Emperor Chapter 573

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Chapter 573: Heavenly Cemetery

Legends state that these corpses and mummies were all heaven-defying experts when they were alive. Later on, they failed during their attack on these graves and died miserably here. They were then affected by the aura of death and became guardian puppets.

Although it was extremely dangerous to cultivators, the Earth Realm was a great place for training. As long as one had sufficient strength, then not only would they be able to train here, they could also obtain some fortune.

With strength and confidence as well as the ability to defeat the fierce monsters protecting these graves, people could enter the cemetery. If they were lucky, they could walk in a straight path without meeting any dangers and obtain something amazing inside.

But sometimes, it would be extremely perilous within the cemetery. Terrifying ghost-like creatures could have been buried inside as well. More than eighty percent of those who entered these graves would die, but if they managed to come back alive, they would be greatly rewarded for it.

Because of this, countless cultivators, especially the geniuses, were happy to give the menacing Earth Realm a shot. What could be more tempting than a great training ground full of treasures? Confident geniuses would surely pick this place to train.

After seeing Lan Yunzhu’s dumbfounded expression, Li Qiye smiled and said while looking at the graves: “Come, you won’t be able to solve the mysteries here. No one knows who was buried here or when.”

“What about Uncle?” Lan Yunzhu gave him a look and asked: “Don’t tell me Uncle doesn’t know a thing or two about this? You have read so many books and know so many things in this world, so could there really be a secret that you, someone who knows everything and can’t not do anything, don’t know about?”

Li Qiye only responded by chuckling and flicking her forehead before saying: “Girl, don’t dream about egging me on. If I said I don’t know, then I don’t know.”

Lan Yunzhu only angrily glared at him with a charming and playful demeanor, showing a beauty capable of taking others’ breaths away.

Li Qiye led Lan Yunzhu deeper inside. They didn’t come here for the fortunes inside the graves, so they only passed by a few while heading straight for the Heavenly Cemetery.

After walking past some fortunes, she asked: “Doesn’t Uncle want to take a look at some of these ominous graves? Legend states that there are some very unbelievable mummies inside. Some even said that a few of them are of the Immortal Emperor level. Do you not want to broaden your horizons?”

Li Qiye shook his head and said: “This time, we didn’t come here for treasures. We wasted too much time in the other realms so we can’t go to another grave.”

“It is just ‘you’, not ‘us’.” Lan Yunzhu looked at him with one eye and continued: “If you are not here for the graves, then why are you going to the path of death? If you know that it is suicidal, then why must you still tread it?” Lan Yunzhu didn’t want him to go there since it was a terrible place of certain doom.

For millions of years, even Godkings had died inside since they didn’t trust the tales.

Lan Yunzhu believed that Li Qiye could come out alive by creating a miracle, but this matter was still too risky. Something unexpected might happen.

Li Qiye looked at her and understood her thoughts, so he smiled and said: “Don’t stop me, I can’t afford not to go there. I need a challenge in order to break through.”

“Challenge? Break through?” Lan Yunzhu asked: “Do you not have enough challenges yet? Defeating Di Zuo and achieving twelve palaces are not enough? Having twelve palaces is the most brilliant achievement since time immemorial. Like you said, only Immortal Emperor Jiao Heng had obtained twelve palaces, so your accomplishment is on the same level as the emperor.”

“You are right, but that is not enough since this is not my limit just yet. I need to take one step further beyond the boundary and defeat all those before me, even the unknown!”

Such domineering words did not sound arrogant from Li Qiye. Instead, they were rather natural.

Lan Yunzhu only sighed. Other people would be satisfied with twelve palaces and defeating a number one genius like Di Zuo; what could be greater achievements than these? However, she knew that if Li Qiye was satisfied, then he would no longer be Li Qiye, no longer the person who created miracles.

She felt that Immortal Emperor was the final apex for other people, but to Li Qiye, perhaps Immortal Emperor was just the beginning. This was Li Qiye, a unique being across time.

However, she didn’t give up and said: “Even if you want to break through, you shouldn’t be suicidal to the point of going on the certain-death path.”

Li Qiye shook his head and said: “No, I must go to the path of death in order to break through. It is one of my two goals before entering the grave.”

“Is there no other choice?” Lan Yunzhu curiously asked: “What is so special about the path of death?”

“… You are right.” Li Qiye nodded and said: “There is one ‘thing’ inside the path of death, and I need that to train. Only that ‘thing’ will be able to help me.”

She continued with more questions: “What is it? Is it like a different realm? Something like a secret among secrets like the wooden nest or the lost alchemy garden? Or is it like that one black star in the celestial sea inside the Water Realm?”

