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Chapter 467 – (Title hidden)
Everyone turned their glances toward Jiang Zhenhai. Obviously, it would take a word from him in order to become the new Emperor. As long as he nodded his head, Jiang Chen would immediately establish an empire for him; a dynasty that belongs to the Jiang family!
Jiang Zhenhai’s face became solemn. He had never dreamt about a day like this. A dynasty that ruled the entire Eastern Continent was going to be built, and it only required single word from him in order for him to become the Emperor of this new moment. Not once his life had Jiang Zhenhai felt as if his words carried so much weight.
While everyone were wondering about what Jiang Zhenhai’s decision would be, he actually remained in deep silence. Since he had yet to speak, none of the people in the meeting hall spoke either. Jiang Zhenhai was immersed in deep thought.
Becoming an emperor; a man who ruled millions of people and brought glory to the ancestors of the Jiang family, this was an absolute honor, and no one could withstand such an enormous temptation. It was the power and status that he had never even dreamt about. But now, everything was place in front of him. As long as he agreed, the entire continent would belong to him.
Every man dreamt about being a king; every many wanted power, and Jiang Zhenhai was no exception! However, with all of these people placed in front of him, he hesitated.
After some thought, Jiang Zhenhai slowly raised his head. He shook his head and said, “I think I’m going to disappoint everyone; I don’t want to be the new Emperor.”
Jiang Zhenhai finally relaxed after he finished speaking. He also noticed that his son, Jiang Chen seemed to let out a sigh of relief as well.
No doubt, absolute power was something really tempting. However, Jiang Zhenhai had his own pride, and his son was his ultimate pride. Having a son like this had already brought glory to his ancestors, and he didn’t need the Emperor title. He knew that Jiang Chen also didn’t want him to be the Emperor. Sooner or later, Jiang Chen would leave this place and go somewhere far away. There was a saying that a tall tree caught the wind; a person with a high position was liable to attacks. Jiang Chen didn’t want to put the Jiang family in such a high position. In his mind, the safety of Jiang Zhenhai was the number one priority. As long as the Jiang family’s safety was ensured, only then could Jiang Chen leave with a peace of mind.
Therefore, Jiang Chen wanted the Jiang family to maintain a low profile. It wasn’t necessary for Jiang Zhenhai to be an Emperor, and he could still be a man who was respected by the Emperor himself. And that, would be something even better. In any way, Jiang Chen still hoped that Jiang Zhenhai could focus on his cultivation. He knew how profound the path of cultivation was, and Jiang Zhenhai was far from reaching a profound stage. Jiang Chen hoped that his father could one day visit the Divine Continent as well, and he wished that his father would follow him and venture into the supreme Realm of Immortals. Of course, this was still very far away.
Jiang Zhenhai was the man Jiang Chen respected the most; he was Jiang Chen’s father, and whatever his father wanted; Jiang Chen would give. Taking today’s situation as an example, as long as Jiang Zhenhai said he wanted to be the Emperor, Jiang Chen would immediately establish a new empire. Even if that wasn’t something he wished to do, if his father wanted it, he would just do it.
At the end, Jiang Chen felt at ease, because Jiang Zhenhai could understand his intentions, and thus rejected this enormous temptation.
“Sir rejecting this is really a pity.”
“In my opinion, I think Sir Jiang is the most suited candidate for this. With that, the situation in the Eastern Continent would quickly calm down.”
“I think Sir Jiang worries that his strength isn’t enough to convince everyone. However, with Brother Jiang Chen’s support, who would dare object? We’d be the first to obey, and we will support Sir Jiang wholeheartedly.”
Master Blissful, Old Man Lingshan and a few others began persuading.
“That’s enough. Since my dad doesn’t have the intentions of becoming the new Emperor, let’s not force him. We, the Jiang family came from the Fragrant Sky City, which is just a small place. We don’t have many wild ambitions. Besides, even if my father isn’t the Emperor, who would dare treat him badly? Even the Emperor would have to show respect when facing him.”
Jiang Chen waved his hand, signaling for everyone to stop the discussion.
Many people showed disappointed expressions on their faces. Jiang Chen was leaving, and Jiang Zhenhai didn’t want to be the new Emperor. No matter what, they still needed someone to be their leader.
"If that is the case, how are we going to handle this situation?"
“That’s easy. It isn’t necessary for the Martial Saint Dynasty to be completely destroyed. In my opinion, the Martial Saint Dynasty is still the same Martial Saint Dynasty, but from today onwards, the name will be changed to the Martial Dynasty. This land has always belonged to the Wu family, so I think it’d be best to let the Wu family manage it. Brother Jiu, you ought to be the new emperor.”
Jiang Chen turned to Wu Jiu who sat next to him.
Wu Jiu was instantly startled by Jiang Chen’s words, then shock emerged onto his face.
Wu Jiu never thought Jiang Chen would give the position to him, because pretty much everything had been done by Jiang Chen alone.
“All this time, I’ve only focused on those people who tried to hurt me, rather than a power as a whole. If not, I wouldn’t have allowed those warriors of the Martial Saint Dynasty to surrender. The old blood of the Martial Saint Dynasty is gone, thus, rather than establishing a brand new dynasty, why don’t we just let the Martial Saint Dynasty go on, but also change its name to the Martial Dynasty? With this, the land will still belong to the Wu family. In fact, Brother Jiu, you were supposed to become the Imperial Emperor. So, today, let your brother make this happen for you. If you don’t want to be the Emperor, you can just be father of the reigning Emperor, and let Wu Lang be the Emperor.”
