Tales of Herding Gods - Chapter 1535
Before Celestial Venerable Hao, Celestial Venerable Xiao, and the rest came here, they were still hesitant. However, after seeing the abilities of Tai Yi's disciple, Jiang Yunjian, and the Dao pattern formations left behind by Qin Mu on the broken cliff, as well as the terrifying sight outside the hundred thousand black mountains and the Tai Yi Dao Tree, their doubts vanished.
At this moment, they saw the golden palace hall again. The primordial qi in the golden palace hall was filled with reverence for the 'old man' inside.
This was a true person who had achieved the Dao. His divine arts were boundless and immeasurable!
However, Qin Mu, who was in the hall, was still nervous. His heart was beating like a drum. If Celestial Venerable Xiao, Celestial Venerable Hao, and the rest were to test him, he wouldn't even need Celestial Venerable Hao to do anything. Just the likes of Ancestral God King and Celestial Venerable Xu could easily expose him!
The reason why he let Jiang Yunjian bring them to the broken cliff and delayed until dusk was because he wanted to borrow the phenomenon of the sacred ground and the Dao Tree of Tai Yi to establish an invincible image so that they wouldn't dare to doubt him!
Every time the sun set, doomsday scenes would appear outside the World Tree. It was devastating and terrifying!
If they left the sacred ground at this time, they would enter the calamity of Universe 16 and it would be hard for them to survive!
When Tai Yi left, he made an agreement with him that every time night fell, his Dao Tree would appear and drop the Dao dew. Qin Mu could collect these Dao dews to repair the cracked black mountain.
Qin Mu was using these two points to make the seven Celestial Venerables and the two ancient gods dispel all suspicions.
The news of Tai Yi falling could never be spread out!
Celestial Venerable Xiao took a step forward and bowed. "Dao brother, you have achieved the Dao early, which is worthy of celebration. However, it's hard for me to achieve the Dao. I'm here to visit you, so I hope you can give me some pointers."
Qin Mu sat in the chaos, and his voice trembled. "Isn't Dao friend about to achieve the Dao? Why is there still such a question?"
Celestial Venerable Xiao was astonished. 'Tai Yi is truly unfathomable. He knows I'm about to achieve the path!'
He became even more humble. "Dao brother, you have remarkable abilities, so you should know that what I'm talking about is not cultivating the celestial heavens."
Qin Mu said unhurriedly, "What you are talking about is achieving the Tai Chu Dao. You want to become the complete Ancient God of Tai Chu."
"Dao brother, please teach me," Celestial Venerable Xiao said respectfully.
All kinds of thoughts flashed through Qin Mu's mind, and he said leisurely, "How can I achieve the Tai Chu Dao? Dao friend already has a plan, so why ask me?"
Celestial Venerable Xiao was delighted and asked, "Dao Brother, by killing all the masters of creation and swallowing their consciousnesses, I can gather all the Tai Chu Origin Stones. I can then cultivate the Tai Chu Dao and become the complete Tai Chu. The masters of creation became masters of creation because of me and the Tai Chu Mine. They took away my destiny. If I want to become the complete Tai Chu, I need to end this karma! Is this speculation correct?"
Qin Mu's heart stirred slightly, and he was silent for a moment. "Your greatest enemies are Ju Yushi and yourself. Remember, remember."
Celestial Venerable Xiao was satisfied and took a step back.
The Ancient Yang God went forward and bowed. "Dao brother, may I ask how I achieve the path?"
Qin Mu said, "Dao friend, didn't you already have a method to achieve the Dao? Why are you still asking?"
Ancient God Sun hesitated for a moment and said, "The two of us realized that our Dao hearts had been tainted by the mortal world and that we were getting further away from achieving the Dao. Thus, we entered the world in advance and planned to train ourselves in the mortal world to find a way to solve the problem. However, when the two of us found Celestial Empress and Mistress Yuanmu, something went wrong when we helped them achieve the Dao. Thus, the two of us hesitated and weren't sure if we could achieve the Dao. Dao brother, please guide us."
Qin Mu said neither too fast nor too slow, "Yin and Yang, the change of taiji. You guys are different from Celestial Empress and Yuanmu. Celestial Empress and Yuanmu represent Creation and Destruction, so they can't be compatible with each other. On the other hand, when Yin and Yang converges, all things are born, so you guys don't have to worry."
The ancient god of the sun was delighted and retreated.
Goddess Tai Su floated forward and said with a smile, "Dao brother, this is the second time we have met. I was in the wrong the last time. This time, I'm here to apologize and also request Dao brother to teach me. May I ask, how do I achieve the Dao?"
Qin Mu didn't reply.
