Tales of Herding Gods - Chapter 1504
Qin Mu walked forward along the palaces of these people who had achieved the Dao. Every time he came across a palace, he would stop to comprehend the marvel of the Great Dao contained in these treasured halls. His gains were plentiful.
Compared to Woodcutter's thirty-six celestial palaces and the seventy-two throne halls' Great Celestial Heavens technique, the throne halls in the Ancestral Court Jade Capital City didn't walk the path of the path of the Precelestial Dao, but the path of the Precelestial Dao.
'If Teacher Woodcutter's method can work, he might be able to escape from the master of Miluo Palace.'
Qin Mu muttered to himself irresolutely. Woodcutter's method, the seventy-two throne halls were the path of precelestial while the thirty-six celestial palaces were the path of postcelestial. By protecting the postcelestial, one could cultivate to the true Celestial Heavens Realm and achieve a stable foundation.
The difference between the two seemed to be only thirty-six celestial palaces, but there was a fundamental difference. Woodcutter's method was to lead the path of heaven in the future, while the path of nature was only to assist.
Woodcutter didn't cultivate this kind of technique and imparted it to Jiang Baigui.
Back then, when Supreme Emperor Heaven had imparted the Dao and Eternal Peace Imperial Preceptor had ascended the sacrificial altar, Saint Woodcutter had questioned him and Jiang Baigui had replied. He had received Woodcutter's approval and allowed him to ascend the sacrificial altar.
After that, Jiang Baigui used a few years to choose 36 Great Daos that were most suitable for him from the 360 Postcelestial Great Daos and chose his own cultivation path.
Saint Woodcutter had only deduced that such a method could cultivate the true celestial heavens and create a great expert that surpassed the ten Celestial Venerables. However, he couldn't help if he could cultivate the celestial heavens. He could only rely on Jiang Baigui's own wisdom.
"Third Junior Brother's Postcelestial Celestial Palace has already been opened, and the seventy-two throne halls have also been cultivated using his own methods. In that case, there's no need for him to come to the Jade Capital. The Jade Capital Realm is no longer a trap for him."
Qin Mu continued to move forward and couldn't help sighing ruefully in his heart. His cultivation path was full of trouble and misfortune, but Jiang Baigui's cultivation path was already a smooth one.
If Jiang Baigui cultivated to the Emperor's Throne Realm, he would become one of the great masters of the past million years of civilization!
"Strange, the ten Celestial Venerables are split into two groups."
He stopped in front of another palace hall and examined the traces of battle. He realized that the people who had attacked weren't Celestial Venerable Hao and the rest, but Celestial Venerable Xiao, Heavenly Lady Yan, and the rest.
The ten Celestial Venerables were split into two groups, each fighting their own battles. From the footprints they left behind, one group was led by Celestial Venerable Hao, while the other group was led by Celestial Venerable Xiao.
'The ten Celestial Venerables split up. Strange, from the footprints, there's only the ninth Celestial Venerable. Heavenly Lady Qiang isn't among them…'
Qin Mu made his own judgment. The ten Celestial Venerables were circling around the treasure halls in the outer perimeter, trying to figure out the Great Dao hidden within them. It was obvious that other than Celestial Venerable Hao receiving the guidance of an 'expert' and understanding the function of the seventy-two throne halls, Celestial Venerable Xiao also had the guidance of an 'expert'!
Strangely, Heavenly Lady Qiang didn't join Celestial Venerable Hao or Celestial Venerable Xiao.
Heavenly Lady Qiang was the Grand Emperor. Logically and emotionally, the Grand Emperor wouldn't side with anyone, but he was a fickle person and very flexible.
If he excluded himself from these two groups of people, he would be alone and helpless, which was very disadvantageous.
Therefore, the weird thing was that the Grand Emperor decided to fight alone!
This was in line with his character.
"They are all trying to sort out the Great Dao runes of the seventy-two throne halls and cultivate them into seventy-two throne halls."
Qin Mu's gaze flickered, and he said in a low voice, "If it were me, I would take away a few treasure halls while comprehending them, preventing the other party from obtaining the Dao markings of the seventy-two treasure halls and severing their path to the celestial heavens."
Not long later, Qin Mu stood outside a ruin with an ashen face. There were only broken walls and a huge pit left.
Just as he had expected, the ten Celestial Venerables took away this treasured hall!
They just didn't know if it was Celestial Venerable Hao or Celestial Venerable Xiao.
'It's also possible that Heavenly Lady Qiang took away a treasure hall as the capital to negotiate with other Celestial Venerables. However, Heavenly Lady Qiang alone shouldn't have such power… She's too careless!'
Qin Mu said angrily and continued forward. Not long later, he came to the ruins of another treasure hall. That treasure hall had also been taken away and wasn't here.
Veins popped out on Qin Mu's forehead. It was understandable that the ten Celestial Venerables would do such a thing. One of them had noticed that the other party had taken away a treasure hall, and their intentions were obvious. In that case, as a bargaining chip, they would also take away a treasure hall that the other party didn't have time to comprehend.
In this way, both sides would each hold a treasured hall, making the other party unable to achieve perfection. In that case, both sides wouldn’t suffer losses during the transaction.
Qin Mu composed himself and sneered. "If I were one of the ten Celestial Venerables, I would be at a disadvantage if I didn't take advantage of them by taking in a treasure hall and bargaining with them. Therefore, I might as well take in a few more treasure halls. This way, I would have more capital, and I would have to spend a lot of money to exchange for other benefits!"
Not long later, he stood in front of the ruins of another treasure hall with a black face. It was obvious that some of the ten Celestial Venerables had the same idea as him, and they had taken the second treasure hall as their capital.
