“ The path of cultivation is endless; as long as one stuck to it, this would already be correct. However, in the end, without a little interest, a little personal hobby, wouldn’t it all be meaningless?修道漫漫，坚持勇往，这是没错，但，怎么说也要有一点自己的爱好，如果没有自己的一点爱好，那既不是很无意义？ „
— Li Shuangyan
- 1 History
- 1.1 Origin
- 1.2 Admirers
- 1.3 Ancient Beast Fur's Formation
- 1.4 Ancient Marriage Treaty
- 1.5 Visit to the Cleansing Sect
- 1.6 Cleansing Jade Peak
- 1.7 Conspiracy
- 1.8 Physique Paste
- 1.9 Void Imperfection Physique
- 1.10 Visit to the Ancient Land
- 1.11 Evil Infested Ridge
- 2 Description
- 3 Cultivation
- 4 Techniques
- 5 Items
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Links
- 8 References
Li Shuangyan (李霜颜: Frozen Plum) is the Prime Descendant of the Nine Saint Demon Gate as well as the Princess of the Old Ox Country. She is an exceptional genius, born with King Physique, King Life Wheel and Saint Fate Palace. She was considered to have the best innate talents and potential in the current generation of the Gate's disciples, and was only inferior to Leng Chengfeng in the current level of the strength at time being.
Li Shuangyan is not only gifted in her talents, but also extremely beautiful. Countless young talents in the Nine Saint Demon Gate have her as their secret desire; the numerous geniuses from other places that seek to court her could form a line from one edge of the nation to the other.
Among her many admirers was Nantian Hao from the Southern Heavenly Kingdom. At some point he even came to the Nine Saint Demon Gate to propose, but Demon King Lun Ri used the excuse that Li Shuangyan was the descendant of the Gate to refuse him.
Due to her talent regarding Formations, her master passed the Ancient Beast Fur's Formation to her in the hope that she might be able to, one day, understand this formation even further. Li Shuangyan studied the Ancient Beast Fur's Formation from a young age, but even with her talent and under the guidance from the knowledge left behind by the Virtuous Paragons it is still took her ten years to understand it.
Li Shuangyan's dream was that, one day, she could create this formation; even though it was only a broken corner, it would still be able to kill Gods and Immortals; however, she knew, with her current cultivation and luck, this dream was impossible.
After Li Qiye become the Prime Disciple of the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, according to Ancient Marriage Treaty between the sects, he was invited to the Nine Saint Demon Gate for testing his abilities and to become Li Shuangyan's husband.
Li Qiye successfully went through all trials and eventually met Li Shuangyan and blatantly said that she doesn't have the qualifications to be his wife, but the position of sword-maid is available.
Naturally, as a talented genius, Li Shuangyan was enraged by this offer, but Elder Jian and Demon King Lun Ri believed that Li Qiye is not an ordinary person, so they urged Li Shuangyan to reluctantly agree with his offer and stay with Li Qiye and learn as much as she can from him.
Visit to the Cleansing Sect
Next day, Li Shuangyan was greeted in the Grand Temple by entire Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect. Many male disciples, including Sect's number one genius, Leng Shizhi, tried to impress her, but Li Shuangyan completely ignored all of them. As soon as she arrived she left the Grand Temple with Li Qiye.
Li Qiye brought her to the Lonely Peak. He assured Li Shuangyan that he understands her frustration of being ordered to follow a person unworthy of her attention, and that he is not going to force her to follow him. If she decides to stay, she will be his sword-maid, and will need to act accordingly. Otherwise she can leave, but once he ascends to the Immortal Emperor's throne, there will be no place for her by his side.
Li Shuangyan decided to test his capabilities, so she took out the Ancient Beast Fur's Formation. Li Qiye recognized it as the part of the Immortal Emperor Slaughtering Formation with one glance and easily described its origin as if it was just an ordinary object. His knowleadge about its secrets completely shocked Li Shuangyan.
