Bai Yujing left the Jasper Flower Palace. She flashed and disappeared like a ghost while another Bai Yujing was handling work inside.
Her technique was very unique, as the Bai Yujing left behind at Jasper Flower Palace was another strong practitioner of the Emperor's Throne that looked and acted exactly like her!
Those who were able to cultivate to the Emperor's Throne Realm and become a heavenly master had a deserved reputation.
That was particularly the case for Bai Yujing. Her clashes with Son of Heaven Yin made her incredibly cunning. Then there were her painful resurrections. She pondered over her painful existence and came up with ways to protect her life, which allowed her to even scheme against Son of Heaven Yin.
Usually, it was Son of Heaven Yin that schemed against others, but he had almost died to her multiple times.
Due to that, the celestial heavens were impressed by her abilities and schemes. Thus, they made her the heavenly master in charge of the Western Sect Army.
Soon, Bai Yujing went to find where Qin Mu and the dragon qilin ended up. She was visibly confused. 'Celestial Venerable Mu? The youth who showed me that treasure was Celestial Venerable Mu? They don't look similar. I vaguely saw him when he came to the celestial heavens… Oh, right, I heard that Celestial Venerable Mu was lucky enough to be able to go back in time to make a name for himself in the first year of the Dragon Han Era. That would mean his appearance back then is different from his appearance now…'
She couldn't help but ponder, "Why did Celestial Venerable Mu give me that jade pendant then? Why did he protect me from Son of Heaven Yin's schemes? Why did he con away the feather that Celestial Venerable Yue gave me?'
She couldn't understand, so she walked towards the Western Sect Army's Spirit Energy Mutual Shift Bridge.
'Celestial Venerable Mu is going to Endless Clouds Palace this time? It's Emperor of Endless Clouds Wei Suifeng's territory. I heard he was Celestial Venerable Mu's brother.'
Bai Yujing gently frowned, for she was unnerved. 'Celestial Venerable Xiao found out that Wei Suifeng was a disciple of Founding Emperor's dreg. He ordered me to set a trap so that I could arrest him together with Green Deity. That fellow was tough. I worked with Green Deity to scheme against him at the Endless Clouds Palace before we could bring him down. Could Celestial Venerable Mu want to avenge his brother by getting me to go to Endless Clouds Palace?'
She examined the vermillion bird feather and was hesitant.
It gave off some Vermillion Bird Sacred Fire.
The holy flames were extremely powerful and could burn anything. It was second only to the Dao flames of the Great Dao of Heavenly Fire, but it was more dangerous than heavenly fire.
Heavenly fire was the flame of microscopic crystals. It was usually safe, for its power was contained when untouched. However, the Vermillion Bird Sacred Fire was violent and could destroy heaven and earth at any moment.
Yet, it never hurt her at all.
Bai Yujing was confused.
Although her cultivation was great, she had no attainments in fire divine arts. Her divine arts were based on the path of space, and she was also skilled with the Dao Sect's algebra and Buddhist teachings.
To avoid death back then, she spent a lifetime as a Daoist nun under Dao Ancestor's Dao Sect. She even spent a lifetime as a Bodhisattvas under Brahma Buddha.
Although she wasn't proficient with fire divine arts, the Vermillion Bird Sacred Fire was close to her, which made her curious.
The vermillion bird plume feather was given to her by Celestial Venerable Yue. She said that it was related to her birth and identity. Yet, Bai Yujing could already recall the memories of 197 of her lifetimes. In the memories prior to the ninety-ninth lifetime, Celestial Venerable Yue would always pass her the feather and say the same thing to her.
Her memories could even be traced back to the primordial era, but she didn't want to do that anymore.
Though she was still curious.
Just as she hesitated about entering the Spirit Energy Mutual Shift Bridge, the Bai Yujing in the Jasper Flower Palace ordered her army to be deployed to the Great Void.
In the camp there, gods and devils held the divine weapon of West Deity that was built according to West Deity's corporeal body. It was vast and had infinite power!
