Tales of Herding Gods - Chapter 1496
Qin Mu also knew Granny Si's good intentions. This time, Granny Si had taken the initiative to request to follow him and had purposely mentioned these things to distract him from the sorrow of Cripple's death.
He was very grateful for Granny Si's actions.
Celestial Venerable Yue's maid welcomed them from the peach forest and led the way with a lantern.
The peach forest had been destroyed once before, and now it was growing again. The peach forest connected all the worlds, and Celestial Venerable Yue had hidden the entrance to Carefree Village here.
It was almost impossible to find the entrance to Carefree Village from the ten thousand miles peach forest. The peach forest here would operate according to the operation of the thousands of worlds in the heavens, changing at all times. There were countless possibilities to enter the peach forest at any time.
Even the strongest algebra expert needed ten thousand years to calculate the path to enter Carefree Village accurately. This was the power of Celestial Venerable Yue's Extreme Void Scripture.
However, with Celestial Venerable Yue leading the way, it was much easier.
They had only taken a few steps when they went from day to night, from late autumn to early summer. In just a few steps, they experienced the alternation of spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
The marvel of the peach forest wasn't just that. They had even walked to other worlds. Sometimes, they would stand on the stars high up in the sky and look down at the vast lands below. Sometimes, they would come to the sea and listen to the surging waves.
Along the way, they passed through countless heavens and numerous worlds before finally arriving in front of a palace.
The walls of the palace were filled with doors, and they were much more complicated than the three rooms at the end of the Void Bridge. A few maids went to open the doors, but behind them were walls.
However, the way they opened the door seemed to follow some kind of pattern, hiding a fixed order of opening and closing. Soon, a door opened, and it was no longer a wall but a void.
In the void, a lone door stood there.
"Celestial Venerable, please wait a moment."
One of the maids came forward and walked to the door with delicate footsteps. She shook her sleeves and her slender hands slid out from her sleeves. She knocked on the door gently and stood there silently.
After a moment, a huge eye actually appeared on the lonely door. The eyeball rolled around and looked at the maid, then at Qin Mu and Granny Si.
The door creaked open, and the maid took two steps back. "Celestial Venerable can enter now."
Granny Si clicked her tongue in wonder and came to the door to look at the huge eye on the door. She saw that the eye had already closed and had fused with the door.
"Granny, don't look anymore. This is a kind of space divine art. The spellcaster should be holding a mirror. If you move closer to the mirror, you will be able to see everything in front of the door."
Qin Mu thanked the maids and entered the door with Granny Si.
The two of them stepped out of the door, and their hearts instantly opened up. White clouds rose in spirals, and green water covered the mountains. This was a pure land visualized by the masters of creation. In the sky, they could even see many majestic masters of creation creating stars!
Behind Qin Mu and Granny Si were the three legendary rooms, the treasures that Celestial Venerable Yue had designed for the masters of creation of the Paramita World.
In front of these three rooms was a god city floating in the sky. The soldiers of Carefree Village and the masters of creation of the Paramita Void were practicing formations.
Qin Mu and Granny Si walked forward and saw that the one in charge of the formation was a big monk with an extraordinary appearance. He had a dignified aura without being angry and had the bearing of an emperor.
The great monk was in charge of formations and controlled thousands of troops and thousands of gods and devils. He controlled the elite forces of Carefree Village and the masters of creation, fusing the consciousness that the masters of creation specialized in with the divine arts that Carefree Village specialized in.
The formation operated like a dragon, and under the control of the great monk, the auras of all the gods and devils were linked together. Their vital qi coalesced to form celestial palaces that transformed into nine celestial palaces of Ancestral Dragon!
Everyone's magic power fused into that big monk's body, causing his aura to overflow into the sky. The power contained in every strike was like the full power of a strong practitioner on Emperor's Throne with nine great celestial palaces, incomparably astonishing!
To be able to unleash the power of the dragon-shaped formation to such an extent was truly an eye-opener.
Granny Si and Qin Mu looked over and were slightly bewildered. 'Other people's celestial palaces all seek different celestial palaces to represent different Great Daos, but this great monk's celestial palaces are all the same! Celestial palaces can even cultivate like this?'
One kind of celestial palace, one kind of Great Dao. Different celestial palaces formed the celestial heavens. After merging 36 different Great Daos, every Great Dao could be cultivated to the perfected Emperor's Throne Realm, and one could cultivate to the true Celestial Heavens Realm!