While she was dazed, Li Qiye spanked her several times for questioning him. Li Shuangyan was enraged, but Li Qiye ignored her protests and sent her off to find a place in which to live. He also advised her to not study the Immortal Emperor Slaughtering Formation's part any more as it can ruin her cultivation.
A week later, Li Qiye was appointed as the new instructor at the Cleansing Jade Peak. In his first day Li Qiye beat up all Cleansing Jade Peak's disciples and was reprimanded for it by Sectional Leader Zhou. Li Qiye ignored his opinion, that greatly enraged Sectional Leader Zhou.
Li Shuangyan was surprised that Li Qiye wasn't afraid to make too many enemies, and provoked stronger people without a care for consequences. Li Qiye, however, reminded her that she is his sword-maid now, and it is her duty to protect him from enemies. He promised, that if she serve him well, then in the future he will help her to cultivate her natural born Pure Crystal Physique into one of the Immortal Physiques, the Void Imperfection Physique.
Knowing how precious was a Physique Merit Law for Immortal Physique, Li Shuangyan naturally believed that he was just boasting. Li Qiye then utilized the power of his Hell Suppressing Deity Physique and sent a kick towards her. Li Shuangyan barely blocked it and realized that he cultivates an Immortal Physique.
Li Qiye then discovered that Zhang Yu cultivated the wrong Merit Law and as a result his cultivation stagnated for many years. Under Li Qiye's order Li Shuangyan destroyed Zhang Yu's foundation so that he can start his cultivation anew.
Lonely Peak's Extortion
Leng Shizhi was courting Li Shuangyan for more than half a year, but she ignored him. Eventually, Leng Shizhi decided to move to the Lonely Peak in order to get closer to Li Shuangyan. He destroyed Li Qiye's mansion and threatened him to move out. Li Qiye ignored Leng Shizhi's threats and ordered Li Shuangyan to kick him out.
Massacre at the Cleansing Jade Peak
Few days later Cao Xiong sent Sectional Leader Zhou to cause trouble at the Cleansing Jade Peak. Sectional Leader Zhou summoned all of the disciples to check their cultivation and heavily criticised and beaten all of them. Luo Fenghua and several other disciples managed to escape. They rushed to the Lonely Peak to ask Li Qiye for help. Li Qiye realized that it was a trap for him, but even so he went to the Cleansing Jade Peak and Li Shuangyan followed him.
Li Qiye defeated Sectional Leader Zhou, but Zhou summoned a law enforcement team that "coincidentally" patrolled nearby. This law enforcement team was formed from the Cao Xiong's supporters and was led by his disciples, Protector Hu and Leng Shizhi. They immediately framed Li Qiye in many crimes and used it as an excuse to attack him. Li Shuangyan wanted to stop them, but Li Qiye decided to personally deal with them. He used his Physique and the Kun Peng's Six Variants to instantly defeat and kill three Sectional Leaders, Protector Hu and Leng Shizhi.
Cao Xiong and Dong Shenglong received the news and rushed to the Cleansing Jade Peak. They immediately attacked Li Qiye, but Li Shuangyan activated her Pure Crystal Physique and blocked their attacks.
Li Shuangyan then witnessed for the first time Li Qiye's calculating means when dealing with others; he forced Dong Shenglong to retreat and dismantled all of Cao Xiong's accusations, easily reversing the situation.
Three months later Li Shuangyan accompanied Li Qiye to the Ghost Pavilion. Li Shuangyan observed and analyzed the Ghost Pavilion and discovered that entire Pavilion was covered in faint paterns, she felt that they were very special, but couldn't see through the mysterious truths inside of them. She asked Li Qiye about them and he revealed that they were zither melodies. He then sent Li Shuangyan and others away as he decided to stay in the Ghost Pavilion alone.
Several days later the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect was attacked by the Heavenly Jewel Kingdom's army. Li Qiye activated Zither Pavilion's power and with it destroyed the army, while its general, War Noble Lie, and Dong Shenglong were captured and Li Qiye declared that three days later the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect would publicly behead them.
