Emperor Well

Chapter 1205: Mysterious Statue

The duo were jolted after seeing all of these spectacles. They couldn’t tell reality from illusion or if they were actually in this strange place or not.

“Stabilize your mind or you will never be able to come back.” Suddenly, Li Qiye’s voice rang in their mind like a wake-up call. Their lucidity returned as they sobered up.

They found that they were still below the creek. The current was still quietly flowing along with the little creatures swimming inside as if nothing has changed.

The three continued on this path for who knows how long and to which end.

Eventually, Li Qiye led them out of the creek. A gentle breeze brushed by and startled them. They found themselves on a flat plain. However, they still couldn’t determine if this place was real or not just like before.

Fortunately, they didn’t go too far before walking to a pile of rubbles. Countless gravels scattered on the ground but upon careful examination, they were pieces fallen from stone statues.

The rubble was quite sizable. As they went on deeper, the two looked at some of the broken statues. They have been destroyed beyond repair. There was simply no way of seeing what they used to look like. The two had a hard time imagining what has actually happened in this place before.

Eventually, they reached the inner part of this ruins and found a complete statue. It was quite tall, more than ten meters. It has stood strong for countless eras so it appeared quite aged. Under the polishing of the years, it has become a bit gray.

One could see that it was a statue of a woman due to its slender contours and elegant clothings.

However, there was no way to see the facial features of this statue because it was quite vague. Such a statue resembled something carved out of snow. As time passed, it would start to melt as well. The contours and lines of the statues were blurred so the woman’s face remained a mystery.

The duo gazed at it carefully. They didn’t know whether the statues was initially like this or if it was withered down by time, or maybe something has happened to it.

Li Qiye stood before the statue without speaking. He stared at it in a daze without blinking for a long time.

The other two couldn’t figure out what was so captivating about the statue or why Li Qiye was so fascinated by it. Nevertheless, they didn’t dare to disturb him.

“Are you two all right?” After a long time, Li Qiye turned around and asked the two.

The two were surprised and chuckled wryly in their mind. They should be the ones asking Li Qiye this. It was Li Qiye who stood there looking at the statue in a daze, not them.

“I’m fine.” Ye Tu shook his head and said.

Li Qiye smiled a little while looking at two without saying anything.

“Sir, was it real or fake earlier?” Teng Jiwen asked.

“What are you referring to?” Li Qiye clarified.

Teng Jiwen found that Li Qiye’s answer was quite strange as if they had an incongruous viewpoints.

“The things we saw in the creek earlier.” He elaborated despite his slight confusion.

Li Qiye looked at him and said: “Whether the images are real or fake depend on your dao heart. Real is fake and fake is real, false is also true and true is also false.”

After hearing this, both the youths were still lost in the fogs and scratched their head like a confused monk.

Li Qiye paid no mind to the two and took out a jade bowl. He whispered to it and performed a complex and strange ritual. It was a very ancient rite with a purpose unknown to even Teng Jiwen.

He whispered for a bit and the ceremony ended with him raising the jade bowl over his head.

At this time, one could hear the splashing of water. Two very small streams of water fell down from above into his bowl.

“The statue is crying.’ Ye Tu murmured. The two of them looked up and saw tears coming out of the statue.

They were quite moved and stood there in a daze. They suddenly saw an illusion that the statue was alive. At this point, it was not something made out of stone or marbles but it was a living being sealed in this place.

At this point, they could no longer tell the nature of this statue ahead.

When Li Qiye’s bowl was full, the tears stopped and Li Qiye carefully put it away.

“Young noble, what is it?” Ye Tu asked curiously.

Li Qiye looked at the statue and said: “Mortal Tears, the tears of compassion and pity for the common people. It can stimulates someone’s desire for life.”

Li Qiye came for this bowl of tears in order to replenish the Peacock Tree’s life.”

He glanced at the statue and said: “Let’s go. We have obtained what we needed. No point in insisting for something we can’t get.”

With that, he turned and left with the duo behind him. They exited the heap of rubbles.

“What a shame.” The leading Li Qiye spoke: “I thought the two of you would be able to see something after coming here or at least obtain a little fortune. It seems like this was not meant to be.”

“A fortune?” Both of them were surprised. They thought he only came for the Mortal Tears.

“Yes, a kind of opportunity.” Li Qiye explained: “If you two were fated, then you would have been able to see something, especially about these statues. Alas, there was nothing in sight. It meant that this was not predestined.”

Their eyes darted at each other. At this time, they realized why Li Qiye was being so abstruse earlier. After realizing this, the two quickly turned around. However, the ruins were no more and even the flat plain was gone. There was only a vast emptiness.

