Chapter 20 : Always Arrogant No Matter The Occasion (2)
“There is no need for discussion!”
Demon King Lun Ri commandingly asserted:
“Young Master Li can take any one thing from it, provided that you can open the Saint Cavern.”
“Lun Ri, you are a smart person. Find me when you are ready; I will be taking my leave.”
Li Qiye turned around and left the sky chamber. Yu He had to, once again, unwillingly carry him on his back.
After Li Qiye’s departure, an elder couldn’t help express:
“Your Highness, this decision regarding the Saint Cavern felt a bit rushed.”
The voice of Lun Ri started again:
“Since our inception, the Saint Cavern had always been isolated. No one had successfully opened the cave. This was a good opportunity for us, and it was in line with the Patriarch’s will.”
“Your Highness, what about the Heavenly Guardians? How come we have never heard of them before? What are they; Heavenly Beast or Eternal Demon?”
An elder curiously inquired.
“I’m not quite sure myself.”
Demon King Lun Ri stated.
“Our knowledge and writings regarding the Heavenly Guardians are quite lacking. Only the ancient scroll of the Patriarch mentioned something about them. Unless we are at the brink of destruction, they will not activate by themselves. Only the sect masters are allowed to see this scroll.”
“But they activated their power today.”
Another elder conveyed.
“I do not understand it either, but if they have chosen him, they must have their own reasons for doing so.”
Lun Ri replied.
“This kid, he is too scary.”
The first elder opened his mouth:
“According to Yu He, he went through the Chaotic Heart Forest twice, easily. This is truly unthinkable! Now the Heavenly Guardians have chosen him as well, this world really is not fair.”
“This is indeed an alarming fact. From our start to finish, we have always focused on cultivating the younger talents. Junior Leng is our strongest in terms of strength, and the Princess is the first in terms of raw aptitude, but the Heavenly Guardians did not choose them; instead, they chose a mortal boy with a Mortal Physique, Mortal Life Wheel, and Mortal Fate Palace.”
Another elder lamented.
“Of the numerous things in this world, we cannot understand all of them.”
In the end, although Lun Ri felt cheated as well, he could only be acquiesced.
“Your Highness, if he can actually open the Saint Cavern, are we really giving him anything he wants?”
One elder inquired.
“That’s right, it was rumored that, in the Saint Cavern, there is a big chance of an Immortal Emperor’s Life Treasure hiding in there.”
An unwilling Elder exclaimed.
“If he can actually open it, then it is the heaven’s will.”1
Lun Ri responded:
“According to Elder Jian, none of us in this generation would be able to open the Saint Cavern. Li Qiye had done many unthinkable deeds while he is here; maybe he can open the cavern.”
After hearing the words “Elder Jian”, no one else dared to open their mouth; because no one within the sect has more power and influence than Elder Jian, including the sect master.
“Order that, if any disciples were to reveal what happened today, they would be heavily punished. This is an iron law!”
In the end, the King declared.
They do not want outsiders to know too much regarding the Heavenly Guardians.
After Li Qiye’s return, they had been moved to a different guest location. It was a place meant for the visiting rulers of Kingdoms and Emperors of Ancient Kingdoms; the highest level of hospitality and respect.
This treatment made Nan Huairen and Protector Mo afraid of receiving too much love. They understood it was because of Li Qiye that they were able to receive such a warm reception.
They had many questions to ask Li Qiye, but they didn’t know where to start. They were afraid of his ability and mystery. They kept staring at him like he was an ancient monster; one that was never seen before. One thing Nan Huairen did figure out was that the day when Li Qiye went up the statue’s shoulder, it was in preparation for today.
“Say whatever you want to say.”
Seeing the master and disciple combo being so uncomfortable and confused, Li Qiye was very much amused, sitting in his chair.
Protector Mo opened his mouth like he had something say, but he didn’t know where to start. He was a quiet person anyway, so he gave up and just sat down.
Compared to Protector Mo, Nan Huairen was just waiting for the opportunity to ask. He gathered up his courage and stuttered:
“That, that thing, was it successful?”
It was Li Qiye’s turn to be confused; he had no idea what Nan Huairen was implying.
“You, you know. The thing about the marriage proposal, marrying Princess Li.”
“Oh, you are talking about Li Shuangyan.”
Li Qiye chuckled, shook his head and said:
“I did not inquire about this; I did not care about it. This matter regarding a woman; I can’t reach the apex worrying about such a thing.”
Li Qiye opened his big mouth, and again, Nan Huairen was at a loss for words. Remember that Li Shuangyan was the prime descendant of the Nine Saint Demon Gate. Not only was she beautiful, she also carried a King Physique, King Life Wheel, and most importantly, a Fate Palace of the Saint level. Within the Grand Middle Territory, there were countless young geniuses that wanted to propose to Li Shuangyan. However, in the end, Nan Huairen realized that he should not question Li Qiye’s words.
His eyes turned to the Serpent Punishing Stick instead. This regular wooden stick had beaten a Heaven’s Mandate expert into the ground; it left a deep impression ingrained in Nan Huan Ren’s mind.
“Here, if you want to look at it, go ahead.”
Li Qiye noticed the peculiar gaze, and generously threw the stick to him.
Nan Huairen caught it, held it carefully in his hands, and carefully observed. Even Protector Mo couldn’t contain himself anymore and joined in on the fun. The two analyzed it together.
However, no matter what they did, the only result they could arrive at was that it was only a regular stick.
“This really is the wooden stick from the grand chamber, right?”
Nan Huairen queried.
Li Qiye nodded his head.
Nan Huairen swallowed and daringly asked Li Qiye:
“Senior, can I play around with it?”
“Look at your silly self, do whatever you want to do.”
Li Qiye bursted out laughing.
Nan Huairen immediately lifted the stick to the sky and started swinging it around. However, it did not carry the same force and grace like it did in the hand of Li Qiye.
“Senior, why is there such a difference between our stick plays?”
Nan Huairen did not understand how such a regular stick was so magical when it was used by Li Qiye.
Li Qiye glanced at him and sincerely answered:
“Truly believe and it will happen.”
He stopped there; he couldn’t easily explain the mystical truths behind the Serpent Punishing techniques to other people.
- Not the actual Heaven’s Will required to become an Immortal Emperor, but more of a comment regarding fate ↩