Tales of Herding Gods - Chapter 1609
"Mother, don't worry, I will definitely invite the best divine physician to treat Mother's injuries!"
Celestial Venerable Hao carried Mistress Yuanmu and rose from the abyss of the Ruins of End, rushing into Youdu.
Youdu was shattered. Celestial Venerable Xu, Son of Heaven Yin, and the other gods that cultivated the devil path were tidying up Youdu with all their hearts, trying to piece together the shattered worlds.
Yet without Earth Count, they couldn't restore Youdu.
"Your Majesty's filial piety moves heaven and earth. The mother is kind and the son is filial. You are the role model of the world!"
Son of Heaven Yin saw Celestial Venerable Hao walking over with his mother on his back and hurriedly kowtowed. He choked with sobs and said, "Who is so heartless as to actually injure Empress Dowager? This is truly a crime worthy of ten thousand deaths!"
Celestial Venerable Hao said, "It was that old thief, Celestial Venerable Mu, who injured my mother."
Son of Heaven Yin was filled with righteous indignation, and his eyes were about to split apart. He hissed, "Hurting my great-grandmother, I can't live under the same sky as him! Your Majesty, please give the order to suppress Eternal Peace. I'm willing to be the vanguard to suppress Thief Mu!"
Celestial Venerable Hao shook his head and said, "Chaojin, I know you have always been loyal and can judge the sun and moon. However, the dead Eternal Peace isn't the best Eternal Peace, and today's court seems to be full of glory. It's just that I haven't ascended to the throne yet, and my father is still on the throne. If there are any unforeseen circumstances, Eternal Peace will still need to forge divine weapons for me to suppress the rebels. Furthermore, Heavenly Teacher Meng has mentioned to me that the heavens and the myriad worlds are in chaos, and I'm afraid it will sweep through half of the heavens. I have to be on guard."
He sighed and said bleakly, "My martial arts are unrivaled in the world, but what I rely on to rule the world is martial arts. What I rely on to rule the world isn't pure martial arts. As for ruling the world, it's even more difficult. The ancient gods that rely on brute force to rule the world have long been overthrown. I must learn from the mistakes of the past. That's why I have to take Youdu and Xuandu no matter what. These two places can protect my empire."
Son of Heaven Yin bowed and said, "I don't understand."
Celestial Venerable Hao said, "If the worlds in the heavens rebel against me, Xuandu can bring down natural disasters, severing their sun, moon, and stars. This will prevent crops from growing and crops from growing. Those who rebel will starve for a hundred years before dying. If there are people who create Sun Ships and Moon Ships, we will start with Youdu and directly take away their lifespans. If we take in bandits, the world will be at peace. However, this kind of intimidation isn't enough. I can't just exterminate a few heavens. If the people die, who will I rule?"
Son of Heaven Yin came to a realization and said, "What Your Majesty means is that these commoners will still think of all kinds of methods to rebel against Your Majesty, so they still need stronger methods?"
Celestial Venerable Hao's gaze flickered, and he said, "The Dao fire of the South Pole can transform into a Dao fire natural disaster that can burn everything. The golden qi of the West Pole can turn war into natural disasters, causing the straw people to kill each other. The divine water of the North Pole can turn a drop into an ocean, turning the rebellious straw people into fish turtles in the sea. There are also five great thunderclouds that can kill these rebels. The Earthquake Cauldron of the East Pole can change the geography of the world with a single cauldron, causing the entire heavens to shake and bury the rebels. Unfortunately, these four places aren't in my hands."
Son of Heaven Yin's heart stirred slightly. The green dragon of the East Pole, the white tiger of the West Pole, and the black tortoise of the North Pole were all ancient gods. Those who didn't submit had always been going against the celestial heavens.
However, the Vermillion Bird of the South Pole had already died at the hands of Celestial Venerable Huo, and the South Pole had also fallen into Celestial Venerable Huo's control.
Celestial Venerable Huo could be said to be the number one general under Celestial Venerable Hao. He had always been loyal to Celestial Venerable Hao and was Celestial Venerable Hao's only loyal subject. Why did Celestial Venerable Hao say that the South Pole wasn't under his control?
