Tales of Herding Gods - Chapter 1690
Qin Mu was slightly stunned. He had some understanding of the grudge between Green Deity of the Eastern Sky and East Deity Qing Long.
After the Eternal Peace Calamity, Revered God Wu Ji met Qin Mu and told him about Emperor Qing's past.
Before the celestial heavens was established, Celestial Venerable Yu comprehended Dao under a withered tree and comprehended the method to open up the Spirit Embryo Divine Treasure. The withered tree that he comprehended obtained this chance, and thus, the old tree came back to life when spring came.
This old tree was the Green Deity of the Eastern Sky, but the process was full of twists and turns. Because the old tree had become a divine tree, it had been chopped down and refined into a treasure. In the blink of an eye, it had come to the Jade Pool Meeting of the first year of the Dragon Han Era and had heard Qin Mu and Celestial Venerable Hao impart the method to become a god.
After that, the owner of the divine tree was killed, and the divine tree fell back into the Primordial Realm. It took root and received the spirit qi of heaven and earth, and its cultivation grew higher. However, during Crimson Light Era, it was chopped down by humans and refined into a treasure before falling into the hands of Light Emperor. It was refined into an Emperor's Throne divine weapon by Light Emperor, and its power was extremely great.
It was the High Emperor Era again. Green Emperor was the most powerful divine weapon at that time, and he was able to give birth to a spirit. However, he was once again interrupted by East Deity Qing Long, and his body and soul were almost wiped out.
He was thus became useless and was abandoned by others. However, he managed to survive with his conviction. He got rid of his treasure body and cultivated to the Emperor's Throne. He was used for the respect of Xiao Tian back then and was called Green Deity of the Eastern Sky to suppress East Deity Qing Long.
The grudge between him and East Deity Qing Long had also started from then on. East Deity was the ruler of the East Pole, and Green Deity was the great emperor of the East Heaven. The two of them naturally opposed each other, and the grudge grew deeper.
In Revered God Wu Ji's palace, on the mural, East Deity Qing Long was crawling under the feet of Green Deity. He was struggling at death's door and trying to curry favor. It was obvious how much Green Deity hated East Deity.
Celestial Venerable Yun said, "Eternal Peace Imperial Preceptor must have asked for East Deity's dragon scales to revive him. He wanted East Deity to lure out Green Deity, forcing Green Deity to have no choice but to start a full-scale war with him. He wanted to use this chance to defeat the great army of East Heaven and get rid of the gods and devils of East Heaven in one fell swoop. Only then could he have time to assist Carefree Village."
Qin Mu looked at Ling Yuxiu, and she immediately got up to look for East Deity Qing Long's dragon scales.
"East Deity Qing Long is unruly and arrogant. He thinks highly of himself, but his methods are despicable. He is the first to surrender to the celestial heavens and become Celestial Venerable Qing Long. He thought he could preserve his life, but how could Celestial Emperor Hao Tian let him off?"
Qin Mu said with a smile, "In order to kill Celestial Venerable Huo, Celestial Emperor Hao sacrificed him. When I married my wife, Tai Chu ordered people to send East Deity's dragon scales over to test if I was really disheartened, so I didn't revive him. When Yan'er and South Deity came to see me, they didn't mention reviving him either, so I forgot about it. Now that I've revived East Deity, it can be considered returning the favor of him helping me refine my sword back then."
Celestial Venerable Yun said, "I once heard that Celestial Venerable Mu can't accept favors, and you can't accept promissory notes. Otherwise, your life will be in danger."
"This is all slander!"
Before Qin Mu could say anything, Ling Yuxiu walked over with East Deity's dragon scales and sneered. "These are all rumors spread by the ten Celestial Venerables to strike down the reputation of the outer disciples! The masses' voices can make a damaging impact on the reputation of the outer disciples. Even Celestial Venerable Yun believed them!"
Celestial Venerable Yun hurriedly said, "Actually, I don't believe it!"
Qin Mu sighed ruefully. "You know me well, my wife."
He took out East Deity's dragon scales and cast a spell to summon his soul. Suddenly, Qin Mu revealed a look of astonishment. "East Deity's soul isn't in Youdu or Heavenly Yin World!"