Goddess Tai Su asked again, and Qin Mu said, "You can't achieve the Dao."
Goddess Tai Su snorted coldly. "Why can't I achieve the Dao?"
"Your foundation is too shallow."
Qin Mu said calmly, "You were dug out by the palace in your early years, and the palace brought you to Ju Yushi as dowry. The Grand Emperor sealed you. When the Grand Emperor was defeated, you fell into the hands of the ancient gods, Xuan Wu, who were born from Ju Yushi's sacrificial offerings. They refined you into a treasure and turned you into the Glassy Sky Pagoda. Later, you fell into the hands of Celestial Venerable Mu, and after experiencing the great calamity of destruction in the sixteenth universe, you had no choice but to come out early. Such a foundation is truly shallow. However, after you came out, you met people that weren't good enough, and your choices were unclear. You had wisdom, but you didn't have great wisdom. You had perseverance, but you didn't have great perseverance. You had plans, but you didn't have great plans. You had horizons, but you didn't have great horizons. Sooner or later, you would be harmed."
Divine Lady Tai Su's heart was beating wildly as she turned to look at Celestial Venerable Hao.
"Your life is already in danger, so how can you talk about achieving the path?" Qin Mu gave the final word.
Goddess Tai Su turned her head back and sneered. "Dao brother, how do you think I can avoid the calamity of death and walk on the path to Dao?"
Qin Mu said, "The one who breaks your foundation is also the one who becomes your foundation. If you want to achieve the Dao, you can only find him, and there will still be opportunities."
Goddess Tai Su seemed to be deep in thought as she retreated.
Celestial Venerable Hao laughed loudly and walked forward. He bowed slightly and said loudly, "Dao Brother Tai Yi, I'm not here to pay my respects to Dao Brother, I'm here to accompany aunt. However, after hearing Dao Brother's words, I have something to ask you. May I?"
He didn't wait for Qin Mu's reply and continued, "Dao brother, you know about the Jade Capital of the ancestral court, right? The Jade Capital of the ancestral court is a place refined by the Daoists of the sixteen prehistoric universes. They are preparing to descend. Does Dao brother think we should resist them or follow their lead?"
Qin Mu said, "Celestial Venerable Hao, after you become Celestial Emperor, do you want a Grand Imperial Sire above you?"
Celestial Venerable Hao's gaze flickered.
Qin Mu continued, "The prehistoric successors descended. After you become Celestial Emperor, you won't have a Grand Imperial Sire above you, but a few thousand."
Celestial Venerable Hao said with a smile, "Dao brother's words have enlightened me. You mean I can become Celestial Emperor?"
Celestial Venerable Xiao smiled silently.
Celestial Venerable Hao continued, "Could it be that you think Celestial Venerable Mu and Celestial Venerable Qin can't succeed?"
Qin Mu said, "Celestial Venerable Qin doesn't have enough progress, so it's hard for you to succeed. Celestial Venerable Mu isn't shrewd enough, so it's hard for you to succeed. In the future that I see, you are Celestial Emperor Hao. I have a word of advice for you. Your Majesty should show concern for the people of the world. Cultivate the benevolent path and kill fewer people. If you do, you will have endless blessings."
Celestial Venerable Hao laughed and bowed. "Thank you for your kind words, Dao Brother! I… will remember your warning!"
God Lang Xuan came forward and revealed a hopeful expression. "May I ask Dao Brother Tai Yi, can I achieve the Dao?"
Qin Mu didn't reply.
God Emperor Lang Xuan asked again, but he heard snores coming from the golden hall.
God Emperor Lang Xuan was slightly indignant and was about to continue asking when Jiang Yunjian walked forward and said, "My master can't be bothered with those who can't achieve the Dao. Alright, alright, you guys can leave."
God Emperor Lang Xuan's face turned red, and he said angrily, "I can't achieve the Dao? What a joke! For Tai Yi to such words…"
Jiang Yunjian smiled and said, "My master didn't say anything. If he can't achieve the Dao, what's the point of talking to you?"
God Emperor Lang Xuan was furious. He wanted to flare up but didn't dare to be impudent. He could only retreat.
Celestial Venerable Xiao, Celestial Venerable Hao, and the rest bowed and left. Although Ancestral God King and Celestial Venerable Xu wanted to ask if they could achieve the Dao, they could only sigh in pity.
Everyone walked out, and not long after, golden light suddenly shone brightly. The Celestial Venerables turned back to look and saw that the golden hall had vanished without a trace.
"Truly a god!" Ancestral God King couldn't help but exclaim in admiration.
He then remembered that he didn't have the time to ask about Tai Yi, and he was secretly vexed. 'It's all because of that glutton Lang Xuan, he didn't have the fate to achieve the path, causing me to have no chance to ask!'
