Emperor A

Chapter 1215: Golden Crow Monarch

The human cultivators with a new hope were shaken after hearing this. They also felt that this renewal process was impossible. After all, no one has ever done it for millions of years now.

Li Qiye glanced at the few human cultivators and said flatly: “This is a troubled place with an incoming disaster. Blood will stain and bones will fill this ocean so leave now. Return to your home.”

After hearing this, the humans darted their eyes at each other with hesitation. One or two people left but the rest remained.

Li Qiye was not too persuasive to them since they didn’t completely trust him.

“Hehehe, just a human brat spouting nonsense here. What a naive fool.” A gloomy voice sounded at this moment.

The water splashed and separated into a road in the sea. An old man came out from the depth with more than ten ministers dressed in both the scholar and martial uniforms. Each of them was full of blood energy and looked quite extraordinary. 1

The old man had a huge turtle shell on his back showing that he was a demon turtle. His bean-sized eyes were flashing with glint. It was clear at first glance that this was definitely a vicious character.

“The Turtle Minister.” Someone murmured after seeing this old man: “It looks like the Immaculate Expanse wants to get involved too.”

The arrival of this old man and his followers made the waiting cultivators feel a great pressure. Prior to this, many great powers have shown up but nothing at the level of the expanse. If the expanse was here now, then the other lineages like the Golden Isle and Void Imperfection Three Schools might be on their way as well.

Once they were here, it wouldn’t be as easy for the great powers to have any piece of the pie. As for the minor sects and vagrant cultivators, they could only stand to the side since they were unqualified for this competition.

The Turtle Minister was the prime minister of the Immaculate Expanse, a great military leader under Daoist Lin. He was a competent official and took care of the expanse’s administration for the daoist. Moreover, his own cultivation was great as well since he was a famous Virtuous Paragon.

“Just a turtle, stop blabbering or I’ll cook turtle soup out of you.” Li Qiye lazily glanced at the turtle and said.

The minister was not happy to hear this. He was considered a great demon after taking form from being a turtle but he hated being called a turtle the most by others.

“Little animal, you killed my master’s attendant and dared to shame my Immaculate Expanse. Your crime is punishable by ten thousand deaths. I don’t care which sect you are from, you won’t be able to escape death today!” He pointed at Li Qiye and said: “If you want a quick death, kneel and surrender or I’ll mince you into pieces as revenge…”

“Prime Minister, leave this little beast to me!” A loud cry came from the horizon. A billowing flame emerged as if there was a sea of fire in the sky.

A person flew closer with a great heatwave seemingly wanting to boil the sea. The moment he stepped into the Peacock Land, a terrible temperature scorched the earth. The vegetation nearby ignited instantly.

This was a middle-aged man with a stately presence. He didn’t try to hide his blood energy at all and let it roamed free. Divine rings opened around him as if he was a God-Monarch.

A large Golden Crow existed inside theses rings. It carried the sky and gave off a holy aura.

“Golden Crow Monarch, the junior brother of Extreme Yang Monarch!” Someone blurted after seeing him.

“The Extreme Yang School is here so it won’t be long till the Golden Isle and Void Imperfection Three Schools are here as well.” Another murmured.

This man took stride into the Peacock Land and stepped onto the high peak. He looked at Li Qiye with a murderous intent in his eyes.

“Prime Minister, this beast killed my nephew. Out of consideration for our friendship, leave his dog life for me. I will take his head to my senior brother.” The Golden Crow Monarch told the Turtle Minister.

“Please go for it if you want his dog head. Just leave his body so I can also take it back to report.” The turtle smiled and said with haste.

This conversation made it seems like Li Qiye was already a dead man and couldn’t do anything about it.

In fact, many didn’t deny the monarch’s strength. Although he was the Extreme Yang Monarch’s junior brother, he joined the school even earlier. Some believed that he became a paragon even before his brother.

At this school, strength dictated the seniority, not who joined the school the earliest.

Because of his constitution, the Golden Crow Monarch couldn’t cultivate the Extreme Yang Physique so he became weaker than his brother. Nevertheless, he was still a Prosperous Era Paragon so he was stronger than the Turtle Minister.

Many held their breath to see a paragon wanting to take Li Qiye’s life. Everyone could guess that Li Qiye was also a Virtuous Paragon. Who was stronger between these two?

“I’m afraid the Golden Crow Monarch has the advantage.” One person was more optimistic about the monarch: “After all, the Extreme Yang School is an Immortal Physique lineage that has stood strong for millions of years. Plus, he is a charming spirit. Both his body and soul are innately better at birth.”

Many people felt that this was a reasonable statement. After all, the monarch had many treasures since he came from a big sect. This was an advantage that not just anyone could have.

“Clank!” A chain covered in a crimson light appeared in his hand. This flashing light made others shudder while its fiery light seemed to be piercing deep into the bones.

