Qin Mu released a long sigh of relief and felt relaxed.
After returning from the Great Void, Yun Chuxiu had always been pestering him, leaving him with no time to help Celestial Venerable Yun summon his soul.
Also, it was dangerous to summon souls in the celestial heavens. The ten Celestial Venerables were around, and there was no way he could hide from them if he was to help Celestial Venerable Yun summon his soul.
Now that Yun Chuxiu was gone, he could relax.
"Dutian, let's go." There was joy in Qin Mu's voice as he returned to the treasure carriage.
The Heavenly Dragon Treasure Carriage began to move. The nine heavenly dragons galloped forward, heading towards the east along the river.
In the treasure carriage, Divine King Lang Wo asked, "Holy infant, don't you want to meet Founding Emperor?"
"There's no need to."
Qin Mu opened the vertical eye at the heart of his brows, and Celestial Venerable Yun's corporeal body fell onto the carpet. Divine King Lang Wo emitted her consciousness, engulfing the treasure carriage and preventing anyone outside from looking into the carriage.
Qin Mu's consciousness and vital qi surged forth, transforming into many runes. He said, "He came to see the development and the results of Eternal Peace's reform. It's useless for me to meet him. He has to see it with his own eyes in order to break the delusion in his heart. Moreover, I'm afraid that Celestial Venerable Xiao is currently using the divine weapon Celestial Venerable Yu to monitor this area. It's better for me to be well-behaved."
Shu Jun laughed coldly. "Holy infant, you consider yourself well-behaved?"
Above the Primordial Tree, the divine weapon Celestial Venerable Yu retracted his gaze and slowly closed his eyes. The clay person in the Primordial Tree celestial palace released a long sigh, muttering to himself as he paced around. "Celestial Venerable Qin is much stronger than he was in the past. However, he's still far away from the Celestial Heavens Realm. His Founding Emperor Era was unable to support a realm such as the celestial heavens. However, his sword techniques are terrifying. Also, there's Celestial Venerable Mu, who's a troublemaker, causing trouble everywhere he goes!"
"However, I didn't expect Mother Earth to incite and create trouble! Remarkable, this is indeed remarkable! In order to get rid of Mother Earth, Heaven Duke, Earth Count, and Celestial Venerable Mu's resurrection technique must be eliminated first."
In the Heavenly Dragon Treasure Carriage, Qin Mu immediately performed his spell, chanting his phrases and executing his divine art as he tried to summon Celestial Venerable Yun's soul. After some time, he stopped and frowned.
"Is the holy infant unable to feel Celestial Venerable Yun's soul?" Divine King Lang Wo asked.
Qin Mu nodded and pondered over it. "Even if a soul is shattered, I'm still able to summon the black soul sand. For existences such as Celestial Empress and Mistress Yuanmu, even if they're alive and pretending to be dead, as long as I have their corporeal bodies, I can locate the whereabouts of their souls. My divine art can search the heavens and earth. Once my divine art is activated, thousands of heavens and worlds, even the celestial heavens, Xuandu, Yuandu, and the Heavenly Yin World, will experience my divine art! However, I can't feel Celestial Venerable Yun's soul, as though it doesn't exist…"
"This is the doing of the Grand Emperor."
Divine King Shu Jun pondered and said, "The Grand Emperor has such abilities. He can make souls completely disappear, making it impossible for anyone to find them. Could Celestial Venerable Yun have been killed at the hands of the Grand Emperor?"
Qin Mu had a grim expression. He gently nodded and asked, "Even if a soul was shattered, it would turn into black soul sand and be absorbed into the Heavenly Yin World. What great abilities does the Grand Emperor have to make Celestial Venerable Yun totally disappear?"
He was rather puzzled.
His Soul Guide was a spell of Youdu. After he made changes to improve it, no one could escape his tracking, no matter where they were. He still had confidence in this particular type of spell.
"In this world, only three people have the ability to prevent you from finding the souls you desire."
Shu Jun said solemnly, "The first is clearly the Grand Emperor. The other two are the ancient gods Celestial Empress and Mistress Yuanmu. Celestial Empress and Mistress Yuanmu possess the Ruins of End, capable of shattering and annihilating everything. Back in the day, when they activated the Ruins of End, it killed countless experts of my race. One of the other two divine kings of my race was killed under the hands of these sisters. Not to mention souls, it can even destroy consciousness, snuffing it out of existence. Even the Grand Emperor is incapable of this. The strength of the Grand Emperor is his extremely powerful consciousness, the Great Overarching Supreme Consciousness."