This was common sense!
Whether it was the ten Celestial Venerables of the celestial heavens, Celestial Venerable You, Celestial Venerable Yue, Dao Ancestor, Buddha, Son of Heaven Yin, Qin Mu, or Xu Shenghua, they all cultivated like this.
On the other hand, this great monk had cultivated all of his celestial palaces into one shape. They were all a kind of Great Dao that formed nine dragon celestial palaces. This kind of cultivation method was unique, but Qin Mu and Granny Si had never seen it before, so they couldn't help taking another look.
"Mu'er, this monk looks a little familiar!" Granny Si exclaimed in astonishment.
Qin Mu was about to say something when the big monk suddenly discovered the two of them. His eyes lit up, and he immediately executed the formation to punch at them from afar!
The cultivation realm of that monk wasn't too high, and he was at most at the Jade Capital Realm. However, under the support of the formation, he was like a strong practitioner of the small celestial heavens that had cultivated to the Emperor's Throne Realm in all nine celestial palaces. He had battle power that wasn't inferior to Son of Heaven Yin and White Deity!
With this strike, ten thousand dragons flew and roared as they rushed in front of the two!
Qin Mu raised his eyebrows and raised his hand to make a mudra. With a hum, a taiji diagram appeared in his palm, and yin and yang transformed to collide ruthlessly with the ten thousand dragons that pounced over!
Qin Mu's qi and blood churned, and his hair fluttered backward. The celestial palaces behind his head flew out one after another, and in an instant, a vast celestial heavens appeared. It was formed by twenty-three celestial palaces, and divine light filled the sky, looking incomparably gorgeous.
Qin Mu moved his feet, and the divine treasure realm beneath his feet burst forth, completely blocking the power of this attack. He said solemnly, "Grand Imperial Sire, are you trying to take me down a notch?"
That monk was none other than Emperor Yanfeng. When he saw that he recognized him, he retracted his aura and let the thousands of gods and devils disperse the formation.
His aura rapidly weakened, and he fell from Emperor's Throne Realm to Jade Capital Realm. He walked over and said with a smile, "Minister Qin, your cultivation is becoming more vigorous. You can even withstand such a formation. How much weaker are you compared to a Celestial Venerable now?"
"The difference isn't too great."
Qin Mu said humbly and secretly transmitted his voice to Granny Si, "Granny, become uglier. Emperor Yanfeng has always been obsessed with you."
Granny Si rolled her eyes at him and said with a smile that was yet not a smile, "He's not the emperor anymore, so how could he snatch a commoner's daughter by force? An emperor that has abdicated is less than that of a chicken, there's no need to worry about him."
Emperor Yanfeng walked in front of the two of them and moved his gaze away from Granny Si's face. He exclaimed in admiration, "I have already abdicated my position. Otherwise, if I were to meet her again, wouldn't the chambers of concubines be thrown into chaos? What are the two of you here for?"
Granny Si smiled. "I'm here to find Celestial Venerable Yue and Divine King Lang Wo."
Emperor Yanfeng was unconsciously attracted by her voice again, and his gaze couldn't move away from her face.
Qin Mu coughed, and Emperor Yanfeng said with a smile, "I… I'm not the emperor, I can't be an incapable ruler. Si Youyou is still outstanding…"
"If Your Majesty continues, your head will roll," Qin Mu said indifferently.
Emperor Yanfeng shuddered and said angrily, "Minister Qin, you have grown up. On my small notebook, there are more than ten pages of your name written on the back of your name! I'm broad-minded and won't bicker with you. I've never benn petty with you, yet you are fussing with me now. I won't talk to you about this, I'll bring you to meet Celestial Venerable Yue!"
Qin Mu smiled and caught up with him. Emperor Yanfeng said to Granny Si, "I… I have seen Divine King Lang Wo countless times over the years. She is a celestial beauty, but the distance between Si Youyou and a celestial beauty is too far. She is unreachable, but the beauty of Si Youyou is the beauty of the human world. Now that I have abdicated, the beauties of the harem are all thrown to the back of my mind. Since you are a widow, why don't we…"
Qin Mu coughed and said, "Your Majesty, I'll write down this debt for you first."
Emperor Yanfeng laughed loudly and turned around. Qin Mu asked, "Is my junior brother also in Carefree Village?"
"Junior brother? You mean Jiang Baigui? A new generation replacing the old."
