Yun Chuxiu glanced at Dutian Devil King and frowned slightly. She asked, “Why do you treat an ugly devil king at the God Execution Stage so well?”
Qin Mu smiled. “He has outstanding aptitude and comprehension. He’s smart and tough as well. It’s just that he was disrupted in his early years. He’s one of the few people that I think is worthy of looking at.”
Yun Chuxiu couldn’t help but ask curiously, “Who else do you think is worthy of looking at?”
“A lot of people.”
Qin Mu listed them as if he was listing his family heirlooms. “The ten Celestial Venerables of the celestial heavens. Ancient gods like Heaven Duke, Earth Count, Celestial Emperor, Celestial Empress, and Mistress Yuanmu. Strong practitioners of the Emperor’s Throne like the Grand Emperor and Founding Emperor. A few dozen young talents too. Overall, there are about 200 people.”
Yun Chuxiu smiled. “Two hundred people is a lot? Are you trying to scare people to death, Celestial Venerable Mu?”
Qin Mu’s soul was almost seduced by this lady. He was secretly impressed. ‘No wonder the ancient Celestial Emperor fell for it!’
The dragon qilin lifted his head in alarm and coughed.
Qin Mu regained himself and moved his gaze from Yun Chuxiu to Divine King Lang Wo. Instantly, Yun Chuxiu’s seduction became useless.
His spirits became calm after he admired the elegant and peaceful beauty of Divine King Lang Wo. Although they looked the same, Divine King Lang Wo wasn’t like Yun Chuxiu. Yun Chuxiu gave a strong feeling of possession, while Divine King Lang Wo gave off a vibe that made people fall for her and become mesmerized unknowingly.
The dragon qilin coughed again, and Qin Mu was confused. ‘Why does Fatty Dragon still cough to alarm me when I’ve stopped looking at the little demon?’
The dragon qilin frowned, for he was unnerved. ‘Can Cult Master be saved?’
Yun Chuxiu looked at Divine King Lang Wo and frowned. She thought, ‘This little witch’s seduction ability is better than mine. Where did she come from? Her demeanor is like that of my sister. However, she’s that little witch Lian Huahun, so she wouldn’t send another Jue Wuchen. I probed her for so long, yet I can’t find out anything about her. Among the ten Celestial Venerables, who became Jue Wuchen? Could it be Celestial Venerable Gong? It doesn’t seem so…’
Qin Mu flirted with them before he stood up and brought Dutian Devil King and the dragon qilin to leave with him.
“Brother Dutian, I gave the Bottle of Flask World to Fatty Dragon. You can follow him.”
Qin Mu avoided Yun Chuxiu and Divine King Lang Wo before saying, “If you have time, go to the Bottle of Flask World to appease your citizens. The Bottle of Flask World is still empty. It’s enough for your people to reproduce, but it’s another Carefree Village. Hiding inside will only make you obsolete. You’ll still have to migrate out.”
Dutian Devil King nodded and said, “There are a lot of external heavens, but there aren’t many places for our people.”
Qin Mu smiled. “It’s hard for you to establish merits in the celestial heavens, but it’s easy to do so with me. There’s a race called the Heavenly Feather Race in Eternal Peace. Their world is occupied by another race of devils. Their chief, Yu Zhaoqing, asked me to attack the Heavenly Feather World multiple times to take back their land. Although I promised her I would, I haven’t had the time to do so. I will go down in a couple of days, and you will go see Yu Zhaoqing and help her take back the Heavenly Feather World, which is a large heaven. They will then cut out a piece for your people to settle temporarily.”
Dutian Devil King hesitantly said, “Temporary settlement isn’t sustainable. It will likely cause trouble for us, as eventually, kindness becomes resentment and breeds enemies.”
Qin Mu praised his wisdom of the world. He smiled and said, “Who knows what will happen in the future? Maybe the world will be in chaos in decades. After that, heroes will rise, and you and your people may find a place to settle.”
Dutian Devil King opened his eyes and said, “How can there be chaos when the celestial heavens rule the other heavens and the ten Celestial Venerables are powerful enough to suppress all worlds?”
Another of his brains suddenly realized it, and he smiled. “Of course, how could there not be chaos after you entered the celestial heavens?”
Qin Mu scolded him with a laugh.
As he said that, Divine King Lang Wo walked to them elegantly. She looked at Dutian and used her consciousness to ask, “Holy infant, when are we searching for the ancestral courts?”
