Emperor Chapter 42

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Chapter 42 : Princess Can Only Be A Maid (2)

Li Shuangyan had a suspicion that Li Qiye had seen the ancient formation somewhere else previously; however, she quickly dismissed this idea because the Nine Saint Demon Gate had to pay a great price in order to obtain this single copy of the broken formation that the Formation Progenitor had left behind. It could be said that, besides the Formation Progenitor who had died in the ancient era, only their Nine Saint Demon Gate knew about the existence of this broken formation.

But now, Li Qiye, with a single glance, had been able to recite information regarding the broken formation as if it was something insignificant, and was nothing more than a lesson on memorization.

This made Li Shuangyan frightened into being speechless for a long time; she had spent ten years of research, along with the guidance of many generations of great sages from the Nine Saint Demon Gate, yet all of this was only equal to a few words that were hastily spoken by him? Such an event greatly damaged her confidence.

Even the most heavenly talents weren’t able to understand the formation with just one glance, but Li Qiye had done just that. Li Qiye’s words alone could have defeated all of these geniuses. The worst part was, Li Qiye wasn’t a genius!

Li Shuangyan didn’t know that Li Qiye had already seen the complete formation in its entirety during the ancient times, and that was why, upon seeing the ancient beast fur, his memories of the formation had resurfaced.

“Come here.”

At this point, Li Qiye leisurely beckoned for Li Shuangyan to come closer.

Because Li Shuangyan still hadn’t recovered from her shock, she subconsciously came closer to Li Qiye. She didn’t even know why she did it.

“Pow, pow, pow!”

Li Shuangyan was still in a daze, so Li Qiye grabbed her, placed her over his lap, laid her down, and without any mercy for beauties, swung his big hand onto her butt several times; he caused it to numbingly burned.

“What are you doing?!”

Li Shuangyan was like a cat that had its tail stepped on, as she jumped to her feet, and loudly yelled. Her face blushed red, and she angrily glared at Li Qiye.

As for Li Qiye, he just patted his palms in a comfortable manner, like it was a trivial thing to do, before slowly saying, “As my maid, you need to be aware of your situation. I can forgive the people around me, and favor the people around me; this includes you, even if you’re only a maid. However, you have to remember, never provoke me! Don’t think that just because you’re heaven’s favorite daughter that you can flip over the earth!”


Li Shuangyan seethed with anger. She was the favorite daughter of heaven, and was the princess of the Old Ox country. In the past, until now, she’d always been in a high position, and no one had dared to be disrespectful towards her. However, today, a small man had mercilessly spanked her on the bottom; this sort of shameful thing truly made her tremble.

“Go, find a place in which to live by yourself.”

Li Qiye motioned with his sleeve to imply the departure of the guest, ignoring Li Shuangyan’s feelings.

“You… Little man! You…! You better remember this!”

In the end, without knowing how to vent her anger, she enunciated each word clearly. She had always been superior, looking down below from her high position, and countless talented young men wanted to win her favor. However, today, Li Qiye said a few hateful sentences, and he then told her to leave; he didn’t even arrange her a place to stay. This really infuriated her!

Li Shuangyan left with her arms waving angrily in the air; her royal highness, at the age of eighteen, was provoked by a thirteen year old boy to the point of wanting to vomit blood. Even she couldn’t believe it.

“Do not try to practice the ‘Immortal Emperor Slaughtering Formation’ any longer.”

At this point, Li Qiye’s calm voice echoed from behind:

“The formation on your hand is simply a small corner of the Immortal Emperor Slaughtering Formation. If you force yourself to cultivate it, one day, you will be ruined by this formation. Even the ones that knew about it since the ancient era long ago didn’t dare to cultivate it on a simple whim; let alone you. If you truly want to repair this array, once your cultivation has matured, I will think about teaching you a thing or two.”

Based on the cultivation and talent of Li Shuangyan, most people normally didn’t get the chance to ask her for guidance, and now a little man like Li Qiye wanted to guide her?

However, the four words “Immortal Emperor Slaughtering Formation” made her stop in her tracks. This formation was a legend left behind by many generations. Most people didn’t believe of its existence, but Li Qiye was talking about it like he had it grasped in the palm of his hand.

Even though she was curious, her anger had not subsided; nor her pride. Thus, she only scowled angrily, and she ignored Li Qiye. Then, she continued leaving.

Li Qiye didn’t care whether Li Shuangyan was in a good mood or not; he simply sat in his chair in silence. Immortal Emperor Slaughtering Formation! How many years had passed? His lost memories suddenly resurfaced once he saw the corner of this broken formation.

In the warring era, against the Ancient Ming, how many people died in this formidable formation? How much of a price did he have to pay to build this formation?

This eternally invincible ancient formation; a formation that, once completed, would be bathed in the blood of many masters. Many immortal sages and himself spent their blood and sweat to create this formation.

