Emperor 1221

Chapter 1221: Life Replenishment

However, in retrospect, the fool was not Li Qiye but them. The most foolish were the Teeming Fish. Their arrogance and aggressiveness only helped Li Qiye in the end.

“If I could have a share of this vitality, I would be able to live for another generation.” One ancestor murmured while feeling the abundant life force permeating through the world.

“Boom! Boom! Boom!” Thunders sounded in the sky with frantic lightning sparks. In the blink of an eye, a terrible tribulation formed.

This tribulation came together and the entire world turned dark as if the end of days was approaching. Each lightning bolt could tear apart this world or blow up an ocean.

It formed so quickly. Not to mention ordinary experts, even a Godking would be absolutely horrified. They would have to calculate how long they could survive under this tribulation.

“What is that?” One junior saw this tribulation and felt his legs going soft before murmuring in a daze.

“Heaven’s punishment.” An ancestor explained slowly: “This type of life liquid made from a billion existence is a heaven-defying item. It goes against the harmonious order of this world so the high heaven would definitely not allow for such an item to pass down. The liquid itself might be innocent, but the drinkers will be committing a heinous sin!”

“Will the Peacock Tree be able to withstand this tribulation?” A different disciple asked.

“I don’t know.” This ancestor gently shook his head: “The stronger a person is, the stronger the heaven’s punishment. The tree’s original form is a treefather, thus this is an invincible foundation. If it drinks this liquid of life, it will bring about a real heavenly annihilation! If it was someone weaker like a junior, then their seniors or experts could help them surpass this tribulation, but no one can help a treefather’s punishment, unless it was an Immortal Emperor!”

Everyone watched their mirrors with bated breath. They wanted to see whether the tree would drink this pond of valuable liquid or not.

Li Qiye rushed to the sky after seeing the tribulation. He took out a jade bowl filled with the tears of mortals. At this time, he splashed it on the peacock itself while the peacock absorbed all of it.

After doing so, the bird emitted a faint brilliance with a crystal clear shade. Each wisp of light seemed to be tear-stained as if countless commoners have cried and prayed for its existence.

“Let’s get started!” Li Qiye shouted while looking at the heaven’s punishment.

“Roar!” The peacock swallowed all of the treasure water in the pond and disappeared from sight. Next, the Peacock Tree emerged before everyone again. It was still rooted in the earth.

At this time, a green light gushed from its body. Each strand of green light was full of life. A mighty vitality surged like a storm as these bright strands were woven together. The endless life force began to be digested and integrated itself into the tree.

“Rumble!” The punishment from the heavens finally descended. A gigantic lightning bolt came crashing down, capable of splitting the Jade Sea into two or pierce through it completely.

Countless existences in this region faltered to the ground out of fear towards this tribulation.

However, an incredible matter happened. Both the lightning bolts and thunder waves only managed to strike a few feet away from the tree before being stopped. It seemed that the bolts were only this long and this was the extent of the thunder wave.

“What is going on?” Many people were startled: “The Peacock Treefather is too powerful, even the heaven’s punishment can’t get close to him!”

The spectators didn’t understand what was going on.

“It is not that the punishment can’t reach it! There is something that is untouchable even by the Heaven’s Will! An impregnable law!” Eventually, a very ancient forefather noticed a clue and murmured.

“What kind of law or item can’t be shaken even by the will of the high heaven?” A junior was very curious.

Li Qiye sneered and coldly uttered at the heaven’s punishment: “Will of the high heaven! Damned old heaven, don’t forget, there are a few things that even the heaven’s will can’t violate. Many things can be destroyed or concealed, but not the truth observed by the world itself!”

“These are the tears of countless mortals, the love and sympathy for all lives! The heaven’s will cannot change this! Damned old man, come down yourself if you dare, your will alone cannot change this order!” Li Qiye laughed mockingly at the incapable heaven’s punishment.

However, the constant barrage of the punishment above failed to make contact.

“Even the will of the high heaven cannot touch this law, just what the hell is it?” A very ancient ancestor was astounded after seeing this.

“Very well, my turn!” Li Qiye smiled and declared. With that, he opened his fate palace and the pillar of life emerged.

At this time, a branch from the Peacock Tree stretched out and propped behind Li Qiye’s back. Its five-colored light illuminated his body. A tree appeared behind him like a peacock spreading its beautiful tail.

“Boom!” This pillar of life fiercely penetrated the heaven’s punishment.

The tribulation responded by sending more lightning bolts straight at Li Qiye in order to tear him apart.

However, the five-colored barrier behind him stopped all of the bolts from coming close to him. Even though this barrier was cracked, the Peacock Tree exuded its light again to make the barrier whole.

