Shivering within his constraints, Leaf Dao-Denier said, “I can’t believe you saved me, Yang Qi. Okay, this time I'm really going to work for you. I can’t believe she tried to kill me, even after I did everything she asked. I’ll definitely toil wholeheartedly for you now, and never even think of betraying you!”
From the tone of his voice, Leaf Dao-Denier seemed to be rejoicing at having a new lease on life. Inside, though, his heart burned with hatred for both Yang Qi and Empress Joyflower. The hatred that existed within him couldn’t be extinguished even by all of the water in the universe.
Empress Joyflower had decided to discard him because she found a better consort in the form of Yang Qi. In other words, everything was Yang Qi’s fault! There was no way Leaf Dao-Denier would ever truly submit to him.
Snorting coldly in his heart, he thought, ‘I’ll just pretend to acknowledge allegiance to Yang Qi. Then, the moment he shows the slightest weakness, I’ll kill him and take his God Legion Seal. He might have a powerful cultivation base, but he'll definitely get hurt fighting Empress Joyflower. And that’s when I’ll take everything from him!’
Even still, he was counting his chickens before they hatched.
Meanwhile, Yang Qi ignored him. Waving his hand, he summoned a vortex that he threw Leaf Dao-Denier into, sending him to the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart.
Once the immortal-slaying clone got his hands on Leaf Dao-Denier, he would obviously be able to make use of him. Yang Qi had another plan for this captive; there was no way he would benevolently rescue a rapacious wolf like him.
Yang Qi knew full well what type of person Leaf Dao-Denier really was. Even rescuing him ten thousand times wouldn’t earn any thanks or loyalty from him. He was a viper and would bite Yang Qi as soon as he got the chance. The best way to deal with him would be to kill him to make sure he didn’t cause future problems
“Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart?” Empress Joyflower said. “You must have at least eight of King Immortal-Slayer's legacy medallions. Did you know that, in addition to god items from the seventy-two monarchs, Proud Heaven also sent me one of King Immortal-Slayer's legacy medallions? With that medallion, you’ll have all nine, and you’ll have even more impressive abilities than before. Can you imagine what secrets of the chart you’ll unlock? What do you say? Join me as a consort, and together, we can fight Proud Heaven and grow the might of the Joyflower Palace. You’ll benefit greatly!”
She was obviously doing everything she could to entice Yang Qi.
Closing the chart behind Leaf Dao-Denier, Yang Qi laughed loudly. “Still trying to tempt me? Perhaps now is a good time to let you know that I snuck into your treasure storehouse and took all of the seventy-two monarchs’ god items, as well as plenty of other treasures. As for that legacy medallion that Proud Heaven sent you, I already have it. Your storehouse is essentially empty now.”
“What?” Empress Joyflower blurted, her face falling. A stream of true energy appeared above her head and spread out, then vanished. It returned a moment later, and she glared at Yang Qi. “Well played. Very well played. So, you cleared out my treasure storehouse and left behind virtual replicas. It seems my subordinates really are useless pieces of trash. It looks like you took all the spell formations as well, except sadly for you, you weren’t a match for the Passionate-Passionless Formation. How were you able to stand up to the true energy mist expelled by the god-king’s tear?”
“That’s for me to know and you not to know. By the way, if you really want to work together against Proud Heaven, I could consider it.”
The truth was that he was trying to buy time.
He had sent Leaf Dao-Denier into the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart as part of a larger plan. If his immortal-slaying clone could get stronger very quickly, gaining even more control of the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart, then he might be able to stand a chance against the empress.
Inside the chart, Leaf Dao-Denier had broken free of the seals Yang Qi placed on him and was back to full power. Drawing on his true energy, he flew into motion. “The Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart is huge, Yang Qi. Once I go into hiding in here, you’ll never find me!”
Even as the words battered Leaf Dao-Denier’s ears, the void in front of him split apart, revealing an enormous world. It seemed as large as a hundredth ranked immortal world, and was filled with god formations and other defenses. Countless angels patrolled it, and the world itself drew energy from the surrounding chart to be used for cultivation purposes.
The energy flows created by the spell formations seemed enough to topple the past, present, and future.
Yang Qi had already bolstered many of the nearly one billion god formations he had taken, creating an even more suitable environment for cultivation. The Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart had boundless vital energy. Normally speaking, if the highest state of the chart were unlocked, the godpower available would have been enough for the cultivation purposes of ten thousand gods, much less some ordinary humans.
