old man like before, more of a ruthless killer now with a proportional aura .
Not a single cultivator at the top was nice . Their hands were stained with blood by the time they got there . That’s why one shouldn’t be fooled by the merchant’s amicable appearance . He was a ruthless murderer .
Of course, he was qualified to make this particular statement since he could back it up .
The empress didn’t relent: “Very well, I’ve been wanting to have a top fight . I can’t take on Ancestor Gu, but I’m actually fifty-percent confident in beating you . Do you dare to accept my challenge?!”
The crowd glanced at each other . They have heard of her fierceness before but didn’t expect it to be at this level . She wasn’t afraid of challenging anyone and her relatively-high probability of victory surprised them too .
They suddenly saw a connection between her and Fiercest . These two were cast from the same mold .
“Empress, please calm down . ” The Tree Observer instantly tried to smooth things over .
Having the deer merchant be occupied with the empress would be a great blow to their alliance - no point in even trying then .
“Yuzhen, stand aside for a bit . ” Li Qiye waved his sleeve: “It won’t take that much time to deal with these ants, I’ll finish quickly and will invite you for a drink . ”
1 . Strange, he refers to himself as Mu Jian, which is Puresword . Maybe his name is his title?