Chapter 117: A Mishap in the Southern Region
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Secular Immortal of the Nine Realms Chapter 117: A Mishap in the Southern Region

Faced with the emperor’s questions, Fang Chen replied with a composed smile, “Your Majesty, please calm down. I am doing this for Great Xia’s sake.”

“You’re telling me to calm down?” The emperor began laughing out of sheer rage. “Why don’t you look at it from my perspective? I am Great Xia’s emperor, and yet you put me in a spot time and time again before my officials! Am I the emperor, or are you the emperor? Why don’t I give the throne to you instead? I’ll retire with your aunt and quietly live our lives in the countryside!”

Fang Chen smiled. “I’m not interested in becoming the emperor. There is too much hassle that comes with it, and it might even shorten my lifespan.”

The emperor was speechless.

There was a moment of silence before he asked, “Fang Chen, why don’t you tell me what’s on your mind? I offered to give you a court robe, but you refused it. Do you think that it’s… beneath you to be a Great Xia’s official?”

“Your Majesty, I’d have been happy to share your burden with you five years ago. I did enjoy squabbling with others in the imperial court. However, things are different now. I can do my part for Great Xia without going through the imperial court, so I don’t want to go through the hassle. Otherwise, your officials will be busy thinking of ways to impeach me out of fear. I’d rather they focus their efforts on helping the people,” Fang Chen replied.

“Is that really what you think?” The emperor frowned.

“Your Majesty, you can believe what you want, but that’s what I’ll be doing.” Fang Chen smiled. “If there’s nothing else, I’ll be taking my leave.”

“Fine. You may leave.” The emperor nodded.

Shortly after Fang Chen left, an old eunuch slowly approached the Imperial Library with a few younger eunuchs supporting him. When Eunuch You saw the old eunuch, he hurriedly ran over and exclaimed, “Old ancestor, what brings you here today?”

“I’m here to meet His Majesty. The rest of you aren’t needed here. Excuse yourselves.” The old eunuch pulled his arms back from the younger eunuch and tidied himself u

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Novel Notes

TERMINOLOGY CHANGES:

Aureate/Origin/Primal/Longevity Aura > Aureate/Origin/Primal/Longevity Ki
Wandering 
cultivator > Unaffiliated cultivator

The usage of ki in this case is for standardization purposes, whereas unaffiliated cultivator fits the context better. 

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