True Emperor Jiu Ning was prominent for being the most brilliant emperor in Imperial during the previous generation .
Many emperors came out in each generation but she was the best among her peers . In fact, some said that she was comparable to her ancestor, Emperor Zheng .
One emotional spectator said: “I think people were right back then . She’s really on the same level as her ancestor who revitalized Nine Secrets . ”
Her appearance was unexpected since she has been gone for so long .
“Didn’t she leave Imperial for Immortal during the last generation?” Someone regained their composure and asked .
Though people haven’t seen her in person, they have heard of her legends before . Her ascension was to be expected . Such a thing happened every generation too .
A True Emperor would leave for Immortal after becoming strong enough, same with Eternals .
People aimed for higher ground while water flowed downstream - this was a part of life . However, her sudden return surprised the crowd .
“Looks like she is aware of a few things and comes back for her father . ” One Eternal said .
“That’s insane, it’s not easy to return at all from Immortal . ” One old ancestor stared at her .
The difficulty of descending was well-documented from any world . It required a massive amount of resources, perhaps a great price too .
This process was proportionally harder for stronger beings, such as an emperor . But now, True Emperor Jiu Ning came back unscathed - a clear showcase of her abilities .
The emperor wasn’t surprised to hear the refusal . She gently sighed: “How can a daughter watch her father die?” She looked at Lucidity King afterward .
The crowd turned soft after seeing her delicate and charming appearance . They would definitely forgive Lucidity King but Li Qiye remained apathetic .
The king stood there with a bitter expression and eventually said: “No need for this . This is my just deserts, I don’t have any regrets after living for three generations anyway and I’m very happy to see you coming down for my funeral . ” He smiled brightly afterward .
Some members of the crowd exchanged stares, especially the Eternals from the last generation . They have heard some rumors about the discord between the king and his daughter .
The emperor didn’t agree with all of her father's choices and didn’t give him her support . Otherwise, he would have been able to flatten the five powers with his authority on top of her power .
Rumor has it that she left for Immortal Lineage early because of these differences . Alas, regardless of their bad relationship, she still decided to come down for his funeral, not knowing that he was faking it at the time .
“That wasn’t a wise move . ” She coldly uttered .
“Indeed, but you still came back because of me . It’s very much worth it just for that . ” He laughed .
“Come, take me down . ” He then turned towards Li Qiye and said without any fear of death .
He had no regrets since even his daughter came to see his passing . It was a fulfilled life .
“Sure thing . ” Li Qiye chuckled and started walking towards them .
“Your Highness, my apology for not being able to perform a proper greeting . ” Sun Lengying turned towards the emperor and said .
He watched her grow up and considered her as his own daughter, always showing her the same level of respect as he did towards Lucidity King .
“You two brothers are so alike, always causing trouble . ” The emperor shook her head in response .
“Your Majesty, how about sparing them?” Liu Chuqing finally spoke for the first time, looking straight at Li Qiye in a gentle manner .
Li Qiye stopped and stared at her .
Nowadays, no one would dare to look straight at him . They would shudder from his glare regardless of how powerful they are .
Alas, Chuqing had no fear and quietly said: “Her Highness Jiu Ning treated me well and taught me many things including the nine secrets . I owe her one . ”
So it turned out that the emperor had an eye on the duo when they went to capture Liu Chuqing . Thus, she ambushed them and rescued Liu Chuqing .
She noticed that the girl was also cultivating the nine secrets so she generously taught her . She was the only one in the system who knew the nine secrets and has cultivated them for two generations, gaining impressive expertise .
She gave her lifelong knowledge to Liu Chuqing, something extremely beneficial for the latter .
The smiling Li Qiye focused on her soft gaze and gently touched her cheek: “I suppose I can make an exception with this favor if you are asking it of me . ”
With that, he turned towards the other duo: “Consider yourselves lucky that our lady here is too kind . I shall break my own rule this time but if anything of this sort ever happens again, an ocean of blood will drown out this world . ”
Everyone got chills after hearing this, seemingly able to see the bloody carnage as a result of Li Qiye’s rage . Just this comment of his scared the souls out of the Eternals present . No one really doubted his brutality and determination even though he had just changed his mind .
They understood that he has a soft spot for Liu Chuqing who is undoubtedly his “reverse scale”, so to speak . Touch it and the end of days would come .
In fact, one could even say that everyone else is as meaningless as specks of dust compared to her in his eyes .
Even a twelve-palace True Emperor didn’t come close to changing his mind, but one request from her accomplished the task . Her influence far exceeded a progenitor now .
Perhaps the one who shouldn’t be trifled with the most in Imperial was Liu Chuqing, not Fiercest himself .
Provoking Fiercest might result in death, that’s all . Offending Liu Chuqing, on the other hand, would end with a total bloodbath all over Imperial Lineage .
Thus, everyone repeated in their head to never stir up trouble with Chuqing .