He held the chain with both hands and glared at Li Qiye: “Will you surrender or do I have to make you by piercing your clavicles and drag you like a dead dog?” 2

Li Qiye was still holding the cauldron. He slightly raised his brows and lazily said: “Either come and die or scram, don’t disturb me.”

The monarch became furious and felt slighted when he was a supreme expert yet this junior displayed such contempt. He shouted: “Little beast, die!”

A clunk was heard after he declared his intention. The chain in his hands thrusted forward like a scorpion tail aiming for Li Qiye’s clavicles.

“Clank!” However, against all expectations, the chain didn’t pierce through Li Qiye’s clavicles. Rather, the monarch’s other side of the chain fell into Li Qiye’s hand.

“Come here!” Li Qiye shouted deeply. The chain that the monarch was holding suddenly coiled around his wrist.

“Whoosh!” The monarch was dragged involuntarily closer to Li Qiye.

“Boom!” The monarch slammed heavily into the Peacock Tree. He suddenly saw stars from the impact.

“Ugh!” Before he could return from the dizziness, the chain coiled around the Peacock Tree once and turned back to wring around his neck.

“No!” The monarch was still screaming as his limbs convulsed. In a split second, he was entangled to the Peacock Tree, strangled to death. His true fate wanted to break through his body but there was no chance. It was sealed within his body and died as well.

This all happened too quickly. People couldn’t even react in time to the monarch being strangled alive.

“Go!” After seeing his death, the Turtle Minister was shocked. He ordered and ran with the rest of his men.

“Whoosh!” The chain soared forward like a true dragon. Before the turtle and his officials could dive down the ocean, the chain wrapped around their neck.

“Bang! Bang! Bang!” All of them crashed into the Peacock Tree.

“No-” The group was scared out of their mind and screamed. Alas, their cries didn’t last long since they were strangled to death as well while hanging on the tree.

In a short time, those who were strapped to the Peacock Tree all had their eyes wide opened for they have died with remaining grievances.

They came to get revenge for their disciples but they didn’t expect to pay with their own lives in the process. They have truly underestimated Li Qiye’s strength. In their mind, a nameless human junior could only be an ordinary paragon at best. If he was stronger than this level, he would have been quite famous already. Thus, they were assured of victory.

But alas, they didn’t imagine that they wouldn’t be able to block even one move from him. Their death was one of indignation and full of unanswered questions.

People were horrified to see these corpses hanging on the Peacock Tree and couldn’t help but shiver.

Chapter 1216: Teeming Tribemaster

While staring at the hanging corpses, one person quivered and murmured: “Another brilliant genius coming out of nowhere. Can he compare to the Profound God-Monarch, Seven-seas War Goddess, Swiftdao Celestial God, and the Seashield Heavenly Prince?” 3

These people were the most powerful geniuses in the contemporary Heaven Spirit World. The four of them were considered to have the best chance of becoming Immortal Emperor.

“It isn’t clear whether he can compare with this group but in my opinion, he stands shoulder to shoulder against Daoist Lin and Extreme Yang Monarch.” One big shot looked at Li Qiye and speculated.

Daoist Lin and the Extreme Yang Monarch were also young prodigies in the Jade Sea. However, there was still a gap between them and the other four.

Li Qiye lazily glanced at the crowd while holding the cauldron and spoke: “If anyone is familiar with the Immaculate Expanse and Extreme Yang School, do me a favor and let them know that I am the killer. If they dare, come to the Peacock Land to settle the feud. Don’t be ball-less cowards.”

Many were dumbfounded after hearing this. This was a blatant provocation against these two sects. It looked as if he was wanting to go all out against them.

After hearing this, even if Daoist Lin and the monarch had great self-restraint and magnanimous, they still couldn’t forgive Li Qiye. Otherwise, their sects would have no place in the Jade Sea in the future. But even without this provocation, someone else would send the news of these death to these two schools with haste.

More and more people arrived outside of the Peacock Land. Li Qiye simply ignored them and continued to drown the land and sea with his cauldron fire.

For him right now, everything was ready. The only thing missing was the eastern wind. Once it started to blow, he would finally be able to replenish the tree’s life.

He continued to refine the fire until it merged with the land and seawater and disappeared without a trace. With that, he recalled the cauldron and sat below the Peacock Tree to have a moment of repose with his eyes closed.

Some people were shuddering while looking at Li Qiy waiting by the tree.

“So courageous. Opposing both the Immaculate Expanse and Extreme Yang School yet he still dares to wait for the enemies to come. Just how bold was this?”

The truth was that many people couldn’t see through this human boy ahead and his nonchalant nature despite the incoming enemies. He seemed to be certain of victory to the disbelief of the spectators.

He must either be powerful to an unreasonable level or had an invincible background.

However, the strongest human lineage in Heaven Spirit was the Exquisite Valley. But, the valley couldn’t oppose these two other lineages thus people became curious of his background.

