The hundreds of void beasts couldn't hold themselves back any longer and pounced towards Qin Mu, Celestial Venerable Hong, the dragon qilin, and Yan'er. They were like a pack of wolves fighting for food!
“We each take on half!”
Da Hong swept his sleeve and caught the many void beasts that were pouncing over. These void beasts were incomparably huge, but when they landed in his sleeve pockets, they seemed pitifully small.
Qin Mu's divine consciousness burst forth as he visualized countless sharp spikes. Those spikes appeared inside the bodies of the remaining void beasts and instantly riddled them with holes.
The void beast was brave and proficient in battle. The herd gave off a sharp and ear-piercing sound that directly bombarded his mind.
Qin Mu was muddle-headed from the impact of the cries of these void beasts. He hurriedly activated the Overlord Body Three Elixir Technique, transforming it into Great Overarching Supreme Consciousness, forming a divine consciousness domain to guard his mind to prevent his brain from exploding.
The void beasts tried to turn void to get rid of the spikes in their bodies. However, when they faded into the void, so did the spikes!
This was a divine consciousness divine art unique to the masters of creation!
Qin Mu tried his best to maintain his divine art while the void beasts quickly escaped frantically.
Only then did he let out a sigh of relief. Even though his divine consciousness was strong enough to reach the 28th layer of the void, it was still difficult to restrain a hundred void beasts at the same time, so he could only let them escape.
In a short period of time, these void beasts escaped the range of the power of his divine consciousness divine art. Each void beast hid themselves and didn't dare to come closer.
Qin Mu looked around and saw that the skies, mountains and rivers, were filled with huge eyes that stared at them, making his scalp crawl.
The most terrifying thing about void beasts wasn't their frontal attacks, but their sneak attacks hidden in the void. They could fuse with the mountains, rivers, and trees, or even become one with the ground. They could even lurk right around you and you won't even notice them.
There were simply too many void beasts here. If he didn't keep his guard up, there was a high change that even his corpse wouldn't be left intact.
Qin Mu focused his attention and revealed his three heads and six arms to guard against the void beast's sneak attacks.
Celestial Venerable Hong shook his sleeves, and pieces of broken bones fell out.
Qin Mu took a glance at him and smiled, “When Dao Friend Hong saw me execute my divine consciousness divine arts, weren't you curious at all?”
He put away the sacrificial altar and brought the dragon qilin and Yan'er forward. Celestial Venerable Hong followed after him, his white eyebrows fluttering. He smiled and said, “You are the Overlord Body and have been to the past before. What's there to be curious about if you know divine consciousness divine arts?”
Qin Mu couldn't figure out the roots of this demon Celestial Venerable, so he probed, “I see that Dao Friend Hong and Dao Friend Gong don't seem to get along. Since you aren't Grand Emperor, why is Celestial Venerable Gong unhappy with you?”
“You know the identity of Gong?”
Celestial Venerable Hong's large sleeves fluttered as he looked down. With a wave of his sleeves, he forced the attacking void beast back. He chuckled and said, “She mistook me for someone else and has been chasing me relentlessly, trying to kill me time and time again. However, I don't want to kill her, so I can only tolerate her every time I meet her.”
Qin Mu glanced around, looking for treasure land. He said indifferently, “In that case, you were the one who killed Da Hong back then and erased Grand Emperor's divine consciousness. You are an ancient god, as only the ancient gods are extremely wary of Grand Emperor. In that case, you are Mistress Yuanmu. I miss Mistres dearly. Ever since I met you, I cannot fall asleep any more. If Mistress is my neighbour, I can get closer to you.”
Celestial Venerable Hong was stunned and smiled, “Why do you say that?”
Qin Mu said, “Da Hong is definitely Grand Emperor. Grand Emperor's divine consciousness is incomparably powerful. Back then, I heavily injured him, and his divine consciousness was damaged. However, not everyone can completely erase his consciousness. However, Mistress Yuanmu's Ruins of End divine art can destroy everything. Among the three Primordial Kings, Divine King Bo Yang was forced into the Ruins of End by Celestial Empress and Mistress Yuanmu and was ground to dust: not a trace is left.”
Celestial Venerable Hong smiled, “Mistress Yuanmu isn't the only one who can destroy Grand Emperor's divine consciousness.”
Qin Mu looked at the Grand Creation Mine in the distance and saw Celestial Venerable Xiao flying there. He frowned slightly.
Celestial Venerable Xiao is heading there for two things: Gu Xiao's corpse and the Emperor's Sword. The Grand Creation Mine was extremely useful to him, so he had to obtain it.
It was reasonable for him to fly there immediately.
“In that case, who among the ancient gods has the ability to destroy Grand Emperor's divine consciousness?” Qin Mu asked humbly.
“Heaven Duke, Earth Count, Celestial Emperor, Celestial Empress, Earth Mother, and even Heavenly Yin can all destroy a portion of Grand Emperor's divine consciousness.”
