Emperor Jeers

Chapter 1213: Ophidian Treant

Some cultivators nearby exchanged glances. They didn’t know whether this human boy ahead has never seen the world before or was just simple by nature.

In the world of cultivation, the law of the jungle reigned supreme. Who would care about others’ well-being, let alone kindly reminding them about dangers.

“Danger? Boy, is this your first time leaving the house? Since when is it not dangerous being a cultivator?” One cultivator laughed and said.

The others laughed as well and felt that this kid was quite naive and didn’t know the situation. Everyone was here for the treasures and worldly essences and knew full well of the danger entailed.

“I’m still responsible for reminding everyone.” Li Qiye smiled bashfully: “My suggestion is that everyone stand outside the circle. After all, this is a troubled land so something ominous is definitely coming. Standing inside would end in certain demise.”

One cultivator turned black and coldly spoke: “Ignorant child. What are you talking about? We are here for the treasure hunt, how can this be ominous?”

Knowing the danger was one thing, but no one liked to listen about it.

They were here for an undeserved fortune but it still hasn’t come out yet but Li Qiye has already issued such omen. Of course some cultivators wouldn’t be happy to hear this.

“Of course it will be very ominous.” Li Qiye earnestly said: “In my opinion, blood will run like the rivers here and stain the Jade Sea. Millions of corpses will fill up this region; countless beings will suffer miserable death. Today is the day where the entire Heaven Spirit World will tremble. This is why I’m reminding everyone.”

His serious attitude made the people here change their expression. These words were too unlucky so they were glaring at him.

But Li Qiye looked just like a dolt. With a very serious and earnest manner, he looked at everyone and said: “I advise everyone to stand outside of the circle. A tragic death here is not worth it.”

Some felt like vomiting blood from anger after listening to this kid. The treasures have yet to come but they were stuck here listening to this dolt speaking such ominous words.

“What nonsense!” A middle-aged man said coldly. He was tall and burly with a golden cloak. His squinting eyes shot out a terrible glint.

There were many disciples behind him. They looked to be quite skill so it was apparent that it was a great sect.

This man was the deputy sectmaster of the Dual-pupils Sect, a decently powerful faction in this area. He brought fellow disciples along for the treasure hunt and was not happy to hear Li Qiye’s unlucky words.

“It’s not nonsense.” Li Qiye looked at this deputy master and said: “With your power, I”m afraid when the disaster arrives, you won’t make it for a minute before turning to ashes.”

Such words made this deputy master grimaced. As a deputy master, both his fame and reputation were not to be underestimated. Although he was not as great as the paragons, but he was still a talented strategist worthy of respect.

But being looked down by a human boy today like this was truly an affront to his prestige.

“Pa!” The Dual-Pupils Deputy Master furiously unleashed a palm strike and shattered the sign that Li Qiye has just put on the sea. He coldly spoke: “I’m waiting for this so-called disaster then!”

Li Qiye coldly stared back in response: “It will come and your shrill scream will echo in this world. At that time, neither the heavens nor earth will answer your cry for help.”

This master trembled with anger with a twisted expression.

Many cultivators here were silent. They didn’t know if this boy ahead was really slow or just acting the fool. He actually went against the deputy master from the Dual-Pupils Sect and gave him no room to step down from this argument.

“Hahaha, where did this human boy come from to be making such alarmist remarks here?” One person sneered: “He probably has some ulterior motives, trying to frighten others away so the humans can monopolize the treasures here.”

It was an old man looking like a snake coiling on a small tree. In fact, the snake body and the tree branch was inseparable. Only his head was in human form.

This was an Ophidian Treant, a branch from the Treant Race. However, this man maintained his original form and didn’t cultivate a complete human form.

He was an elder of his tribe. At this time, he had a dark smile on his face and believed that Li Qiye was scheming in this place.

Many people became a bit startled and felt that this was logical. Otherwise, why would a human be so nice to remind them like this? He surely had ulterior motives.

In a short time, their eyes darted at Li Qiye with a different gaze.

“So he is just here to scare everyone.” The deputy leader snorted and shouted: “Speak! Who sent you here?! Tell the truth to avoid pain.”

“Kindness is treated as malice. If you want to die so bad, it is your own business.” Li Qiye glimpsed at him indifferently and said: “I have warned everyone to stand outside the circle to the best of my ability. Life or death will now depend on your own fortune.”

With that, he turned and left.

“Junior, stop right now!” The deputy leader screamed and reached out to grab Li Qiye.

However, Li Qiye’s body flashed and easily evaded his clutch before turning around to face him.

“Heh, looks like he got some moves.” The deputy leader sneered: “State your name, I will not kill a nobody and quickly reveal who is ordering you or suffer torture!”

“Li Qiye.” Li Qiye lazily said: “Scram before I become angry.”