Unfortunately, his immortal-slaying clone was still not strong enough to unlock that state. He would have to wait until godly ascension before he could fully use the power of the legacy medallions.
Considering how strong the immortal-slaying clone was already, and adding in the power of the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart, a billion god formations, and numerous other powerful experts, putting Leaf Dao-Denier in check was no problem.
Even as Leaf Dao-Denier was assessing the power of the formations, Yang Qi appeared.
Or at least, a version of Yang Qi. He was flanked by seventy-one halos, within which were Leaf Dao-Denier’s former seventy-one brethren. All of them had significantly advanced their energy arts and were Grand Emperors with power indexes in the dozens, with a few who had already broken past a hundred.
That was what had resulted from Yang Qi sending countless god souls, god pills, and god items from the Joyflower Palace’s treasure storehouse.
In the past, the Joyflower Palace had used its resources to develop consorts and eunuchs with power indexes over a thousand, flower goddesses with indexes from five to eight hundred, and countless holy daughters and elders.
But now, Yang Qi was using those resources to help his people advance by leaps and bounds.
Looking at the incoming experts, Leaf Dao-Denier suddenly realized what was going on. “You’re a clone of Yang Qi! An immortal-slaying clone! No wonder he can use the God Legion Seal and King Immortal-Slayer's legacy medallions without any conflicts cropping up. He has you, an out-of-body incarnation!”
“That’s right. I'm Yang Qi, but at the same time, I'm not. That said, our minds are united. I will defeat King Immortal-Slayer’s resurrected will, and Yang Qi will become the Sovereign Lord. But for now, we’re one. Leaf Dao-Denier, you have the blood of an Eternal One, which you took by devouring Eldest Brother Secundus. King Immortal-Slayer was also an Eternal One. Unfortunately, I currently lack Eternal blood, but I’ll have some from you in a moment. Then my constitution will match that of King Immortal-Slayer, and my control of the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart and its power will reach a new level of perfection. My virtual god world will be solidified, and I’ll be able to further harness the power of the billion god formations I have here. Then I’ll send all of that power out through the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart to fight Empress Joyflower.”
“What? You villain!” Only now did Leaf Dao-Denier fully realize why Yang Qi had sent him into the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart. It was only with Eternal blood that his immortal-slaying clone could fully conform to King Immortal-Slayer and unleash the true potential of the legacy medallions. Right now, his level of command was like one hair from nine oxen.
But with Eternal blood, everything would be different and he would transform in the same way a mortal prince would upon becoming the emperor. He would have true power and authority.
Of course, there was no way Leaf Dao-Denier could simply allow Yang Qi to succeed.
“No!” he shouted. “I won’t let you do this, Yang Qi! You villain! If you get Eternal blood, then everything under heaven will fall to you.”
He suddenly flew up and attacked the immortal-slaying clone. “Empress Joyflower! Hurry up and kill him! If he gets my blood, the consequences will shake heaven and earth!”
Eternal Ones were very rare. In fact, of all the people with special constitutions that Yang Qi had encountered, only Eldest Brother Secundus had such blood. Of course, now Leaf Dao-Denier had it, as well as Fortuned blood, which made him as rare as phoenix feathers or qilin horns.
“Be crushed!” the immortal-slaying clone roared, and the power of the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart created a gale force wind. At the same time, a billion god formations flared with power within the virtual god world.
And all of it slammed into Leaf Dao-Denier.
“Agggghhhhh!” Trembling, Leaf Dao-Denier fell from the sky, unable to stand up against the power the immortal-slaying clone was using on him. First he was infected by Yang Qi’s devil embryo, then he was struck by Empress Joyflower. Finally, Yang Qi had viciously grabbed him and sealed him, resulting in even more serious injuries to his meridians.
The Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart and the power of the god formations formed chains, which the immortal-slaying clone wrapped around Leaf Dao-Denier, pulling his arms and legs apart until he resembled the character 大. It was a truly humiliating position.
There was nothing Leaf Dao-Denier could do to alleviate the humiliation as the chains bored into his meridians.
Without hesitation, the immortal-slaying clone stabbed his fingers into Leaf Dao-Denier’s chest. In the blink of an eye, blood-red lines shot through Leaf Dao-Denier as the immortal-slaying clone began extracting his Fortuned blood.
Thanks to Leaf Dao-Denier’s recent cultivation advancements, his blood essence was even many times stronger than Eldest Brother Secundus’ had been!Previous Chapter Next Chapter
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