In front, Celestial Venerable Hao held his little banner, and he ruthlessly killed every god and devil that he saw.
He was already very powerful. Although he hadn't reached the Emperor's Throne Realm, he was, after all, the son of Celestial Emperor and Yuanmu. His bloodline power was grand, and his combat capabilities were astounding.
The chambers of concubines fell into chaos at that moment. Powerful gods had already gone to the Jade Capital to defend against Ah Chou. The remaining ones weren't his opponents. They died before they could even see Celestial Venerable Hao's face clearly. Their souls were all kept in the little white banner forged by Son of Heaven Yin.
Celestial Venerable Hao went on while Celestial Venerable Yun followed.
Not long after, Qin Mu, who was following them, was stunned. He saw a treasure hall.
The Hall of Fragrance.
His heart violently pounded, which the two in front felt immediately and at the same time. Celestial Venerable Yun immediately hid, while Qin Mu morphed into a shadow on the ground as if he melted.
Celestial Venerable Hao continued on after seeing nothing.
Soon, Celestial Venerable Yun appeared and looked around. He found nothing too, so he followed Celestial Venerable Hao.
Qin Mu appeared from the shadow and looked at the Hall of Fragrance with a complex expression.
The Hall of Fragrance suppressed the remnants of Celestial Venerable Yu's soul. However, it was the most valued great hall of Celestial Emperor, so there were too many seals and talismans. Even Cripple couldn't enter, which meant he couldn't either.
Qin Mu inhaled deeply and continued following Yun and Hao.
Soon, he encountered the second treasure hall out of the 72, Clear Sun Hall.
Celestial Venerable Hao came to the hall, which was guarded by two qilin ancient gods. They looked serious and sinister. Celestial Venerable Hao walked up to them, and they raised their claws and hollered, "This is an important ground, please halt, Celestial Venerable!"
Celestial Venerable Hao said with smiles, "I'm here to check on it upon my father's order, please let me in, Seniors."
"Order of the emperor? Do you have his decree?"
Celestial Venerable Hao retrieved it and said, "Please look."
They were ancient gods bred by ancient divine mountains. They looked at his decree, yet Celestial Venerable Hao suddenly flipped it. It was a mirror at the back, and light exploded from it, which shone on the two qilin ancient gods' primordial spirits.
They were immobilized. Celestial Venerable Hao rose and killed the two of them before taking their primordial spirits. It was then that he felt relieved. He came to the hall and mumbled, "Mother said that those two treasures must be here. Ah Chou's attack on the celestial heavens is the perfect opportunity for me to steal them. With those treasures, I can rule that primordial species…"
There were countless seals in the front of Clear Sun Hall. Celestial Venerable Hao clearly had the guidance of Mistress Yuanmu on how to break them. He backed off, waved around, and his vital qi became swimming dragons and flying phoenixes that flew towards the seals.
Instantly, countless chains appeared around Clear Sun Hall to seal it.
Celestial Venerable Hao's gaze flashed. He was nervous as he broke all sorts of seals. After a while, he finally broke all of them.
At that moment, his figure became a beam of light as he rushed into the hall.
The seal immediately closed.
As soon as he entered, Celestial Venerable Yun went forward, groaned, and imitated Celestial Venerable Hao's actions. He did everything that Celestial Venerable Hao did!
The way to break Clear Sun Hall's seals was complex. Even geniuses wouldn't be able to learn so many ways to break the seal in such a short time.
Yet, he was able to learn all of it and repeat it perfectly!
He was the first being to reach the Emperor's Throne Realm. His Purple Heavens Blue Skies technique was originally good at imitating others' ultimate arts. His descendant Yun Jianli evolved it and absorbed the essence of reforms throughout the eras to prevent the technique from becoming obsolete.
After Celestial Venerable Yun broke them, the seal opened, and he too rushed into the hall.
As soon as he entered, the seal shut again.
Qin Mu came to the hall and thought about their ways of breaking the seal. He shook his head. 'I didn't remember it completely, but luckily, I have the mirror I forged from the painting path to do it for me.'
