80 Years Of Signing-In At The Cold Palace, I Am Unrivalled - Chapter 75
Chapter 75: I Am Not Strong
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The books from the previous era sent by the Holy Maiden described the Zenith Heaven Path Sect as a very powerful sect in the days of yore.
‘At its peak, the Zenith Heaven Path Sect had three Celestial Venerables, seven Heavenly Kings, and nine Supremacies. They were a force that couldn’t be ignored among the myriads of sects. They were powerful…’
Lin Jiufeng recalled the contents of one of the books that depicted the Zenith Heaven Path Sect in its entries.
The strength of the Zenith Heaven Path Sect became apparent from the emotions of the author when he was writing his entries in the book. His penmanship revealed that he was also apprehensive about writing the terrifying parts of the Zenith Heaven Path Sect.
The Holy Maiden of the Great Yan Dynasty was a disciple of the Heavenly Dao Sect. There were many records about the sects of the past from the books in her sect. According to one of the books she had given to Lin Jiufeng, the Zenith Heaven Path Sect also went into hiding.
They sealed the entrance of their sect and not any member had come out ever since.
However, they seem to have knowledge in regards to the cycle of the world’s spiritual energy.
They seemed to know when the world’s spiritual energy would weaken and recover.
Therefore, it was also written in the book that the Zenith Heaven Path Sect was one of the few major sects of the previous era that had the capabilities to assess the situation of the world. In addition, their foundation was also incomparably deep.
They had apparently existed for an unknown amount of era since recorded history.
The evaluation of the book’s author about the Zenith Heaven Path Sect was extremely high.
In these five years, Lin Jiufeng had read through all the books given to him by the Holy Maiden.
He had read through too many entries that described a number of powerful sects that became invincible at the peak of the world’s spiritual energy recovery. But since the reason for their rise was riding the coattails of the world’s spiritual energy, its decline also signaled their decline.
Eventually, they disappeared.
As the saying went, one could only see who was swimming naked when the waves receded.
The Zenith Heaven Path Sect was such a sect.
Their sudden appearance into the world and their act of taking in Emperor De as their disciple as well as one of them becoming the State Teacher of the Yuhua God Dynasty…
All of these felt off to Lin Jiufeng.
‘Isn’t the Holy Maiden a member of the Heavenly Dao Sect?’
‘Hasn’t she always been working hard to suppress these sects from the previous era? Why did she let the Zenith Heaven Path Sect come out?’
‘Could it be that she wasn’t strong enough to suppress the Zenith Heaven Path Sect?’
‘Or is there another reason behind it?’
Lin Jiu pondered over this matter.
‘Was the Zenith Heaven Path here with good or evil intentions?’
Lin Jiufeng had no idea.
The key was that the former Empress, the now Empress Dowager, didn’t come to ask Lin Jiufeng for help.
That at least meant that she agreed with letting the Zenith Heaven Path Sect meddle with the affairs of the Yuhua God Dynasty.
After all, the new emperor ascended to the throne when he was just 13 years old.
Five years had passed and he was only 18 years old this year.
His young age meant that the Empress Dowager was still in charge of the state affairs.
Lin Jiufeng drank his wine silently as he listened to Dachun’s words.
“Your Royal Highness, the Zenith Heaven Path Sect is quite powerful…”
“In the past, there was a rebellion from the Barbarians in the Southwest Territory. By relying on their powerful Priests, they constantly harassed our borders. Our God Dynasty lacked the manpower and couldn’t get rid of them all at once…”
“But once the people from the Zenith Heaven Path Sect took action, they directly slaughtered their way into the territory of the Barbarians.”
“They killed several Priests and forced them to compensate and apologize before submitting a plea of surrender.” Dachun explained excitedly.
This move by the Zenith Heaven Path Sect saved a lot of face for the Yuhua God Dynasty.
Their kind actions also made the Yuhua God Dynasty lower their guard against them.
Lin Jiufeng savored the ins and outs of this matter. He couldn’t help but sigh at how clever the Zenith Heaven Path Sect was. They made use of external enemies to allow themselves to naturally enter the higher-ups of the Yuhua God Dynasty.
Other sects or demonic sects all wanted to stir up trouble in this new era. Especially when they saw that the Yuhua God Dynasty was still the number one divine dynasty in the world, they naturally wanted to overthrow the Yuhua God Dynasty to show off their might.
But the Zenith Heaven Path Sect was different. They took the initiative to integrate into the Yuhua God Dynasty and then taught the new Emperor of the Yuhua God Dynasty through the identity of the State Teacher.
Effortlessly blending into the new era without any sense of discord nor stirring up trouble.
Lin Jiufeng couldn’t help but think of the demon’s den beneath the Cold Palace.