In the devastating war against the Ancient Ming, for the Mortal World and all of the Human race, numerous masters had died in this formation. He controlled the grand formation, side by side with his brothers, generals, and comrades, to fight a heaven shattering battle; blood painted the sky.

He did not remember how many people had died on the battlefield, nor how many peerless masters that followed him had been sacrificed. He only remembered his pain, in silence, after the battle.

Time could erase everything, and time could heal all wounds; however, some memories could not be forgotten even through the passing of time because they are imprinted in the deepest part of the soul, never to be forgotten.

Li Qiye sighed, and he regained his composure. He did not allow himself to drown in emotions and indulge in the sentimental past. The past had passed, and the present was worth living. In this life, he would have the chance to traverse the Nine Worlds and personally repay some old scores; not only for himself, but for the people that had sacrificed themselves for him as well.


Li Shuangyan’s visit to the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect was an important event; not only did it make the young male disciples sleepless, but it also made the upper echelon excited.

Only Li Qiye acted like nothing major had happened. He didn’t care whether Li Shuangyan was going to leave or stay; if she was willing to pledge allegiance to him, then, in the future, he would reserve a spot for her next to him. If not, then so be it. He would not be missing capable assistants. Even without her, he could find a substitute; it was this simple!

This night, Li Shuangyan was with a stomach filled with angry steam. Her teeth grinded, and she silently cursed Li Qiye. She didn’t stay in Li Qiye’s small mansion, and she also didn’t leave this place; however, she chose to create a small treasure building down from the corner of Li Qiye’s peak, and she entered inside. Although she did not live with Li Qiye, she also didn’t leave his peak.

With the arrival of Li Shuangyan and Yu He, the biggest harvest was gained by Protector Mo and Nan Huairen because they were in charge of the entire trip for Yu He and his people at the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect.

This was no minor event because they could work alongside a Royal Noble like Yu He; they could ask him many questions about cultivation and his experience – this was a big benefit. The most essential thing was still Li Qiye’s words that allowed for Protector Mo’s and Nan Huairen’s positions to elevate greatly within the sect.

Yu He obeyed Li Qiye’s order, and he left everything for Protector Mo and Nan Huairen to decide. They became the special envoys between the two sects.

One has to remember that before disciples, and even the Six Elders of the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect wouldn’t necessarily be able to meet Grand Protector Yu He. However, now, simple organizers like Nan Huairen and Protector Mo could directly meet with Yu He to discuss events; this meant that the relationship between the two sects had became more intimate.

The improved status of Nan Huairen and Protector Mo; this left many Protectors, Sectional Leaders, the third generation disciples, and even the second generation envious.

Despite all of the commotion, Li Qiye did not care. The most important thing to him right now was to refine his Dao foundation, not allowing any room for mistakes, and carefully cultivate towards flawless perfection. Once there was a mistake, this small mistake would be a fatal danger on the road of cultivation; especially when he faces the time of Life Reduction and the Fate Calamity. As long as his base was solid, with a strong Dao foundation, then in the future, he could go farther; he could exceed the apex.

Many geniuses wanted to rush their cultivation ranking and they neglected their refinement of the Dao foundation; rushing for success caused the Dao foundation to have defects. In the end, they died in regrets during the moments of Life Reduction and the Fate Calamity.

This was why Li Qiye’s expectation for himself was very high. Even though the peerless Revolving Crescent Sun Merit Law could increase his cultivation speed, he still limited its effect for a solid foundation. If he stopped his own suppression, then he could easily break through into the Inner Longevity rank.


Li Shuangyan had stayed at the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect for seven days. Time had passed without any incidents, but this morning, Nan Huairen visited Li Qiye’s peak along with a middle-aged man.

“Senior, this person is Sectional Leader Zhou, an instructor at Cleansing Jade Peak.”

Nan Huairen immediately introduced the man to Li Qiye.

His senior only glanced at Sectional Leader Zhou once, and he nodded his head:

“What is the matter?”

Li Qiye’s attitude was arrogant in the eyes of Sectional Leader Zhou, and his heart was uncomfortable. He coldly scowled, but he didn’t say another sentence.

Nan Huairen quickly replied:

“The Elder has decided that senior will temporarily replace Sectional Leader Zhou as the instructor of Cleansing Jade Peak. Today, Sectional Leader Zhou brought along a list of disciples of the Cleansing Jade Peak, as well as detailed information regarding them. The Elders hoped that senior would accept this decision.”

Sectional Leader Zhou was just silently listening. He, a Sectional Leader, was meeting him but Li Qiye didn’t show him any respect. He left the roster behind, and he then turned away without leaving any words or reminders behind.

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  1. Life Reduction is when the Life Wheel weakens, Fate Calamity is a fated time of calamity
  2. Reminder: Palace Foundation, Palace Expansion, Physique Accumulation, Provision Palace, Inner Longevity, Heaven’s Mandate, Warrior Canopy, Purified Rebirth, Heaven’s Primal


21 thoughts on “Emperor Chapter 42” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Ya know this character is funny. Also I found it rather hilarious how quickly the characters are able to go through the earlier stages. It says something when the first 6 realms are really really over all easy to go through in comparison to most other xianxia in which every realm is as big as a mountain and every realm after is as big as a mountain range.