This sudden development frightened the two completely. From start to finish, they didn’t know that they were standing in the void. They couldn’t believe their own eyes at this moment.

“Don’t look. One can’t force a missed opportunity.” Li Qiye said flatly while walking in front.

The two felt regretful after hearing this. They didn’t know that they have given up an opportunity, one that was skirting by next to them.

“Are there any other fortunes and opportunities here?” Ye Tu couldn’t help but ask.

“It is different for everyone so what they meet is different as well. There is no way of forcing this matter. Your inability to see the fortune means that you haven’t reached this level.” He turned to look at Ye Tu: “However, in this place, there is a higher chance for opportunities for the charming spirits.”

After hearing this, Ye Tu suddenly connected the dots and blurted out: “Young Noble, you are saying that the young Immortal Emperor Gu Chun has also came to this place?!”

Li Qiye only smiled without a response.

The two were lamenting. After all, they have missed this once in a lifetime opportunity.

“No need to feel bad, it isn’t something that can be forced. Not everyone can become Immortal Emperor Gu Chun, there is nothing you can do about it.” Li Qiye spoke.

The two of them could only sigh. Li Qiye has already shown great kindness by taking the two of them here. It was their own lack of abilities that made them miss this chance.

“Jiwen, I have taught you what I can so I have given a sufficient answer to your citadel and old geezer Sunflower.” Li Qiye continued: “But as for Ye Tu, since you have been helping me out and took the time to come here, I will help you get something then.”

“To assist young noble is what I should do. If I dared to neglect my duty, the schoolmaster would have broken my bones. How could I dare to seek something else of yours?” After hearing this, Ye Tu hurriedly answered.

Li Qiye gently waved his hand and said: “There is a return for everything. I will not people who help me do it for nothing. It would be foolish to not take readily available treasures, I am only presenting Buddha with borrowed flowers, that’s all.” 1

Ye Tu had no response to this and only scratched his head.

Teng Jiwen on the other hand had nothing to say. He didn’t think that Li Qiye was being unfair. What Li Qiye has passed down to him was more than enough for a lifetime.

Chapter 1206: Divine Well

The Seacrossing Shuttle traveled along the Bottomless Trench. It slowly floated to the surface but then descend again. It was as if it was coming back to the trench in a very slow process.

It looked like there was a force down there connected to the shuttle, not allowing it to leave the ocean or deviate from the route.

In the last several days, many experts from the great powers ran here. After entering the fragmented realm, they rarely showed themselves again. This was especially true for lineages from the Charming Spirit Race such as the Void Imperfection Three Schools. They weren’t here for treasures or some intangible and elusive fortunes in the legends; their goal was to unravel the mystery. Thus, these experts maintained a low profile and didn’t want others to know about them.

Of course, there were also those who put on air, such as the Teeming Crown Prince! Ever since he got into the broken realm, he arrogantly announced: “The human named Li Qiye, show yourself! Daring to oppose the Teeming Tribe? This prince will eat you alive.”

Many people stay far away from the crown prince. They felt creeped out after hearing his desire to eat Li Qiye raw. Everyone knew that in recent days, the Teeming Tribe has been carrying out its threats.

The crown prince didn’t bring an army like other people, only ten old men. All of them were experts with human form. Each emitted a frightening aura. As for the prince, his blood energy was even more vigorous and powerful.

For the Teeming Tribe, under ordinary conditions, one would be able to turn into a complete human form by reaching the Heavenly Sovereign realm.

Someone whispered after hearing the prince’s declaration: “It might be over for Li Qiye. The Teeming Crown Prince is here in person. This shows that the clan is very serious about this, who would be willing to save him, a human, and offend the entire Teeming Tribe?”

The crown prince was very different from the Teeming Marquis. Even though the marquis was a noble of the tribe, but the position of crown prince was much higher.

He was the regal firstborn of the Teeming Tribemaster. In Heaven Spirit, there were millions upon millions of Teeming Fish and a million kingdoms. Of course, this number of kingdoms was a great exaggeration, but they had several thousands at the very least!

The tribemaster had a pivotal position in the tribe. He could even command the billions of fish and thousands of kingdoms in this world.

Thus, one could extrapolate the crown prince’s great status. Today, when he personally took action for revenge, it truly showed their race’s stance on this matter.

Moreover, the prince himself was not a useless person. Rumor has it that he was already a Virtuous Paragon. He was quite renowned in this world.

Some said that he might be weaker than the supreme geniuses such as the Profound God-Monarch or Seashield Heavenly Prince, but his reputation was still immense.