Although the group of demons from that demon’s den were powerful in the previous era, their brains were clearly not as advanced as the people from the Zenith Heaven Path Sect.
“Your Royal Highness, after the sect leader of the Zenith Heaven Path became the State Teacher, they announced that they would establish a sect on a mountain, north of the Imperial Capital and that they wouldn’t participate in the state affairs.”
Dachun continued to talk about other things.
He also felt that the Zenith Heaven Path Sect’s presence was advantageous for the Yuhua God Dynasty.
At the very least, the Yuhua God Dynasty now had the support of an extremely powerful force.
Lin Jiufeng felt that he should continue to observe the situation.
He neither supported nor objected. In any case, as long as they didn’t disturb his quiet life and didn’t bring trouble to the Yuhua God Dynasty…
Whatever the Zenith Heaven Path Sect did had nothing to do with him.
Even if the Zenith Heaven Path wanted to use the Yuhua God Dynasty to seek benefits in this era, it didn’t bother him at all.
After all, if they borrowed the Yuhua God Dynasty’s power, the Zenith Heaven Path Sect would also have to share the burdens of the Yuhua God Dynasty.
“Perhaps I won’t have to interfere with those troublesome matters in the future. The Zenith Heaven Path Sect can be my helper by proxy.” Lin Jiufeng felt quite satisfied thinking about this.
After Lin Jiufeng was done with the meal, Dachun packed the utensils and left.
His body had obviously gained weight. He was younger than Lin Jiufeng by a few years and was only in his early fifties. His cultivation base had reached the Martial Sage Realm, so his body and appearance were quite well maintained.
Dachun had obviously gained weight.
He was younger than Lin Jiufeng by a few years and he was only in his early fifties. He was also a Martial Sage Realm cultivator, so his body and appearance were quite well-maintained. But he had obviously lived in comfort for a long time, as a result, his body was slowly getting plump.
Dachun had no other pursuits in life.
His cultivation base was slowly improving and if he was lucky enough to make a breakthrough into the Human God Realm, he would be able to live for another few hundred years.
Even if he couldn’t make a breakthrough, he wouldn’t be too sad about it.
Dachun’s mentality was solid.
He was in charge of the logistics of the Imperial Guards.
This was a good job for him.
He also had a wife now, a son, and a grandson.
His life was happy and fulfilling.
Moreover, he could be considered to be a citizen that had gone through four dynasties.
At the very least, his position in the Yuhua God Dynasty was stable and firm.
Lin Jiufeng looked at Dachun’s departing figure and sighed.
Everyone had different pursuits in life, so their definition of happiness varied…
‘I’ll just continue to sign in.’
Lin Jiufeng shook his head and returned to the Cold Palace to do his usual routine.
“I haven’t seen you in a fight in the past five years. Just how exactly powerful are you by now?”
The white cat asked curiously.
After five years, her fur had become increasingly crystal clear.
Her nose had turned pink and her eyes seemed to contain a sky full of stars.
The fact that a cat could be so good-looking truly exceeded Lin Jiufeng’s expectations.
Lin Jiufeng reached out and carried the white cat into his arms.
Her soft body felt as if she didn’t have any bones, and her fur still felt good to the touch.
“I’m not powerful,” Lin Jiufeng replied to the white cat.
The white cat refused to believe Lin Jiufeng’s nonsense.
She tried to struggle out of his arms.
In the earlier years, she wouldn’t even let Lin Jiufeng hug her, let alone letting him caress her soft body.
But after the first hug, the second hug, and the third…
She got used to it.
The key was that she was unable to resist Lin Jiufeng anyway.
When Lin Jiufeng opened his hand, she would be pulled into his embrace.
As the saying goes, if one couldn’t resist, then just make do with it.
But if Lin Jiufeng angered her, she would definitely not let him hug her.
Sensing that the white cat was about to slip away, Lin Jiufeng calmed it down.
“I’m telling the truth. I’m not powerful.”
After reading so many books from the previous era, the more Lin Jiufeng understood about the higher cultivation realms, the more he felt that he was very weak.
This sense of weakness was comparable to the sense of weakness that the people from the previous era felt in this brand new world.
“You’re lying to me again!”
The white cat accused Lin Jiufeng. Her sharp white teeth were about to pierce through Lin Jiufeng’s body, but when her teeth touched the skin on Lin Jiufeng’s wrist, she couldn’t bear to really bite it down.
She just placed her teeth on Lin Jiufeng’s wrist and pretended to be fierce to threaten him.Read latest Chapters at wuxiamobile.com Only
Lin Jiufeng chuckled.
Looking at her stupid, cute, and fierce appearance…
He replied gently, “I am not strong, but the people in this world seem to be…”
“Seems to be weaker than me.”