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In terms of divine arts, Founding Emperor's Sword Path was the quickest. He was straightforward and his sword was sharp. However, Celestial Venerable Hao's divine art was different and it's power was only fully unleashed now.
He looked down on Postcelestial Dao which is why he only cultivated Precelestial Dao.
Postcelestial Dao varied greatly but only a few can be cultivated to the apex. For example, Crimson Light Era's Creation Path and Founding Emperor Era's Sword Path.
Among them, Founding Emperor's Sword Path was the pinnacle of pinnacles, achieving the 34th Heaven of the Sword Path.
Even the Path of Creation in Crimson Light Era had never reached the height of the Sword Path.
However, Precelestial Dao is different as it used ancient gods as its template and many people cultivated it. They could comprehend a lot from studying the ancient gods which made it easier to start.
Historically, many Emperor's Throne practitioners comprehended their own Emperor's Throne techniques by referencing the ancient gods.
As a Celestial Venerable, it was easy for Celestial Venerable Hao to obtain these techniques. And because of his half-god bloodline, it made learning them much easier for him.
Even though his comprehension towards the Precelestial Dao isn't as exceptional as Founding Emperor's 34 heavens, it was still extremely high.
His Myriad Dao Domain erupted, crushing Founding Emperor's Sword Path Domain.
THe storm created by the shattered Sword Path Domain and the Myriad Dao Domain swept the surroundings and destroyed everything. The only place not destroyed are the land behind each Venerable's body, including Numinous Sky Treasured Hall which is still standing tall behind Celestial Venerable Hao.
Other than that, Jade Capital was almost swept clean!
Celestial Venerable Hao's face became dim as he looked at the sword wound on his right hand. He said solemnly, “Qin Ye, as the eighth Celestial Venerable of Dragon Han, you are still lacking.”
Founding Emperor wiped away the blood next to his mouth, it was clear that his injuries were not light. He said indifferently, “You had nine hundred thousand more years than me and yet you could only cultivate to this step. Hao, you are old and can't improve anymore but I'm still in the process of improving.”
His body trembled as a single Sword Celestial Palace appeared from behind him. He said lightly, “That year, Celestial Venerable Mu, together with you, imparted the method of becoming a god to the masses. At the end, you said that Celestial Venerable Yu deduced that there was still a realm higher: Celestial Heavens Realm. However, from my viewpoint, Celestial Heavens Ream is just ruining a masterpiece with crude strokes.”
Celestial Venerable Hao stared at his Sword Celestial Palace, his pupil shrinking suddenly.
Celestial Venerables Qiang's and Xiao's gazes landed on his Sword Celestial Palace, their visions filled with doubt.
Founding Emperor was too strong, yet he only had one Celestial Palace. This was almost impossible!
His current strength compared to the current Celestial Venerables is above average.
How can just a single Celestial Palace have such strong strength?
“I only cultivated a single Celestial Palace. I only used forty thousand years to be on par with your so-called ten Celestial Venerables.”
Founding Emperor smiled faintly and said leisurely, “Using 36 Celestial Palaces and 72 Treasured Halls to construct Celestial Heavens. Even if you waste all your energy, you still can't cultivate it. The Celestial Heavens Realm is just a conjecture of Celestial Venerable Yu. In my opinion, it doesn't exist. In fact, the God Realm doesn't exist either. There's only one realm after the Divine Treasures and that is the Dao Realm! Hao, Qiang, Xiao, you've been walking down the wrong path.”
Celestial Venerable Hao snickered, “You're injured, and your injury is even heavier than mine. What are you saying?”
Celestial Venerable Xiao was in deep thoughts, a slight smile appeared on his face.
Celestial Venerable Qiang knitted her brows and thought hard before shaking her head.
Founding Emperor flicked his sword, a crisp and melodious sound rang out. He leisurely said, “The dead-end following Divine Bridge. Celestial Palace Realm and Celestial Heavens Realm, only Celestial Venerable Yu, after encountering the dead-end of Divine Bridge Realm, had the thought of those two realms. But what if Divine Bridge Realm didn't exist?”
Divine King Lang Wo blinked and looked at him curiously. Her heart was moved.
Celestial Venerables Qiang, Xiao and Hao were moved even more.
Far away, Qin Mu brought the Dragon Qilin and Yan'er to avoid the torrents caused by the collision between Sword Path and Myriad Dao. When he heard Founding Emperor's words, his heart trembled greatly.
He knew immediately why Founding Emperor said those words.
What if Divine Bridge Realm didn't exist?
Eternal Peace didn't have the Divine Bridge Realm!
The people of Eternal Peace have replaced their Divine Bridge with Celestial River Divine Treasure!