Qin Mu replied with his consciousness, “I stole Celestial Emperor’s eggshell a few days ago. Since the ten Celestial Venerables are extremely paranoid, I’m probably a suspect too. If I leave the celestial heavens now, a Celestial Venerable will probably try to probe me on the way.”
He frowned as he continued, “There are rifts between the ten Celestial Venerables, as they are suspicious of one another. I brought news that the Grand Emperor is hiding amongst the ten Celestial Venerables, yet they still didn’t fight. I stole Celestial Emperor’s eggshell, yet they still remained calm. They still seem united, making me somewhat powerless now.”
He shook his head and reflected, saying, “They didn’t react when I told them what happened in the Great Void and Carefree Village. I doubt I can cause internal strife now. Could the only way be to tell them that Celestial Emperor, Celestial Empress, and Mistress Yuanmu are hiding amongst them?”
“Holy infant, you are being overzealous.”
Divine King Lang Wo explained, “Haste will not let you succeed. You should leave the celestial heavens now and watch quietly. The conflicts and hatred between them will accumulate and grow. Provoking strife between them in such a short time will only leave behind trails for people to exploit. The incident where you used Celestial Emperor’s corporeal body to… steal his eggshell, it was too dangerous. I don’t approve of it.”
She gently said, “With the Grand Emperor and Celestial Emperor hidden amid the ten Celestial Venerables, which are filled with peculiar talents, they will find clues leading to you. If you leave the celestial heavens, they will send people to spy on you at best. Stealing Celestial Emperor’s eggshell only brings you danger. I don’t know about Celestial Emperor, but I know that the Grand Emperor is wise and powerful. He will likely suspect you.”
Qin Mu nodded. “I was rash. Sister Divine King, did you know that Celestial Emperor was born from an egg?”
Divine King Lang Wo shook her head.
‘After all, she’s a young master of creation. I see that I have to ask Divine King Shu Jun.’
Qin Mu thought about that and was about to ask someone to find Shu Jun when he heard Yan’er’s voice. “Where did this wild cat come from? Fatty Dragon, come here, a wild cat has entered the residence!”
The dragon qilin raised his ears and ran towards her, calling, “Brother Dutian, help us!”
Dutian Devil King ran over, laughing. “Sister Yan’er is an expert. How can she not catch a wild cat in the celestial heavens?”
Qin Mu’s heart tightened. ‘Yan’er is of the Numinous Sky Realm. She was taught by Celestial Venerable Yue since she was young, so how could she not catch a wild cat? Most of the beings in the celestial heavens are gods and devils, so how can there be a wild cat? There’s something off with the cat!’
While he thought about that, there was a ruckus within the residence. Yan’er became a green sparrow flying around, while Dutian Devil King, the dragon qilin, and the maids surrounded the cat. However, they still failed to catch it.
Qin Mu looked at it. It was a sneaky white cat with a ghastly figure. It was able to avoid people time and time again. Even the combination of two experts in Yan’er and Dutian couldn’t catch it.
Yan’er called out, “This cat is good. It knows how to dodge, it must be tasty!”
“It seems to be Celestial Venerable Yan’s cat!”
Qin Mu was stunned as he looked at Divine King Lang Wo.
Divine King Lang Wo whispered, “Dead or alive?”
Qin Mu was about to reply when Divine King Lang Wo’s expression changed, and she whispered, “A Celestial Venerable is here!”
As soon as she finished, a palace maid frantically ran to the gardens and said, “Master, Celestial Venerable Yan is here to visit!”
Qin Mu was about to welcome her when he heard Heavenly Lady Yan’s laughter. “Celestial Venerable Mu, save the formalities. Your residence is quite luxurious, the emperor gave you a good place.”
Qin Mu walked forward and smiled. “What brings you here, Heavenly Lady?”
Heavenly Lady Yan smiled and said, “I passed by your residence, and the cat ran away. I came to look, thinking it might have entered your residence. Unexpectedly, I heard people attacking a cat in your residence. My cat is my baby, so I panicked and entered. Please forgive me, Celestial Venerable Mu.”
While she was saying that, a white light flashed, and the cat jumped into her embrace. It shrank into her bosom and grinned when it saw the incoming green sparrow and dragon qilin, the hair on its tail standing up.
Heavenly Lady Yan caressed its head, calming it down. It then squinted to size up the green sparrow and Dutian Devil King before giving some threatening purrs.
Qin Mu smiled gently. “Your cat is agile. Even an expert of the Numinous Sky Realm can’t catch it.”
“It’s to be expected of a cat from the residence of a Celestial Venerable.”
