Tales of Herding Gods - Chapter 1687
Once Meng Yungui died, his primordial spirit immediately dispersed, and his soul shattered, transforming into black sand that flew out from his corpse.
His injuries were too severe, and the spirit and soul in his primordial spirit had already shattered. He should have died long ago, but his cultivation was too strong, so he had been forcefully holding on.
"White Heaven Master, you have finally made me feel at ease."
When Heavenly King Yi Luo saw the black soul sand floating in Meng Yungui's body, he let out a long sigh of relief. He walked over and smiled. "Before this trip, His Majesty instructed me that the third heavenly master, Bai Yujing, is also a human. I have to be on good terms with Meng Yungui and be on guard against him. Along the way, I have been wary and suspicious of Heavenly Teacher, testing him repeatedly. Heavenly Teacher Bai is wise and righteous, personally killing the traitor, Meng Yungui. This makes me admire him, and I can finally be at ease."
Bai Yujing lowered her head and looked at the sword in her hand. Her voice was filled with coldness. "Thief Meng doesn't know when the time is right, doesn't know how to adapt to the situation, doesn't have the heart of a loyal ruler, and doesn't have the intention to repay the favor of the celestial heavens. He's worse than a beast. I naturally have to kill him and draw a clear line between us."
Tears fell from her eyes, but what was weird was that the tears turned into flames that floated beside her face.
Even though her voice was cold, there was a soul burning with blazing sacred flames struggling and roaring in her body!
Her heart was filled with endless sorrow and grief, making this unyielding soul burn hotter. It was as if it wanted to break free from the restraints of her corporeal body and completely unleash its ferocious claws to tear her body apart and release endless firepower!
Bai Yujing raised her other hand and grabbed the jade pendant hanging around her neck.
That jade pendant was a jade pendant that Qin Mu had given her to break Son of Heaven Yin's reincarnation divine art. Once, this jade pendant had helped her reincarnate ninety-eight times, ensuring that her soul wouldn't be destroyed.
This jade pendant was the devil in her heart and also the knot in her heart.
I am me!
The one and only me!
There was only one Bai Yujing in this world!
I'm not South Deity!
She had once said this to Qin Mu, and she was resolute and decisive, full of confidence.
Bai Yujing looked at Meng Yungui's corpse in front of her, then at the terrified people of Southern Heaven. South Deity Zhu Que was not only the emperor of the South Pole, but also the emperor of Southern Heaven.
As South Deity Zhu Que, the people who failed to protect the South Pole and the South Pole were derelicts. They were derelicts, derelicts and mistakes made by South Deity. All of this should not be borne by the people of South Heaven, and it should not be borne by Meng Yungui!
The people of Southern Heaven never did anything wrong. They only lived in Southern Heaven, and Meng Yungui never did anything wrong. He just happened to come to Southern Heaven!
Bai Yujing's hand trembled as she held the jade pendant. "I don't want to become South Deity. I don't want to become a part of South Deity. I'm me…"
Drops of holy fire transformed from tears floated towards the jade pendant and entered it.
Heavenly King Yi Luo walked over and said with a smile, "His Majesty handed over the control of the Southern Heavenly Gate to me to be on guard against you. However, you are very good and didn't disappoint His Majesty. Heavenly Teacher Bai, in the future, you will become a Celestial Venerable, just like Celestial Venerable Huo. Celestial Venerable Huo killed Celestial Venerable Yun to gain His Majesty's favor, but Celestial Venerable Huo is ambitious. Don't follow in his footsteps."
"I will become another Celestial Venerable Huo?" Bai Yujing smiled.
In her body, the flames that the crazy soul was emitting became even more intense and hard to suppress.
That was something she didn't dare to face, because it was South Deity's soul. This soul actually had a tendency to self-awaken, and there was no need to go through the last reincarnation!
Was it the conscience that Meng Yungui had mentioned?
Did Meng Yungui use his death to awaken the conscience of the people of South Heaven, as well as her conscience?
Was it this conscience that caused South Deity's soul in her body to awaken and burst forth with blazing flames, wanting to burn her corporeal body and break free from the restraints?
The wild fire burned her Dao heart and soul, making her want to release the fire that couldn't be restrained. She wanted to release the endless energy in her chest to replace Meng Yungui to protect South Heaven and do what South Deity couldn't.
