Qin Mu composed himself and continued to examine the cracked ancient god egg. Underneath it was a small circular pit.
He was stunned. He had seen this kind of circular pit before.
In the lands of the masters of creation of the Blood Rust Zone, there were numerous sacrificial altars. Almost every sacrificial altar had a circular pit.
The circular pits gathered the power of the masters of creations' sacrificial offerings. Their power of sacrificial offerings evolved into marvellous forms such as Heaven Duke, Mother Earth, Earth Count, and other ancient gods of all shapes and forms. Their battle power was incomparably strong!
“Is it possible that the masters of creation were imitating this kind of sacrificial altar to gather their divine consciousness and visualise battle machines in the form of ancient gods?”
Qin Mu pondered carefully and walked towards the two halves of the ancient god egg. The masters of creation must have learned a part of this ancient god's knowledge, which was why they designed an altar similar to it for ancient god Celestial Emperor Grand Creation.
“This eggshell is a good thing. The ancient god that was born didn't even know how precious its eggshell was, so it ran away the moment it was born!”
He arrived directly in front of the eggshell that was in the centre of the sacrificial altar. The eggshell was simply too big for him to fit its entirety in his field of view.
This ancient god egg is no smaller than the ancient god egg of Celestial Emperor Grand Creation.
'Where did that ancient god that broke out of its shell go? Could the great terror that Celestial Emperor Grand Creation was referring to be about be him?'
Qin Mu blinked his eyes. Back then, when ancient god Celestial Emperor led a group of ancient gods to seal Ancestral Court, he had the intention of sealing his disgraceful past. He probably wanted to seal a terrifying strange beast akin to the void beast.
Meanwhile, the void beasts were strange beasts that were pieced together by different ancient beasts. They didn't seem like they were born from heaven and earth, but like terrifying creatures that were created by humans to destroy the world.
Could the person who created the strange beast be the ancient god that came out from this eggshell?
'No matter what, this ancient god left a flaw!'
Qin Mu did his best to drag the eggshell into the heart of his brows and put it into the Qin word land. The eggshell was too big and almost covered half of the Qin word land.
He didn't have enough cultivation to refine the eggshell a little smaller, so he could only keep it for now.
For example, the two ancient god eggs that he had obtained had been refined. One was made much smaller by ancient god Celestial Emperor, while the other was refined by the Black Tortoise and Deity as treasures, becoming the core of the Glassy Sky Pagoda.
If he had their cultivation, Qin Mu could also refine the eggshell a little smaller.
“I have already figured out the runes of a Grand Beginning egg, and with this egg shell, I can deduce the Great Dao of the ancient gods.”
His gaze flickered, and he dragged the other half of the eggshell while thinking to himself, “I'll find a treasure ground here and stabilize my footing. Next, I'll try to decipher Celestial Venerable Ling's divine art and rescue big senior brother!”
The two halves of the eggshell were stacked on top of one another so as to not affect the sight of the vertical eye in the heart of his brows.
Unexpectedly, as soon as he put away the two halves of the eggshell, the ground suddenly shook!
Qin Mu's hair stood on end. Without any explanation, he swept Yan'er and the dragon qilin up and put them into the Glassy Sky Pagoda before running out!
The Glassy Sky Pagoda shone brightly, and all kinds colourful light was emitted. The treasures in the Glassy Sky Pagoda were crudely refined by the two deities of the Black Tortoise. They weren't exquisite, and in Qin Mu's eyes, they were a waste of precious resources.
However, there were too many treasures in the Glassy Sky Pagoda, and every one of them was made from rare treasures of Ancestral Court. Even though the refinement method was rough, its power was extraordinary.
Qin Mu propped up the Glassy Sky Pagoda and 28 heavens materialised and rushed out!
At this moment, countless chaos stones fell from the top of the primordial mine. Every stone contained vast and boundless chaos qi, and they were incomparably heavy. When they smashed onto the Glassy Sky Pagoda, the light from all the unique treasures burst forth continuously and the light formed an orderly Dao pattern that resisted the power of the chaos stones.
Qin Mu let out a dull roar from his throat and executed his Overlord Body Three Elixir Technique with all his strength. He rushed out frantically, but the chaos stones that fell became larger. They even started to smash through the layers of heavens!
With a thought from Qin Mu, he reversed the 28 heavens, and the order of the heavens changed continuously, transporting the chaos stones, that were smashing over, to his back.
His corporeal body welled up as he poured all his vital qi and divine consciousness into his body, strengthening it to the extremes.
