Tales of Herding Gods
Tales Of Herding Gods | Chapter 1168 - Celestial Venerable Yue's lantern
The person who had destroyed Qin Mu's sacrificial altar, and completely wiped out the two Celestial Venerables' carriages and eighteen heavenly dragons was none other than the incomparably powerful Divine Artifact Celestial Venerable Yu!
“The number of Divine Artifact Celestial Venerable Yu is limited. Even though the Patriarch Creation Palace has created many smaller Divine Artifact Celestial Venerable Yu, up until now, only ten had the power to destroy heaven and earth.”
God Sovereign Lang Xuan's expression wavered, and he said in a hoarse voice, “And now there's a eleventh one! Who exactly created this eleventh Divine Artifact Celestial Venerable Yu?”
“Of course it's Mistress Yuanmu.”
Celestial Venerable Gong looked around and said, “We can't find any traces here. Our treasure carriage and Celestial Venerable Mu's sacrificial altar seem to have been completely destroyed. Only Celestial Empress and her sister have such means.”
Heavenly Lady Yan and Heavenly Lady Qiang nodded. “Only Celestial Empress and Mistress Yuanmu's Ruins of End divine art can completely destroy matter.”
The eight Celestial Venerables had worried expressions.
Divine King Zu whispered, “But Mistress Yuanmu has already been killed by Celestial Venerable Ling…”
Everyone was silent.
In Celestial Heavens, there was indeed a eleventh Celestial Venerable; this Celestial Venerable was an ancient god born from the Dao, Mistress Yuanmu, who possessed the power to destroy matter!
Qin Mu suddenly asked, “Could Mistress Yuanmu be Celestial Venerable Huo or Celestial Venerable Xu?”
Everyone was astonished.
Qin Mu blinked his eyes and said, “Among the ten Celestial Venerables, only the two of them aren't here. They are the biggest suspects!”
Celestial Venerable Hao coughed and said indifferently, “Celestial Venerable Mu, don't try to muddy the waters. They are leading the army of Celestial Heavens to attack the Great Void. They can't split themselves, so it can't be them.”
Qin Mu showed a faint smile and didn't say anything else.
His goal was indeed to muddy the waters. Even if Celestial Venerable Hao said those words, it is difficult for his heart to not suspect Celestial Venerable Huo and Celestial Venerable Xu. As long as he did, Qin Mu's words wouldn't be useless.
Celestial Venerable Hong sighed with disappointment and sorrow, sighing ruefully, “These ancient gods are dead but not gone. When can we fully remove them and return peace to the common people? Sigh, let's go!”
His sleeves fluttered in the wind as he escaped into the distance.
The other Celestial Venerables also left, leaving Qin Mu there.
Qin Mu's face was black as he hurried on his way.
The starry sky was vast. Even though his speed wasn't slow, he was still much slower than these Celestial Venerables. His body transformed into a stream of light, and after sprinting for several months, he finally met the first star.
“If I use my two legs to travel, I'll probably need over ten years to return to Celestial Heavens!”
Qin Mu composed himself and suddenly remembered that he still had a lantern that Celestial Venerable Yue had given him. His heart stirred slightly, “Celestial Venerable Yue established her path using the art of space, and became a first generation Celestial Venerable. Perhaps her lantern may hold some secrets?”
He took out the lantern and held it in his hands. His dense vital qi stimulated the lantern. Whenever the lantern's light shone, the starry sky would shrink under his feet.
Under the illumination of this light, the sun in the distance also became incomparably small, as if it could be crossed with a single step.
Qin Mu was stunned. He tried to take a step forward and saw that he had crossed this solar system in a single step. After taking dozens of steps, he had crossed a nebula.
“This divine art… worthy of the title Celestial Venerable!”
He carried the lantern and walked forward. As he walked through the boundless galaxy, he couldn't help exclaiming endlessly in admiration.
The lantern that Celestial Venerable Yue gave him was indeed a treasure worthy of a Celestial Venerable. It was truly admirable
“Celestial Venerable Yue's divine arts is so remarkable, so what caused her legs to be crippled? Why can't she be cured?”
Qin Mu was bewildered. He then remembered the painting that Celestial Venerable Yue had given him. That painting had been drawn by Qin Mu and given to Celestial Venerable Yue. In the peach forest, Celestial Venerable Yue had given that painting to him.
“I still have two more chances to return to the past. I plan to use one chance to rescue Celestial Venerable Ling. For the other chance, I might be able to meet Celestial Venerable Yue…”
He carried the lantern and travelled through the starry sky. He raised his hand to take out the egg of Grand Beginning and carefully studied the Dao sound coming from it.
Unknowingly, his mind fell into a deep sleep, but his footsteps continued to pace forward.