In the next three days everyone in the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, from disciples to elders, were nervous about the incoming execution of Dong Shenglong and War Noble Lie. Li Qiye, however, was completely nonchalant. His behavior surprised Li Shuangyan, because even her Nine Saint Demon Gate wouldn't easily offend the Heavenly Jewel Kingdom and Heavenly God Sect, much less a declined Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect. Li Qiye replied that Heavenly God Sect is nothing and he can easily destroy it whenever he wishes. After staying with Li Qiye for almost a year and witnessing his shocking achievements and knowledge, Li Shuangyan no longer dared to be arrogant in front of him or treat his words lightly. She decided to send a report about entire situation to her master and Li Qiye wasn't against it.
No sect dared to personally attend the execution, but they still observed if from afar. They were surprised to see an unknown youngster like Li Qiye to sit together with the Sect's elders as equal. They were even more surprised to see Li Shuangyan as it was a clear sign that the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect allied itself with the Nine Saint Demon Gate.
The moment Gu Tieshou ordered to execute Dong Shenglong and War Noble Lie he was stopped by Violet Mountain Noble - another general of the Heavenly Jewel Kingdom. Violet Mountain Noble ordered the Elders to immediately release the prisoners, and follow him to the capital to confess in their crimes and accept the punishment. Li Qiye intervened and told him to scram, otherwise he would be killed as well. Violet Mountain Noble was enraged and attacked Li Qiye, but was blocked by Li Shuangyan and Gu Tieshou.
Violet Mountain Noble was unwilling to fight against Gu Tieshou and Li Shuangyan, so he took out his ace - Heavenly Jewel Mortal King's Amnesty Decree that suppressed everyone, but Li Qiye destroyed it with the Zither Pavilion's power. The will of Heavenly Jewel Mortal King inside of Decree was provoked and immediately attacked Li Qiye. Even Gu Tieshou and Li Shuangyan were powerless against Heavenly Jewel Mortal King's will. Li Qiye activated the Nine Saint Demon Gate's Heavenly Guardians; one of them reached out with a hand and easily destroyed Heavenly Jewel Mortal King's will.
Seeing the stone hand appear then suddenly disappear, Li Shuangyan – standing next to Li Qiye – was shocked. Others didn't know what this gigantic hand was, but she knew. Li Shuangyan had heard her master say that the four stone statues were the Heavenly Guardians of the Nine Saint Demon Gate, but she essentially didn't know how powerful these stones statues were. Today, she finally found out the terrifying power of the four stone statues. And, she also understood why her master had acquiesced against Li Qiye that day. Demon Kings or Mortal Kings, they were nothing! Under the hand of the four Heavenly Guardians, they would easily be crushed!
Soon, Grandpa Sheng - the strongest alchemist in the Nine Saint Demon Gate - has arrived to refine a King Physique Paste for Li Qiye. Li Qiye sent Li Shuangyan to Gu Tieshou to prepare the materials.
Three days later, on Lonely Peak, Gu Tieshou had prepared all of the required medicinal herbs and Grandpa Sheng started the refinement. Elder Sun, as the strongest alchemist in the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, also came to observe the refinement.
Next day Li Shuangyan come to Li Qiye asking for pointers in her cultivation. Ever since she saw Li Qiye teaching the Cleansing Jade Peak's disciples, she too wanted to ask him for help. However, due to her pride and her inability to let it go, Li Shuangyan was not able to ask him until now.
Li Qiye admitted that her Pure Jade Sacred Heart Art is quite good, but not good enough. If Li Shuangyan swore to be loyal and follow Li Qiye, then he will teach her the Physique Merit Law for the Void Imperfection Physique. Li Shuangyan made an oath and Li Qiye passed the Void Imperfection Physique Merit Law to her and explained all of its mysteries. He then commented that her Fate Palace Merit Law and Life Wheel Merit Law are good and compatible with one another, so she doesn't need to change them. The only aspect there she lacked was in attacking power. Since she was obsessed with the Formation Techniques Li Qiye promised to help her find a Formation with attacking power in the future, but she should stop to study the Ancient Beast Fur's Formation as she is unable to unravel its secrets and would just waste time.