However, she didn't want to die.
By releasing South Deity's soul, Bai Yujing would no longer be Bai Yujing, but South Deity!
Heavenly King Yi Luo walked to her side and looked at the struggling Southern Heaven people. "You will do better than Celestial Venerable Huo. Kneel down!"
His expression sank, and he shouted at the people of Southern Heaven, "The farce is over, kneel down."
However, no one knelt in front of him.
Heavenly King Yi Luo's expression became even darker as he sneered, "You maggots, do you want to die?"
Suddenly, a youth picked up a broken piece of wood and used all his strength to smash it on his head.
This strike was neither painful nor itchy for an existence like Heavenly King Yi Luo. However, it was like touching a dragon's reverse scale. It was like a great humiliation, making him unable to control the anger in his chest!
Heavenly King Yi Luo grabbed the youth's throat and lifted him up. He said coldly, "Hit him again!"
The youth couldn't breathe, but he raised his fist and tried to smash his face.
Heavenly King Yi Luo laughed sinisterly and opened his mouth wide. "Poor thing, you don't have any strength…"
Just as he was about to swallow the youth, a sword light suddenly flashed, and the hand he had grabbed onto the youth's neck was severed!
"I'm not Celestial Venerable Huo!"
An incomparably furious voice rang out beside his ears, and the sword light instantly stabbed into the heart of his brows, eyes, throat, and chest!
The sword light was incomparably nimble in Bai Yujing's hands. In that instant, it stabbed into his body, destroying his corporeal body wantonly. It pierced through his divine treasures and celestial palaces, heading straight for his primordial spirit!
Heavenly King Yi Luo roared and spread his wings. Countless feathers flew up like golden flying swords, blocking Bai Yujing's sword light!
His primordial spirit rose into the sky, and the celestial palaces scattered to form a small celestial heavens!
Heavenly King Yi Luo was the North Heavenly King of the celestial heavens. Among the four great heavenly kings, the North Heavenly King was the most respected. He already had six celestial palaces!
The small celestial heavens formed by the six celestial palaces could be considered the top combat power of the celestial heavens!
Unexpectedly, just as his small celestial heavens appeared, the clouds above Bai Yujing's head rose, and celestial palaces leaped out from the clouds. There were four of them, and Bai Yujing stood up one by one and flew over. All kinds of divine arts changed unpredictably!
Bai Yujing was actually real. Every Bai Yujing had its own body and primordial spirit. This was the unique secret of Jasper Flower Palace!
Bai Yujing had reincarnated one hundred and ninety-seven times. In order to avoid the death calamity that Son of Heaven Yin had brought her, she had cultivated too many techniques and divine arts.
She had once become a disciple of Celestial Venerable Yue and learned the Extreme Void Scripture that had yet to take shape. She had also become a Daoist nun, a Buddhist, a Bodhisattva, and even a great emperor of the celestial heavens. She had even become a disciple!
Her technique was incomparably strange. With Celestial Venerable Yue's Extreme Void Scripture as the foundation, she had fused all kinds of techniques. The usage of space in it naturally couldn't be compared to the current Extreme Void Scripture, but she had fused too many things, and she had also walked her own strange path.
The five Bai Yujing pounced over in an instant. They ignored Yi Luo's Small Celestial Heavens and Primordial Spirit and went straight for their corporeal bodies.
Heavenly King Yi Luo's corporeal body was injured, and he immediately burst forth with all his battle power. He no longer restrained his corporeal body, and layers of golden feathers burst forth from his body. His body grew larger!
He was from the half-god race, and he was the chief of the golden-winged great roc race from the Primordial Realm. He had god tendons and devil bones, and his muscles twitched ferociously. His wings grew wider, and the area they covered grew wider!
As a heavenly king, he was in charge of the combat functions of the celestial heavens. He had experienced too many battles, and no matter if it was his combat experience or abilities, they were all far above heavenly teachers!
However, before his corporeal body could completely break free from the restraints of the human form, his roc head was pierced through by Bai Yujing. She pressed down on his head and smashed him onto the deck of the huge ship!
The other four Bai Yujing formed the formation, and before Heavenly King Yi Luo could even stand up, the formation had already exploded. In just an instant, he suffered countless attacks, and his corporeal body exploded with a bang as blood and flesh splattered everywhere!