His dreamscape bubbled out from his mind, and in numerous dreams, hundreds of small Qin Mus crawled out. They listened to Grand Beginning's Dao sound as they diligently wrote and painted.
After more than ten days, Qin Mu caught up to Celestial Venerable Gong. Under Celestial venerable Gong's dumbfound gaze, he carried the lantern and left without a second thought.
After another half a day, Qin Mu caught up with Heavenly Lady Yan and Divine King Zu. The two Celestial Venerables stared at him with wide eyes. Qin Mu acted as if there was no one else around and ran off whilst holding the lantern.
“This brat has an egg on his head and his eyes aren't even pointing forward!”
Divine King Zu was furious and tried his best to chase after him. However, he didn't manage to catch up to Qin Mu and instead got further away from him. Divine King Zu flew into a rage and cursed.
Qin Mu caught up with Celestial Venerable Xiao and Celestial Venerable Qiang. The two Celestial Venerables were chatting and laughing as though they were best friends. They watched Qin Mu walk past them.
The two of them looked at Qin Mu, who was sleeping, in a daze. Celestial Venerable Qiang smiled and said, “Dao Brother, look at that egg. Doesn't it look like a treasure that was lost in Clear Sun Hall?”
“I'm not part of the Emperor's family, how would I know what treasures are in the Clear Sun Hall. Don't joke around, Heavenly Consort.”
Celestial Venerable Hao and God Sovereign Lang Xuan walked at the very front. Suddenly, they felt something and turned back to look. They saw Qin Mu walking over from the back, snoring. His speed was eye-opening as he passed by them.
“Celestial Venerable Yue's divine art is worthy of being one of the most peculiar divine arts.” God Sovereign Lang Xuan couldn't help but exclaim.
Celestial Venerable Hao said indifferently, “No matter how marvellous it is, she's but a paralysed person. The only parts she can move now is her two hands and her head. If she doesn't behave, she won't even be able to move her head anymore.”
God Sovereign Lang Xuan said with a smile, “Back then, in order to cripple her, we had to go through a lot of twists and turns, and our methods weren't very honourable.”
“Winner takes all, defeat is defeat.”
Celestial Venerable Hao's gaze was deep as he said, “After Celestial Venerable died, she proclaimed to her world that she was going to selection and not come out for more than several hundred thousand years. However, when Celestial Venerable Ling went to ask her, she broke her promise and came out. These two women actually want to overturn the heavens!”
God Sovereign Lang Xuan said, “It's all thanks to Celestial Venerable Xiao's deep understanding.”
Celestial Venerable Hao nodded gently, and his gaze was strange. “Xiao Weisu, this person, hehe. Very interesting… He has never fought me before, and he won't fight me in the future!”
God Sovereign Lang Xuan didn't know what he meant, but he didn't ask.
The reason why he was able to live until now was because he was trying to act ignorant.
Even though his abilities weren't inferior to Celestial Venerable Hao's, he never stood out and let Celestial Venerable Hao be in the spotlight.
Qin Mu's footsteps didn't seem that fast, but he himself was extremely quick. In the dream realm above his head, countless tiny Qin Mus surrounded the egg to study and organize all kinds of Great Dao runes.
Suddenly, a small Qin Mu pointed forward with a solemn expression. “Ma ha—”
The other small Qin Mus raised their heads and saw Celestial Heavens right in front of them. They hurriedly pointed forward. “Ma ha ma ha!”
The dream realm collapsed, and Qin Mu woke up from his sleep. He raised his hand to put away Grand Beginning's egg. The eye in the heart of his brows opened up, and a divine light shone on the egg of Grand Beginning to store it away.
He raised his head and saw the Western Heavenly Gate of Celestial Heavens.
He put away the lantern and walked into Western Heavenly Gate. Before long, he reached Patriarch Creation Palace.
Qin Mu passed through the Patriarch Creation Palace and saw numerous ships full of goods sailing out from the Spirit Energy Mutual Shift Bridge. The ruler of the Patriarch Creation Celestial Palace was a burly man with a full beard. His name was Shi Qiluo, and it was rumoured that he was a divine stone that awakened a spirit and cultivated to the Emperor's Throne Realm.
This person was skilled in forging and was the number one grandmaster in forging in Celestial Heavens.
The Divine Creation Artifact was controlled by him.
Qin Mu stopped to look around and saw Ling Yuxiu personally escorting the goods over from Eternal Peace to report to Shi Qiluo.
Yun Chuxiu was also on the ship and was busying herself. When she saw him, the demoness couldn't help but blush in excitement. She stood at the bow of the ship and waved at him with her chest puffed out. She even tilted her head to say something to Ling Yuxiu.
Qin Mu's face turned black, and he snorted coldly. “Little seductress, how could I be tempted by you?”
When he thought of this, he walked towards the cargo ship of Eternal Peace.