The majestic Nine Immortals Peak towered into the sky, looking like a path meant for immortals.
Rumor has it that immortals have indeed come out of this place.
However, the most famous thing about this place wasn’t the immortals but rather its unique plum blossoms.
When the flowers bloomed, transcending mists would immerse along with a sweet and comfortable fragrance.
The night only accentuated the peak’s beauty and peacefulness, the same for the gorgeous trees.
Alas, they were bested by a visitor today – Fairy Ye.
Her delicate figure and godlike features intoxicated men and made women go crazy.
She was the fairest in the nine worlds and a brilliant genius too. She had killed Contenders before while weaponless.
The world believed that she was a prime candidate for the throne. Unfortunately, Immortal Emperor Jiao Heng appeared out of nowhere and swept through his opponents.
It took one whole night and the fairy also lost. Of course, she was completely convinced of his power and eventually fell in love with this peerless man.
She had no lack of suitors due to her beauty and talents. Alas, these excellent prodigies couldn’t win her grace, only the great emperor.
Her hair draping down past her shoulders fluttered as she stood beneath a plum blossom tree. It was as if she was riding the wind and people could only look up at her.
She was waiting for the emperor because he promised to enjoy the flowers with her tonight. She knew that he was a man of his words.
Sure enough, he finally arrived by riding the moon in a carefree and leisurely manner. He didn’t emit an impressive imperial aura at all.
Plus, he didn’t need these auras to be impressive. His presence made the world silent. Peace returned to the myriad realms in order to please him.
“Your Majesty.” She bowed and revealed a bright smile – one beautiful enough to sway the heart.
“Sorry for the wait.” The emperor smiled back while carefully admiring her beauty. The fairest of the nine worlds was worthy of his attention.
“I can wait however long just to enjoy the blossoms with you, Your Majesty.” She showed no sign of bashfulness and didn’t try to hide the love evident in her autumn eyes.
“The blossoms here deserve a trip.” The emperor smiled and raised his hand.
She held it and leaned her forehead on his shoulder, looking like a cute little bird. He was the only one who could see this sweet and feminine side of her.
The two of them strolled through this forest. The falling petals had a transcending presence to them. This made the peak look like a paradise for immortals. The two eventually picked a tree and sat down below to gaze at the moon.
She found leaning on his shoulder to be very enjoyable. She treasured every second she could spend with him. He turned and smiled then couldn’t help himself from gently stroking her soft hair.
“Your Majesty, you are invincible now, what other pursuits do you have?” She eventually broke the silence.
“I’m the strongest right now but there are plenty of overlords above the nine heavens. Plus, there is no end in the search for the dao.” He smiled.
“You wish to ascend?” She asked.
“Yes. I shall ascend and sweep through the gods in the thirteen continents!” He nodded.
“I’m sure you’ll be able to do it.” She had absolute confidence in him, thinking that he would always be unbeatable.
“Ye Jishen, let’s go back.” He said gently, a very rare tone for him.
“Your Majesty, come to my abode, I’ll serve you.” She looked at him with a bashful expression – a striking contrast to her bold request.
“I’ll do so another day but recently, I have some questions on cultivation so I’ll be heading for the Heavenly Corpse Burial Ground tonight to borrow some ancient texts.” He gave her a kiss and refused.
“I’ll be waiting.” She returned the kiss fiercely and left without any hesitation for he always followed his words.
After sending her away, he smiled and took one step through the void to reach the burial ground.
“Boom!” A supreme grand dao crushed the world. His imperial aura demanded respect and subservience. His majestic figure made everyone in the nine worlds drop to their knees.
“His Majesty is entering the corpse ground!” A kneeling spectator shouted.
The Earth Immortals in there all looked up to see his peerless style as he walked slowly towards the depths of the burial ground and reached for something hidden in there.
“Boom!” Ancient corpses leaped out. Their attires dated back to a time before the Desolate Era.
They opened their mouth and devoured the power of the sun and moon. Their eyes derived the yin and yang. Their auras swept through the nine firmaments and made the Godkings tremble.
They created immortal swords with enough forces to slay everything in an unstoppable manner.
Alas, the emperor’s hand that was reaching forward destroyed these sword formations. It continued heading for the deepest area.
Bright barriers and halos instantly emerged to form walls in order to stop this hand. They crumbled with haste and he managed to look at the treasury within.
“Boom!” The corpses were naturally furious at this sight. They conjured up a gigantic halo of darkness to imprison the nine worlds. The power of this burial ground was not to be trifled with!
“Boom!” As they were on the verge of attacking him again, a drum from the depth with a melodious sound could be heard. The corpses calmed down after hearing this drumbeat and stopped any aggression.
The emperor took out an ancient scroll from this treasury. He opened it and carefully read before shaking his head: “Impressive indeed, but not what I’m looking for.
He then threw it back into the treasury and left, not bothering to look at the corpses above him.
After he was long gone, the corpses returned to their resting places and the burial ground regained its silence.
1. Emperor Assailant, Contender, Rival. Remember these realms?