Celestial Venerable Yun and the rest were slightly stunned. If the green dragon was killed and its soul was still around, it should have fallen into Youdu. If its soul was shattered and turned into black sand, it would definitely fall into Heavenly Yin World.
Yet Qin Mu said that there was no soul of the green dragon in these two places, which was weird.
Qin Mu said with a smile, "If Tai Chu killed East Deity Qing Long, the soul of the green dragon must have landed in Tai Chu's hands. His soul must have also been hidden by Tai Chu."
Celestial Venerable Yun's heart stirred slightly. "Ultimate Void!"
'It could also be those ancestral court halls that Tai Chu had obtained. These two places can block my divine arts.'
Qin Mu pondered over it and said, "If it's one of Tai Chu's Great Overarching Heaven, that's fine. However, Tai Chu's Overarching Heaven has already descended into the Primordial Realm and is used to threaten Eternal Peace. It won't be hard for me to forcefully cast a spell and seize back the soul of the green dragon. However, if I suppress it in the ancestral hall, it will be troublesome."
He took in a deep breath and walked out with big steps, unable to hide his excitement. "Tai Chu sent the dragon scales and hid East Deity's soul. It looks like he wants to scheme against me while I'm executing my spell! In that case, I shall fulfill his wish!"
Ling Yuxiu hurriedly walked out of the hall, and Celestial Venerable Yun also hurriedly walked out. He saw Qin Mu standing in an empty space, and his consciousness surged. He instantly visualized a huge sacrificial altar.
The sacrificial altar rose from under his feet, and his vital qi transformed into all kinds of Great Dao runes to imprint on it. The runes formed Dao markings, and the Dao markings formed Dao chains, forming the most basic realm.
Behind Qin Mu, the Great Celestial Heavens floated, and the Jade Capital City appeared. In the center of the Jade Capital City, in front of the Hall of Chaos, his primordial spirit stood tall. With a pause, an altar also appeared in front of the Hall of Chaos. However, it was the opposite of the altar under Qin Mu's corporeal body.
Celestial Venerable Yun looked at it for a moment and didn't understand. "Sister-in-law, what's the use of Celestial Venerable Mu's other sacrificial altar?"
Ling Yuxiu also didn't understand and said, "I'm not sure but it has its own uses."
Celestial Venerable Yun nodded. "That's right."
Qin Mu's corporeal body was casting a spell on the sacrificial altar, and at the same time, his primordial spirit was casting a spell in front of the Hall of Chaos. However, Qin Mu's corporeal body was executing Soul Guide to guide East Deity Qing Long's soul, and his primordial spirit's casting was incomprehensible.
An indescribable power spread out and penetrated deep into the void, giving people an unfathomable feeling. It was gentle, ethereal, concealed, and invisible.
When this power spread out and invaded the worlds, Qin Mu finally felt the location of East Deity Qing Long's soul.
East Deity Qing Long's soul was hidden in one of the Great Firmament's Great Firmament, the Great Firmament's Great Firmament. It floated in the sky above the main camp of the celestial heavens, facing the 33 heavens of Carefree Village.
Just as Qin Mu's power invaded the Great Luo, under the Dao Tree of the Great Luo, Tai Chu stood up and smiled. "Celestial Venerable Mu, you are still here! You can't bear to part with East Deity Qing Long's battle power, you need him to fight for you! However, you don't know that I have been waiting for you for a long time!"
Under the Dao Tree, beside the roots, stood a bronze jar that was as tall as a person. The mouth of the jar was sealed tightly.
At this moment, the bronze jar trembled continuously as though there was a force shaking the jar, breaking it and releasing the thing inside!
"When your power reached my Great Overarching Heaven, it was already weak. Now, I can injure your primordial spirit and your corporeal body!"
Tai Chu roared, and his corporeal body instantly became incomparably sturdy!
Over the long years, his corporeal body had always been number one in the world. He could even withstand the attacks of those who had achieved the Dao. Only in recent years had he been surpassed by Qin Mu. Qin Mu had refined his primordial corporeal body, and his corporeal body was incomparably strong. It was even stronger than his ancient Celestial Emperor corporeal body!