He flipped his palm and took out a mirror. It cast light and displayed the ways they broke the seal.
Where the mirror shone, Clear Sun Hall's seal continued opening, which allowed Qin Mu to enter too.
In Clear Sun Hall, Qin Mu fell into nothingness. Clear Sun Hall had no floor, for it was a vast space.
He hastily flew up to prevent himself from falling down.
Then, he noticed all sorts of treasures floating in Clear Sun Hall. They gave off all sorts of treasure light and were obvious.
Outside of treasures, there were palace lanterns.
They floated in the space and were as tall as a person. They suppressed the treasure light. Strangely enough, the lights given off were very orderly.
Qin Mu realized something. 'These palace lanterns are restraints guarding the vault's treasure!'
The treasures floating in Clear Sun Hall were large and pasted with talismans. Nearby, Qin Mu saw a giant ball around sixty feet tall that was so smooth that he found no flaws.
'What is this?'
He wanted to look at it closely, but he heard strange heartbeats coming from it. Qin Mu was surprised. 'This isn't a ball, it's an egg with life in it!'
Before he could reach the front, the palace lanterns glowed. Many lights coalesced and shone towards him.
Qin Mu's figure flashed to dodge the lights. He changed his body thousands of times. It was there that the body techniques Cripple imparted to him shone.
Qin Mu came to that ball's side and placed his palm on it. He instantly felt the heartbeat within becoming a grand Dao voice, and it was as if someone was reciting it within.
'Could it be an ancient god?'
Qin Mu was perplexed. Weren't the ancient gods born during the primordial era? Why was there one still not born yet and sealed there?
At that moment, the light in front became clear as it shot around chaotically. Instantly, all of the palace lanterns were activated. Billions of lights illuminated the palace and made the place almost impossible to hide in!
He wasn't sure whether it was Celestial Venerable Yun or Celestial Venerable Hao that triggered the palace lanterns that sealed the treasures and caused this chain reaction that instantly put everyone inside in danger!
Qin Mu instantly shrank his body to become a small speck of dust, then bounced around the ball to avoid the light. Soon, a light shot out of the heart of his brows, which shone on the nearby lanterns. He stored one of them in the Qin word land.
The heart of Qin Mu's brows glowed and continued shining light upon the place. The nearby palace lanterns were swept away to form a safe space.
Far away, the explosive waves of divine arts came, and palace lanterns were extinguished one by one.
Qin Mu's heart fluttered. 'Celestial Venerable Yun was already an Emperor's Throne Realm being by this time. Celestial Venerable Hao is also a being in the Numinous Sky Realm. Their power is above mine, and these lanterns can't do anything against them.'
Soon, the lanterns were all extinguished, and all that was left was the treasure light given off by the treasures of Clear Sun Hall.
Qin Mu let out a lot of light from the heart of his brows to store the large egg similar to that of the ancient gods before flying towards another treasure.
It was a treasure mountain. The heart of Qin Mu's brows glowed again, and he took it before reaching it.
It was made out of something like jade that he hadn't seen before. However, it should be important since it was kept in Celestial Emperor's vault.
'Could they be treasures scraped from the ancestral court by the ancient Celestial Emperor?'
He took a winding river as well. It was forged to be small, only around fifty to sixty feet long, yet it was heavy. Even when he stored it in the Qin word land, Qin Mu felt the heart of his brows sinking.
'What is this river?'
Qin Mu shuddered as he felt the pupil of his third eye falling downwards from being crushed.
However, he had no time to think. Soon, Celestial Emperor would beat Ah Chou back to Youdu. He had to take all that he could during this time.
Celestial Venerable Yun and Celestial Venerable Hao had the same idea. The treasures in Clear Sun Hall decreased in number. Qin Mu saw Celestial Venerable Hao taking out a bag made out of snakeskin and stuffing treasures in it. It was clear that it was a great treasure.
Celestial Venerable Yun had a sack that wasn't normal. Qin Mu felt the aura of a taotie from it, so it should be a treasure forged from taotie skin.
In the hall, treasure light kept on disappearing, dimming the place.