Heavenly King Yi Luo's primordial spirit transformed into a golden-winged roc that spread its wings. He carried the small celestial heavens formed by the six great celestial palaces on his back as he flapped his wings and shouted, "Divine Martial Guards! Activate the Southern Heavenly Gate and kill the traitor Bai Yujing!"
The twenty thousand soldiers of the two Divine Martial Guards shouted in unison as magic power burst forth, activating the Southern Heavenly Gate of the ancestral court!
Between the two mountain ranges of the Southern Heavenly Gate, the Dao fire burst forth to its extreme in an instant. The flames of the Dao swept across the sky and burned the water of the celestial river until it evaporated. The starry sky of the tomorrow flames distorted and collapsed!
The tongue of fire licked the starry sky and the celestial river, turning everything in its path into nothingness!
The five Bai Yujing couldn't be bothered to chase after Heavenly King Yi Luo's primordial spirits and hurriedly blocked the Southern Heavenly Gate!
She could avoid the power of the South-Heaven Gate's Dao fire, but the people on the ship definitely couldn't. She couldn't let the people of South-Heaven that Senior Brother Meng Yungui had sacrificed their lives to awaken become nothing!
Her aura completely burst forth, and her divine art met the power of Southern Heavenly Gate!
The blazing Dao fire rushed forward and was blocked by the five Bai Yujing. The Dao fire seemed to have encountered an invisible wall as it continuously attacked and vibrated, trying to break through the wall.
In front of the wall was Bai Yujing, and behind her were all the living beings on the ship.
The five Bai Yujing's bodies were charred, and their snow-white arms were charred black. Suddenly, one Bai Yujing turned into ashes and was engulfed by the Dao fire. The second Bai Yujing was then melted by the Dao fire, followed by the third and the fourth!
Soon, only Bai Yujing was left on the ship. Her body trembled, and she could no longer hold on.
Heavenly King Yi Luo's primordial spirit shouted, "Burn her to death! Burn the maggots on this ship!"
He was flustered and exasperated as he mobilized the other armies and ordered the tens of thousands of gods and devils of the celestial heavens to mobilize the Ancestral Court and Southern Heavenly Gate.
The Southern Heavenly Gate of the Ancestral Court was a natural gate of the Great Dao that contained the most sacred Dao fire. Even the twenty thousand strong practitioners of the Divine Martial Guards, Jade Capital Numinous Sky, and Emperor's Throne couldn't unleash the power of this gate to its maximum.
Now, with the addition of tens of thousands of gods and devils, the power of Ancestral Court's Southern Heavenly Gate increased exponentially!
Bai Yujing was pushed back continuously, and her body was trembling more. She had already retreated to the front of the Southern Heaven people on the ship, and her feet had already stepped on the lapels of Meng Yungui's corpse.
Bai Yujing cried and grabbed the jade pendant in front of her chest. Her heart trembled and she exerted all her strength.
"I'm Bai Yujing!"
Ancestral Court's Southern Heavenly Gate's Dao fire swallowed her, and her voice came from the flames. "I'm the human Bai Yujing—"
That cry was crisp and clear, somewhat like the cry of a phoenix, but also different.
Even though the Dao fire swallowed her, she couldn't take another step forward. Heavenly King Yi Luo and countless gods and devils of the celestial heavens saw Bai Yujing standing upright in the Dao fire. She was still not burned to ashes.
The woman was bathed in the Dao fire, and an unbelievable heat came from her body. The unbelievable flames were connected to the Dao fire of Ancestral Court's Southern Heavenly Gate and fused together.
It was as if something in her body had suddenly awakened and was about to tear her body apart, tear her corporeal body apart, and grow out of her body to escape.
At that moment, the gods of the celestial heavens saw Bai Yujing's body begin to change. Feathers that were incomparably gorgeous emerged from her body, looking exceptionally beautiful in the Southern Heavenly Gate's Dao fire.
"It's the phoenix!" a general shouted.
"It's not a phoenix! A phoenix is made of flesh and blood!"
Heavenly King Yi Luo felt the fear brought by his natural enemy and shouted sternly, "It's Vermillion Bird! Quick! Retract the Southern Heavenly Gate! The Dao fire can't do anything to her, it's raising her power instead!"