This tribulation was aimed for Li Qiye so it was much weaker compared to the previous one. The Peacock Tree was powerful enough to shield Li Qiye.

Inside the sea of lightning was the pillar of life. Runes emerged from it to form a symbol and spread its dao. This was the Ancient Void Rune. Li Qiye then relied on it to crazily absorb the lightning and thunder in the tribulation until it runs dry.

“This is crazy!” People watching from the mirrors couldn’t believe their eyes.

“This brat is insane, he is using the Peacock Tree to help him squeeze the punishment’s power. Since the start of time, how many people actually dare to seize this power for their own?” One ancestor applauded this bold action.

Everyone were speechless after seeing this. Even though the tree was protecting him from the tribulation, but he also dared to send his own pillar of life into the punishment itself. Not too many people would dare to do such a life-risking action.

Eventually, the lightning slowly disappeared. The thunders became quiet again since the field up in the sky has been sucked dry by Li Qiye. Thus, the tribulation vanished.

His pillar of life has turned purple. Even though others couldn’t see it, they could still feel its power after absorbing enough tribulation. A mighty power was now contained within.

Once the pillar returned, the spring, tree, and cauldron of life all resonated together. The new power of the pillar allowed them to benefit as well.

The Life Origination was melting faster inside his spring of life. The augmentation thanks to the tribulation allowed the spring to become strong enough to dissolve this item.

He recalled his fate palace and sat down below the Peacock Tree. He closed his eyes and began to rest by channeling his energy.

“A great risk bears a great harvest.” One ancestor muttered: “It doesn’t matter whether this human boy is strong or not, he utilized this rare timing to steal the heaven’s punishment so he’ll enjoy this great benefit for the rest of his life.”

“He is quite lucky to be protected by the Peacock Tree and allowed to obtain the power of the tribulation.” A descendant from a great power became quite jealous and stated.

“Look, a new branch is forming on the Peacock Tree.” Someone noticed a new development through the heavenly mirror.

Many turned to look as well. Sure enough, on top of the old roots of the Peacock Tree, a new green branch came out and carried unlimited vitality.

“A successful life replenishment, this is way too heaven defying.” Even ancestors gasped before this scene: “He has actually revived a nearly withered ancestral tree, this is incredible.”

“The Peacock Tree really got a rebirth from this. After this, even if it can’t live for another life, it can definitely survive another eight or ten generations, maybe even longer.” One dying ancestor spoke enviously.

Chapter 1222: The Frightened World

As it was shrouded with a green light, the Peacock Tree instantly emitted a mist hiding the entire Peacock Land. At this time, even heavenly mirrors couldn’t see through it so no one knew what was going on inside.

The Jade Sea became silent again, same with the ancestors watching from the distant.

What happened today was too shocking. It can even be said that many didn’t know how to initiate a discussion.

A blood ceremony of one billion Teeming Fish has incited a heaven’s punishment. Ultimately, the Peacock Tree’s life replenishment was still successful. It became one of the most incredible miracle in all the eons.

Even those who witnessed this miracle with their own eyes couldn’t comment on it. Some were very curious about the current state of the Peacock Land but no one dared to step inside, not even the nearby sea regions.

At least this was the case for now because they didn’t know the Peacock Tree’s attitude towards outsiders. If it was angry, regardless of how strong one might be, they would only be seeking death. Thus, the only thing to do was to wait until everything returned to normal before going there.

“This was an amazing strategy.” After a while, one ancestor commented: “Who knows how strong Li Qiye’s cultivation is but this was quite a frightening plan. One would be hard pressed to top it.”

“But was it really Li Qiye’s strategy?” One big shot was skeptical about this. Many great powers were debating this matter privately.

“Everything was too perfect without a hole. Could a nameless junior actually do something like this? Only an experienced strategist with great vision can do something like this.” One sea demon ancestor contemplated and said.

Antagonizing the Teeming Fish, Extreme Yang School, and the Immaculate Expanse before sacrificing all of them… Perhaps his choice of picking these three factions went through careful deliberation.

The Teeming Fish was a ferocious tribe and would definitely seek revenge with their full force. More importantly was their sheer number. No other race in the Heaven Spirit World was more suitable.

The Extreme Yang School was a hard yang lineage and also had a great formation in the “Extreme Yang Cauldron”. It was the best type of cauldron for blood refinement. Meanwhile, the Immaculate Expanse was a soft and mild lineage. Their Law Evading Sword Formation was great for tempering the treasure blood.

These three together were mutually beneficial. There couldn’t be such a coincidence especially when the cauldron and sword formations were taking into account as well.