Qin Mu hastened his looting when he suddenly saw an extremely obvious jade pillar. He was stunned and almost shouted.
It was the one that was in Dao Ancestor's Guardian Pavilion that could imprint all sorts of ancient god imprints and even create Celestial Venerable Yu's form!
'Could that jade pillar be an extraordinary treasure?'
He rushed forward but saw Celestial Venerable Hao reach it first. He placed it in his bag.
Their gazes crossed. Qin Mu flipped his palm, while Celestial Venerable Hao rose and grew in size. Qin Mu entered the path with divine arts and unleashed Grand Overarching Heavenly Completion!
At the same time, Celestial Venerable Hao waved his banner. Qin Mu's body wavered, as it was useless.
Celestial Venerable Hao's vital qi exploded, and a celestial palace appeared to defend him from Qin Mu's divine art until it broke.
Qin Mu quietly whispered about how unfortunate it was. At that point, Celestial Venerable Hao's divine arts weren't as good as his despite his cultivation depth surpassing his. His corporeal body was very strong too. He was likely maturing.
One fled east, while the other fled west. They didn't fight. Instead, they chose to continue looting.
Time was tight, and Celestial Venerable Hao realized that it wouldn't be easy to take down Qin Mu. Qin Mu had the same idea, so they decided not to fight.
Clear Sun Hall became darker and darker, and the only light left was some scattered light.
At that moment, Qin Mu's eyes lit up, and he almost cried out of joy.
He saw some broken pieces of the Grand Primordium Origin Stone!
The Grand Primordium Origin Stone!
The Grand Emperor's treasure was being kept here by Celestial Emperor!
Qin Mu flew towards it, morphing into a beam of divine light. At the same time, he saw two other divine lights rushing towards the place. They were Celestial Venerable Hao and Celestial Venerable Yun!
However, Qin Mu soon found out that their targets were different from his.
He looked at where they were going, and he shuddered. He saw that Celestial Venerable Yun's target was a small sacrificial altar, while Celestial Venerable Hao's target was a large seal!
'The Grand Emperor's seal and the Grand Emperor's sacrificial altar!'
Qin Mu's consciousness flew out and rolled towards the Grand Primordium Origin Stone. He picked it up and split his consciousness into two. One went after the seal, while the other went towards the sacrificial altar.
At the same time, Celestial Venerable Yun and Celestial Venerable Hao's divine arts flew towards him simultaneously.
Qin Mu's scalp turned numb, and he immediately took out the round egg that was suspiciously like an ancient god to shield him. Their divine arts burst forth and blasted Qin Mu and the egg.
At that moment, Celestial Venerable Yun noticed Qin Mu's face and was confused. "Luo Xiao! Aren't you dead?"
His heart shuddered, and he was blasted by Celestial Venerable Hao's move since he wasn't paying attention. Celestial Venerable Hao laughed as he took the Grand Emperor's seal. With it, he immediately went for the Grand Emperor's sacrificial altar.
Celestial Venerable Yun rushed forth. Although he started his mad rush later, he was faster. They almost reached the Grand Emperor's sacrificial altar at the same time.
Suddenly, it disappeared!
Their hearts shuddered, and with a cry from Celestial Venerable Hao, the Grand Emperor's seal that he was holding onto also disappeared!
'What the hell?' Such a thought appeared in both of their heads.
At the same time, terrifying commotions came from outside the hall as Celestial Emperor struck out against Ah Chou.
Celestial Venerable Yun and Celestial Venerable Hao immediately decided to leave, so they rushed out of the hall.
It would be too late if they left later. Earth Count's reincarnation, Ah Chou, wasn't Celestial Emperor's opponent. He would be defeated in one move. By then, they would definitely die a horrible death if they were stuck inside Clear Sun Hall.
They held great ambitions and wouldn't let themselves die there.
The moment they rushed towards the door, Qin Mu stabilized himself and flew to where the seal and sacrificial altar disappeared. He was holding them.
When he stored the ones that he had in the heart of his brows, the seal and sacrificial altar inside Clear Sun Hall suddenly reappeared.
Qin Mu grabbed them and rushed outside of the hall.