Many people were unfamiliar with this name but some have heard it before. One cultivator from the Jade Sea said: “He is that Li Qiye, the fierce guy who dared to eat dragon tendons.”

A few who have heard of his name found it quite surprising while peeing at him. They didn’t expect this seemingly ordinary human was the monster who ate dragon tendons. They all assumed that he would look like a vicious and domineering brute.

After all, eating dragon tendons was something that would provoke billions of Teeming Fish. Only an overbearing monster would be able to do something like this. Alas, the Li Qiye in front of them bore no semblance of this preconceived image.

“You are that Li Qiye!” The deputy master became hesitant. He has heard of Li Qiye’s notoriety. Someone who dared to publicly eat tendons was certainly not ordinary and nice at all.

“Now that you know, do not provoke me.” Li Qiye said coldly.

“Hahaha, such confident. This isn’t your place nor the turn of a human brat like you to give orders.” The elder from the Ophidian Tribe wanted to add wind to the fire.

After hearing this, the deputy master arched his chest and said coldly: “The elder is right. This place belongs to everyone. What makes you think you can act presumptuous like this and make other people stand outside of the circle? What is your true goal?!”

At the very least he was still a deputy master. If he couldn’t utter a few strong words, he would be in an awkward situation without any face. Even his sect would lose some reputation as well.

“Scram right now or I’ll kill you even before the disaster gets here!” Li Qiye was losing his patience.

Glances exchanged in the crowd after hearing this. They finally felt that this normal human was so fierce and domineering, daring to scold a leader of a sect like this.

The deputy leader lost a lot of face from being scolded by a junior. How could he swallow this anger?

“Boy, I will flay you alive today!” He took out his saber and threatened with a chilling glare.

With that, his saber slashed through the sky with an extreme speed straight for Li Qiye’s chest. He wanted to kill him with just one blow.

Li Qiye raised his brows while a cold glint flashed in his eyes. He formed a fist at the incoming blade.

With a buzzing sound, boundless brilliance surged forward. A huge amount of refined sunfire gushed out as if nine suns were rising from his fist. The moment these suns came out, they instantly incinerated everything.

In a split second, the deputy master’s saber was melted into molten metal. He screamed right before he was burnt to smoke. Not even his bone ashes were left behind.

Though he was not weak, he was yet to be a paragon so he was no different from an ant before Li Qiye.

Extreme Yang Fist of the Myriad Dao Fist, the moment it came out, it would burn the nine heavens and ten earths, let alone a mere deputy master.

Chapter 1214: A Funny Story

The air hushed like the rest of the spectators. No one thought that just one move would render the deputy leader from the Dual-Pupils Sect to smithereens.

Some couldn’t help but take a deep breath and realized that this seemingly ordinary boy was so fierce.

“Truly someone who dares to eat dragon tendons.” Some female cultivators looked at Li Qiye with some admiration: “A real man has to be this fierce.”

The demeanors of the onlookers have changed while looking at him. They now understood that this kid was not only a murderer but also an ominous star. He would provoke a bunch of enemies wherever he went. Teeming Fish, Immaculate Expanse, and the Extreme Yang School on top of the Dual-pupils Sect now.

If he kept on killing regardless of the location like this and make enemies everywhere, his death would only be a matter of time.

“What a ruthless human.” The Ophidian elder revealed a dark smile: “Do you want to kill everyone here to take all the treasures for yourself? Your plot will not go as plan, the heroes in this world are still flocking to this place…”

“Pop!” A crisp slapping sound came about. Before the elder could finish, Li Qiye mercilessly slapped him with a force that deformed his skull. The fangs in his mouth were blown out as well.

This elder wanted to escalate the situation to get everyone involved in this feud with Li Qiye. He didn’t expect that Li Qiye would slap all the teeth out of him so quickly.

“Little animal!” He was furious and cried out before spewing a billow of poisonous smoke. This terrible smoke engulfed Li Qiye like a tornado in order to melt him down completely.

This smoke was extremely poisonous. Little drops falling down turned the sea water into a white liquid. Many aquatic creatures were killed instantly by the poison.

Li Qiye simply didn’t care for this smoke. He reached out with his hand again like a blossoming lotus, capable of purifying all corruptions.

Void Imperfection Fist, the moment this fist came out, the myriad laws retreated and everything became purified.

With a sizzling noise, the smoke was not enough to reach the apex before this fist. It pierced through the poisonous smoke and came grabbing towards the elder.

The elder was stunned and turned to flee. However, even if he was faster, he was not as swift as Li Qiye’s Soaring Immortal Fist. His hand immediately caught the fleeing elder.

“Ah!” A sharp and miserable cry resounded across the wide sea. With a tearing sound, the snake and the tree encompassing his body were torn apart. Blood sputtered everywhere.