Emperor Yanfeng couldn't help sighing ruefully. "In the past, you always called him Eternal Peace Imperial Preceptor, but now that you are Imperial Preceptor, you call him junior brother. He's in the god city over there."
He led the two of them over and said, "Even though Baigui has been put in an important position by Founding Emperor, he hasn't been doing well these few years."
Qin Mu was puzzled and said, "My junior brother is a heaven-bestowed talent, outstanding beyond comparison, why would he be disappointed?"
"His cultivation realm has stagnated."
Emperor Yanfeng was silent for a moment before saying, "After I came to Carefree Village, I experienced all kinds of battles, and my cultivation advanced by leaps and bounds. I also found my own path. However, Baigui has participated in no less battles than me, but his realm has never improved."
Qin Mu was puzzled. "What realm is he at now?"
Emperor Yanfeng hesitated for a moment and said, "Jade Pavilion Realm. He has been tired all these years and was unable to break through the Jade Pavilion Realm. His cultivation realm actually showed signs of retreating instead of advancing. I'm worried about him…"
He shook his head and didn't continue.
Emperor Yanfeng and the former Imperial Preceptor, Jiang Baigui, could be said to be a match made in heaven. It was precisely the two of them that pushed for the reform and brought Eternal Peace to where it was today.
Among them, Jiang Baigui was known as a saint. No matter if it was his aptitude, talent, wisdom, comprehension, talent, or the cultivation of his Dao heart, he was a perfect person without any shortcomings!
His cultivation and abilities had always been above Emperor Yanfeng, so Qin Mu was slightly astonished that he would be trapped by his realm.
"He should be cultivating in seclusion now. I went to visit him a few times and realized that his cultivation had regressed a little every time."
When Emperor Yanfeng mentioned Jiang Baigui, he couldn't care less about Granny Si. He was a little anxious as he said, "Founding Emperor and Celestial Venerable Yue have also met him and said that he had encountered the same bottleneck as Wen Tiange. If he can't walk out, his cultivation realm in this lifetime will probably be the same as Saint Woodcutter…"
Qin Mu frowned. Saint Woodcutter was also trapped in the Jade Pool Realm and couldn't enter the God Execution Stage. Could Jiang Baigui be the same?
They came to the place where Jiang Baigui was in seclusion, and Qin Mu raised his head to look around. He saw seventy-two throne halls floating in the sky above the manor. They were scattered and orderly, and thirty-six celestial palaces appeared, forming a huge celestial heavens!
The structure of the celestial heavens was so perfect that it was breathtaking!
Qin Mu couldn't help exclaiming in admiration at Jiang Baigui's talent. He thought to himself, 'Imperial Preceptor is indeed Imperial Preceptor…'
Right at this moment, the perfect celestial heavens constructed by the thirty-six celestial palaces and seventy-two throne halls suddenly collapsed and was destroyed!
Qin Mu immediately sensed that Jiang Baigui, who was in seclusion, was severely injured, and his aura had weakened!
The reason why his cultivation had regressed instead of advancing was because the celestial heavens couldn't be stabilized. They had destroyed his Dao heart time again!
The three of them rushed into the manor and saw an old man with white hair sitting there. He had chicken skin and crane hair, and he looked indescribably old.
Emperor Yanfeng quickly walked forward and said gently, "Baigui, that senior brother of yours with the surname Qin is here to see you."
Jiang Baigui raised his head in a daze and his gaze landed on Qin Mu. He then stood up shakily to greet him.
Qin Mu took a step forward and pressed down on his shoulder. He said slowly, "Is the Dao heart of a saint still solid?"
The corners of Jiang Baigui's mouth twitched. After a moment, he said bitterly, "Senior Brother, don't joke…"
"Thirty-six celestial palaces, seventy-two throne halls, thirty-six types of precelestial Dao techniques, and seventy-two Primordial Great Daos, supporting each other and advancing together. There was originally no mistake."
Qin Mu advised him, "The fault isn't yours, nor is it Teacher Woodcutter's. The fault is that your realm isn't complete. Your realm lacks the Four Heavenly Gates, and once the Four Heavenly Gates open, the Great Celestial Heavens will be stable and invulnerable!"
He opened his palm and held an ancestral court in his palm. In between, four great heavenly gates appeared.
Jiang Baigui's murky eyes gradually lit up as he stared at the ancestral court in his palm.