On the sacrificial altar of the Grand Extremes Mine, there were black and white qi flowing around the divine egg. They swirled slowly, and an extremely strange pattern appeared on the outer wall of the eggshell, as though it was communicating with Qin Mu.
The patterns that appeared on the eggshell looked like words, but every word was circular and had a clear contrast between black and white. Some were more black, some were more white. Each word had a different pattern and all meant different things.
Qin Mu revealed a smile and bowed slightly, “Dao brother, forgive my ignorance, I don't understand your writings.”
The divine egg trembled slightly, and a few more patterns appeared on the eggshell. Qin Mu tried to figure them out but it was too difficult to understand the marvel of these writings. He said, “How about this, you and I can understand each other by letting our divine consciousness contact.”
His divine consciousness flew out and brushed against the divine egg slightly.
A taiji diagram instantly formed in Qin Mu's mind, and Yin and Yang qi flowed within. A man's voice rang out, “Dao friend, welcome.”
Qin Mu leaned on his sword and bowed slightly. “I'm deeply sorry for disturbing Dao brother by coming here rashly.”
At this moment, a woman's voice came from the taiji diagram, “The strangeness that occurred wasn't due to our intentions. It's the Grand Extremes Divine Stone here that caused the Yin and Yang qi to distort and prevent outsiders from entering. We sensed Dao friend's arrival and suppressed the abnormal activity of this mine. Dao friend, please investigate this clearly.”
Qin Mu's heart stirred slightly.
There were actually two ancient gods in the egg!
When the female ancient god said that it was not them who controlled the mine to attack Qin Mu and the other people who had entered, Qin Mu believed her. This was because Grand Creation Mine was the same.
The Grand Creation Mine was the first to be mined. Entering the mine was extremely dangerous. From how Celestial Emperor Grand Creation commanded eight ancient gods to carry Divine King Gong Yun's coffin into the mine and how the eight ancient gods died, it was obvious that the mine would attack anyone who dared to enter.
This was a self-protection method of the primordial mine.
Countless masters of creation who had mined in the past had died as a result.
Of course, Qin Mu didn't completely believe their words.
The Grand Extremes Mine was similarly terrifying, and even Qin Mu had barely escaped death. In the end, he had no choice but to use Celestial Venerable Ling's divine art to escape.
If the two ancient gods in the egg really wanted to save him, they could have done so when he stepped into the mine. However, they waited until the Grand Extremes Mine couldn't kill Qin Mu before suppressing the abnormal movements of the mine to express their goodwill.
Actually, it didn't matter to Qin Mu whether they suppressed the strangeness of the Grand Extremes Mine or not. He was already completely confident of coming here.
Qin Mu was well aware of this point.
The taiji diagram flowed, and the voice of the male ancient god travelled over, “Fellow Daoist from the outside, there's one thing you might not know. There are a total of five mines in the Ancient Primordial Era, and give birth to five exalted gods. Anyone who touches these five mines, no matter how powerful they are, will not have a good end.”
The voice of the female ancient god continued, “Even though we are still in the egg, we know everything here like the back of our hands. We are not trying to frighten you but to provide you some evidence. The masters of creation here mined five mines, causing them to vanish from this world.”
The male ancient god's voice then rang out, “Grand Emperor mined the Grand Creation Origin Mine, and even though he had remarkable abilities, he was still plagued by calamities and almost lost his life several times. The one who buried his empire was the Grand Creation he mined.”
Before Qin Mu could say anything, the female ancient god's voice rang out, “This is a great karma. Dao friends from outside, be it the Grand Extremes Divine Stone or the Grand Extremes Origin Stone on the sacrificial altar, are they really as useful to you as you imagine?”
“When Grand Emperor returned to Ancestral Court, he realized how terrifying the five mines were. Hence, the treasure location he chose wasn't one of the five mines, but an extremely precious divine mine.”
“In this world, other than the five primordial mines, there are also other mines. There are many divine metals and divine jade inside. Those things should be more useful to you.”
These two ancient gods spoke one after another, explaining everything clearly. As for whether it was real or fake, it would depend on Qin Mu's judgment.
