Chapter 4 : Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect (2)
The news of Li Qiye becoming the new prime disciple quickly traveled across the sect. The upper echelons were unhappy, but they could not do anything regarding this matter due to the Cleansing Incense Ancient Order. A useless person like Li Qiye was only lucky, that was all.
On the other hand, the third generation was extremely riled up. The prime disciple would have originally came from one of them. He would have to be the one with the highest contributions as well as passing all of the tests given by the elders.
Not only that, he would also be blessed with the sect master’s teachings while he has exposure to emperor level techniques. Ultimately, he will most likely become the sect master in the future as well.
In the current situation, no one within the second generation of disciples was chosen. This meant that the Prime Disciple seat would definitely be chosen from the third generation disciples.
The ones that rebelled the most were the most gifted disciples with the highest aptitudes and origins; they felt cheated by Li Qiye. Thus, the commotion in the sect was chaotic.
“A mortal with a Mortal Physique, Mortal Life Wheel, and Mortal Fate Palace has no right to be the prime disciple.”
A few geniuses angrily declared.
“He is the biggest disgrace to our sect.”
“Who can blame him for obtaining the Cleansing Incense Ancient Order; even the elders have accepted it.”
A few of the older geniuses lamented, but they could only accept the situation.
“Hmmph, he is only the prime disciple for now; one without talents and strengths cannot compete for the sect master’s seat. Who is to say that the prime disciple will be the next sect master for certain.”
The most arrogant and confident disciples coldly spoke.
“If he doesn’t know right from wrong, I wouldn’t mind teaching him a little bit.”
But even when Li Qiye really didn’t have the qualification to compete for the sect master’s seat, all the disciples still felt cheated inside when they have to call a young useless person like Li Qiye as oldest brother.
“Isn’t the last remaining Cleansing Incense Ancient Order in the hand of San Gui Ye? How did it fall into the hand of that little brat?”
A disciple curiously asked.
The fact that San Gui Ye possessed the last order was not a big secret. The sect had always wanted to recover it, but San Gui Ye never agreed. This is why everyone was perplexed about Li Qiye owning it.
“Hehe, I heard that this brat has some wit, I just don’t know how he fooled the perverted old man.”
Another disciple coldly replied:
“I heard that when the elders ordered people to confirm this matter, San Gui Ye was having fun in the brothel. It could very well be that the brat invited him to play as much as he wants in order to trade for the ancient order.”
Here, this disciple scowled, and felt nauseous.
“So he and that perverted old man was the same type.”
Hearing this story, the other disciples contemptuously exclaimed.
Even though rumors had it that San Gui Ye was a child of a certain sect master, but the entire sect did not welcome such a perverted old man that only knew how to spend money and fooling around. Especially the third generation disciples, they did not respect him even a little bit. If it wasn’t for the will of the last sect master, then he would have been kicked out of the sect.
If Li Qiye and San Gui Ye was the same type, then they would find Li Qiye even more distasteful.
But three days have not passed, and Li Qiye has not greet the ancestor, the sect received an invitation from the Nine Saint Demon Gate.
“What! The Nine Saint Demon Gate wants to test Li Qiye?”
After receiving the news, the six elders were shocked.
One of the elders became increasingly paranoid, lamentably:
“They’ve heard the news so quickly. He only became the prime disciple recently and they already want to test him.”
Another elder continued:
“It seems like they want to escape the promise of the past. A trash like Li Qiye will never pass the test. That is why they want to force and expedite the issue.”
“We no longer have a choice.”
The first elder reluctantly spoke out.
“Right now, the Nine Saint Demon Gate rules an entire country. We cannot compare to them, and thus, we cannot negotiate anything differently.”
His words caused everyone to fall into silence. In the beginning of the Emperor Era, their sect was invincible; their reputation intoxicated the Nine Worlds; their strength ruled an Ancient Kingdom; all sects submitted to their might. No existence in the entire world could have been a threat to the position of the old Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect.
However, as time passed, old glories were now gone. They no longer have the power to control a regular country, let alone an Ancient Kingdom. They lost the privilege of granting titles to their followers such as Named Hero or Royal Noble.
“What do we do now?”
Another elder asked.
All of the elders knew that a mortal like Li Qiye had no chance of passing the examination from the Nine Saint Demon Gate.
“Cure a dead horse into a living one, no other choice!” 1
Another elder answered.