Mistress Yuanmu was barely breathing, but she said with a smile, "The emperor is far away, and the South Pole is too far from the celestial heavens. Celestial Venerable Huo is the celestial emperor of Southern Heaven, the celestial emperor of the South Pole. How could Red Deity Qi Xiayu defeat Celestial Venerable Huo? Today, only Celestial Venerable Huo and the South Pole know about the existence of Celestial Venerable Huo, but who knows about Celestial Emperor Hao Tian?"
Celestial Venerable Hao sighed and said, "Besides, Celestial Venerable Huo is a human after all. Furthermore, his loyalty is suspicious. When I was in trouble in the Great Void, Bandit Mu chased me until I had no way out. Minister Huo claimed to be the number one loyal subject, but he only watched from the sidelines. He even sent people to search for my place to recuperate. His intentions are punishable."
Son of Heaven Yin shuddered and bowed, not daring to speak.
At that time, Celestial Venerable Hao and the Grand Emperor had a fierce battle and almost died. The various Celestial Venerables in the Great Void had secretly sent numerous strong practitioners to search for Celestial Venerable Hao. Their intention was to get rid of him while he was injured!
After that, Qin Mu found Celestial Venerable Hao and chased him for 600,000 miles, causing Celestial Venerable Hao to lose all face. Celestial Venerable Huo and the rest also didn't help him. They all wanted to borrow Qin Mu's knife to get rid of Celestial Venerable Hao!
At that time, Son of Heaven Yin's position was very low, and he didn't dare to help.
Hao Tian had the intention of settling scores with him.
"Minister Huo controls the Southern Heaven Hero Army, and now that everything is settled, if he hands over his military power, I can give him a lifetime of glory and endless wealth."
Celestial Venerable Hao said unhurriedly, "I'm a person who has gone through thick and thin together, and I'm also a person who shares riches and honor with him. No matter how much wealth he wants, I can give it to him. Only the South Pole and the South Pole can't do that. Chaojin, get close to Minister Huo and go persuade him."
Son of Heaven Yin agreed.
Celestial Venerable Hao patted his shoulder and sighed ruefully. "If Minister Huo was a loyal subject like Chaojin, I would be at ease. Chaojin, Celestial Venerable Xu is a Celestial Venerable of the devil race, and all the devils listen to her orders. However, her energy is limited. Chaojin should help her wholeheartedly. Youdu is split into two worlds, and half of it will be managed by Chaojin."
Son of Heaven Yin was moved to tears, and he hurriedly knelt on the ground, choking on his words.
Celestial Venerable Hao stretched out his hands and helped him up. He said with a smile, "You are too easily moved. If I tell you that I intend to confer you the title of Celestial Venerable Yin, you won't be able to stop crying!"
Son of Heaven Yin really started to cry, and he cried until he was almost out of breath. After a moment, he finally caught his breath and said while crying, "Your Majesty, it's hard for me to repay your kindness even if I have to sacrifice my life! It's just that I heard that Your Majesty mentioned that he was conferred the title of Celestial Venerable, but he was suppressed by Celestial Venerable Huo. This time, Celestial Venerable Huo…"
"I suggested that you be conferred the title of Celestial Venerable not once, but twice. He suppressed both."
Celestial Venerable Hao sighed. "I don't have much power, and I still have to be held back by Celestial Venerable Huo, the number one general. I know all of his little schemes, and I can tolerate him. However, the world is about to be united, and he has become my biggest worry…"
Son of Heaven Yin didn't dare to say anything.
Suddenly, Mistress Yuanmu coughed and burst out laughing. "Hao'er is worried that Celestial Venerable Huo is waiting for the right price, right? If the price you give him isn't high enough, he might join Tai Chu or even Celestial Venerable Mu!"
'Celestial Venerable Mu is no longer a threat. His biggest weakness is in my hands, and that's the human race.'
