After a short moment, Qin Mu's spirit has recovered and his complexion became lively. The hearts of all the Celestial Venerables present trembled, “His recovery speed is so fast! Compared to normal gods and devils, he's countless times faster!”
Qin Mu pondered for a while before calling the dragon qilin and Yan'er to his side, “I also need to leave for a while and recruit some gods from Eternal Peace to help explore the black wood mountain ranges. The two of you can stay here for now.”
The dragon qilin and Yan'er jumped in shock and shook their heads.
Qin Mu said with a smile, “You don't have to be afraid of the void beast. I'll leave the Glassy Sky Pagoda here. With this treasure, you guys can be at ease. Pi can control this treasure as well as I can. Furthermore, with the death of the void beast mother, even if there's a new void beast mother, it will take a few years for it to mature. There's no need to worry.”
The dragon qilin stuttered, “These black wood mountain ranges are very strange…”
Qin Mu said with a smile, “What's strange about it? How can you still be afraid after I give the Glassy Sky Pagoda to you? I'm leaving first!”
The dragon qilin trembled, and Qin Mu suddenly transmitted his voice over, “It will take some time for me to return to Eternal Peace. These few Celestial Venerables will definitely send their disciples back from Celestial Heavens. These people are up to no good, so you have to be careful. They will definitely come and try to seize the Glassy Sky Pagoda.”
His voice was filled with murderous intent, “Even if a Heavenly King's father come, kill him!”
Qin Mu retracted his divine consciousness and smiled at the eight Celestial Venerables. He laughed and said, “Everyone, please!”
The Celestial Venerables said politely, “Dao Brother Mu, please.”
They walked out of the black wood mountain ranges, and Qin Mu immediately took out the sacrificial altar. Everyone stood on the sacrificial altar, and Qin Mu was trying to locate the sacrificial altar that was left at the entrance of Ancestral Court.
Suddenly, his heart jumped.
That sacrificial altar was actually gone!
The corners of Qin Mu's eyes twitched. “Could it be that I exhausted too much of my spirit just now and my senses aren't strong enough?”
He tried to locate it again, but he still couldn't sense the sacrificial altar!
A drop of cold sweat appeared on the back of his neck. The sacrificial altar was indeed no longer there.
“It might not be that the sacrificial altar was moved, but it was destroyed by someone! Even if the sacrificial altar was moved away, I can still sense where it is. Only by shattering the sacrificial altar and destroying the runes on it can I no longer sense its location.”
Droplets of cold sweat rolled down the back of his neck. A smile hung on Qin Mu's face, and his smile slowly froze.
The reason he was able to survive in Ancestral Court was because he had the ability to bring the eight Celestial Venerables out of Ancestral Court. Now that he had lost his ability, how was he going to preserve his life?
Heavenly Lady Qiang coughed and asked, “Dao Brother Mu, when can we leave?”
The gazes of the other Celestial Venerables also landed on Qin Mu's face, and they revealed puzzled expressions. Qin Mu laughed loudly, and the people on the sacrificial altar also laughed. Only Celestial Venerable Hao and Divine King Zu had no expression on their faces.
Qin Mu's hearty laughter gradually became softer as he said seriously, “We can't leave anymore. Someone has destroyed the sacrificial altar outside.”
The smiles on everyone's faces slowly faded. God Sovereign Lang Xuan said indifferently, “Celestial Venerable Mu isn't joking, right?”
Qin Mu said with a straight face, How would I dare to joke about this? The only reason why I was able to survive in Ancestral Court was because I had the ability to bring you in and bring you out. If I couldn't send you out, wouldn't I be playing with my life? The sacrificial altar was indeed destroyed by someone. If I'm not wrong, the person who destroyed the sacrificial altar was the eleventh Celestial Venerable of Celestial Heavens.”
Celestial Venerable Hong's expression changed slightly. “Ming Fangyu?”
Celestial Venerable Xiao said, “Ming Fangyu is already dead, so it can't be him. His primordial spirit was taken away by Celestial Venerable Ling, and his corporeal body was cut by Qin Ye.”
Heavenly Lady Qiang, God Sovereign Lang Xuan, Divine King Zu, and the rest all looked at Qin Mu. Celestial Venerable Gong coughed and said, “Celestial Venerable Mu, don't keep us in suspense. Who is the eleventh Celestial Venerable of Celestial Heavens?”
