Tales of Herding Gods - Chapter 1585
The seventh young master of Hall of Chaos was the Qin Mu in front of him, so one could imagine how shocked Founding Emperor was back then.
What the seventh young master, Qin Mu, told him shocked him even more!
Up until now, he had never mentioned his encounters in Hall of Chaos to anyone else. He was much calmer than Qin Mu and was very good at keeping secrets.
Back then, when he had returned to the first year of the Dragon Han Era through Celestial Venerable Ling's divine art, he had never mentioned Qin Mu to anyone.
He was even careful and tried his best to maintain the role of an observer during the first year of the Dragon Han Era. He didn't try to change any history. This was different from Qin Mu. He didn't interfere with history. Qin Mu's personality was flamboyant, and he created a huge ruckus during the first year of the Dragon Han Era. In the end, both of them completed history.
Founding Emperor gradually calmed himself down and flipped through the Sword Canon. He decided to bury the incident in his heart and not tell anyone.
Qin Mu looked around. Celestial Venerable Ling, Celestial Venerable Yue, Founding Emperor, and him had four of the five Celestial Venerables who had founded the Heaven Alliance back then. This made his heart surge, and he laughed. "Of the five founding elders of the Heaven Alliance, only one is left. Where's my golden ship?"
He said excitedly, "The World Crossing Golden Ship didn't land in the hands of the enemy, right? I'll use this golden ship to send Celestial Venerable Yun's corporeal body into the Great Overarching Consciousness Heaven, and Celestial Venerable Yun will be able to break free from the shackles and descend from the Great Overarching Heaven. This way, all five elders of creation will be present!"
Celestial Venerable Ling raised her head from the sea of books and said, "I parked the golden ship outside Dao Academy."
Qin Mu immediately wanted to rush over, but Founding Emperor closed the Sword Canon and raised his eyebrows. "Celestial Venerable Mu, are you sure you want to save Earth Count?"
Qin Mu stopped and looked at him with a puzzled expression.
"You know very well that there's no chance of winning this battle."
Founding Emperor returned the Sword Canon to Village Chief and stood up. "Lang Wo is weak. If she fights with any Celestial Venerable, she will definitely lose. After experiencing the bloodbath of the Paramita World and the migration of Carefree Village, there are only one or two thousand masters of creation left. If anything happens to Lang Wo, the race of masters of creation will be in danger of extinction!"
Lang Wo sat there quietly and said, "Celestial Venerable Mu is the holy infant of the masters of creation. I trust him."
'Fire, Ancestor, Lang, Xu, and the other Celestial Venerables have returned from the Ancestral Court Jade Capital. Everyone is different from before. Celestial Venerable Yue's cultivation can't be compared to theirs, so she can only harass them. She can't deal fatal damage to the enemy.'
Founding Emperor continued, "She has been plagued by Dao injuries for forty thousand years and has just recovered. During these forty thousand years, her abilities haven't improved much, but her enemies have advanced by leaps and bounds! During the battle of Youdu, her life is in danger!"
Celestial Venerable Yue had a calm expression as she said, "My Dao injury was healed by Celestial Venerable Mu. If he wants me to go to Youdu, I'll go there. On the battlefield, I can protect myself."
Founding Emperor said indifferently, "That was in the past. In the past, the ten Celestial Venerables couldn't break your Dao of Space. Now, the celestial heavens already has many divine arts that can break your techniques and divine arts. No matter how brilliant your Dao of Space is, can it escape the wisdom of Heaven Duke's corporeal body?"
Celestial Venerable Yue recalled how Qin Mu had barged into the peach forest to see her and relied on Heaven Duke's guidance. Her heart sank.
Ancestral God King who controlled Heaven Duke's corporeal body could easily break through her Extreme Void Scripture!
Other than that, there was Celestial Venerable Huo. When Celestial Venerable Huo was in control of the Dao Fire Ancestral Land, he had used the Nine Heavens Dao Fire Altar to break through her Extreme Void, making it hard for her to protect herself.
Founding Emperor was extremely calm as he said, "Celestial Venerable Ling's abilities fluctuate between high and low. When she's high, she can kill those who have achieved the Dao. When she's low, even Celestial Venerables can kill her."
Celestial Venerable Ling said, "My life was saved by Celestial Venerable Mu, and no one can kill me."
Founding Emperor sneered. "At most, I'll be trapped for another forty thousand years?"
Celestial Venerable Ling didn't say anything.