What was as strong as the ancient Celestial Emperor's corporeal body was his vital qi, the Connate One!
The Connate One was both vital qi and Great Dao. It could transform into any Great Dao in the world!
Even though his First Heaven hadn't cultivated to the extent of achieving the path, it was still extraordinary. He walked the path of using strength to achieve the path, borrowing the power of the Jade Capital City of the ancestral court. In terms of the density of his magic power, it was much greater than achieving the path in the Dao Realm!
"What you didn't expect was that my treasured hall is now complete!"
Tai Chu executed the First Heaven, and the celestial heavens appeared behind him. The seventy-two throne halls protected the thirty-six celestial palaces!
Ever since the battle between Emperor Hao Tian and Qin Mu in the Ultimate Void, when he had no choice but to retreat, Emperor Hao Tian had reached a consensus with him. The father and son exchanged their halls, no longer hiding anything.
No matter if it was Celestial Emperor Hao or Tai Chu, both of them had already cultivated to the seventy-two throne halls. On the Dao of using force, both father and son had already reached perfection!
The magic power of Tai Chu was even stronger than before. The ancient Celestial Emperor's corporeal body stepped forward and circled around the bronze jar. His arms danced in the air, and the First Heaven transformed into a divine art to face the power of Qin Mu's Soul Guide!
His divine art was silent as it tracked Qin Mu's power and followed his Soul Guide to injure Qin Mu's corporeal body and primordial spirit!
This was a calculated move. Qin Mu was using all his strength to guide East Deity Qing Long's soul. No matter if it was his corporeal body or primordial spirit, they had no defense. This was the best time to kill Qin Mu!
Tai Chu roused his spirit and roared continuously. Divine arts followed the vine to find the melon, attacking Qin Mu.
Meanwhile, Qin Mu's power was still pouring in endlessly, trying to shake the bronze jar. However, the bronze jar was located in the Great Luo. Even though the Great Luo had left the Ultimate Void to come to the Primordial Realm, it was still an achievement of the Great Dao. When Qin Mu's power came here, it was weakened layer by layer and was no longer at its peak.
On top of that, the bronze jar was suppressed by a great Overarching Heaven. If Qin Mu wanted to shake the jar, he would have to fight against the entire Great Overarching Heaven and the Dao of Tai Chu!
Everything was in place, and Tai Chu was definitely going to win!
He executed countless great divine arts in an instant, and the power of those who had achieved the path was revealed!
At that moment, the corners of Tai Chu's eyes twitched. Under the bronze jar, densely packed imprints suddenly appeared!
The rings spread out in layers, and when he discovered them, they had already extended from the bottom of the jar to half of the Great Overarching Heaven!
The ring-shaped imprint was extremely peculiar. It was like the markings of a tree's year wheel. In a short period of time, there were already hundreds of millions of rings.
"This is… the World Tree!"
Tai Chu suddenly came to a realization. "Crap! He's also plotting against me!"
Those year wheels spun, and the imprints in them transformed into light that rushed into the sky. A world-shaking explosion rang out, and in the sky above the main camp of the celestial heavens, a huge tree that was as thick as half of the Great Overarching Heaven suddenly appeared. Its branches danced in the air, and its roots stabbed into the Great Overarching Heaven of the Great Beginning!
The roots were incomparably thick, and they were like incomparably majestic mountain ranges. They caused the land of the Overarching Heaven to collapse, and the mountains collapsed. Tai Chu was caught off guard and was blown away by the huge trunk of the tree, falling from Great Luo!
His Dao Tree also collapsed from the pressure, and the entire Great Overarching Heaven suddenly gave off a loud crack, splitting into two!
At the same time, the bronze jar also exploded with a bang. East Deity Qing Long's three souls flew up and were summoned by an indescribable power!
Meanwhile, the World Tree that had split up a huge chunk of the Great Overarching Heaven transformed into countless specks of light that dispersed into the air. Only the two halves of Luo Tian fell from the sky!