Qin Mu nodded. The Grand Emperor's Great Overarching Supreme Consciousness was incomparably exquisite and intricate. The celestial heavens had been waiting for Left Assistant Minister Yan Shaoqing to create an Emperor's Throne consciousness technique. However, it had long since been created by the Grand Emperor.
"Why is the Great Overarching Supreme Consciousness called Great Overarching?"
Shu Jun said, "Actually, his consciousness has long coagulated, since the ancient primordial era, forming the Great Overarching Consciousness Heaven. That is a void world completely constructed by supreme consciousness. Not to mention your spells, no spells in this world can work there. In that world, the rules of the Great Dao are completely determined by the Grand Emperor. I believe the soul of Celestial Venerable Yun was exiled to that place by the Grand Emperor!"
Divine King Lang Wo didn't understand this and asked, "Can Divine King Shu Jun describe the Great Overarching Consciousness Heaven in detail?"
"Regarding the Great Overarching Consciousness Heaven, I also don't know much."
Shu Jun said, "Back when the Grand Emperor wasn't yet so powerful, I fought with him for the title of number one strongest practitioner. It was during that time that I heard him talking about this. He had cultivated his Great Overarching Supreme Consciousness technique to its peak and had begun to reach the Ultimate Void. His consciousness was coagulating in the Ultimate Void, everchanging and undying. Maybe only when one has cultivated their consciousness to his level will they be able to find the Great Overarching Consciousness Heaven in the Ultimate Void. However, at my prime, when I was alive, I didn't manage to cultivate to this stage."
He looked at Divine King Lang Wo and said, "Your consciousness is much stronger than me at my prime. Are you able to reach the Ultimate Void?"
Divine King Lang Wo shook her head, "With my current consciousness, I can only reach the 35th void, a step short of the Ultimate Void."
Shu Jun revealed an envious expression as he sighed. "It's already much stronger than my prime."
Divine King Lang Wo said indifferently, "This is natural."
Shu Jun gave a snort as he laughed coldly. "Don't be too complacent! I'm now starting anew. All I need to do is cultivate the Celestial River Divine Treasure to surpass your Divine Bridge Divine Treasure. My future power will exceed yours many times over! Some time ago, I sought help from Qi Jiuyi on how to open divine treasures. Compared to Carefree Village's country bumpkins, he is far more clever."
Qin Mu was shocked. "Divine King went to find Qi Jiuyi to learn about divine treasures? Why do you reject what is near and seek what is far?"
Shu Jun didn't understand him and said, "You were always with Lang Wo and Yuanmu and had no time for me. Hence, I could only consult Qi Jiuyi."
Qin Mu smiled as he said, "Although Qi Jiuyi was one of the early figures to open the Celestial River Divine Treasure, he wasn't the earliest. Xu Shenghua and I were the earliest to open the Celestial River Divine Treasure. The second figure wasn't Qi Jiuyi but the dragon qilin. He has received my teachings."
Shu Jun glanced at the dragon qilin, who was sleeping on the floor. He was dumbfounded.
The dragon qilin raised his head lazily and gave him a look of disdain.
"Fatty Dragon has been with me the longest and is one of the few who is most familiar with the reform of Eternal Peace."
Qin Mu laughed. "Back when I was opening the various divine treasures and touring the various great academies, he was always by my side. Be it Martial Dao, divine arts, sword techniques, or battle techniques, he is familiar with all of them. Why do you have to consult Qi Jiuyi? Back then, in Eternal Peace, he lived in the West Earth and didn't know much."
The dragon qilin yawned a few times and stuck out his tongue to lick his lips. He said, "Qi Jiuyi is my third brother. I'm his elder brother."
Shu Jun was even more stunned than before.
In the celestial heavens, a youthful and radiant girl with two cute ponytails swaying behind her hurriedly walked towards the Patriarch Creation Palace's Spirit Energy Mutual Shift Bridge. She was another Yun Chuxiu.
"That little rascal actually let Mother Earth take me away. That body of mine won't survive and will be destroyed by Mother Earth. Back then, I was the one who offended Mother Earth, reporting her to Heaven Duke for stealing his essence, resulting in him giving her a beating…"
She rushed towards the Spirit Energy Mutual Shift Bridge, her two ponytails slapping on her bottom. She muttered to herself, "However, it's not easy for that little rascal to shake me off! Since he doesn't want me to go to the Primordial Realm, I'll go to the capital city of Eternal Peace to wait for him! I didn't know he had actually cultivated to the god realm, so I was taken advantage of, with him immobilizing me in his grip. This time, I've created a heavenly god corporeal body. When I see him, I'll vent out my anger by giving him a beating!"
