“S-senior, according t-to the rules of Immortal Demon System, the emergence of a crown master should be announced to all the other lineages, what do you think we should do?” Chen Weizheng stammered, beginning to treat Li Qiye as an ally .
This matter was quite a headache . Back during their prime, the issue of the crown and any sage was their own . However, after their decline, other powerful lineages in the system interfered in order to gain more clout .
“Do as you please . ” Li Qiye answered and let Jiahui push him away . Zhiting also followed .
Weizheng respectfully saw them off and began to ponder .
The elders and hall leaders crowded him and said: “What now, School Master? What're our options?”
They didn’t have a clear direction because of the unexpected development . This insane master came out of nowhere and wanted to take over their sect .
“Any idea?” Weizheng looked at them and asked back .
The group exchanged glances and no one stepped up to speak .
Be forceful against Li Qiye? That’s impossible . What the hell could they use against him? That’s just not realistic . What about a softer approach with schemes? None either .
“How about this? We report this to Eight Trigrams and ask for help?” One senior said: “They have always considered themselves to be the leader of the system so they won’t sit idly by . ”
“No, absolutely not . ” An older elder replied before Weizheng could: “They have ulterior motives . Inviting them is easy, asking them to leave is impossible, akin to replacing a tiger with a wolf . ”
“We’re still the orthodox branch of the system . If we ask Eight Trigrams for help, it’ll give them an excuse, legitimizing any takeover here . ” A different elder disagreed as well .
They were still part of Everlasting Forefather’s main branch . Other great powers didn’t have this status and truly craved it .
“Yes, that’s not an option . ” Weizheng voiced his opinion: “They won’t leave after coming and our sect will fall into their grasp, we’ll be nothing more than puppets at that point . On the other hand, this senior seems to have deep ties with our sect . I don’t think he has any ill will towards us . ”
“I agree . ” The older elder nodded: “In my opinion, this senior doesn’t want anything from us because he could just take it via force . There’s no need for him to stay at our sect, why bother putting in so much effort?”
The group agreed as well . To be frank, this guy could annihilate them with a single finger and then take whatever he wanted .
“I feel the same way . His power level is far beyond our imagination . If he wants something, it’s pretty much in his pocket already . ” Another elder chimed in .
The group became quiet, not too content with this grim reality . Their library had great defensive barriers but he still took the scrolls without any difficulty . No one here could stop someone as strong as him so there was no need for him to scheme .
“What does he want then?” Another member was confused .
Li Qiye’s intention remained a mystery . Why did he care about an insignificant sect like theirs?
Someone like him should be at the level of a True Emperor . He didn’t need to hang around in this tiny pond . Alas, he specifically chose to do so and confused all the members here .
“The senior told us already, he’s here to revitalize our sect and to make up for its unworthy descendants . He’s taking over because he has deep ties with our progenitor . ” Weizheng solemnly said .
“How valid is this?” Another hall leader asked .
After all, letting an unknown person take over one’s sect was indeed nerve-wracking . Skepticisms and doubts were warranted .
“Just think about it . ” Weizheng said seriously: “Don’t forget, our library has been blessed by the progenitor before and our foundation has been built by the blood and sweat of the sages . However, this senior activated the foundation then took the scrolls without facing a single ounce of resistance . So, he should have been attacked if he didn’t have anything to do with the progenitor . Isn’t that the biggest proof?”
The group nodded in agreement after hearing this insightful breakdown .
“I feel the same way . ” The older ancestor nodded: “He can be insanely strong but the defensive lines should still have affected him . That type of harmonization makes it seem like he’s part of our line, not an outsider . ”
“That’s why this is a good opportunity for us . ” Weizheng said: “Everyone can see that our foundation is stimulated, a great time for cultivation . Of course, the risks are obvious but we’re on a declining slope which will lead to destruction anyway . This is the crossroads for us, we have to grasp this chance and soar to the sky . Perhaps our combined effort will bring the sect back to its old glory . ”
He became emotional at this point because he has tried so hard in the past but his abilities betrayed him . Li Qiye’s arrival showed him a glimmer of hope . There was no way he would let this chance go .
“Everyone, feel the grand dao power around us, we’ll train so much easier now . If we don’t do our best then the next generation will really be the end of us . We’ll really become sinners then . ” An elder became excited .
This excitement spread to the rest of the group . A feeling of hopelessness has been pervading the sect in the past as they were reduced to a third-rated power . Now, they could finally see a chance for total revitalization .
Doubts and skepticisms slowly turned into hope . They began to think of Li Qiye as a young ancestor instead of a stranger .
Meanwhile, Jiahui and Zhiting also trained hard after returning . Li Qiye’s power had done a number on them .
They used to think that their elders were strong but he only needed one finger to defeat everyone .
It was a godsend opportunity to have a master of this level around helping them with their cultivation .