Celestial Venerable Hao said, "As long as Youdu is in my hands, I can make a decree, and the extermination of the human race can be done in the blink of an eye. Celestial Venerable Mu has a weakness, and by grasping this weakness, he will be squeezed seven inches by me and won't dare to move. Furthermore, he does have the ability to fight to the death with me. I can't force him too hard, so I can only plan slowly. However, Minister Huo has no weakness…"
He revealed a worried expression. "The human race of Southern Heaven can be sacrificed to the half-gods at will to curry favor with the half-gods, to curry favor with Lang Xuan, Ancestral God King, and Celestial Venerable Xu. The half-gods of Southern Heaven can be said to be the best living beings in the thousands of worlds. They are carefree and happy. Using the lives of humans won't be able to control Celestial Venerable Huo. Using the lives of his disciples won't be able to control him either. I can't find any weakness in him. He only gave me a weak flaw in the soul, and I'm not sure if this flaw is real…"
He sighed. "Minister Huo, you don't let me feel at ease. Chaojin, I don't have to worry about your loyalty. Watch him carefully. If there's any abnormal movements…"
His expression turned cold.
Son of Heaven Yin bowed and said, "As for Celestial Venerable Mu…"
"Celestial Venerable Mu is destined to surrender."
Celestial Venerable Hao said indifferently, "As long as he descends, he will make Ling, Yue, You, Yun, and the rest leave his heart. Without their help, he won't be able to achieve anything. At that time, he will become one of the ten Celestial Venerables, or even another Celestial Venerable Huo."
He revealed a smile. "I can tolerate him, but Ling, Yue, You, Yun, and the rest can't tolerate him. When that time comes, he will kill them with tears in his eyes and say that you don't understand me. He will be transformed into another Celestial Venerable Huo by me soon."
"Your Majesty is wise!" Son of Heaven Yin's heart trembled, and he knelt on the ground.
Celestial Venerable Hao laughed loudly.
Son of Heaven Yin stood up, and Celestial Venerable Hao had already vanished. Only his voice could be heard. "Chaojin, I'm about to ascend the throne and come forward to congratulate you."
Son of Heaven Yin paced around excitedly, unable to calm down for a long time.
"Celestial Venerable Yin, Celestial Venerable Yin… Hahahaha, I'm finally a Celestial Venerable!"
Celestial Venerable Hao returned to the celestial heavens without alarming anyone. He didn't want outsiders to know that he had saved Mistress Yuanmu.
When he met Son of Heaven Yin earlier, he even had the thought of silencing him, but he just endured it.
Mistress Yuanmu was his trump card against Grand Primordium. If he alarmed Grand Primordium now, there would be no reason for him to kill Grand Primordium.
The conflict between Mistress Yuanmu and Grand Primordium was irreconcilable. Furthermore, Mistress Yuanmu was also a trump card to deal with Celestial Venerable Ling, Celestial Venerable Yue, and the rest, so she naturally had to hide it well.
"Didn't Hao'er say he was going to treat mother's injuries?"
Mistress Yuanmu's complexion improved a little, and she said with a smile, "The Dao injury that Celestial Venerable Mu left for me is extremely stubborn, and it's hard to get rid of it with my power. Hao'er swallowed Sacred Lady Tai Su and cultivated the Dao of Tai Su, so he fulfilled all his requests. It shouldn't be difficult to cure me. If you use the Dao of Tai Su to cure me, I will fall into your control. Isn't that what Hao'er thinks?"
Celestial Venerable Hao said solemnly, "Mother isn't an outsider, so how could I try to control Mother? Mother, don't worry, I've heard that there's a divine physician in Eternal Peace. I asked Celestial Venerable Mu to send him over, so he wouldn't dare to disobey."
Suddenly, his expression changed slightly, and he said, "Mother, take a rest first. I still have some matters to attend to." After he finished speaking, he bowed and retreated step by step. Only when he was about to leave the palace did he turn around and leave with large strides.
"This brat was still so careful when he left, guarding against my sneak attack."