'Celestial Venerable You has power, but can he be stronger than Celestial Venerable Huo? Not necessarily.'
Founding Emperor continued, "Celestial Venerable Yun has just revived, so even if you return his corporeal body to him, his corporeal body will still be weak. At most, he will have the corporeal body of the Emperor's Throne Realm. He has a powerful Dao Tree fruit, but he didn't cultivate it himself. He still needs some time to completely control the power of the Grand Emperor."
He analyzed who was stronger and who was weaker, and he said, "It's even possible that in the long years to come, he will never be able to fully control the Grand Emperor's power. I can fight Celestial Venerable Hao, but I can't fight Celestial Venerable Hao and Grand Primordium at the same time! If Grand Primordium escapes me, everyone else might die in his hands! The current Grand Primordium and Celestial Venerable Hao are no weaker than the Grand Emperor!"
Qin Mu said, "And me…"
Founding Emperor said, "Can you defend against Celestial Venerable Hao or the Grand Primordium? Earth Count isn't of much use, he's only seeking death! Furthermore, there are two ancient gods of taiji beside the Grand Primordium, who can defend against them?"
Qin Mu frowned.
Founding Emperor said solemnly, "The battle of Youdu is a trap, not a trap to destroy Earth Count, but a trap that's targeted at us! Celestial Venerable Hao's power has already been formed, and he wants to use the name of Earth Count to wipe us out in one fell swoop! Even if we suffer heavy casualties, it's impossible for us to win. We can only watch Youdu fall into the enemy's hands!"
He slowed down his tone and said, "Earth Count is bent on seeking death and breaking free from the restraints of the Great Dao of Youdu. This battle is completely unnecessary for us. We finally managed to reunite and have hope of victory, but because of this unnecessary battle, our future advantage was shattered. This is what the fool did."
Qin Mu fell silent, and after a moment, he said, "If we don't move, the celestial heavens will have a greater advantage. If we fight, we still have a chance to take back Youdu. If we take back Youdu, we will have room to maneuver in the future. If Youdu falls, there will be no more space to survive…"
'What if I can't take it back?'
Founding Emperor looked straight into his eyes, and his words were like his sword path. He advanced step by step, not giving him a chance to defend. He pointed at the weak point of his Dao heart. "What if in this battle, no matter how hard you work, you can't take back Youdu? What if your Dao friend dies because of this battle?"
Celestial Venerable Yue frowned slightly. Founding Emperor was a little talkative today, and his words were sharp. He seemed different from his usual self.
Lang Wo's gaze landed on Founding Emperor, and she was slightly puzzled.
She had interacted more with Founding Emperor, and he was usually calm and composed. However, he seemed to have lost his composure today.
Qin Mu smiled. "I'm the Invincible Great Wizard, I can revive…"
"What if you can't revive now?"
Founding Emperor continued to interrogate him. "Your Myriad Calamity Indestructible isn't omnipotent, and it also has its flaws. If you are unable to revive your Dao friend because you saved Earth Count, would your Dao heart collapse?"
Celestial Venerable Ling raised her head and looked at Founding Emperor in doubt. Even though she was a little insensitive, she could still sense the strangeness of Founding Emperor.
Qin Mu found it hard to defend.
Founding Emperor took another step forward and said solemnly, "The battle of Youdu isn't a battle between us and Celestial Venerable Hao and the Grand Primordium. It's actually a battle between the three young masters and the four young masters of Miluo Palace! We aren't fighting Celestial Venerable Hao and the Grand Primordium, but them! Do you think we can fight against the three young masters and four young masters with our current abilities?"
Qin Mu opened his mouth.
"Earth Count is your ally, but our ally?"
Founding Emperor's words became sharper, making him unable to defend himself. "Heaven Duke and Earth Count saved you, and you have already repaid them! You saved Heaven Duke and even helped Earth Count clean up the power of the celestial heavens in Youdu. Because of this, you took a huge blame and almost lost your life! This repayment is already enough! Do you plan to drag the fate of Eternal Peace, Carefree Village, the masters of creation, and even the human race to save him?"
Qin Mu fell silent.
"You have done your best for the ancient gods."
Founding Emperor surveyed the surroundings. His gaze swept past Lang Wo, Celestial Venerable Yue, Celestial Venerable Ling, and the rest before landing on Qin Mu's face. He solemnly said, "The ancient gods actually didn't do much for you and Eternal Peace. On the contrary, you did a lot for them. The situation is becoming clearer. You can't fight with your life on the line."