'How shameless! However, if I were one of the ten Celestial Venerables, I would try to take away all the other halls that I haven't comprehended…'
He walked forward, and his face became darker. Veins popped out on his forehead.
As expected, the treasure halls had all vanished. They were obviously taken away by Celestial Venerable Hao, Celestial Venerable Xiao, and the rest.
These treasured halls would become the capital for them to coerce and trade with each other. The ten Celestial Venerables were even more adept at such trivial matters than Qin Mu.
There was nothing Qin Mu could comprehend along the way, so he could only continue on the path of the ten Celestial Venerables. As for the geographical map that Wei Suifeng had given him, he threw it to the back of his mind.
The Jade Capital City was huge. Walking in the city, one couldn't tell where Wei Suifeng had marked.
Suddenly, the sound of rushing water came from the front, and Qin Mu's heart stirred. 'Chaotic River? In that case, I have reached the core of Jade Capital City!'
The Jade Capital City of the ancestral court was extremely dangerous. Back in the primordial era, the Grand Emperor had gathered the strongest experts of that time, including the powerful ancient gods like Celestial Emperor Tai Chu, to explore this place. However, he had retreated in the face of difficulties.
However, even though Qin Mu's journey to this place had been a little dangerous, he hadn't encountered any fatal dangers. This was because the ten Celestial Venerables had scouted the path ahead of him, and the ten Celestial Venerables had gotten rid of all these dangers. Thus, it had been a peaceful journey for him.
However, from this point, it could be seen that the ten Celestial Venerables were much stronger than the Grand Emperor, Grand Primordium, and other existences.
Finally, Qin Mu saw the Chaotic River in front of him.
He looked across the river and couldn't see what was on the other side.
He examined the nearby geography and compared it to the geographical map Wei Suifeng had left behind, but he couldn't find anything similar.
'This river should have changed its course and is no longer on the geographical map. The geographical map that big senior brother gave me is completely useless!'
Qin Mu shook his head and gave up looking for the markings on the geographical map. He opened the eye in the heart of his brows and examined the huge river while thinking to himself, 'How did the ten Celestial Venerables cross the river?'
He looked at the Chaos River, and the vertical eye at the heart of his brows instantly saw the scene in the river clearly.
In the river, a universe was being destroyed. Countless lifeforms struggled in the great calamity of destruction, wanting to escape. However, they all turned into ashes and vanished without a trace!
Even existences like the ten Celestial Venerables didn't have the slightest ability to resist the great calamity of destruction. They were directly annihilated and turned into a state of pure energy, formless!
Meanwhile, in the chaos, there were countless powerful lifeforms fighting to cross the river and enter the Jade Capital City.
Qin Mu's heart stirred slightly. Putting himself in his shoes, he thought that if he was in this great calamity of destruction, he would definitely see an extremely spectacular sight when he raised his head.
When the entire universe collapsed and was destroyed, squeezed and stretched, chaos filled the surroundings. It was a world in destruction and people who were powerless to struggle.
At that time, when everyone raised their heads, they would see an ancient and powerful god city standing upright in the chaos. No matter how fierce and terrifying the apocalypse was, it couldn't shake this god city in the slightest.
And that god city was the Jade Capital City of the ancestral court under Qin Mu's feet!
Come to think of it, this was what the people in that shattered universe saw!
From Qin Mu's perspective, these powerful lifeforms were merely struggling in the Chaotic River and trying to get ashore.
This was the only way to explain why the strong practitioners in the destruction universe were all trying their best to swim to the surface of the river.
"The master of Miluo Palace is remarkable, to be able to forge such a divine city and survive the great calamity of destruction! However, where is the World Tree?"
He swept his gaze into the river of chaos. The eye in the heart of his brows had used an egg shell that was too easy to use, allowing him to see through the qi of primal chaos. After a search, Qin Mu finally found the World Tree of the ancestral court.
He saw that the root of the world was vast and boundless. It was located in the shattered universe, and its roots were floating around like a huge octopus with countless tentacles.
There were also quite a number of people struggling in the destruction calamity, trying their best to swim towards the roots of the World Tree, trying to grab onto them.
There were already quite a number of powerful existences climbing onto the roots of the World Tree. Those powerful existences tried to split the roots apart and integrate themselves into the roots, using this to avoid the calamity.
They hid in the roots and used the World Tree to save their lives.
As long as the stowaways changed their energy quality and stole the energy of the future universe, they could take the chance to escape from the calamity of destruction and obtain new life!
However, from Qin Mu's perspective, the World Tree was on the verge of collapse and couldn't even protect itself!
He also saw a majestic giant swinging his ax to chop the World Tree!
The giant's body was hazy and looked like a phantom. It was likely that Tai Yi of the future universe was cutting down this precious tree that had existed for sixteen universe cycles. He was cutting down the precious tree and cutting off the hope of the stowaways!
Meanwhile, the prehistoric strong practitioners who had climbed onto the roots of the treasure tree cried and cursed at the apparition of the giant. It seemed that Tai Yi had already gathered all kinds of vicious curses onto himself.
"Too easy and fierce!"
Qin Mu couldn't help exclaiming in admiration and retracted his gaze.
He wasn't completely confident that he could cross this river. He saw many powerful existences in the river that were only left with bones, souls, or even Dao Fruits. They were stirring in the river, trying to grab the person who had crossed the river and drag him down to the shore.
If he fell into the river, he would definitely die!
"In that case, how did the ten Celestial Venerables cross the river?"
Qin Mu examined the river, and he suddenly saw Celestial Venerable Xiao's figure faintly in the chaotic qi. He saw Celestial Venerable Xiao stepping on a Dao Tree and using it as a boat to sail towards the opposite shore!
He looked into the distance, and his heart jumped. The ten Celestial Venerables were all in the river!