Qin Mu hesitated for a moment before saying, “I shouldn't have disturbed the two of you. I'm also very grateful for your guidance. However, I'm very curious about your Dao of Yin and Yang, and I'm also very curious about the uses of the Grand Extremes Divine Stone and Grand Extremes Origin Stone. If…”
He hesitated for a moment and said, “If the two of you can give me one origin stone and a hundred divine stones, I'll leave immediately.”
The two ancient gods were about to speak when Qin Mu immediately said, “I'm borrowing, I'll definitely return it to you in the future.”
In his mind, the taiji diagram suddenly vanished, and the ancient gods in the egg retracted their divine consciousness.
Two voices, one male and one female, rang out from the divine egg. The language they used was extremely ancient and cryptic, and it didn't have any meaning.
Qin Mu sat quietly on the sacrificial altar and waited for them to finish their discussion.
After a moment, a strange pattern appeared on the divine egg.
Qin Mu released his divine consciousness and made contact with the divine egg.
Another taiji diagram appeared in his mind, and the male ancient god's voice rang out, “We are still far from being born, so we can lend you a piece of origin stone, a hundred divine stones. However, you must return it to us in the future.”
“If you don't return it, you will definitely suffer calamity in the future.”
That female ancient god said, “As for our Dao of Yin and Yang, you don't need to ask us. You can comprehend it yourself. The Grand Extremes Origin Stone will let you comprehend the marvel of Yin and Yang Life Transformation.”
Qin Mu gave his thanks, and among the eight origin stone surrounding the divine egg, one of them suddenly loosened and rolled in front of him.
Qin Mu picked up the stone and examined it in detail.
Unlike the Grand Creation Mine which only had one Grand Creation Origin Stone, this mine actually had multiple origin stones.
Qin Mu said, “The two of you understand Ancestral Court well. Outside of the five great mines, what other mines are the most precious? Please guide me.”
The taiji diagram rotated slowly. After a moment, the male ancient god said, “If you leave this star field…”
“Star field?” Qin Mu was astonished.
“Yes, this is the Grand Extremes Star Field.”
The male god continued, “When you leave, you will understand. After you leave this star field, head north. With your speed, you will need to travel for about ten days. After ten days, you will see a black stump that covers an extremely vast area. Under the black wood is a unique treasure. It is the best treasure in Ancestral Court if you exclude the five mines.”
Qin Mu gave his thanks and said, “Since both of you know Ancestral Court so well, may I ask where the ancient god in the chaos mine went?”
The two ancient gods in the egg spoke in unison, and their voices were filled with envy. They smiled and said, “He has already achieved the Dao and is free. He has transformed into the Great Dao of Heaven and Earth: no form no qualities, no colour no smell, no division between gender, omnipresent and omniscient.
“He is the most talented among us. As soon as he was born, he was free from the restraints of his body: free and unbounded and co-existing with Heaven and Earth. He can transform into anyone, appear anywhere and in any era. On the other hand, we still need to absorb the power of the mine and undergo tribulations before we can be free of our body and become like him.”
Qin Mu's heart trembled violently. “What realm is this?”
He composed himself and said, “May I ask the two of you if you know who among the Celestial Venerables that entered Ancestral Court is Mistress Yuanmu?”
“She's not here.”
The ancient gods in the divine egg said, “There's no Mistress Yuanmu here. Fellow Daoist from outside, let us give you another piece of advice before you leave. You have the aura of other Dao friends from the other mines on your body. Don't be entangled in too much karma and you can still preserve your life.”
Qin Mu gave his thanks and turned to leave the sacrificial altar. He walked out of the mine and came to the centre of the mine. Suddenly, pieces of Taiji divine stone fell off the wall of the mine.
He picked up the divine stones and counted them. There were exactly ninety-nine of them. In addition to the Taiji divine stone he had picked up, there were exactly a hundred of them.
“The two primordial divine eggs on my body are treasures but also a ticking bomb!”
Qin Mu thought of the Glassy Sky Pagoda and the egg of Grand Beginning and had a headache. How should he deal with these two eggs?