Qin Mu sighed and said, “Mistress Yuanmu.”
On the sacrificial altar, the bodies of the Celestial Venerables trembled slightly. They took a step back and stared at each other in alert.
They looked very harmonious as they worked together to deal with the ancient gods. They ruled Celestial Heavens together, advancing and retreating together.
However, they also knew that although they were partners, they were also competitors.
The alliance between them wasn't unbreakable.
They had long suspected that Grand Emperor and Celestial Emperor were hiding among them. Maybe even Celestial Empress and Mistress Yuanmu were hiding around them. These four ancient gods might even be the ten Celestial Venerables!
If Mistress Yuanmu was hiding between them, who could she be?
Everyone looked at Celestial Venerable Gong, Heavenly Lady Yan, and Heavenly Lady Qiang. They were clearly more suspicious of the three female Celestial Venerables.
It was especially so for Heavenly Lady Qiang and Heavenly Lady Yan. Celestial Empress and Mistress Yuanmu were part of Celestial Emperor's harem, and Heavenly Lady Qiang and Heavenly Lady Yan were part of his harem in name as well. This made them suspicious.
“Mistress Yuanmu isn't among us, and she isn't among the ten Celestial Venerables. Her position in Celestial Heavens should be lower than yours. She didn't enter Ancestral Court but she had arrived outside and destroyed the sacrificial altar, planning to trap us in Ancestral Court.”
Everyone on the sacrificial altar was silent.
After a long time, Heavenly Lady Yan said, “If Mistress Yuanmu seals us in Ancestral Court, she will be able to deal with Celestial Venerable Huo and Celestial Venerable Xu. The two of them don't know her identity, so it's hard to guarantee that they won't be killed by her. At that time, there will probably be a return to the era of the ancient gods.”
Celestial Venerable Xiao sighed. “Since the start of the Dragon Han Era until now, the achievements of countless martyrs will be in vain.”
Heavenly Lady Qiang said, “The only way we can leave Ancestral Court is to open the seal. However, if we do, the void beasts in Ancestral Court will definitely escape. Grand Emperor will be even more terrifying.”
She had a murderous look on her face as she said coldly, “Grand Emperor must be waiting for this chance to gather the void beasts and bring disaster to the world! For the safety of the world, we mustn't open Ancestral Court!”
Celestial Venerable Xiao and Celestial Venerable Gong glanced at her. Heavenly Lady Qiang was full of righteousness as she looked around. “Everyone should agree with me, right?”
Divine King Zu, God Sovereign Lang Xuan, and the rest coughed and said, “Words cannot be said like that. It's dangerous to release a portion of the void beasts but it's also extremely dangerous if the ancient gods reinstate their rule. We should take the lesser of two evils and discuss further.”
Everyone looked at Celestial Venerable Hao and said, “Celestial Venerable Hao, you are the leader of the ten Celestial Venerables. Say a few words, and we will listen to you.”
Celestial Venerable Hao looked around and said indifferently, “Grand Emperor has been in hiding and hasn't shown himself for a long time. If we don't lure him out, it will be hard to get rid of him. This is a good opportunity to lure him out.”
Everyone's heart stirred, and they all nodded.
Celestial Venerable Hao continued,”The ancient gods are only left with Heaven Duke and Earth Count. We are concerned about the lives of the common folks and have fought for a million years. We are just about to succeed, so how can we let the ancient gods revive just because of the void beasts?”
The Celestial Venerables asked politely, “What is Celestial Venerable Hao's intention?”
Celestial Venerable Hao said, “Break the seal of Ancestral Court at the position of the crack. Then, we will overlay a new seal onto the crack. With the abilities of us eight Celestial Venerables, it shouldn't be too difficult right?”
Everyone looked at Heavenly Lady Qiang. “What do you think, Heavenly Lady?”
Heavenly Lady Qiang had a troubled expression. After a moment, she sighed and said, “That's all we can do now. However, we have to try our best to seal it again. We can't give that scoundrel Grand Emperor any chance!”
Everyone said, “Heavenly Lady truly has a merciful heart and holds compassion to the suffering of the people.”