Amongst the thousands of devils, a middle-aged monk and a middle-aged Daoist were the most eye-catching as they passed by the Spirit Energy Mutual Shift Bridge.
Bai Yujing halted them both and said, "Daoist Baiyu, Monk Lingyue, come here. I seek your opinion on something."
They came forward and asked, "What's the matter, Heavenly Master?"
They were disciples of the Dao Sect and Buddhism that came to seek shelter with her. Although they were lowly, Bai Yujing saw how their wisdom and bravery were extraordinary. They often plotted for her and were rare talents, so she valued them.
Bai Yujing's wisdom was trained from escaping death hundreds of times, while they had great wisdom naturally, so Bai Yujing would ask them for advice when she met something difficult.
The task of escorting the divine weapon to the Great Void was also handed to the two of them.
Bai Yujing told them her concerns. They looked at each other, and Monk Lingyue smiled and said, "Are you worried about being too close to Celestial Venerable Mu, which will leave you vulnerable to the other Celestial Venerables? Or are you afraid that Celestial Venerable Mu is aiming to harm you to avenge the Emperor of Endless Clouds?"
Bai Yujing said, "Both."
Monk Lingyue addressed her concerns. "If Celestial Venerable Mu wanted to harm you, he would've done so in the Dragon Han Era. All he had to do was not save you, and you would've died to Son of Heaven Yin with no chance to reincarnate. Why would he go through such troubles?"
Bai Yujing understood him instantly and felt slightly relaxed, saying, "I'll find him. The task of escorting the divine weapon to the Great Void will belong to the two of you. You two have great intelligence and wisdom, so you must help each other along the way and be extra careful. That thieving Founding Emperor Qin Ye has talents under him too. He has four great heavenly teachers as well."
She stopped for a bit before continuing, "Heavenly Teacher Fisherman and Martial Arts Heavenly Teacher aren't causes for concern. Only Saint Woodcutter and Heavenly Teacher Scholar are. Especially Woodcutter. He's crooked. I fought him several times, and I couldn't win. That Heavenly Teacher Scholar called Zi Xi as well. Although he's a scholar, his bravery and wisdom are great, which renders him dangerous!"
Daoist Baiyu and Monk Lingyue nodded in acknowledgment.
Bai Yujing hesitated before taking out a jade pendant and handkerchief, saying, "Zi Xi is powerful. If you two can't win, take these two items out."
She blushed with some embarrassment as she said, "He gave me the pendant, and I sewed the handkerchief. I wanted to give it to him… Show him these two items, and he'll likely let you two go! Now go!"
They rarely saw her feminine side, which left them looking at each other in confusion.
Bai Yujing chased the two of them away as she walked hastily into the Spirit Energy Mutual Shift Bridge towards the Endless Clouds Palace.
They left the celestial heavens with the Western Sect Army under them. They didn't have ships, so they rode on chariots. It was faster than ships, but they had to slow down to escort the West Deity divine weapon.
"Heavenly Master Bai seems to like Heavenly Teacher Zi Xi."
Monk Lingyue whispered, "Does she not realize that Heavenly Teacher Zi Xi is a lady?"
Daoist Baiyu said, "I think not. She seems to be deeply in love. Although Martial Arts Heavenly Teacher Guan Cha failed to see that too."
Monk Lingyue smiled and said, "Martial Arts Heavenly Teacher is barely smarter than some cows. It would be weird if he could. However, Bai Yujing is very wise, but she fell for Heavenly Teacher Zi Xi too. These two women…"
Daoist Baiyu glanced at him, coughed, and said, "Emperor, you're a monk now. Maintain your image."
Monk Lingyue immediately became serious, seeming as if he was a high monk as he said, "Baigui, what do you plan for this trip? Are we really escorting the weapon into the Great Void?"
Daoist Baiyu smiled and said, "White Tiger controlled the army and used it to only kill Daoist ancient gods. The ten Celestial Venerables have divine weapon Celestial Venerable Yus. We control the four deities divine weapons. Maybe we can test the power of the strong practitioners of the celestial heavens."
With a deep gaze, he whispered, "The Great Void is destined to be a place of great bloodshed."