In every orifice of his body, multicoloured light leaked out. Within these light, one can hear the grand voice of the Dao. Above his head, the apparition of Heaven Duke appeared. In the heart of his brows, ancient god Celestial Emperor was sitting in Celestial Heavens. Beneath his feet were the twin lotus of the Ruins of End. Earth Count resided in his dantian and Mother Earth was rooted in his heart and lungs.
All the apertures in his body revealed the appearances of the various star gods. With his eyes as the sun and moon and his fingers as the five elements; however, there were dual five elements. The 36 changes of the Celestial dipper and the 72 methods of Earthly Fiend covered his chest.
In East Heaven Palace, the Azure Dragon commands the East Heaven stars. In West Heaven Palace, the White Tiger commands the West Heaven stars. In North Heaven Palace, the Vermillion Bird commands the South Heaven stars. In North Heaven Palace, the Black Tortoise commands the North Heaven stars.
The arrangement of the stars around him was different from the current world. It was the form of the star gods he had reconstructed by absorbing Grand Emperor's Grand Overarching Supreme Consciousness.
However, Grand Emperor only used his divine consciousness to strengthen his corporeal body, while he used both his divine consciousness and vital qi to strengthen his corporeal body.
This was the first time he had raised his corporeal body to its peak!
He didn't know how much power could be stored in his corporeal body, nor did he think about how strong his corporeal body would be when he used his Emperor Throne level divine consciousness to strengthen his corporeal body.
However, now that he was executing his Overlord Body Three Elixir Technique, Qin Mu felt like he was an ancient god that had grasped the power to split heaven and earth apart. Every move he made could shift the stars, change the constellations and seize the moon.
If this power was released, not to mention anything else, even an existence on the Numinous Sky Realm wouldn't be able to block his great divine art of the martial path!
As for his vital qi cultivation, it didn't raise his strength much.
His vital qi cultivation was only equivalent to somewhere between God Execution Stage and Jade Capital Realm. However, when his vital qi was used to form all kinds of Great Dao runes and imprint them all over his corporeal body to strengthen his corporeal body, it would also raise his corporeal body's strength and corporeal body's strength once again!
He rushed forward against the falling chaos stones and controlled the Glassy Sky Pagoda at the same time. The various heavens changed continuously and shifted the chaos stones that had smashed through them.
His footsteps were extremely fast as he rushed out of the mine and ran up the path.
Right at this moment, the road in front of them suddenly collapsed. With a loud rumble, the mine cave collapsed and blocked the road.
The avalanche of stones continued to flow over, and Qin Mu's scalp turned numb. He leaned on the Glassy Sky Pagoda and shouted, “Please unleash your full power!”
Just as he said that, the mine cave he was in collapsed!
Countless chaos stones pressed down on the Glassy Sky Pagoda, causing the 28 heavens to shrink. Qin Mu's bones also cracked from the pressure. On the surface of his corporeal body, his skin kept exploding, and under his skin, veins popped out and cracked his skin!
All kinds of vital qi runes imprinted on his skin exploded and vanished.
Qin Mu's eyes turned red, and he hissed, “As an ancient god with a primordial mine, you can't even defend against the mountains of this ancient god's birthplace?”
As soon as he said that, the armillary sphere of the Glassy Sky Pagoda suddenly shone brightly, and the 28 heavens spun furiously. The dragon qilin and Yan'er felt that they were flipped upside down, and sometimes inside out. They couldn't tell which direction they were going, and they were thrown into disorder!
The huge rocks that fell from the mine were blown away, and the path out appeared!
Qin Mu made a prompt decision and rushed out along the path with the Glassy Sky Pagoda.
 I don't quite remember what the previous translator gave for this egg. This is one of the egg that Qin Mu possesses. The other egg is in the armillary sphere of the Glassy Sky Pagoda (and its name is 太素(tai su) which is something I haven't figured out a translation for yet)
 The term “five element” is a misleading translation. The raw term is 五曜 and it is more literally translated as the “five celestial bodies” or “five planets”. The more common term is 七曜 which refers to the “seven celestial bodies of premodern astronomy”. These seven bodies are: “Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn”. However, these seven are referred to in this novel as the “seven stars” or 七星.
 The 36 changes of Celestial Dipper and 72 methods of Earthly Fiend (or more literally translated as the 36 Heavenly Deities and 72 Earthly Demons) refers to 108 verses regarding astrological phenomenon in Chinese mythology.