When she was about to enter the Spirit Energy Mutual Shift Bridge, she saw Lian Huahun walking over. As the two ladies met, they stopped walking and stared at each other guardedly.
"Sister Chuxiu, didn't you leave the celestial heavens with Celestial Venerable Mu for the Primordial Realm?"
Lian Huahun's eyes were filled with hatred and curiosity. She asked, "Why are you still in the celestial heavens?"
Yun Chuxiu raised both of her hands to bring the ponytails in front of her breasts, smiling as she said, "Can't I return? Sister Lian, where are you going?"
Lian Huahun stared at her and said gently, "What about you?"
"Instead of being my elder sister, you wanted to be my mom?"
Yun Chuxiu smiled coldly as she said, "You seem to want to control and manage everything. Are you able to control me? You controlled Brother-in-law so much that he ended up sleeping with me!"
Lian Huahun laughed gently and said, "You are, after all, my younger sister. Can't I care about you? Wherever you go, I'm going as well."
Yun Chuxiu rolled her eyes and said sweetly, "Since you want to come along, be my guest!"
She entered the Spirit Energy Mutual Shift Bridge. Lian Huahun smiled faintly and followed along. After some time, a white cat leaped like it was flying through the air and entered the Patriarch Creation Palace's Spirit Energy Mutual Shift Bridge as well.
After some time, they appeared at the Spirit Energy Mutual Shift Bridge outside Eternal Peace's capital city. Yun Chuxiu bounced and skipped as she headed towards the city. She cried in shock, "This Primordial Tree got bigger!"
Lian Huahun frowned, raising her head to take a look at the little Primordial Tree that had taken root in the capital city of Eternal Peace. She snorted and said, "Heresy."
Right at this moment, a middle-aged man arrived at the Mud River manufacturing factories outside the capital city of Eternal Peace.
The present-day Mud River had plenty of manufacturing factories. These were huge buildings that stood along the river. From far, the area looked like a god city.
Divine light shot up into the sky from the center of these manufacturing factories. Many giant divine furnaces operated day and night ceaselessly as complicated-looking robots manufactured divine weapon components under the control of divine arts practitioners. There were also countless divine arts practitioners mapping and imprinting all sorts of runes, forging divine weapons.
There were numerous ships in the air, which were carrying the newly forged divine weapons towards the Spirit Energy Mutual Shift Bridge, preparing to send them to the celestial heavens.
This was a busy area. Founding Emperor Qin Ye walked past the manufacturing factories and inspected their layout. He saw that some of these factories were still producing strange amusing tools such as reflective windmills. Runes of all sorts were imprinted on these tools, making them convenient to people.
"Blind, is divine metal formed from a sequence of single crystals using microscopic algebra?"
Founding Emperor Qin Ye suddenly heard a loud and clear voice traveling over. To his surprise, he saw an old man carrying a case talking to another old man leaning on a bamboo cane with black dragon bones around his waist. The elderly man with the case said, "Black gold is a sequence of multiple crystals, while divine gold is a sequence of single crystals. If we simplify the multiple crystals of black gold into a single crystal sequence, wouldn't black gold be turned into divine gold?"
"According to theory, yes."
The elder who was being referred to as Blind had a gaze that was incomparably bright. He took out a piece of divine metal and a piece of black gold, then widened his eyes suddenly, giving off divine light in all directions. The structure of the black gold and divine gold were seen clearly by him. He said, "The important question is, how do we change the microscopic crystal sequence? Mute, it's difficult for your forging techniques to see these tiny crystals precisely."
The voice of the elder referred to as Mute was deafening. He coldly laughed before saying, "It's because of microscopic forging that I created the Heaven Aeon Furnace Forging technique by imprinting runes on the tiniest crystals. The crucial point is that my eyesight isn't as good as yours…"
Suddenly, the two elderly men noticed Founding Emperor, and they turned their heads at the same time to look over.
Mute grinned. "Aba, aba aba?"
Blind leaned on his cane and smiled. "Brother, Mute is asking where you come from?"
Founding Emperor walked forward, smiling as he said, "Brothers, I'm from Carefree Village. I saw you debating heatedly, and I couldn't help but listen a little. Just now, you were talking about how black gold could be turned into divine metal by changing its microscopic crystal structure. Could you elaborate on that in detail?"