At that moment, all the gods and devils saw an incomparably gorgeous vermillion bird fly out from Bai Yujing's body. It broke free from the restraints of her corporeal body and spread its incomparably gorgeous wings in the Dao fire.
At that moment, all of the gods and devils of the celestial heavens that were controlling the Southern Heavenly Gate immediately felt that they had lost control of the Southern Heavenly Gate. The power of the Dao fire in the Southern Heavenly Gate was even stronger than before, but the people controlling the gate of the Great Dao were no longer them.
Heavenly King Yi Luo roared loudly and flapped his wings to carry his celestial palace away!
On a ship in the distance, Shang Pinying, who had been acting crazy all this time, suddenly came to his senses when he saw this scene. He shouted sternly, "We can't retreat! Form the formation to resist immediately!"
However, it was already too late.
Heavenly King Yi Luo's orders became a death warrant for the army of the celestial heavens. If the gods and devils of the celestial heavens didn't retreat, they could form a formation to resist the power of the Dao fire of the Ancestral Court's Southern Heavenly Gate.
Their abilities were extremely powerful, and the formations of the celestial heavens were also extremely profound. Even though they weren't as intricate as Eternal Peace's formations, they could still fight the vermillion bird when they were in formation.
However, Heavenly King Yi Luo was not a heavenly master, and his ability to judge the situation was not as good as Shang Pinying's.
Without the protection of the formation, the vermillion bird flapped its wings, and the Dao fire of the Southern Heavenly Gate instantly changed direction. With a roar, it drowned everyone!
Countless gods and devils of the celestial heavens struggled in the Dao fire and escaped. As they escaped, they turned into ashes. Countless primordial spirits left their corporeal bodies and flew up, but they didn't have time to escape before they turned into ashes!
"I'm Bai Yujing!"
The cry of a vermillion bird came from the sky, and a huge figure burning with Dao fire flew through the sea of fire formed by the Southern Heavenly Gate and Dao fire. It flapped its wings to chase after Heavenly King Yi Luo, who had transformed into a huge roc and carried a celestial palace on his back!
In this world, the fastest god wasn't the nine-headed phoenix, Red Deity Qi Xiayu, nor was he the ancient god Great Sun Sovereign who was famous for his speed, nor was he the chief of the golden-winged roc race, Heavenly King Yi Luo.
It was South Deity Zhu Que who was flying on Dao fire!
When South Deity Vermillion Bird flew, the Dao fire distorted countless spaces, and the various heavens flapped their wings to arrive!
"I'm Bai Yujing, the human Bai Yujing!"
The vermillion bird flapped its wings and caught up to Heavenly King Yi Luo's primordial spirit. In a few leaps, Heavenly King Yi Luo's primordial spirit was torn apart and turned into ashes by the Dao fire, burning into black soul sand.
The vermillion bird flapped its wings and landed on the bow of the slave ship. Its body became smaller as it looked up at the sky and wailed, "I'm Bai Yujing, human Bai Yujing—"
Her eyes revealed confusion, and all kinds of memories came flooding in, causing her mind to be in chaos.
"I'm Bai Yujing, the human Bai Yujing…"
She seemed to only know how to repeat this sentence, but she didn't know what it meant. She could only lament over again, trying her best to recall the past.
Behind her, a little girl from the Southern Heaven Human Tribe mustered up her courage and stretched out her hand while trembling. The Dao fire wasn't as hot as the little girl had imagined. Instead, it was very gentle.
The little girl gently stroked her feathers, trying to calm her down.
She turned around and looked at the girl, her eyes still filled with confusion. "I'm Bai Yujing, the human Bai Yujing…"
"You are the human Bai Yujing," the girl said to her.
The Vermillion Bird quieted down.
South Deity Zhu Que had billions of years of memories. When the Vermillion Bird's soul awakened, it was also when South Deity's memories awakened.
Bai Yujing's 197 memories were completely scattered, and her memories were in a mess.
She could no longer remember who she was.
"I'm Bai Yujing," Vermillion Bird said occasionally.
She only remembered the voice of a man in her heart. That voice transformed into a belief that allowed her to protect the land of Southern Heaven and the people of this land.