“ Master, this world is full of hardships and the path towards the grand dao is paved with bitterness. I am already very satisfied to have spent so much time with you as we saw many colorful things in this world together. I am already content, so why the need to seal myself underground and never see the light again? „
— Yan'er about Dark Crow
The beginning of the Emperors Era was a time of unhappiness for Li Qiye. At that time, he ordered many wise sages to sweep through the Nine Worlds and commanded his God-Monarchs to massacre many lineages and races. The war raged on until the remnants of the Ancient Ming Race finally lay dormant in this world.
After this conquest, Li Qiye grew weary and traveled alone around the Nine Worlds. At that time, his mood was quite sour. Just like he had said, during his happy times, the Nine Worlds would shine, but when he became angry, myriad races trembled in fear.
Later on, he came to this world and met Yan'er who was as gentle as water — optimistic and tolerant, meticulous and considerate.
She catered to him; even his foulest temper was met with forgiveness.
During this period, not too many people dared to stay near him as he raged, but she was by his side, willing to suffer his wrath!
Due to various restraints, Li Qiye didn’t train her as a potential Immortal Emperor. Nevertheless, she stayed by his side as his maid and took care of his daily needs. Li Qiye, at the same time, gave his all and taught her the best techniques.
Although she couldn’t become an Immortal Emperor, her life and skill were extremely frightening and completely heaven-defying.
Later when the Dark Crow, weakened as he entered his deep slumber, he especially called for her. He told her that if she wanted to seal herself as well for a long slumber, he would give her a hand. However, Yan'er gently answered: “Master, this world is full of hardships and the path towards the grand dao is paved with bitterness. I am already very satisfied to have spent so much time with you as we saw many colorful things in this world together. I am already content, so why the need to seal myself underground and never see the light again?”
Afterward, Li Qiye didn’t force the girl as he entered his deep sleep, never to see her again. Meanwhile, she went back to her old abode and established a country for the soldiers who had followed them to battle; this country was named the Giant Bamboo Country.