Ancient God Sun was bewildered. "I seem to have seen this hall somewhere before…"
Jiang Yunjian brought them out and said, "It's the great calamity of the sixteenth universe outside now. You can't go there easily, or else you will turn into ashes. My master means that you can stay here for a period of time and leave after daybreak."
Celestial Venerable Xiao had a gentle expression and said with a smile, "Dao Brother Tai Yi is still the most thoughtful. When we were comprehending the Dao pattern formation at the bottom of the cliff just now, we still haven't comprehended it. Since it's still early, why don't we continue to comprehend it there?"
Jiang Yunjian was helpless and could only bring them towards the broken cliff. He said, "The dao pattern formations on this broken cliff are used by me to test you guys. If you guys can comprehend anything, you have to teach me."
Celestial Venerable Xiao and Celestial Venerable Hao were in a good mood. They laughed and said, "Don't worry, no matter how much we comprehend, we will impart everything to you!"
Jiang Yunjian led them to the bottom of the broken cliff. Suddenly, the cliff in the distance trembled and cracked open.
The few Celestial Venerables' hearts stirred as they looked over. Ancestral God King said, "Little brother, is there a demon under your mountain?"
"They aren't demons, but at the bottom of every mountain here, almost all of the strong practitioners from prehistory want to climb up from the bottom."
Jiang Yunjian said, "My master is guarding this place and guarding against them in case they climb out and bring disaster to the world. However, he is unable to leave this place because of this."
Celestial Venerable Xiao, Celestial Venerable Hao, and the rest looked at each other and let out sighs of relief. "If Tai Yi can't leave this place, he won't be able to interfere with the affairs of the world. As long as he doesn't go against me, there will be no one in the world who can match me!"
They sat at the bottom of the cliff and comprehended in detail.
At that moment, Qin Mu returned to the main hall with a worried expression. Wei Suifeng saw this and asked, "Junior Brother, you tricked these Celestial Venerables, so why are you still worried?"
"I unintentionally gave them an opportunity to comprehend the primordial runes."
Qin Mu let out a shaky breath and said, "But I can't not show my primordial runes, or else I won't be able to suppress them."
Wei Suifeng smiled and said, "The Dao markings of Miluo Palace are incomparably complicated and profound. What can they comprehend in one night?"
"We can't underestimate them."
Qin Mu had a grim expression as he said solemnly, "One is Celestial Venerable Hao, the other is Celestial Emperor Tai Chu, and there's also half of Tai Su and half of Tai Chi. Their aptitude and comprehension can be said to be no weaker than mine. If they comprehend something, I'm afraid it will raise their cultivation considerably…"
He shook his head.
The night was extremely long, and the sky gradually lit up.
Jiang Yunjian woke up the Celestial Venerables and ancient gods and said, "Everyone should leave."
Everyone looked at the Dao pattern array on the cliff. They were reluctant to part with it, but they still followed their promise and imparted what they had comprehended to Jiang Yunjian.
Jiang Yunjian's head was stuffed full, and he was delighted. He sent Celestial Venerable Hao and the rest out of the black mountain.
He returned to the black mountain and came to the bottom of the cliff. Just as he was about to comprehend it himself, Qin Mu suddenly appeared in front of him and asked solemnly, "Yunjian, how much have they comprehended?"
Jiang Yunjian hurriedly roused his consciousness. When Qin Mu's consciousness touched his consciousness, he grasped everything that the seven Celestial Venerables and the three ancient gods had comprehended.
Qin Mu had a grim expression, and only after a long while did he say in a low voice, "They are all outstanding talents, extremely remarkable existences…"
Celestial Venerable Xiao, Celestial Venerable Hao, and the rest had comprehended more than he had expected. Even Celestial Venerable Xu, who had a weaker cultivation, had comprehended extremely profound things from the Dao pattern formation!
Celestial Venerable Xiao stopped and turned back to look at the ancient god of the sun with a smile. "What did Dao friend remember?"
The Yang Ancient God said, "I remember where I've seen that golden palace in Taiyi. I've seen that golden palace on Celestial Venerable Mu's golden ship before. That golden ship is very remarkable. We siblings once saw a similar golden palace on the golden ship."
Celestial Venerable Xiao seemed to be in deep thought. He looked at Hundred Thousand Holy Mountain and suddenly laughed.
Ancient God Yang pondered for a moment and said, "It must be Celestial Venerable Mu who returned and gifted the golden hall on the golden ship to Dao Brother Taiyi. This fellow is very good at hiding and even plans to make a move on us and get rid of us."
Celestial Venerable Xiao suddenly laughed. "How interesting… Let's go back!"