Visit to the Ancient Land
A month later Li Qiye decided to go to the Sect's Ancient Land to see its situation. Since Protector Mo had been to the Ancient Land a couple of times, Nan Huairen invited him to lead the way. Li Shuangyan followed them as well.
At the Entrance
Around a week later Li Qiye gathered a group of Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect's members and led them to the Evil Infested Ridge for training. They traveled on Niu Fen's back, and Li Qiye also brought Li Shuangyan with him.
Nantian Hao then noticed Li Qiye standing closely to Li Shuangyan, and grew immensely jealous. He tried to interrogate Li Qiye, only to be completely ignored by him. Some of the clansmen berated Li Qiye, but were beaten up by Li Shuangyan, while Li Qiye reminded them to be less arrogant, because Southern Heavenly Kingdom isn't really an Imperial Lineage and have no right to act all high and mighty.
Heavenly God Dao Child overheard Li Qiye's conversation with Nantian Hao. He tried to put down Li Qiye by reminding him about countless geniuses and mighty lineages that could easily kill him for slightest offence, but Li Qiye dismissed all of it with derision towards the so-called geniuses.
Chen Baojiao supported Li Qiye and attacked Heavenly God Dao Child out of defiance for their arranged marriage. Unfortunately, she was weaker than Dao Child and was almost defeated. Li Qiye ordered Li Shuangyan to stop Dao Child, while he himself invited Chen Baojiao to join his side.
Entering the Ridge
While he was away, Li Shuangyan had some small enlightenments regarding formations. She went outside of Cassia Lotus Tree's protection for training. Niu Fen accompanied her and even brought Min Ren's self-portrait. Together they went into a really dangerous area, and it helped Li Shuangyan to better understand formations and refine her Void Imperfection Physique even more.
When Li Qiye returned, Li Shuangyan shared news about what happened in the Evil Infested Ridge while he was gone, including news about mysterious frog. Hearing about it, Li Qiye immediately realized what it is and gave chase to capture it.
During the chase they met Azure Mysterious Ancient Kingdom's Heavenly Prince and Leng Chengfeng from the Nine Saint Demon Gate. Li Qiye humiliated Heavenly Prince and was attacked by one of the Kingdom's elders. However, Niu Fen not only stopped the attack, but also torn away and devoured elder's arm. Everyone present were scared by his action. Kingdom's Grandpa Guan was the only one, who recognized Niu Fen's origin and quickly persuaded Azure Mysterious Heavenly Prince to drop the matter and retreat.
Li Qiye was disappointed to see a member of the Nine Saint Demon Gate together with Azure Mysterious Ancient Kingdom and warned Li Shuangyan that the Gate should stay away from the Ancient Kingdom.
Li Qiye's group continued the chase of the mysterious frog, but soon they were stopped and surrounded by the Jiangzuo Clan's cavalry. Afraid of Gu Tieshou and Min Ren's self-portrait's power, Noble Jiangzuo proposed a "fair" duel to Li Qiye with Kun Peng's Six Variants and Wise Heart Jewel Box as a bets. Li Qiye agreed for a duel 15 days later, so Noble Jiangzuo lead his cavalry away.
However, Noble Jiangzuo and Jiangzuo Tieyi — as well as many other powerful cultivators — secretly tailed Li Qiye, wanting to capture him and get the Kun Peng's Six Variants. Li Qiye easily figured out their plans and ordered Niu Fen to run faster, as if in panic, to lure out every greedy cultivator. Soon, a large group gathered and started to attack Li Qiye's group. They were all blocked by Li Shuangyan, while Niu Fen was "frantically" running away deeper into the Evil Infested Ridge.
Resumption of the Hunt
Li Qiye then resumed his hunt for the mysterious frog. Together with Li Shuangyan he created a perfect lair for the frog to rest. Li Qiye sent Li Shuangyan and Niu Fen away while he hid himself and waited for the frog to come.