“If he somehow succeeds, then we would be in-laws with the Nine Saint Demon Gate. If this was the case, then the Heavenly God Sect and the Heavenly Jewel Kingdom would not dare to look down upon us.”
Towards such an impossible dream, the six elders could only forcefully laughed. But no matter what, they still had to try.
Li Qiye was waiting in his villa until the ancestor’s ceremony, but Nan Huairen was approaching.
“Senior Disciple, the elders call for you in the grand chamber.”
He quickly approached Li Qiye.
“Something major happened?”
Nan Huairen was a bit surprised but did not hide anything. He nodded and said:
“I will not lie to you, Honorable Brother. The Nine Saint Demon Gate sent us an invitation.”
He paused for a second and glanced at Li Qiye, then continued on:
“I heard your fiancé wants to test your abilities.”
“Nine Saint Demon Gate!”
Li Qiye suddenly remembered an old memory when he heard this name.
Nan Huairen thought Li Qiye did not know of this sect so he quickly explained.
“The Nine Saint Demon Gate is one of the biggest sects in the Grand Middle Territory. They rule over Old Ox Country, having the rights to grant titles. Our two sects used to have an amicable and close relationship together. The original Patriarch of Nine Saint used to be named Nine Saint Virtuous Paragon. He was the number one general under our Immortal Emperor Min Ren and followed him to sweep through the Nine Worlds. When we were ruling over an Ancient Kingdom, even the Nine Saint Demon Gate had to pay tribute to us.”
“I have heard of the sect.”
Li Qiye smiled gently. Of course he knew about the sect, and he had met Nine Saint Virtuous Paragon as well.
During the early time of the Emperors Era, because of Min Ren’s Dao path, Li Qiye spent so much time and energy in order to entrap this demonic monster named Nine Saint; forcing him to be Min Ren’s fate protector.
“Where did this fiancé come from?”
Li Qiye asked.
Nan Huairen answered:
“From the legends, when our Patriarch accepted the Heaven’s Will and became the Immortal Emperor; Nine Saint Virtuous Paragon had a pact with us. If their prime descendant was a female while ours was a male, then we would become in-laws. “
Pausing for a moment, he sighed dejectedly:
“At that time, they were climbing high.”
“I think that in the past, the Old Chicken had a female disciple.”
After listening, Li Qiye quietly mumbled once again while remembering his past. However, he had forgotten about it after falling into his deep sleep. It was not a matter of great importance.
“What did you say, Great Brother?”
Nan Huairen inquired since he didn’t hear it.
“Nothing. So their prime descendant right now is a woman?”
“It is known that between the two of our sects, there has not existed any in-law relationships for a long time. In this era, their prime descendant is indeed a woman.”
He paused for a second to look at Li Qiye’s expression:
“I also hear that their descendant, Li Shuangyan, has an innate King Physique.”
Hearing Nan Huairen’s story, Li Qiye had understood everything. The Nine Saint Demon Gate naturally didn’t want to marry a descendant with such aptitude and potential to a disciple in a declining sect.
“That makes things a little more interesting.”
Li Qiye slightly chuckled.
Nan Huairen shockingly stared at the calm Li Qiye. He felt strange that an ordinary boy at the age of thirteen was able to face everything like a Royal Noble who had been through numerous trials.
If it was someone else, having heard Nan Huairen, they would become anxious and frightened. But Li Qiye was entirely opposite, and carried on his nonchalant attitude.
“Has Nan Huairen informed you of the current situation?”
The first elder coldly asked once Li Qiye entered the ancestral chamber.
Truth be told, the six elders definitely did not welcome a wastrel like Li Qiye. But because of the current situation, they hoped that he was not so useless and that he could luckily passed the trial of the Nine Saint Demon Gate. At this moment, the Cleansing Incense Ancient Saint truly need a giant monster such as the Nine Saint Demon Gate to be an in law. Even though the chance of success was extremely small, but they still wanted to try.
“Honorable Elder, I understand completely.”
Li Qiye lightly nodded his head.
“Good! As long as you can pass the tribulation, we will handsomely reward you.”
The first elder said with a cold voice, as if to mock Li Qiye’s calm demeanor.
Li Qiye elegantly smiled and politely said:
“I am very willing to go to the trial, but I have three conditions.”
One of the elders yelled out:
“You dare to negotiate in front of the elders?”
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