Celestial Venerable Hao stepped forward and said plainly, "Celestial Venerable Mu seems to be very busy these days. You never returned to the celestial heavens all these years. For the Heaven Alliance meeting some time back, all Celestial Venerables and disciples of the alliance were there, all except you."
"The Heaven Alliance meeting?"
Qin Mu's heart trembled slightly. He only knew the ten Celestial Venerables who were the elders of the Heaven Alliance, as well as Dao Ancestor and Brahma Buddha, who were also in the alliance. He hadn't met the rest. He smiled and said, "It's my fault, I've been bogged down by trivial matters. I'll definitely be at the next Heaven Alliance meeting."
God Emperor Lang Xuan stepped forward and examined Qin Mu's Heavenly Dragon Treasure Carriage. He smiled ambiguously as he said, "How could you change the animals of the treasure carriage that His Majesty gave to you? What happened to the nine heavenly dragons?"
Qin Mu sighed and said, "My trip this time was very dangerous. Those nine heavenly dragons perished heroically."
God Emperor Lang Xuan looked at the treasure carriage and noticed traces of repair. He then laughed coldly. "Has Celestial Venerable Mu gone to demolish other people's houses again? No wonder the treasure carriage got beaten until it became like this!"
Qin Mu smiled cheekily. "Indeed. Had I known better, I would have demolished Dao Friend's Lang Xuan Divine Palace. At least I wouldn't be hotly pursued and fiercely attacked."
God Emperor Lang Xuan laughed heartily. "Who dares to demolish my Lang Xuan Divine Palace? What a joke!"
Qin Mu laughed heartily in response as he thought to himself, 'I've demolished your Lang Xuan Divine Palace twice!'
Heavenly Lady Yan came forward, carrying a white cat. She chuckled as she said, "Celestial Venerable Mu has been fatigued by the long journey. I can see the hardships."
Qin Mu looked at the white cat in her arms and thought puzzledly, 'This white cat is still alive?'
The white cat had fear in its eyes when it saw him and hurriedly burrowed into Heavenly Lady Yan's arms.
Qin Mu laughed. "Heavenly Lady, can I borrow your cat to play with for two days?"
Heavenly Lady Yan giggled and said, "That won't work. A few years ago, Xiao Qi suffered a fright in search of the thief who stole the treasure of His Majesty's ancestral land. He hasn't recovered from it and is scared when he sees enemies now. That thief is so evil!"
Qin Mu sighed. "Too bad."
Celestial Venerable Qiang stepped forward and bowed, asking curiously, "Where has Celestial Venerable Mu been all these years?"
"A lot of places."
Qin Mu returned the courtesy. "The Primordial Realm, the Four Extreme Heavens, running to and fro, and meeting a lot of people. It was extremely tiring."
Celestial Venerable Qiang sympathized. "Celestial Venerable needs to take a good rest. I've refined some medicine that's able to replenish your blood and nourish your body. Shall I send some to Celestial Venerable?"
Qin Mu laughed heartily. "I'm a brute, my body isn't worth taking care of."
Celestial Venerable Huo also walked up to him. Qin Mu snorted coldly and said plainly, "We have already cut off all ties and have nothing to say to each other."
Celestial Venerable Huo was expressionless. The flames continued to rotate behind his head as his imposing aura shot up into the sky. He said plainly, "I have nothing to say to you as well. As long as you don't stand in my way, I can spare your life. But if you do…"
"Dao Friend Xiao!"
Qin Mu didn't pay any attention to his words and greeted Celestial Venerable Xiao. "Regarding the matter of Virtuous Earth Sovereign, I'm full of regrets."
Celestial Venerable Xiao hurriedly returned his greetings and smiled. "Mother Earth is rebellious and a source of trouble close to the heart of the celestial heavens. Not only was this source of trouble removed, we now have a talented and righteous Virtuous Earth Sovereign. This is a blessing for the Primordial Realm."
Qin Mu's heart shuddered slightly. The other Celestial Venerables didn't mention Mother Earth, only he did. This showed that he knew about how Qin Mu used his tricks to get rid of Mother Earth in Eternal Peace's capital city.
There were hidden meanings within his words. They also contained a warning to Qin Mu.
Ancestral God King walked over and simply passed by Qin Mu, holding his head high—proud and haughty.
Qin Mu laughed and wasn't bothered by him. Celestial Venerable Xu came over and said, "Celestial Venerable Mu is very close to my father, Earth Count. Is he still well?"
Qin Mu smiled ambiguously. "Dao Brother Earth Count is well, except that he's getting on in age. He's always thinking of his children. He can't help but feel lonely since they aren't around."
Celestial Venerable Xu said, "Since he's old, he shouldn't still be clinging onto power. It's better to retire, so as to avoid dying in office."