    Thanks for the chapter.

    1. Well, considering that he already killed someone who was at the warrior canopy stage, I’m expecting that the currently known cultivation realms are only a beginning, similar to Qi gathering or body strengthening in other novels.

      1. I get the feeling that cultivation levels are a joke in this story, seeing as the MC will always have a way to defeat his opponents, no matter how tall they stand. There’s no sense of urgency what so ever.
        Be it a special technique, a special weapon, or a special assistant. Either way, it’s meaningless before the MC, which is pretty disheartening. The story starts to feel like it loses its mettle.

        1. that’s why im not reading this novel cause of how easily he will kill his enemies.. well that is to be expected cause this novel has tags like : PT strong from start,OP MC and so on so if he cant kill his enemies easily at start at least then these tags wouldnt exist now would they?

          1. yea the way he easily killed someone from the heaven’s mandate stage (which is stage 6 out of 10) WHILE being a mortal is just weird
            like TDG had nie lie as strong but even he could only kill someone one stage above him, unless it was the super early stages when strength didn’t differ that much between stages

      2. Heavens mandate, not warrior canopy, if you don’t count the way higher rank of the guy who was squashed by the golem into meat paste. But yeah, I think that the stages up to like stage 9 are just foundation with no extreme surges in combat power(unless you have super high level physiques/life wheels/fate palaces). Perhaps after that, it will become more of the usual power trip. Considering that the technique the mc is cultivating is supposed to be able to destroy galaxies with his body weight, that says something about the end power levels…

  2. I find the author messed up when deciding how to make the ancient?/thousands of years old MC personality. I mean sometimes the MC has attitude of junior when addressing people in terms of “name calling”, but at other times arrogant as a tyrant when dealing with strangers/people he deems of no interest even before knowing them even people who are older in appearance (than his 13 year old body now)….

    I mean right now he acts coldly in front of this instructor but the in front of the flattering second brother or whatever (in a past chapter) he asks him to address him as a junior… or maybe he made the MC love ass-kissing, idk will have to read more and then decide…

    1. Nah. The junior part was because of age luv… how’d it feel to be called older brother by a grandpa?

      Also he is generally arrogant and whatever-you-said to people who look down on him, and to people that are far too arrogant. See he treated Ran Hai’ren nice enough, cos he was a good dude. The princess was far too arrogant and full of herself so….. well obvi there.

    2. So far he has been consistent, he has already made it clear previously that he will respect those who respect him and crush those who are rude or disrespectful of him. He was kind to NH, Protector Mo, even tho initially they were only dutiful but really looked down on him–he appreciated the fact that they acted rightfully. He was good to the senior brother and disciple in the armory as well. He was however unforgiving to the rude ones and those that broke their promises because of pride. BTW the reason why he insisted not to be called senior because technically he really is 13 years old. This is his original body, it was his soul in the form of the crow that aged with time.

  3. Yep u guys totally fail to understand this novel. If u guys keep comparing this novel to other novels u will fail to understand the behavior of the main character. What the 6 elders are thinking about LI QI YE are the same as u guys. I salute to those readers who understand and comprehend the behavior of the main character and the novel itself.

  4. Even the most heavenly talents weren’t able to understand the formation with just one glance, but Li Qiye had done just that. Li Qiye’s words alone could have defeated all of these geniuses. The worst part was, Li Qiye wasn’t a genius!

    I find it amusing that as long as someone doesn’t have a superior fate palace, they can not be considered a genius… so, are those with lower quality palaces and life-wheels just supposed to keel over and die? Because clearly, there is hardly any meaning in them ever attempting to understand stuff, because everyone else can do it dozens or hundreds or even thousands of times faster… This is truly the perfect idea of an completely unfair world where everyone has a pre-set potential, our mc just happened to go against it with pure knowledge and willpower gained after over ten million years of living… Not that I mind, though. If Li Qiye was truly a 13 year old boy with all that knowledge and willpower, he would be considered a peerless genius that no one in the entire universe can match up to, since he already mastered just about everything. Those with high level fate palaces can obviously learn faster than he can, but he has already learned everything, so there is no need to care about his learning speed and aptitude, and with the knowledge he has, he can learn just about anything else easily as well.

  5. ” Don’t think that just because you’re heaven’s favorite daughter that you can flip over the earth!”

    Oh he struck in *just*~ the right place. That “princess” is simply far too full of herself tbh.

  6. This bastard !! Would it hurt him if he acted a bit more courteous towards beauties. I don’t mind if he talks/acts towards other disciples or elders, but what wrong did that innocent girl do to you….

    The attitudes of nie li (TDG) and Li Qi Ye are incomparable. But it’s still interesting. Let’s wait and see how it progresses..

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