Mistress Yuanmu shook her head and muttered to herself, "I can still heal my Dao injuries. I should be able to recover if I just activate the Dao of Reincarnation that Celestial Venerable Mu imparted to me. However, the Dao of Reincarnation is hidden by that rotten embryo, Celestial Venerable Mu. If I activate the Dao of Reincarnation, I will probably fall into his trap again. Furthermore, if I activate the Dao of Reincarnation, I will temporarily lose control of my corporeal body. That slut sister has been waiting for this chance…"
She calmed down. "The divine physician and apothecary of Eternal Peace is a handsome man. It's not bad to let him take a look…"
"Your Majesty, the envoys of Eternal Peace are here."
Celestial Venerable Hao came to the outside of the palace, and one of the ministers among the four slaughterhouses of the celestial heavens hurriedly came to report. "That envoy said, Celestial Venerable Mu, please surrender and offer your surrender form. I thought it was important and had already arranged for the envoy to stay."
Celestial Venerable Hao raised his eyebrows. "What about the demotion?"
The chancellor immediately smiled apologetically. "Your Majesty, the lower form will only be presented to you in front of the ministers of the thousands of worlds and heavens when the imperial court meets. Offering the lower form now is against the rules…"
"I don't want rules!"
Celestial Venerable Hao sneered and said, "I thought that Celestial Venerable Mu was at his wits' end, so he should offer a humble apology and kneel in front of the Southern Heavenly Gate, begging me to release Eternal Peace and the human race! I didn't expect him to only send a demotion form! Tell that envoy that I want to see the demotion form now. As for the imperial court, I'll return it to him after I'm done looking at it! Tell the envoy of Eternal Peace to surrender, but Celestial Venerable Mu must kneel in front of the Southern Heavenly Gate!"
The chancellor of High Chancellor bowed and said, "A spy from Eternal Peace reported that Celestial Venerable Mu had taken off his clothes and tied himself up. He was prepared to kneel in front of the Southern Heavenly Gate and beg for forgiveness. However, Ling, Yue, and the rest tried to stop him, but they stopped him."
Celestial Venerable Hao couldn't help but laugh. "Celestial Venerable Mu's Dao heart has collapsed. He knows the pros and cons, but Ling, Yue, and the rest still haven't given up!"
The chancellor hesitated for a moment before saying, "Your Majesty, there's news from Southern Heaven's spies. God Emperor Lang Xuan's reincarnation, Yu Cang, has escaped to the celestial palace of Heavenly Venerate Southern Heaven Fire and sought refuge with Celestial Venerable Huo…"
Celestial Venerable Hao's face was cold as he snorted.
The chancellor felt as if he had been struck by lightning from a clear sky, and his head was dizzy.
"Celestial Venerable Huo knows about this?" Celestial Venerable Hao asked without any emotion in his voice.
High Chancellor hesitated again and said, "Celestial Venerable Huo's eldest disciple, Yan Yazi, has already sent someone to inform Celestial Venerable Huo."
"And then?" Celestial Venerable Hao's voice turned cold.
High Chancellor felt the murderous intent in his voice, and cold sweat broke out on his forehead. "After Celestial Venerable Huo received this news, he acted as if nothing had happened. However, the person who came to deliver the news has already been burned to ashes by him."
"He didn't leave the palace and head to South Heaven?"
Celestial Venerable Hao asked with interest, "He didn't meet the Grand Imperial Sire?"
The chancellor said honestly, "Celestial Venerable Huo didn't take a step out of the gate and stayed in the palace the whole time. However, he sent his trusted aides out of the palace and headed for South Heaven. I don't know what he plans to do."
Celestial Venerable Hao waved his hand to dismiss him and said with a smile that wasn't quite a smile, "Minister Huo, oh Minister Huo, you didn't come to see me immediately. Are you waiting for the price to be high? Are you prepared to sell Lang Xuan for a good price? That's right, if you sell it to the Grand Imperial Sire, your status will be even higher. As long as Lang Xuan grows, with you, the Great Tai Chu Grand Imperial Sire, you guys can overturn the heavens. I only have Celestial Venerable Xu and Ancestral God King, so how can I be your match?"
His expression sank, and he sneered. "However, you guys didn't expect that with my mother around, all of you are just clowns! My empire can't be tainted by anyone else, not even this thought!"