For the Ophidian Tribe, the separation of the snake body and the tree trunk meant certain death. Thus, this elder twitched for a while before dying.

“Not even a Virtuous Paragon yet still dare to prance around in front of me? You are but a mere insect.” Li Qiye casually threw his corpse down to the ground and coldly uttered.

Now, people’s expression sank. This brat was really too ruthless. This was no longer a rumor but reality.

Even the characters from the last generations were staring at Li Qiye in astonishment as well.

He glanced at the disciples from the Dual-pupils Sect and said: “Go back and tell your sect to take the long way around me or I’ll kill you all! Scram!”

These stunned disciples were ecstatic to hear this as if they have been granted amnesty by him. They immediately fled without any hesitation while showing their clean pair of heels. 1

After one final sweeping gaze through the crowd, Li Qiye entered the Peacock Land.

His entry to the land attracted a lot of attention. People were also curious about why he came to this place.

However, no one dared to provoke him after he made an example out of the deputy master and the ophidian elder. They understood that this human boy ahead was ruthless without any qualm in murdering. If one wasn’t a Virtuous Paragon, they were no match for him. Provoking him would simply be suicidal.

Li Qiye went straight for the peak and came before the Peacock Tree. He took out the Myriad Heavenly Cauldron and controlled its fire.

“Whoosh!” The cauldron fire gushed out like a spring and poured into the earth.

Oddly enough, this fire flowing into the earth didn’t burn any plants or grasses. It was clearly a radiating flame but it resembled flowing water. Moreover, it was becoming increasingly violet. This was a miracle that nothing was being hurt.

“What a great fire manipulation technique!” Even those who weren’t alchemists recognized his mastery when nothing was being hurt by the streams of fire.

The spraying fire came out faster and crazier like a huge river. In fact, it was not an exaggeration to call it a volcanic eruption.

However, it didn’t carry a destructive force like a volcano. It actually brought about a cool feeling like spring water.

This fire seemed to have its own life as it ran through the mountains, gullies, and plains. In a short period, this huge amount of fire covered the entire Peacock Land.

Next, it flowed into the sea and floated above the currents as if it wanted to merge together with the seawater.

Afterwards, there was a change to this fire. A different liquid carrying a spark came out from the cauldron with fine strings of laws. They seemed to have their own sentience as well as they flowed to the sea.

Many people smelled a faint scent. It was hard to explain this calming sensation from the fragrance. The spectators waiting by the sea were fixated on Li Qiye. They were confused and didn’t know what he was trying to do.

Eventually, one person couldn’t help but ask him from the distant: “Daoist Li, may I ask what you are doing?”

Li Qiye was still controlling the cauldron and answered nonchalantly: “Nothing, just life replenishing the withering Peacock Tree so that it can stay alive since it is running out of lifespan.”

“Life replenishment for the Peacock Tree?” This cultivator’s eyes turned wide opened. He thought he has misheard and confirmed: “You are replenishing the Peacock Tree’s life?”

“Why not?” Li Qiye looked at him dismissively before ignoring the guy and continued to pour more fire into the earth and sea.

Many people heard this had to look at Li Qiye once more. Some even felt that they were looking at a fool.

One alchemist spoke: “Even if you are an alchemist, do you know the meaning of life replenishing this ancestral tree? It is not only a heaven defying feat, one can even say that it is simply impossible. The difficulty is no less than doing so for an Immortal Emperor. Not to mention you, even an Alchemy Emperor is powerless in this endeavor.”

Li Qiye glanced at him and was too lazy to reply. He continued on with his task.

One sacred lord from the Charming Spirit Race sneered: “What a guy. This is the most ridiculous and outlandish thing I’ve ever seen.”

Li Qiye was not interested in responding to this charming spirit either. Nevertheless, his answer made the human cultivators quite startled. They suddenly saw hope and said: “Daoist, is this possible? Can you actually do it?”

The human race naturally didn’t want to see the Peacock Tree die or they’ll lose this land completely.

“Yes.” Li Qiye answered plainly.

“Heh, people actually believe in this pretentious mess?” One sea demon snorted: “Only a fool would believe him. Who doesn’t know that no one has ever life replenish for an ancestral tree before for millions of years now. In my opinion, this so-called life replenishment is only a facade, he is secretly plotting something else.”

What did all the other cultivators come here to do? Of course it was for the treasures. They were all waiting for the tree to die so who would want to hear about Li Qiye trying to save it? Isn’t this cutting off their way of getting rich? He has become the public’s enemy.

“That’s right. Prolonging the life of an ancestral tree is a lunatic’s raving. He must be hiding his true purpose.” Quite a few members of the crowd echoed this sentiment with jeers.

  1. Idiom meaning running so fast to the point where you lose your shoes

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