Celestial Venerable Hong also looked into the distance, but when he saw God Sovereign Lang Xuan flying towards Ancestral Court Jade Pool, he sighed and said, “This treasure land was taken by Lang Xuan. I was misunderstood by Celestial Venerable Gong because of this body, and I didn't want to dispute with her. I just didn't expect Celestial Venerable Mu to also misunderstand. Since Celestial Venerable Mu has the power to protect himself, it's fine if we don't become neighbours.”
Qin Mu was stunned, “Who exactly are you?”
“The heavens have its own rules. It does not live for the shepherd, nor does it die for the dawn. Those who create shall be rewarded and those who destroy shall be punished.”
Celestial Venerable Hong's large sleeves fluttered as he walked forward. He said with a smile, “I'm just an observer that has travelled from the ancient times until now. Ancient god Celestial Emperor didn't let me look at Celestial Heavens, Mother Earth didn't let me look at the Primordial Realm, and Earth Count didn't let me look at Youdu. In that case, I can only make travel there and take a look myself.”
Qin Mu's body trembled violently, and he was stunned on the spot. After a moment, he came back to his senses and quickly chased after him. His divine consciousness rippled, and he sent a voice transmission. “If you were him, why did you still lay your hands on West Deity?”
Celestial Venerable Hong floated into the distance and waved his sleeves. “Killing her is also to protect her and help her break free from the restraints of the ancient gods. However, as long as you want to help her, I'll help you out and let her owe you a favour. I saved you at Jade Pool, so you have to return this favour to me, so I want you to write me another acknowledgement of debt!”
Qin Mu couldn't catch up and was stunned on the spot. After a moment, he shook his head and laughed. “As expected of an old fox… an old veteran!”
Yan'er and the dragon qilin followed him, and the dragon qilin asked, “Cult Master, was it Heaven Duke who killed Da Hong back then?”
Qin Mu nodded his head. “It should be him. When I obstructed Da Hong from destroying Heavenly Han Celestial Heavens, both he and I erupted forth with extremely terrifying divine consciousness waves. This matter couldn't be hidden from Heaven Duke. He must have taken the chance, when escaped whilst being heavily injured, to killed Da Hong.”
He was in a daze for a moment before shaking his head, “Divine King Gong Yun discovered that Da Hong was dead, and his divine consciousness was destroyed, and thus, she left. However, Heaven Duke split off a part of his soul into Da Hong's corpse and became a Celestial Venerable of the demon race.”
“This isn't correct.”
The dragon qilin called out suddenly, “If Celestial Venerable Hong is Heaven Duke, then there will be five Celestial Venerables saving you at Jade Pool: Celestial Emperor Xiao, Mistress Yuanmu, Celestial Venerable Huo, Celestial Venerable Hong, and Divine King Gong Yun!”
Qin Mu took a glance at him and shook his head, “Celestial Emperor Xiao wouldn't save me. He is afraid of being exposed. Everyone suspects that he will save me, and that's exactly why he didn't, because he is a human Celestial Venerable in name. Celestial Venerable Huo won't either. Among the people who saved me at Jade Pool Meeting, only Hong, Gong, and Mistress Yuanmu were there. Mistress Yuanmu isn't among the ten Celestial Venerables, but she is hiding in Celestial Heavens. Then, I reckon…”
He pondered and said, “When Celestial Venerable Xiao discovered that there were already ten Celestial Venerable level existences in Jade Pool and he wasn't among them, he didn't show his face and just observed quietly. If I was ancient god Celestial Emperor, what would I have done? He wouldn't risk exposing his identity just to save my life.”
The dragon qilin said in disbelief, “But Celestial Venerable Huo…”
Qin Mu looked around and continued, “When I returned to Dragon Han Era, every time I visited Celestial Venerable Yun, it was fruitless. Every time, Celestial Venerable Yun would be looking for Celestial Venerable Huo, but he never received Celestial Venerable Hao's support. Celestial Venerable Yun and Celestial Venerable Huo were good friends, but he couldn't convince Celestial Venerable Huo, so why would Celestial Venerable Huo help me?”
In the distance, Divine King Zu used his Heavenly Dao divine arts to wipe out numerous void beasts. It was extremely astonishing.
He also found a treasure land and planned to occupy it.
49 Heavenly Dao treasures hung high in the sky, guarding the place so that even void beasts couldn't enter.
 The Three Primordial Kings refers to the oldest three Divine Kings of the masters of creation. This includes divine king Shu Jun.
 The word 伯(Bo) means your father's elder brother. This is in contrast to Divine King Shu Jun where 叔(Shu) means your father's younger brother. This implies Bo Yang's seniority is higher than Shu Jun's.
 I don't remember what the previous translator gave this word. It's a term used to describe Celestial Emperor's special identity as one of the oldest ancient god.
 This line is extremely important and has two meanings. The sentence “It does not live for the shepherd, nor does it die for the dawn” can also mean “It does not live for Mu, not does it die for Xiao”, hinting at his position.
 The raw is 老江湖 which loosely means someone who is wise and knows the way of the world but can also be used as an insult for someone who is good at cheating others.