Heavenly Lady Yan looked at Divine King Lang Wo and Yun Chuxiu, who rushed forth after hearing the commotion. She was visibly shocked as she smiled and asked, “Who are these two sisters?”
Divine King Lang Wo remained silent, while Yun Chuxiu paid her respects to Heavenly Lady Yan. She smiled and said, “I’m Yun Chuxiu of the Yun family. I pay my respects to you. Isn’t it improper for you to come to Celestial Venerable Mu’s residence instead of staying in the chambers of concubines?”
Heavenly Lady Yan’s gaze flashed as she gently replied, “It seems that you don’t know that I’m a Celestial Venerable on top of being a heavenly lady. Celestial Venerable Mu is one of the five elders of the Heaven Alliance and a senior of mine. It’s not improper to visit a senior. However, if I met him in private every day without heading home, then it would be improper.”
Yun Chuxiu was suspicious of her. ‘This Celestial Venerable Yan has great oratory. Could this little wretch be Sister?’
She was very suspicious of everything after discovering that Lian Huahun was Celestial Empress.
Heavenly Lady Yan excused herself as she smiled and said, “Now that I’ve found my cat, I’m relieved. I shall not disturb your cultivation, Celestial Venerable Mu. I’m a heavenly lady, after all, I might attract gossip if I stay here for a long time. I will send an invitation card before coming another day.”
Qin Mu sent her off and said, “Heavenly Lady, I’m thinking of leaving the celestial heavens in a couple of days, so you might not find me.”
Heavenly Lady Yan shockingly asked, “You just came back from the Great Void a few days ago, and you plan on leaving without more days of rest? Where do you intend to go, Celestial Venerable? When will you return?”
Qin Mu reflected and said, “I saw the vastness of heaven and earth when I arrived here, so I want to travel around. I intend to go to the four poles and visit the four deities. I intend to scale tall places to visit Heaven Duke. I also intend to descend to deep places to visit Earth Count. I don’t know when I’ll return.”
Heavenly Lady Yan revealed some envy before sighing pitifully. “I want to be as free as you, Celestial Venerable Mu. However, ever since I was married to Celestial Emperor, I have only been able to walk around this huge palace. The furthest place I’ve been was the Jade Capital. It sounds pitiful to say, but I envy your ability to travel, Celestial Venerable Mu. I shall leave now, you don’t have to send me off.”
Qin Mu sent her out the door and saw an imperial carriage outside. Many maids waited around it. Two of them lifted the curtains of it as Heavenly Lady Yan boarded it with her white cat. She sat down and gently nodded to Qin Mu.
Qin Mu returned the gesture.
They let down the curtains, and the carriage drove away from his residence.
Qin Mu turned around and began to write a letter to be sent to court. That letter was to inform Celestial Emperor about his travels.
“I want to go too!” Yun Chuxiu said joyfully.
Qin Mu frowned as he thought, ‘I had to kill her in the Great Void in order not to alert the real body of Mistress Yuanmu. Of course, I had to rely on the ruthless Divine Knife Luo to do it. How do I kill her this time? Maybe I should go to Eternal Peace first to get Divine Knife Luo to kill this little vixen…’
On the carriage, Heavenly Lady Yan gently caressed the cat’s head. It licked its paws before slowly saying, “You’re right, Heavenly Lady. The one who used Celestial Emperor’s corporeal body to steal the eggshell was Celestial Venerable Mu. He can fool others, but not me.”
Heavenly Lady Yan caressed its tail, and it lifted its tail, a clear sign of enjoyment.
“Now that’s interesting.”
Heavenly Lady Yan gently smiled. “His cultivation isn’t high, yet he can control Celestial Emperor’s corporeal body. If his cultivation was at the Numinous Sky Realm, he still might not be able to do it, so how did he do it? The Grand Emperor should be able to, for his consciousness strength is unrivaled. He could use consciousness in place of vital qi cultivation. If so, Celestial Venerable Mu must have met the masters of creation in the Great Void, which caused his consciousness attainment to rise.”
The white cat said, “Then, Celestial Emperor’s eggshell…”
Heavenly Lady Yan smiled and looked at the glory of the Jade Capital outside. She said, “The Grand Emperor will strike at him. If I could guess that Celestial Venerable Mu met the masters of creation, he can too. After all, his consciousness is the strongest. I also want to know who the Grand Emperor is.”
She rubbed the cat’s chin with a sly look. “It’s unnerving that the Grand Emperor died but wasn’t suppressed. The moment where he controlled Celestial Emperor’s body to kill Celestial Venerable Ling still gives me chills.”