Celestial River Divine Treasure was created by Xu Shenghua and Qin Mu and it was mainstream in Eternal Peace. Founding Emperor left Carefree Village and travelled through Eternal Peace, and it was obvious that his experiences there moved him greatly, allowing him to once again to join the forefront of reformers!
Qin Mu became excited. The reform of Eternal Peace had once came to a stop after opening Celestial River Divine Treasure and never attempted to alter the cultivation system of Celestial Palaces.
But now, Founding Emperor had taken that step, opening another path and continuing the reform!
He really wanted to hear the opinion of this grandmaster and his explanation of the Dao Realm!
“The so-called God Realm is the Celestial Palace Realm. The Celestial Palace is just a model copying Celestial Heavens, refining fake into real.”
Founding Emperor laughed and said, “What if Dragon Han Celestial Heaven is destroyed? If the real didn't exist, than how can the fake? Only the Dao is real, and therefore, there is only the Dao Realm and no Celestial Palace Realm!”
Celestial Venerable Hao looked gloomy, and said coldly, “Treacherous thoughts”
Celestial Venerable Xiao smiled and said, “Celestial Venerable Hao, it won't hurt to hear what he has to say.”
Founding Emperor said, “I have already sensed that there are 36 layers of the Dao Realm, called the thirty-six Heavens. The highest layer is Sword Path Grand Overarching Heaven. Currently, I have already cultivated up to the 34th Heaven.”
He glanced at Celestial Venerable Hao, then at Celestial Venerable Qiang and Celestial Venerable Xiao before shifting his gaze to Celestial Venerable Yan, who was hugging a white cat in the distance. He smiled slightly and said, “When I reach the 35th Heaven, Celestial Venerable Hao, our cultivation and strength will be no different. When I reach Sword Path Grand Overarching Heaven, even if you complete Celestial Heavens, you won't be my match.”
He gently swung his sword, the blood that was once on the sword has now seeped into the ground forming patches akin to plum blossoms.
“By that time, you ten Celestial Venerables will witness a miracle that has never happened before.”
Founding Emperor smiled and said, “A Postcelestial lifeform will become an eternal ancient god of the sword path.”
There was a deafening silence.
Celestial Venerable Xiao suddenly said in a seemingly hoarse voice, “You want to become another Grand Emperor, Sword Path Grand Emperor!”
Celestial Venerable Hao's mind quaked, and his eyes revealed his disbelief as his gaze landed upon Founding Emperor.
Celestial Venerable Xiao knew he said something he shouldn't have said but his expression stayed unchanged.
Founding Emperor was amazed and said, “Grand Emperor? Grand Emperor has already reached this step? In that case, he is actually my Dao friend.”
Celestial Venerable Xiao faintly smiled and said, “I heard that Grand Emperor is dead but not gone completely because he had already cultivated to Divine Consciousness Grand Overarching Heaven, allowing him to imprint his consciousness onto the Supreme Void forever. Qin Ye, you are also walking this path. However, what makes you more suited is that Grand Emperor's divine consciousness wasn't cultivated by himself but was aided by the sacrificial offering of the masters of creation. His divine consciousness isn't pure and can only be considered half a Divine Consciousness Grand Overarching Heaven.”
He praised, “If you achieve this step, you will be the first Postcelestial existence ever to attain the Dao. I have met the masters of creation in the Great Void and travelled the Blood Rust Zone so I know some of Grand Emperor's secrets.”
Celestial Venerable Hao's gaze flickered but he did not say anything.
Founding Emperor thoughts wandered off as he said, “This Grand Emperor is worth meeting. However, before that…”
He gaze swept all around and said with a laugh, “Let us destroy Celestial Heaven! Breaking the gods within people's hearts is hard, but it's not hard to break Celestial Heavens!”
Far away, Qin Mu's expression changed slightly and solemnly said, “Go! Quickly leave Celestial Heavens!”
In Jade Capital, terrifying waves erupted. Founding Emperor, Celestial Venerable Hao, Celestial Venerable Xiao, Divine King Lang Wo, and even Celestial Venerable Qiang and Celestial Venerable Yan all attacked at the same time!
At the same time, the sky became incomparably bright whilst the ground of Celestial Heavens seemed to have sunk into an incomparably dark night.
Celestial Venerable Qiang and Celestial Venerable Yan's hearts trembled. They stopped immediately and quickly mobilised their Divine Artifact Celestial Venerable Yu!
Founding Emperor laughed loudly and unleashed his full power!
 Literal meaning is “drawing a leg on a snake”
 Changed Throne Halls to Treasured Halls as it uses the same characters as Numinous Sky Treasured Hall (also for future plot reasons.)
 ‘er is used to call a child. It's a way of showing affection