Li Qiye answered by shaking his head: “All wrong. I’ll let you know that the secret among secrets inside the Earth Realm is not located at the path of death, but rather the path of life. If you want the method for everlasting life, then go to the path of life. If you are extremely lucky, then maybe you will meet the legendary secret realm.”

Lan Yunzhu softly sighed. She knew that Li Qiye had made up his mind and wouldn’t listen. Nevertheless, she still didn’t want him to go.

Li Qiye gently tousled her hair and said: “Okay, little girl. Don’t worry about me, I am confident in leaving alive. Who am I?! I am Li Qiye! Even the path of death won’t be able to take my life!”

She glared at him as she retorted: “Hmph! I certainly hope so. If you die here, I won’t bother to pick up your corpse so that it can rot in the wild!”

What could she do when Li Qiye had made his choice? Li Qiye, on the other hand, only smiled while looking at her expression without saying anything back.

The Heavenly Cemetery was also called the central plain of the Earth Realm. The entrance was a basin of sorts; from a higher vantage overlook, one would see the Heavenly Cemetery as a huge mausoleum shrouded in fog.

The basin was decorated with stone pebbles that led to a monument that towered all the way to the sky. It was very similar to the Prime Ominous Grave’s tablet, an object without any runes.

If one used the key to exchange for a fortune in front of this monument, then maybe one could obtain an unparalleled treasure.

To the sides of the cemetery were two bottomless abysses, and above them were two small paths. One was the path of death and the other the path of life. These two paths led the way into the cemetery.

For millions of years now, countless experts had entered both paths. Very few left the path of life alive while the only rumors about the path of death was that once one enters, there would be no leaving.

The most recent person to come out of the path of life successfully was Di Zuo. Not long before, he entered it for self-training. Alas, due to the death of the Phoenix Maiden, he gave up infiltrating further into the cemetery.

Another person who left the path of life alive was the famous Immortal Emperor Di Yu. At a young age, he once entered the path of life, and people believed that he made it very far through all the trials. But of course, there were also speculations saying that he didn’t make it all the way to the end.

These speculations were not important, the crucial part was that he had obtained an immense fortune in the path of life that was possibly the method for everlasting life.

Because of this, geniuses and ancestors that were near their death all came to the path of life to try their luck. In summary, whether it was for training or for the method of everlasting life, those who dared to come to the path of life were all amazing characters.

Needless to say, those who managed to return alive were even more incredible.

At this moment, Li Qiye and Lan Yunzhu were standing on a high peak outside of the basin while gazing at the distant Heavenly Cemetery. Seeing the two tiny paths on top of the abysses took away Lan Yunzhu’s breath. Calling this place the most dangerous location in the world was not enough to describe its treacherousness!

However, the Heavenly Cemetery had one noticeable difference in contrast to before; above the huge tablet at the entrance was a floating island that covered the entire cemetery.


573 Teaser

Legend states that these corpses and mummies were all heaven-defying experts when they were alive. Later on, they failed during their attack on these graves and died miserably here. They were then affected by the aura of death and became guardian puppets.

Although it was extremely dangerous to cultivators, the Earth Realm was a great place for training. As long as one had sufficient strength, then not only would they be able to train here, they could also obtain some fortune.

With strength and confidence and the ability to defeat the fierce monsters protecting the graves, people could enter the grave. If lucky, they could go in a straight path without meeting any dangers and obtain something amazing inside.

But sometimes, it would be extremely perilous inside the grave. Terrifying ghost-like creatures could be buried inside as well. More than eighty percent of those who enter these graves would die, but if they managed to come back alive, they would be greatly rewarded for it.

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33 thoughts on “Emperor Chapter 573” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. I’m getting annoyed now to Lan Yunzhu with her never ending questions. Story is prolong because of her.

      I want to kick her ass back to the thousand carp.

        1. It’s not about buying time, adding word count to make money, or making filler chapters. Those are the wrong words to describe the situation. The author’s intention was to basically have these side character to ask questions on why Li Qiye is doing ‘this’ or ‘that’. And that’s basically what a story is.

          The right phrase for all of this is actually “skin and bones” content. Where the enemies, side characters, and showcasing strength had been over simplified to where the content is just skin and bones. Which is the opposite of adding word count which can reword the series to have better content with meat and muscle in it. The phrase adding “word count” is also wrong since the chapters in this story is shorter per chapter compared to ISSTH and DE. So the part in “making money by adding extra words” doesn’t fit if the chapters are short.

          The word filler doesn’t work either and I face palm when someone uses it. Since a filler is adding content to the original series such as adding episodes to an anime where that content didn’t appear on the manga. Again, this web novel is the original and the author didn’t add more onto the series. Unlike SAO volume 2 which is consider filler where it puts contents into volume 1 timeline wise.

