Tales of Herding Gods

Tales Of Herding Gods | Chapter 1140 - Opening Ancestral Court

Ancestral Court.

Vast and boundless, with ancient divine mountains and treasures scattered everywhere. Any random item is sufficient to make the outside world lose its mind yet this place is extremely desolate. There were only huge void beasts lurking about in this ancient and primordial world: residing, reproducing, killing, and devouring everything in sight.

On this day, all the void beasts suddenly sensed something within their hearts and raised their heads to look towards the sky; a crack has formed in the sky.

Meanwhile in the 19th Void, the void beast mother opened her eyes to gaze at the crack in the sky.

Besides her were densely packed with an absurd amount of void beast eggs, numbering in the ten millions, which filled the entire 19th Void.

“Sha sha sh”

The bones of the void beast mother trembled while countless void beasts became excited. They rose into the sky and rushed towards the crack.

The crack grew larger and larger until it stopped after reaching a certain size. From Ancestral Court it was now possible to see the bright starry sky and the vibrant world outside.

Like a swarm of locusts, the densely packed void beasts flew towards the crack; a soul-stirring roar came from their mouth. As the first void beast rushed into the crack and tried to fly out of Ancestral Court, its corporeal body suddenly exploded and its flesh melted.

In a frenzy, more and more void beasts threw themselves into the crack. Their bodies bloomed one by one into beautiful flowers made of blood creating a gorgeous sight.

In just a short moment, tens of thousands of void beasts have already died in the crack; their blood dyed the crack scarlet.

From outside, Ancestral Court seemed like a bloody wound inflicted onto the universe.

Suddenly from the depth of the void, the void beast mother let out a low and powerful roar. The other void beasts stopped rushing into the crack and instead sprawled around it: pushing the crack wider with their muscles and claws.

However, this seal was made by the ancient gods gathering all their powers back in the antiquity era. It used the back sides of each world as the seal and wasn't something that can be broken by them![2]

In Celestial Heavens, Celestial Venerable Xiao's face sunk.

Celestial Heavens was an integral part in sealing Ancestral Court. With only him alone, he cannot complete the seal again, especially when many ancient gods were now dead or injured. Even if this wasn't the case, Heaven Duke and Earth Count would not work together with him again.

With the loosening of Ancestral Court's seal, there was no possibility of fixing it anymore.

The only thing he can do is to prevent the damage spreading further.

However, if Ancestral Court's seal was broken, the people of the world would naturally discover its location, and this buried history would gradually surface in the eyes of the people.

“Other than its history, there's also a great terror: one that can destroy the world. I'm afraid it will leak out from Ancestral Court,” he thought to himself.

Almost simultaneously in the Great Void, Celestial Heavens' army of gods and devils also felt that peculiar rumble. The marching army, who were preparing to attack the Great Void, turned their heads to look towards Celestial Heavens.

It is impossible to see Celestial Heavens from the Great Void but they can feel it.

Celestial Venerable Hong's heart stirred slightly, showing a slight smile. He said solemnly, “Celestial Heavens changed. Everyone, this must be caused by Founding Emperor's rebellious attack against Celestial Heavens; not to be left unchecked! I'll head back and take a look.”

God Emperor Lang Xuan, Divine King Zu, and the rest couldn't help but be astonished. The Celestial Venerables who were most proactive in attacking the Great Void, apart from Celestial Venerable Huo, was Celestial Venerable Hong. And yet, why was Celestial Venerable Hong so eager to rush back now that they were in the Great Void?

Celestial Venerable Gong said indifferently, “I'll return as well. Dao friend Hong, let's go together.”

Celestial Venerable Hong's expression changed slightly; he was not willing to travel together with her. He laughed dryly and suddenly escaped, becoming a beam of light.

Celestial Venerable Gong transformed into a rainbow and followed closely behind.

God Emperor Lang Xuan, Divine King Zu, Celestial Venerable Xu, Celestial Venerable Huo, and the rest looked at each other. God Emperor Lang Xuan coughed and said with a smile, “Dao friend Hong and Dao friend Gong have always been on bad terms with each other. When I first met them, it was when Dao friend Gong was beating Dao friend Hong up badly. If they go together, some trouble might occur on the way; I'll go to help smooth things out between them.” After saying that, he also left.

Divine King Zu hurriedly shouted, “They don't even recognise their own families once they start fighting. If it's only Dao friend Lang Xuang, I'm afraid he cannot stop them. I'll go and help!”

Celestial Venerable Xu frowned and looked towards Celestial Venerable Huo, “Celestial Venerable Hong and Celestial Venerable Gong have mysterious origins, whilst Lang Xuan and Divine King Zu have ancient origins: existing since the Ancient Primordial Era and have survived until now. The four of them left because they know many secrets. Celestial Venerable Qin is definitely not the only one who attacked Celestial Heavens. Celestial Venerable Huo, why did you not choose to return?”

Celestial Venerable Huo said gently, “If you don't leave, how can I leave?”

