Chapter 96: Complete Imperial Saint Physique (2)
“What are you talking about?”
Hearing Li Qi Ye trying to speak, Su Yong Huang strangely stared at him and said.
Li Qi Ye closed his mouth and shook his head:
Earlier he almost blurted out that she and her ancestral grandmother Su Ru was very similar. Not only because her eyes were just like Su Ru’s, but because her self-sacrificing dedication was also the same.
A thirteen years old little girl born in the Heaven’s Edge Su Clan, becoming the sect master of the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, this was such a difficult matter. One has to know that the sect was declining, and the Heaven’s Edge Su Clan was countless times better than it was today!
That year, when the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect’s imposing presence ruled over the nine heavens and ten earths. This type of brilliant prestige and power had nothing to do with the Su Clan. They were only a hidden family in one corner of the world.
But today, when the sect was in decline, she as the descendant of the Su Clan was willing to step up in order to revitalize the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect. A thirteen years old girl that was not welcome by the elders of the sect, but she still chose to come.
This was all simply because the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect was created by her ancestor Immortal Emperor Min Ren’s hands!
Li Qi Ye’s heart couldn’t help but heavily sigh. Remembering the past made his mind weary. This matter, he was reluctant to mention.
“I will make it clear with the Elder Gu’s group, tomorrow I will pass the seat to you.”
Su Yong Huang was direct and straightforward from her heart. Regarding the sect master position of the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, she didn’t covet.
Tu Bu Yu stood silently behind her and only lightly sighed, without saying anything.
Li Qi Ye smiled and shook his head:
“You are wrong regarding this matter. You are the descendant of Immortal Emperor Min Ren; there is no one more suitable than you for this position. Moreover, if you are the descendant of Min Ren, revitalizing the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, to be exact, is your responsibility, not mine. Don’t you think so? So to speak, you are still the sect master, and I am still the disciple. As for the Elder Gu’s group, I believe that sooner or later, they will start to trust you.”
Su Yong Huang stared at Li Qi Ye for a while. In the end, she didn’t say anything. She stood up and left, but without a doubt, she has agreed to stay.
“On the Dragon Heads-raising Day, does your Su Clan still hold a great honoring ceremony?”
When Su Yong Huang was leaving, Li Qi Ye couldn’t help but ask one question.
Su Yong Huang who was wanting to leave heard this question, and her body visibly shook. She turned around and gazed at Li Qi Ye:
“How did you know this matter?”
“Calculated with my fingers!”
Li Qi Ye lamented with a sigh. Even though Su Yong Huang didn’t answer, but he already knew.
The Dragon Heads-raising Day was the birthday of Immortal Emperor Min Ren, even if the children of the Su Clan didn’t know this. Even though Su Ru left in the end and went far away, and she never saw Min Ren again but she still was very much in love with him.
This matter always left Li Qi Ye ashamed because he persuaded Su Ru to follow Min Ren that year, but unfortunately, there was such a result in the end.
Su Yong Huang turned around and left, but before exiting the door, Su Yong Huang suddenly turned around and said:
“I don’t know where you are from, but since you made me stay behind, do not forget one thing, you are my disciple!”
And then she gently flew away.
After Su Yong Huang’s departure, Li Qi Ye couldn’t help but smiled. At least regarding this part, she was not like her ancestral grandmother Su Ru!
“Older Brother, may I leave as well?”
Tu Bu Yu kindly asked. He, this monster more than one thousand years old, keep calling Li Qi Ye older brother time and time again, plus there was not a hint of awkwardness, this was truly impressive.
Li Qi Ye gave him a stern glance, and said:
“You created such a mess of a situation, and wanted me to fix it for you in the end. You as my little brother in the future will go where I point you to. If I say east you wouldn’t dare to go west, right!?”
But Li Qi Ye was not a bit angry, and he amiably smiled and said:
“Older brother, you cannot blame me for this matter. The truth is that the group of the previous sect master brought on this messy situation. I am only a disciple, and was merely an errand boy, doing all of this was hard work.”
Li Qi Ye glared at this old fox, but he had no way of controlling this old fox.
Tu Bu Yu had just left, and soon after the group of Gu Tie Shou couldn’t wait any longer and ran in. Seeing Li Qi Ye, Elder Sun immediately asked:
“How was it? What did you negotiate about?”
“What about the negotiation?”
Li Qi Ye slowly spoke:
“The Evil Infested Ridge, we will carefully discuss again.”
“The Evil Infested Ridge can wait.”
Elder Qian gravely said:
“But, in my view, we should be talking about the sect master’s seat. My opinion is that you should now take over and become the sect master of the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect. At the moment of the reformation, we first stabilize the trust of the disciples, and then build a stronger morale!”
“I feel that this makes a lot of sense.”
Elder Wu added:
“The sect master was always outside, and does not have high prestige within the sect, and is not the person the public wants. Our grand reformation requires a stable morale. At this moment, if the sect master’s seat was passed on to you, nothing could be better. Your becoming sect master is completely justified.”