“I heard the Extreme Yang School and the expanse are preparing to go all out, they will not forgive this Li Qiye.” A well-informed person heard the news and whispered to the people around him.

People weren’t surprised to hear this. The death of their disciples and Li Qiye’s humiliating provocation were beyond anyone’s self-restraint ability.

Nevertheless, they were wondering what these sects would use for their killing move. Would the monarch and Daoist Lin personally take action?

Before people could wait for the expanse and Extreme Yang School to come and deal with Li Qiye, someone else was here to cause trouble for him.

“Human brat, pay for my son’s life!” A roar resounded across the heavens and earth. It came from the bottom of the sea, powerful enough to shake its foundation.

“Rumble!” At this time, a tidal wave rushed out from the horizon with great momentum like ten thousand stampeding horses.

“Splash! Splash!” Big fish jumped out of the water. Many of them were holding tridents and sabers with ferocious expression. So many fish leapt out of the water like evil dragons in an unstoppable manner.

Outside of these fish, many experts with fish body and human head or full humanoid form rode the waves. They came menacingly as if they could tear apart anything blocking their way.

“Teeming Fish!” Someone cried out after seeing these ferocious fish from the distant.

Many were shocked to see the sheer amount and quickly retreated before them. No one wanted to be in their way lest they risked angering these fish and be eaten completely, bones included.

All even ran out of the circle that has been drawn by Li Qiye before so that the fish could rush forward.

The notoriety of this tribe was well documented. No one wanted to become their feast. Moreover, this group ahead was extremely furious already.

In a short time, this great army surrounded the entire Peacock Land and the coasts in the near vicinity. They have blocked off all retreat paths to devoid Li Qiye of any escape opportunity.

With more splashing, waves rose to the sky. These waves were carrying powerful troops, much more mighty than the other countless Teeming Fish. All of them had a human body at least.

To the front of the waves was an old man wearing a crown and a dragon robe. His eyes flashed with a frightening glint. Anyone could tell at first glance that he was quite ruthless.

“The Teeming Tribemaster…” Someone murmured after seeing him.

The crowd watched with bated breath before the huge amount. One person estimated that there might be more than one million of them here surrounding the Peacock Land.

The tribemaster’s eyes fell upon Li Qiye with a terrible glimmer, seemingly stating his intention to eat Li Qiye alive. Anyone would feel their knees weakening after being exposed to this glare.

The cultivators retreated to the safest distance to watch. Everyone knew that Li Qiye has eaten dragon tendons before. He even decapitated the Teeming Crown Prince’s head. Thus, it was not surprising to see the Teeming Tribemaster leading this great army to take care of him today.

“This will be a fight to the death.” Another spectator commented.

“How can it not be?” One cultivator who was at the Charming Fragmented Realm added: “It is one thing to eat tendons in public, but he placed the prince’s head into a box and gave it back to the Teeming Tribe. This is an irreconcilable feud, this will only end with his death or the demise of the Teeming Tribe.”

The majority agreed with this statement. This tribe has always been unified so the killing of the prince would bring about a mass vengeance. No one could protect Li Qiye from this fight at this moment.

“It looks pretty grim being enemy with the Teeming Tribe. Death might be the only result.” Someone murmured while looking at the blockade.

For many years now, many people have fought the Teeming Tribe. Some even attacked and destroyed their lairs.

However, regardless of how powerful they might be, they couldn’t kill all of the Teeming Fish. In the next generation, this tribe would multiply again for a counter attack and even extinguish these enemies’ offsprings.

“Human brat, if you kneel and surrender now, I will only torture you to death. If you resist, I will kill your ten clans. I don’t care what power you are from or your identity. We will chase you to the edge of the world, kill all of your clan members and anyone who has anything to do with you!”

People shuddered before this declaration, true to the vengeful reputation of this tribe.

Li Qiye finally stood up from the Peacock Tree to lazily look at the sea full of Teeming Fish. He smilingly said: “Only a bunch of ants that love to toot their own horns; love to bully the weak yet afraid of the strong.”

“Do you really think your tribe is invincible due to the sheer numbers?” Li Qiye continued: “For so many years now, when so many Immortal Emperors, sea gods, and treefathers want to eat dragon tendons, they would casually grab the fattest Teeming Fish, scrape off the scales and cut them to slices before eating the tendon. Then, they would top it off with a plate of fish and drink soup stock made from the fish bones. What a pleasant and delicious meal…”

“…What a shame that your tribe didn’t even dare to fart as these beings devoured you and only turned a blind eye. Heh, you would only act arrogant against tiny sects.” Li Qiye shook his head and sneered.

  1. In ancient china, the imperial court was divided into the martial officers and scholarly/literature officers
  2. In wuxia, it is believed that when your clavicles are pierced, you can’t gather qi
  3. This is their full titles, I’ll be skipping the adjectives later to make the flow better

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