Qin Mu's face was full of smiles. "I'll inform him of that."
His gaze landed on Celestial Venerable Gong, bowing as he said, "Dao Friend Gong."
"Celestial Venerable Mu." Celestial Venerable Gong returned the bow.
Qin Mu examined Celestial Venerable Gong. She was a solemn and serious woman who didn't give face to anyone and treated people coldly. Hence, he said with a serious expression, "I've met with the nine other Celestial Venerables and have deep friendships with them. Every one of my Dao friends here loves and respects me as though we're family. I only haven't spoken with Dao Friend Gong. I wonder if you have time to sit down and chat?"
"No, I don't have time," Celestial Venerable Gong said coldly as she turned to leave.
The rest of the Celestial Venerables laughed. "Celestial Venerable Mu, please don't take it to heart. Celestial Venerable Gong is like that, cold to everyone."
Qin Mu gave two dry laughs to hide his embarrassment. Everyone then bid farewell and left in succession. "Don't work too hard, and do visit us when you have time. Soon, the great army of the celestial heavens will set forth with the four deities divine weapons to suppress the Great Void. Celestial Venerable Mu, you must not miss this!"
Qin Mu nodded and watched them as they left, his gaze flickering. 'They must have created the four deities divine weapons to open a safe passage. As these divine weapons don't have any consciousness, they are able to suppress the peculiarities of the heart devils along the way. However, the heart devils along the road to the Great Void can even manifest into ancient gods and the ancient Celestial Emperor, which the four deities divine weapons won't be able to overcome just by themselves. They'll definitely have to look for the disciples of Big Senior Brother…'
"Celestial Venerable Mu, this is the geographical map of the Endless Clouds Palace that you wanted."
The god official called out, and Qin Mu returned to his senses. He gave him the geographic map and laughed. "I have also painted the route to the Endless Clouds Palace inside the map." After saying that, he didn't leave but remained looking at Qin Mu.
Qin Mu knew what he wanted, and he took out another bag of celestial currency. The god official hid it in his sleeves, bowed, and left.
Qin Mu returned to the treasure carriage and unfolded the geographical map of the Endless Clouds Palace. He couldn't help but smile after studying it. He also took out another map and compared the two. They were exactly the same!
The other geographical map was left to him by Wei Suifeng. Apparently, Endless Clouds Palace was also a place where Wei Suifeng kept treasures, but he didn't know what was hidden there.
The geographical map that the god official handed over to Qin Mu detailed the Spirit Energy Mutual Shift Bridge that would lead to the Endless Clouds Palace. Qin Mu rolled up the geographic map, burning and turning it into ashes, leaving only Wei Suifeng's geographical map.
"Big Senior Brother asked me to save him according to the map. Fine, we shall follow the map then. However, we'll need to put that off for a while… Yan'er, let's head to the Western Heavenly Gate."
Yan'er and the dragon qilin pulled the Heavenly Dragon Treasure Carriage towards the Western Heavenly Gate. Qin Mu's eyes flickered as he thought, 'Bai Yujing of the Western Heavenly Gate's Jasper Flower Palace, the third heavenly master of the celestial heavens, the reincarnation of South Deity. I shall interact with her first to determine how many times she has died. After which, I'll try to break Son of Heaven Yin's divine art.'
When he returned to Eternal Peace this time, he asked around for the location of Fengdu. However, no one in Eternal Peace knew where Fengdu was currently hiding.
Qin Mu originally planned to go to Fengdu to see Di Yiyue, hoping to break Son of Heaven Yin's reincarnation muddle-headedness on Bai Yujing by starting from the Mingdu Heavenly Gate that was in her hands. However, he was unable to do anything as he couldn't find Fengdu.
The treasure carriage arrived at the Western Heavenly Gate. Qin Mu called the dragon qilin over and took out the vermillion bird feather. He said, "Fatty Dragon, go to Jasper Flower Palace and ask the guards at the gate to hand this feather to Bai Yujing."
The dragon qilin nodded. After some time, he came back and said, "I've done so."
Qin Mu nodded gently and said, "Go to Western Sect Army's Spirit Energy Mutual Shift Bridge and head towards the Endless Clouds Palace from there."
In the Jasper Flower Palace, the gaze of the third heavenly master of the celestial heavens, Bai Yujing, was faint as she pinched the vermillion bird feather in her hands. Suddenly, she got up and walked out of the palace. However, there remained another Bai Yujing on the throne, looking exactly the same as her, as though it was real!
'During the Dragon Han Era, the youth who tricked me into looking at his treasure has reappeared! The same for that fat girl who used the jade pendant to cheat me of my feather!'
Bai Yujing's eyes blinked as she secretly gritted her teeth. 'I was really silly back then, but their treasure saved me. I want to see who they are, why they saved me, and why they wanted to cheat me of my feather…"