          There are ways to show how strong the MC is but the choice the author choose “As a matter a fact”. Yes, it’s domineering but it makes the content too simple which fits the phrase “skin and bones”. The phrases “execution” and “direction” also fits. Since we know the author went with the wrong direction and should have use reminiscence. Which was the content I came here for and it’s one of the author’s strong points in writing. When he writes about reminiscence the story gains good muscle and meat. Something that the audience can sink their teeth into and enjoy the content of the story.

          The execution is also off due to how some of the audience is already reacting. In the story “Death March” the author for that story did an amazing execution of what a MC’s “As a matter a fact” strength can be.

          1. Thank god! I always angry stealthily when people complained that this is a filler chapter when it’s not. People like that should just only read abridged version, synopsis, or even just read title smh. There’s difference between filler, and details, and you explained it the way that makes me happy

          2. you’re probably not wrong about it not *literally* being filler context. the problem is that this novel seems to be going nowhere in particular, so every detour (which is EVERYTHING) seems pointless and designed just to drag out the story. if there was a reason that all this reminiscing and talking about how much history is in every inch of every place they walk … then it wouldn’t seem like pointless words just for the point of talking. but when everything has some grand story behind it, and they’re explaining it as they’re walking by, never for it to be relevant again … that feels like fillers. the only part of the story that seems to give any progress are the arcs where he builds up to slapping someone down, and then slaps them down. the in-between where he’s giving history lessons and answering questions with a smirk and a “i calculated it on my fingers” is flat and inconsequential, imo.

          3. Whatever it is I don’t really like. It has the same feeling a Filler gives me… I guess this how this novel is…

          4. @Alex your post has a lot of contradiction in it. Unless you can elaborate more on some parts of your post.

            Even if it’s ‘non-literal’ filler, this phrase alone still means it’s content that can be taken out. But what will be left if you take out, the pile of skin and bones?

            First off you said, ““i calculated it on my fingers” is flat and inconsequential, imo.”

            Yet mentioned, “the only part of the story that seems to give any progress are the arcs where he builds up to slapping someone down, and then slaps them down.”

            In those battles there’s a lot of one liners shouting at each other. Yet, the reason behind of all of that is either greed for an item that MC got from what you said “the filler from inbetween the battles”, a beautiful maiden of said “inbetween ” or when they don’t like Li Qiye’s domeneering attitude.

            Without those you wouldn’t even have any of the battles. What you called “filler” that should have been cut out was the bricks that you said, “where he builds up to slapping someone down, and then slaps them down.”

            Don’t forget a MC from any novel will have to train innetween a conflict/match/battle to even progress.

            Hence if you use the word filler on skin and bones content. You won’t even have a story left.

            One liners are used to build a person characters like “believe in lord fifth”. It also gives the story a nice change of pace. If it doesn’t feel right then it should be changed or find a better way to fit a character.

            On what Jack Nathaniel said. That fillerish content that feels horrible to read is: Bad execution, and bad direction that I mention.

            @Alex “never for it to be relevant again …”

            You do know that not all foreshadowing has to be followed down by the step right? A good example for execution: The readers thought there was going to be another tournament but the author threw a curve ball by having the MC go sabotage the clans of the participants. Which became a catalyst for war. That gives an unique way of story progession.

            Alex’s version of ‘fillers’ and when you take them out. You can get lots of Dues Ex Machinas along with gaping plot hole or you take out so much that you no longer a story. And Dues Ex Machina is one of the taboos of story writing.

            TL;DR fillers by any use means to cut out content, you’re not going to miss it. If you cut out something out instead of rewriting it then you get plot holes.

            What you are suggesting was making bad writing into something worse.

          1. Chen Baojiao was done well, she dropped her rose tinted glasses a lot earlier than the other side characters. Her role on asking questions suited more due to how she’s under Li Qiye’s tutelage.

            I think people are more annoyed with the approach on how the author went with having the readers learn more about the stories via characters asking questions. It turned into Li Qiye’s AMA (ask me anything).

            Along with how most of the characters are too biased on the current power rankings and their view on the cultivation world. Even if they’re just spectating, they should question themselves more on their views on what Li Qiye has been showing. It puts the MC’s display when he fought Di Zuo all for naught.

            Yanbi Xiaosheng should have Li Qiye go on the role of theatre host where he shows these side characters his knowledge about the world. It suits the MC’s past role of the teaching Dark Crow and it will make the side characters less annoying with the constant questions.

  1. To the fellow daoists that are skim reading this series. Isn’t it easier to read the machine translations instead if you’re going to read a sentence of the actual translated chapter.

  2. Shes got some balls saying “You not us” about wasting time when literally the only reason he even went to the water realm was to get her that stupid ubermegasuper flower
    Shes insanely ungrateful for all the insane stuff hes giving her

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