Jiang Chen said with a smile. In fact, this was something he had planned in advance. As long as the Eastern Continent was stable, it was unnecessary to establish a brand new dynasty. Furthermore, after he left, Wu Jiu would be the strongest man in the Eastern Continent, and as a matter of course, he would be the new Emperor, and no one would disobey his command.
Wu Jiu wanted to say something, but Jiang Chen waved his hand and stopped him.
“What does everyone think about this? With Brother Jiu’s status and strength, I’m sure he fully deserves this position.”
Jiang Chen turned to the others and asked.
The people looked at each other before nodding their heads in agreement. Since Jiang Chen had made up his mind, none of them had any objections. Besides, it was a fact that Wu Jiu had a formidable cultivation base, and if the Martial Saint Dynasty wasn’t replaced by a new dynasty, Wu Jiu would of course be the most suited candidate for the throne.
“That’s true. Since the Martial Saint Dynasty isn’t going to be replaced, Lord Jiu is worthy enough to be the new Emperor. He is part of the Wu family, and he possesses an incredible cultivation base; a Combat King! I’ll be the first to agree with this matter!”
"I agreed as well!"
Everyone nodded their heads and spoke in agreement. In fact, as long as it was Jiang Chen’s decision, there would be no room for them to object. Furthermore, Wu Jiu was indeed a strong man, and he was more than enough to convince the public.
“Since no one has any objections, the final decision is made. Brother Jiu, Wu Lang, you two should bring those who originally belonged to the Martial Saint Dynasty over there and reform everything. I hope that the future Martial Dynasty won’t follow the same path as the Martial Saint Dynasty.”
Jiang Chen said to Wu Jiu and Wu Lang.
Wu Jiu was struck with mixed emotions, but he didn’t say anything. No matter what, the Martial Saint Dynasty belonged to the Wu family, and if it was allowed to survive, he would naturally be happy. He also understood what Jiang Chen was thinking. Although he had no interest in being the new Emperor, he would still do as Jiang Chen wished, as Jiang Chen only wished for the Eastern Continent to maintain peace after he left. Thus, Wu Jiu was the only person who could carry this responsibility.
Since Jiang Chen had given him a dynasty, he would pay him back with a peaceful Eastern Continent.
"Alright, I won’t decline."
Wu Jiu bashfully cupped his fist toward Jiang Chen, then he brought Wu Lang and left the meeting hall.
After settling everything in the meeting hall, Jiang Chen returned to his own courtyard. All of his brothers were with him, and they were having a huge celebration. Han Yan, Nangong Wentian, Big Yellow, Yu Zihan, Guan Yiyun, Tian Yishan, and a few others were there. All of them were laughing and drinking, this was joyful day that deserved a great celebration. They still felt as if they were dreaming, as everything had happened so quickly. They never thought they could accomplish something so huge. Ever since they began following Jiang Chen, their lives had been filled with vigor and vitality.
Yan Chenyu wasn’t around, as she was with her father. She knew that Jiang Chen would soon proceed to the Divine Continent, and she wanted to be with him. Thus, she wanted to cherish every moment she had with her father, as she had no idea when they would be able to return from the Divine Continent after they left.
Outside of the courtyard, Wu Ningzhu stood by herself as she looked up towards the dark sky.
"Little Chen, look..."
Nangong Wentian hinted Jiang Chen with his eyes, telling him to take a look at Wu Ningzhu.
“Little Chen, you really have a lot of luck when it comes to attracting beautiful girls. With just a single trip to the Southern Continent, you actually won the heart of their Holy Maiden.”
Han Yan let out a mischievous laughter. Nangong Wentian had obviously told Han Yan and the others about what happened in the Southern Continent, and naturally, Wu Ningzhu was included in his story.
Jiang Chen glared at Han Yan for a moment. He slowly stood up and walked out from the courtyard, but was stopped by Wu Ningzhu.
“Miss Wu, you’ve come a long way from the Southern Continent and helped me, I really appreciate your help.”
Jiang Chen said.
"If you really appreciate my help, marry me."
Wu Ningzhu turned to Jiang Chen and showed him a charming smile as she glanced at him with her coquettish eyes. Her flirtatious expression couldn’t even be hidden by the dark curtains of the night.
Jiang Chen was dumbfounded. This girl was really amazing, she actually wanted him to marry her. Damn it, he was a man!
“What? You have no idea how many geniuses and handsome guys there are who wants to get in touch with me in the Southern Continent. I just asked you to marry me, and you’re so reluctant…”
Wu Ningzhu teased.
Jiang Chen let out a few faint coughs. Although he had experienced all kinds of big and small events in his life, he simply lacked experience when it came to situations like these.
“Hehe, I never knew that you, Jiang Chen, the God of War could feel shy.”
Wu Ningzhu chuckled, completely revealing her seductive and charming side.
“Do you know why I always wore a veil?”
Wu Ningzhu's voice suddenly became solemn.
Jiang Chen asked. This was also something that he wanted to know. Wu Ningzhu’s appearance was equal to that of Yan Chenyu. In fact, it was so great that it could cause both cities and kingdoms to fall. With such good looks, no matter where she went, she would definitely become the center of focus. This was one of the things that made a girl proud. However, Wu Ningzhu had actually hiden her own pride. This didn’t fit the nature of a girl.
Chapter 467 – Marry Me!