Thus, everyone knew that this human junior named Li Qiye was dead for sure after hearing the prince’s desire. Moreover, it would be a very ugly death.

There were a lot of people in a location within broken realm. Some stay for a long time, unwilling to leave. Among them were many experts.

In fact, there was nothing particularly remarkable about this place. There was a small pit with an abandoned old well inside. Nothing else was worthy of a second glance besides it.

Nevertheless, this kind of place made many reluctant to leave. Some famous experts were here as well, such as Yan Yanglong and Dao Attendant Lin.

Outside of these two, some older people were staying here as well. However, this level of characters was hiding their true form. After arriving, they didn’t move an inch from this place.

Despite deliberately masking their identity, some people still guessed that these experts were charming spirits. Some were most likely from lineages like the Void Imperfection Three Schools as well.

Only such lineages would pay attention to this place. This location only garnered even more interest because of this. Even though many people were full of interest about this place, no one dared to act rashly in a presumption manner due to the hiding big shots.

There were rumors that this was an abandoned divine well with holy water. However, for some unknown reasons later, the well dried up and the water disappeared.

In spite of this, each time the shuttle appeared, the big shots from the Charming Spirit Race would come here to research this well. They wanted to use this as an entry point to figure out the secrets of this realm.

Some said that the Void Imperfection Three Schools paid the most attention to this well. Their experts would personally come here each time and explored it.

Because of this, people speculated that these old men concealing their identity were from the three schools.

Among the young generation, Yan Yanglong and Daoist Attendant Lin who were quite famous were staying in order to see if any divine water would start to flow.

Coming from the great lineages, there were records left behind in their sect. It stated that this well was one of the most notable locations in the fragmented realm.

That went double for the dao attendant due to the belief that the water here had a great effect on those who cultivated the Void Imperfection Physique.

The two youths came closer and took a good look. However, nothing came from it. The well was dried up and there were no water like the legends.

Nevertheless, both the old and young continued to stay. The two youths hoped that these great characters could figure something else. Perhaps by lingering around, they would be able to pick up some benefits afterwards.

“That fierce person who ate dragon tendons is here now!” At this time, someone shouted resulting in a great commotion.

A lot of people turned and saw Li Qiye slowly walking closer with two lads behind him.

His arrival attracted the attention of both Yan Yanglong and Dao Attendant Lin. A few big shots shrouding their appearance looked over as well.

Many people made way for him. This was not because they were afraid of Li Qiye but because the Teeming Crown Prince has expressed his desire of eating Li Qiye alive. Many people considered him to be a plague. No one wanted to catch his unluckiness.

“So crazy to eat dragon tendons in public.” Despite knowing his ultimate fate of being torn apart by the Teemign Tribe and becoming the prince’s food, some were still secretly admiring him.

In this world, how many people would dare to feast on tendons so blatantly? How many people would dare to provoke the Teeming Tribe like this? His domineering and arrogant style were indeed worthy of admiration.

Dao Attendant Lin’s eyes flashed with a cold glint after seeing Li Qiye. He has been wanting to kill Li Qiye long ago but after seeing Gongsun Qianer killed by him, he felt some hesitation. Without knowing Li Qiye’s true strength, he wouldn’t carelessly move against him.

Nevertheless, he quietly called for a disciple and ordered him to go tell the Teeming Crown Prince. As long as the prince came, this boy would die without a doubt!

Li Qiye looked around lazily. His eyes darted to the big shots hiding their true form and smiled: “All here to see if there are Void Imperfection Spring Water? Don’t be too greedy about certain things.”

These big shots didn’t say anything and just stood there calmly.

Li Qiye didn’t say anything else and jumped into the divine well for a better look.

It was only a pit. If one really wanted to point something extraordinary in this common well, there was a slight protrusion on one of the walls, resembling the mouth of an eagle. Nothing else was notable besides it.

In fact, many people have jumped down before Li Qiye for a better observation. They used their divine intent to sweep through this place over and over but nothing was found.

Yan Yanglong standing above the divine well sneered and said: “So many charming wise sages have pried at it with divine mirrors to find nothing. Trying to see through the mystery with naked eyes is mere wishful thinking.”

He had no grievances or feud against Li Qiye. Someone from the Extreme Yang School like him didn’t need to bother a human boy but he didn’t like looking at Li Qiye’s arrogant and imperious attitude.

In his eyes, even his master, the Extreme Yang Monarch, didn’t act haughtily to this level. On what ground did this human boy have to act like this?!

  1. To win favor or influence using sb else’s property

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