Unfortunately, Nantian Hao ruined his plans, while Evil Typha Tree again showed signs of activity. Li Qiye abandoned his hunt and returned to the Cassia Lotus Tree. He prayed for its help and acquired the Holy Water and Six Dao Lotuses to fight against the Evil Typha Tree.
They then traveled to Evil Typha Tree's nest where many other cultivators already gathered. Li Qiye again invited Chen Baojiao to join his side that greatly infuriated Heavenly God Dao Child. Li Qiye, however, dismissed him and ordered Li Shuangyan to kill him. Imperial Advisor Si Tu interfered and stopped their battle before it even started and advised everyone to concentrate on finding the supposed God-Monarch's treasure instead of fighting each other. Dao Child heed the advice and entered the nest with many other cultivators.
Li Qiye talked with Chen Baojiao in private, and then told Li Shuangyan about her special Physique and that if both girls reach Grand Completion, then no one would be able to stop them when they fight together.
In the nest
Li Qiye led Li Shuangyan and Niu Fen into the depths of the Evil Typha Tree's nest. They used Lotus Ash to deal with small roots on the way, but main root wasn't in its old lair, so they continued the search.
Unable to find Evil Typha Tree's main root, Li Qiye decided to lure it out by killing as many young roots as possible. He traveled to the part of the nest where other cultivators were trapped by roots. He arrived just in time to save Chen Baojiao and Shi Gandang who were besieged by roots. His group killed all the roots with the Lotus Ash and then used Holy Water to cleanse the roots that invaded Shi Gandang's body. Li Qiye then brought Chen Baojiao and Shi Gandang with him on the hunt for the main root.
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After returning from the Evil Infested Ridge, she was also given the Six Dao Sword, a Supreme Level treasure not inferior to an Immortal Emperor’s treasure as it was forged from the Primordial Foundations of the Cassia Lotus Tree and Evil Typha Tree making it an extremely powerful weapon.
Out of all the young generation, she has the closest understanding of Li Qiye’s personality and behavior. Whenever the two are reunited after a long period apart, she joyfully embraces him, despite her frigid and indifferent persona. However, she is far more reserved than Chen Baojiao and easily gets embarrassed with open displays of affection such as kissing and Li Qiye's groping. Although, she has shown herself to enjoy his kisses.
She and Chen Baojiao have a best friend/rival relationship. While her talent is superior, she is still astonished by Chen Baojiao's tenacity and openly admits that in terms of dedication towards cultivation, she loses out.[?]
When prime descendant Li Shuangyan appeared in the Sky Chamber, her beauty brightened the place; a peerless beauty in this generation that people can't stop offering praises.
This was a girl around the age of eighteen. Her features resembled a masterpiece painting; her thinly plucked eyebrows were arched perfectly around her shining crescent eyes. Her charming little crimson lips accentuated her alluring face. However, her expression was as cold as ice and arrogance could be contrived from the aura between her eyebrows and her pure white robe.
After studying it for several months, Li Shuangyan used the Void Imperfection Physique against the members of the Southern Heavenly Kingdom at the entrance of the Evil Infested Ridge. During her stay in the Ridge she vastly improved her Void Imperfection Physique.
- Pure Jade Sacred Heart Art (formerly): It is a Physique Merit Law for the Pure Jade Physique.
- Void Imperfection Physique's Merit Law
Li Shuangyan has a good talent for Formation Techniques. She studied them from the young age for more than 10 years. While Formations she knew hadn't had an effect on her strength, she still insisted on studying them as a hobby.
- Ancient Beast Fur's Formation
- Six Dao Sword
- Heavenly Sky Plate
- Ice Crown
- Earthmother Sacred Lotus
- Li Shuangyan is one of the few inhabitants of the Nine Worlds who had successfully ascended to the Tenth World. She was among many people whom Li Qiye brought to the Tenth World with him after he became an Immortal Emperor.