“Although the sect master will have to abdicate, she can still become an elder, we are just short of one at this moment.”
Elder Zhou also tried to persuade Li Qi Ye, and said:
“There really isn’t any other way, if the sect master was willing to abdicate, let her become a supreme elder. Currently our Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect doesn’t have any supreme elder.”
This is not to say that the group of Elder Wu wanted to seize power, but the current situation of the sect could be described as internally chaotic and externally surrounded by enemies. In order to reform and revitalize, there absolutely must be someone that can perform miracles and lead the sect. Without a doubt, Li Qi Ye was the most appropriate candidate.
Even though Su Yong Huang was the sect master for a long period, but she was always outside. Her presence within the sect was very weak.
“What is Elder Gu’s opinion?”
Li Qi Ye calmly looked at Gu Tie Shou and asked.
Gu Tie Shou looked at them for a moment, then bitterly said:
“What can I do? That year helping the sect master take the position was me, now wanting the sect master to abdicate is also me. Am I not always used as a blade? That year master used me as a blade, now all of you is also using me as a blade, it truly feels like I’m always playing the bad guy’s role.”
“Brother Gu, there is no other way. Inside the sect, regarding prestige, status, only you could personally wield the blade.”
Elder Sun could only say this.
Gu Tie Shou kept silent for a long time, and eventually spoke with exasperation:
“If it is truly for the sect, I can only bear the infamy again.”
Here, he looked at Li Qi Ye, and said:
“Qi Ye, what is your opinion on this?”
“Let us do this, all elders should go back, tomorrow we will talk about this in the ancestral chamber.”
Li Qi Ye said:
“Elders said before that we have a portrait of the Patriarch in the sect still? Tomorrow also bring it there.”
Li Qi Ye’s perplexed the elders for a moment, and finally, they all nodded their heads and said their goodbyes. Only First Elder Gu Tie Shou was the last to leave.
“How was the Ancient Land?”
Gu Tie Shou was concerned more than anyone about the rise and fall of the sect. After Li Qi Ye’s return, he didn’t get the chance to ask about this matter.
“For the time being, it is difficult. We need more time. With our current situation, we can only let the Ancient Land matter loose. We need to deal with the Evil Infested Ridge first, this is extremely important to us.”
Li Qi Ye said.
Gu Tie Shou paused for a moment, and finally said:
“But, Evil Infested Ridge no longer belong to our sect. One could say that the Evil Infested Ridge belongs to the whole world. Once it is opened, I’m afraid all the famous sects in the Grand Middle Territory will all come, then will we still have the opportunity to enter the ridge?”
As the elder, how could Gu Tie Shou not want to recover the Evil Infested Ridge, but the sect today no longer had this power.
“In my view, the moment the ridge is opened, Heavenly God Sect, Heavenly Jewel Kingdom will definitely come. Different clans and powerful heritages such as the Southern Heavenly Kingdom, maybe there is a chance that an invincible colossus such as the Mysterious Cyan Ancient Kingdom would also arrive.”
Gu Tie Shou was not without anxiety, and said:
“What do we have to compete against them?”
“Rest assured, elder.”
Li Qi Ye calmly said:
“This time I will personally lead the troops and go to the Evil Infested Ridge. If it belongs to our sect, then recovering it would only be a matter of time. This trip to the ridge, anyone who blocks my path, kill without mercy!”
Gu Tie Shou knew that Li Qi Ye was not being arrogant and mindless, but he didn’t exactly know Li Qi Ye’s secret cards to compete with the Jiang Zuo Clan, Southern Heavenly Kingdom, and even the monstrous Mysterious Cyan Ancient Kingdom.
“Very well, we have decided on going to the Evil Infested Ridge. The moment it opens, we the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect will absolutely enter!”
Finally, Gu Tie Shou also agreed with Li Qi Ye’s approach.
The next day, all five elders were gathered inside the ancestral chamber. There were also Li Qi Ye, Su Yong Huang, and Tu Bu Yu.
“Today, we will talk about the sect master’s position.”
The gathering of all the people made the atmosphere feels heavy, so Li Qi Ye opened first.
Under such a situation, the group of Elder Zhou was all silent. They were not eager to speak, because forcing an abdication was not a glorious matter. Even though Su Yong Huang as the sect master was not something everyone welcomed, but her sect master’s seat was indeed legitimate.
“I know, all the elders, even the protectors and sectional leaders had some qualms towards the sect master.”
Li Qi Ye slowly spoke:
“However, today, this is the time when the sect master needs to accept her ancestry.”
“Acceptance of ancestry?”
The elders were stunned for a moment. They thought it would be a discussion of the sect master’s position as well as forcing Su Yong Huang to abdicate.
“Correct, this is the moment when the sect master should accept her ancestry.”
Li Qi Ye stood up, and solemnly said:
“Our sect master Su Yong Huang, is the descendant of the Patriarch Immortal Emperor Min Ren!”
The news had just came out, causing all the elders to be shocked.