Qin Mu muttered to himself for a long time before bowing and agreeing. He straightened his back and said with a smile, "It's my fault for not thinking properly. You guys don't have to go to the battle of Youdu, and I won't go either. Earth Count is courting death, so let him die by himself. The most important thing now is to find a Youdu that has fallen into the hands of the celestial heavens. How should the human race protect themselves?"
Founding Emperor revealed a smile and said, "I'm very happy that you can let it go. I have an idea on how to protect the human race. That is to change the Life and Death Divine Treasure and eliminate the dead of the human race."
Qin Mu's eyes lit up, and he said with a smile, "This requires Earth Count's Life and Death Book. Earth Count's Life and Death Book is in Celestial Venerable You's hands, and Celestial Venerable You isn't on guard against me. I'll go see Celestial Venerable Yun first, then find him and steal the Life and Death Book when he's not prepared."
Founding Emperor said with a smile, "You are number two among all the divine thieves in the world. I'm at ease if you steal the Life and Death Book."
Qin Mu laughed loudly and walked out.
Founding Emperor watched him walk out of the Dao Academy, and Celestial Venerable Yue's gaze landed on Founding Emperor's face. She said indifferently, "Qin Ye, do you believe that he won't save Earth Count?"
Founding Emperor said solemnly, "Celestial Venerable Mu, strange man, he always keep his words. I believe him."
"A man's mouth is a liar!"
Celestial Venerable Yue sneered. "If Celestial Venerable Mu went to save Earth Count, would you go?"
Founding Emperor said with a serious expression, "I won't go. I just told him about the pros and cons, why would I go and die? I won't ruin the future of the human race for him, Earth Count! You can choose not to believe Celestial Venerable Mu, but you must believe me, right? I, Qin Ye, am a man of my word, and I have never broken my promise! If you don't believe me, you can ask Celestial Venerable Ling. Celestial Venerable Ling understands me better than anyone else!"
Celestial Venerable Ling stood up and walked out. She said, "Celestial Venerable Qin is indeed a believer. I brought him to travel through history, but he never told anyone."
Celestial Venerable Yue hurriedly got up and asked, "Ling, where are you going?"
"I'll go with Celestial Venerable Mu to supervise him."
Celestial Venerable Ling didn't even turn her head as she replied, "Forty thousand years ago, he taught me the Dao markings of Miluo Palace, but I didn't have the time to teach him what I comprehended. Just wait for my return."
She left in a hurry.
Founding Emperor also walked out and said, "After Celestial Venerable Mu meets Celestial Venerable Yun, he will go to Youdu to steal the Life and Death Book. I also need to return to Carefree Village to get rid of the dead for the human race."
He left the academy and vanished without a trace.
Celestial Venerable Yue blinked and looked at Lang Wo. She smiled and said, "They are all gone. Lang Wo, what about you? If you are free, why don't we go to Celestial Venerable Yun's Great Overarching Heaven? You haven't seen Celestial Venerable Yun for a long time, right?"
Lang Wo stood up and said indifferently, "How about meeting him? I still remember how he watched millions of my people get killed by the Grand Emperor in order to fight against him. From then on, I swore that I would never see him again."
Celestial Venerable Yue hurriedly grabbed her hand and said apologetically, "Ling and I were also involved in what happened back then. We were wrong…"
Lang Wo gently shook off her hand. "I didn't blame Aunt Yue and Aunt Ling. I only blamed Uncle Yun. He's the hero in my heart, but… Don't worry, there are only a thousand masters of creation left. I won't go to Youdu."
Celestial Venerable Yue could only watch her leave.
Only she and Village Chief were left in Wen Dao Sanctuary. Celestial Venerable Yue paced back and forth as she glanced at Village Chief, who was studying the 'Sword Canon'. She was so angry that she laughed. "Su Muzhe, the sword Canon was written by you, what's there to see?"
Village Chief raised his head to take a glance at her and said, "Just now, Founding Emperor corrected some mistakes and wrote some new moves on the sword manual. I'm currently researching them."
Celestial Venerable Yue snatched the Sword Canon from him and smiled. "You know Celestial Venerable Mu the best. Do you think he will help Earth Count?"
Village Chief looked at the 'Sword Canon' in her hand and said carefully, "The nine little fellows of our Disabled Elderly Village have always been unyielding and never go back on their words. Mu'er was taught by the nine of us, so of course, he has also inherited our good tradition. His upbringing is very good… Celestial Venerable, don't spoil it, this sword Canon is very precious!"