Such means didn’t only involve strategy but also a great knowledge as well as the ability to have absolute control of the situation.

Strategy, knowledge, and absolute power were indispensable in this plan. Without any of them, it was impossible to achieve this miracle. Because of this, one ancestor from a treefather’s lineage had to ask: “Can this young junior who was completely unknown come with this type of scheming or have so much insight?”

The other big shots here were quiet while the other ancestors mused on the question.

“This great scheme must have been done by the Peacock Tree. Only a character like a treefather would be able to come up with this great plan to complete the blood refinement. Otherwise, a mere human junior couldn’t do such a thing.” After thinking about it, many felt that this great plan wasn’t something a junior could concoct.

In the entire Heaven Spirit World, no young genius could do so. This was heavily debated by these senior characters. For example, the Profound God-Monarch, Seashield Prince, and the Swiftdao God most likely didn’t have the ability to carry this out.

Thus, Li Qiye was only carrying out the strategy for the Peacock Tree. He was a blade used in this situation in order to carry out the terrifying blood refinement.

However, there was a problem with this train of thoughts. Many people knew that once a treefather returned to the earth, it was the same as coming back to the origin. They would no longer have their own intelligence and couldn’t communicate with others.

So even if the tree was the one that planned all of this, how did it communicate with Li Qiye?

“There is only one possibility.” A great character from another treefather’s lineage answered: “He must be a controller. Li Qiye is the Peacock Tree’s controller, only controllers are able to communicate with the ancestral trees.”

“A tree controller, hmm.” An ancestor murmured: “it is very difficult for a treefather’s lineage to produce a controller. In the legends, even the Golden Isle only had one controller.”

“No matter what, the Peacock Tree has carried out the life replenishment successfully.” The sect master spoke enviously: “The Peacock Land has finally been saved.”

If this land wasn’t destroyed, then it remained to be a treefather’s continent. Anyone or any lineage would be coveting it. Unfortunately, the land has only accepted humans even till this point. It didn’t allow the three great races so for millions of years, only humans settled down in the Peacock Land.

While others were discussing the great blood refinement, the Void Imperfection Three Schools who had more information was quiet. Compared to other speculating ancestors, they knew who actually did it. However, they didn’t wish to discuss certain matters with others. Or rather, they weren’t willing to share these crucial information with outsiders.

As for the one who was privy to everything, Kong Qinru, she chose to stay quiet as well by burying this matter deep in her heart. She wouldn’t even disclose it to those closest to her.

She didn’t know how to feel about the whole endeavor. Should she be afraid of Li Qiye’s awe-inspiring means or sympathize with the death of a billion Teeming Fish? Perhaps it should be excitement for the successful life replenishment…

Prior to this, she understood what Li Qiye wanted to do from his implicative words but she still made a choice to help carry out the terrible blood refinement.

Like he said, there was no free lunch in this world. There would always be a great price to pay and it wasn’t something that her or the Exquisite Valley could afford.

Some might say that the Peacock Tree and Li Qiye were too cruel by carrying out the blood ceremony. It was a vicious plundering of life.

Alas, even more were happy. For many cultivators and sects, the disappearance of a billion Teeming Fish carried great significance. It meant that the territories of the seas were freed up. This would be a great and long feast for many marine kingdoms and tribes in the upcoming days!

“Since the start of time, the supreme experts have always marched through countless bones, so it is no big deal that the Peacock Tree sacrificed a billion fish for its own life. This is a world of the strong and the Peacock Tree stands at the top, even if it devours the entire Teeming Fish, it is completely understandable.” One expert stated.

At this time, the majority believed that this blood ceremonial came from the Peacock Tree.

“Well yes, the Jade Sea will be much more peaceful without these Teeming Fish and more resources are freed up for the other tribes and lineages. They should have been purged already if it wasn’t for their fast reproduction. Maybe there will be more room for growth out of this.” Many sects were applauding this development and no one even thought that it was too drastic.

In their opinion, these fish were the locusts of the sea. They multiplied crazily and took up too much room. Many sects have been dissatisfied with them but couldn’t do anything out of fear of their great numbers.

Now, they have been refined by the Peacock Tree and lost around seventy to eighty percent of their forces. Perhaps in all the corners of the oceans, one would find it difficult to find a lineage unhappy about this development outside of the Teeming Fish themselves.

The truth was that many marine sects and kingdoms have taken swift action to occupy the territories of the Teeming Fish. In just one night, war raged across the oceans as people vied for resources.

Until now, the Teeming Fish have taken too much territories in the marine regions. So today, outside of capturing resources, various tribes and lineages also wanted revenge since the Teeming Fish robbed them of it in the past!

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