Celestial Venerable Xu said coldly, “I have no interest in you.”

Celestial Venerable Huo walked side by side with her and said with a smile, “Among the ten Celestial Venerables of Celestial Heavens, the only pure Celestial Venerables are you and I. Grand Emperor and Celestial Emperor are hidden among them, with other ancient lifeforms hidden about. It is hard to distinguish who is truthful and who is deceitful. If you and I become allies, we can advantage and retreat together, increasing our chances at victory.”

Celestial Venerable Xu stopped her footsteps and replied with a smile that wasn't a smile, “Celestial Venerable Huo, aren't you always a part of Celestial Venerable Huo's faction? Aren't you afraid that Celestial Venerable Hao will know about your words?”

With a stern face, Celestial Venerable Huo said, “I admire you. If we can get along, Celestial Venerable will only think more highly of me. Even if you're half god, you're still half human.”

Celestial Venerable Xu sneered and continued to move forward. “I'm a half god. What I don't understand is that you're clearly a human Celestial Venerable, yet you are more concerned about stifling the human race's power more than anyone else. Those years, when you besieged Celestial Venerable Yun, when you killed Light Emperor, you also sent your main troops. When you killed Celestial Venerable Yue and Celestial Venerable Ling, when you eliminated High Emperor, you were also at the forefront. Against you're own race, you have been too harsh.”

Celestial Venerable Huo had a solemn expression as he said in a sunken voice, “For the future of the human race, I had no choice but to take action. They are incapable of revolting against Celestial Heavens, against ancient gods, against the Great Dao of Heaven and Earth. They struggled for the lives of the human race, when in reality, it is impossible! It is impossible for the human race to win; they have to submit to stronger power to survive.”

He looked into the distance with a deep gaze, “For their own selfishness, they wanted to sacrifice the lives of our entire human race. I've asked the people under my jurisdiction, and everyone is living very well: no one wants to revolt! People who walk different paths cannot work together. Even if it's a precious friend of the past, I won't show mercy and let them trample on my human race!”

Celestial Venerable Xu shot a glance at him and said, “And that's why you are also concerned about the trip to the Great Void. You are the first to come in order to kill Celestial Venerable Qin and exterminate Carefree Village.”

Flames cracked behind Celestial Venerable Huo's head, turning into a wheel of light. “He is fishing for fame. I cannot let him drag my human race into the land of eternal damnation![1] If he joins forces with the ancient gods, it's destined to be a path of no return; he will only become a dog raised by the ancient gods! If he manages to succeed, the human race will become dogs like him; they will not be able to live their current lives! I have tried to convince him, but he's too stubborn. If that's the case, let me end his sinful life so that he can't make any more mistakes!”

Celestial Venerable Xu couldn't resist asking, “What about Celestial Venerable Mu?”

Celestial Venerable Huo was puzzled.

“Back then, when Celestial Venerable Mu went to the celestial heavens, there were three Celestial Venerables protecting him in Jade Pool. You were one of them, right?”

Celestial Venerable Xu sneered and said, “You are also two-faced; you say one thing, yet you mean another.”

Celestial Venerable Huo shook his head and said, “You're wrong. Among the ten Celestial Venerables, I disdain him the most. I can't even tolerate a speck of his existence.”

He clasped his hands behind his back, “Celestial Venerable Mu is even more of a troublemaker than Qin Ye; his words and actions are far more bewitching. If he continues, the human race would be doomed! For the future of the human race, I will naturally be the first to kill him. Furthermore, Hao and I are friends, why would I betray Hao to save him? I wasn't among the three Celestial Venerables that saved him that day.”

Shaking his head, he continued, “If the human race wants to survive, we have to eradicate these rebels and traitors, not leaving a single one alive! My heart aches every time I see those people of Eternal Peace being bewitched by these rebels. Isn't it good to just be alive? Such a pity, I had a chance to kill him in the Great Void but I was muddle-headed for a moment. It was because he had saved me that I could escape from the Supreme Divine Consciousness Domain two hundred years ago, and so I didn't kill him.”

He said indifferently, “However, at South Extremities[3], he commited a heinous crime and severed ties with me. I won't have such worries the next time I kill him.”

“Your heart is in good faith, but you are too harsh on your own race,” Celestial Venerable Xu said with a smile.

Suddenly, her expression changed, and she raised her hand to stop the army of Celestial Heavens. She sneered and said, “You actually built Youdu here! How impudent, a brat dares to be Earth Count here! Where's your respect? Come out!”

[1] The literal meaning is “the land of unrepeated myriad calamities”

[2] So according the the author (in the notes after the story has finished), he said that the world of TOHG isn't flat. There was someone who made a pretty accurate map of the world on some chinese forum but I have never found it to this date. If anyone found it, please email me and I'll embed it onto one of the latter chapters. 🙂

[3] I don't remember what the previous translator gave this word. It's the land of South Deity. The machine translator liked the term “South Pole” but they're a separate heaven compared to Yuandu (I don't understand how TOHG geography works T.T)

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