Qin Mu stared with his eyes wide open and said with a smile, "I didn't expect Dao brother to pay so much attention to me."
Scholar Tai Yi shook his head and said, "I'm not only paying attention to you. In fact, I'm paying attention to many people. One of the little bamboo horses that examined Celestial Venerable Ling's manuscript was me. I'm also a peach in Celestial Venerable Yue's peach forest. I'm also a fish that Founding Emperor Qin Ye fished up, a ghost beside Earth Count. Or a star that floated past Heaven Duke's eyes, or a white hair of Celestial Venerable Hao. He plucked it out and threw it away."
He said with a smile, "I've been to too many places, seen too many people, and left a heavy mark in the history of the boundless universe. I've met all of them. I even saw you giving up your own Dao and returning to the Dao of the celestial palaces and celestial heavens. That was why I sighed. At that time, I was a tear that fell from your eye."
Qin Mu's body trembled slightly. He remembered that after he consulted Shu Jun, he had abandoned his original path and chose to cultivate the celestial palaces and celestial heavens. At that time, he couldn't help but cry as he heard a faint sigh.
He composed himself and asked curiously, "Dao brother has remarkable abilities, yet you returned here. What is the reason?"
Tai Yi smiled. "I've always been here, so I can't say if I'm coming back or not."
Qin Mu knew that the realm was too easy, and he couldn't figure it out or understand it. Maybe if he didn't give up on that path back then, he could still cultivate to his realm, but it was no longer possible now.
Scholar Tai Yi looked around and said, "This tree is a very dangerous place. It runs through every universe era, and the strong practitioners of that era all want to crawl here from the past to avoid death. You chose this place as your territory, so we can be considered to be fated."
Qin Mu smiled. "It's all thanks to the guidance of those two ancient gods in the Taiji mine. Otherwise, I wouldn't have been able to obtain the number one treasured land of the ancestral court."
Scholar Taiyi had a weird expression, but he didn't say much. "This was originally my place, but since you treat this as your territory, you have to do something to protect the ancestral court."
Qin Mu said with a straight face, "Dao brother, please instruct me."
Scholar said too easily, "As you said, I can only delay sealing the black mountain for a period of time. I can't prevent any future troubles. In the future, the black mountain will still collapse, and those past eras will still try to invade. What you want to help me with is this."
Qin Mu agreed readily and smiled. "If an enemy invades my place, I'll have to rely on Dao friend!"
Scholar Taiyi didn't expect him to make such a request. He thought about it and smiled. "I'll do as you say."
Qin Mu let out a long sigh of relief. He knew that his abilities and power couldn't be compared to the ten Celestial Venerables, and he had always been treading on thin ice. Now that he had obtained the 'number one treasured ground of the ancestral court', he was always worried that he wouldn't be able to defend it.
However, with Tai Yi's words, even if the ten Celestial Venerables personally make a move, they probably wouldn't be able to take away this' number one treasured ground of the ancestral court '!
Little did they know that the ten Celestial Venerables also didn't take a fancy to this' number one treasured ground of the ancestral court '.
'With Tai Yi here, I can bring First Ancestor and the rest to block the door with ease!'
Qin Mu rubbed his palms together and was inexplicably excited. "In the past, Dao Ancestor brought Lin Xuan, Rulai brought Fozi, and all of them went to block Imperial College. Chancellor Ba Shan also brought me to block Rolan's Golden Palace, but it was all the elders giving encouragement to the younger generation. When the elders sat there, they didn't look impressive at all! The other party could only obediently follow the rules, or else the elders would flip out! This time, I, a junior, will bring my elders to block the territories of the ten Celestial Venerables. If anyone dares to not follow the rules, I will flip out!"
"In any case, if I create a huge mess, I'll just hide in the black mountains. Even if the sky collapses, Tai Yi is here to prop it up!"
Ancestral Court, Grand Primordium Mine.
The celestial heavens couldn't be defended without a Celestial Venerable. The Xiao Sect sent his proudest disciple, Gao Huaitong, to guard this mine. As a human Celestial Venerable, Celestial Venerable Xiao treated all races equally, but he hated the ancient gods.
Gao Huaitong wasn't a human, but a half-god with outstanding talent who had cultivated to the Emperor's Throne Realm.
Gao Huaitong had just settled down and ordered his subordinates to enter the mine to mine the divine stones when a god came to report, saying, "Celestial Venerable Mu brought over twenty odd people and said that they are here to pay a visit. They want to block the gate according to the rules and challenge the disciples of Celestial Venerable Xiao."
"The rule of blocking the door?"
Gao Huaitong was bewildered. "When has our celestial heavens ever had such strange rules?"
He invited Yan Qiling over and asked, "Little Junior Sister, you stayed in the lower bound before, and this Celestial Venerable Mu came to block the gate. Do you know the rules of the lower bound?"
Yan Qiling said, "There's an unwritten rule in the lower bound. When elders bring juniors to block the gate to challenge, they have to fight on the same realm. Both sides can't break this rule, or else they will lose face. However, there's actually a rule in this rule, and that is that elder must have the power to intimidate the other."
Gao Huaitong said with a smile, "The people of the lower bound are all hooligans, ignorant and incompetent. They actually created such a weird rule. There's no such thing as blocking the gate in the celestial heavens. However, even though Celestial Venerable Mu's abilities aren't good, his reputation is well-known, so we can't neglect him. Little Junior Sister, your abilities are outstanding, and you rarely meet a worthy opponent in the same realm. Go and send him away."
Yan Qiling shook her head. "I fought him several times, but I never won."
Gao Huaitong's expression changed slightly, and he said hesitantly, "You can't beat him, and I can't beat him…"
The god that reported the news said, "This time, it's Celestial Venerable Mu holding the fort. He said he wanted others to challenge him."
Gao Huaitong couldn't help but laugh. "If Celestial Venerable Mu had challenged him himself, I would have been slightly afraid of him. I didn't expect him to have the guts of a bear and the guts of a leopard, to actually let others challenge him. Forget it, us senior and junior brothers will compete with the people he has brought, letting him know the immensity of heaven and earth."
He led over a dozen of Celestial Venerable Xiao's disciples out to welcome them, and they saw Qin Mu taking the small fast ship to the outside of the mine. There were indeed people of all shapes and sizes on the ship, some tall, some short, some fat, and some skinny. There were only two or three people that could still be seen.
The conflict between these people seemed to be very deep. They didn't like anyone and almost got into a fight when they were squeezed onto a ship.
The one they hated the most was still Qin Mu. Everyone on the ship looked at him with displeasure.
Gao Huaitong greeted Qin Mu and said with a smile, "Celestial Venerable Mu has come to visit, I was negligent in welcoming you, please forgive me. Celestial Venerable led these Dao friends to block the gate, so my Celestial Venerable Xiao's lineage naturally can't lose the name of master, so I agreed."
Qin Mu said politely, "Don't worry, Disciple-Nephew, my people know their limits. Speaking of which, they are all my elders. I'm also worried that they will neglect their cultivation and slack off. I want to borrow the hands of your disciples to train them."
Human Emperor Qi Kang, Human Emperor Yi Shan, and the rest were furious.
The two of them exchanged pleasantries, and Gao Huaitong invited Qin Mu to the seat of honor. Qin Mu said earnestly, "Grandmaster, ancestors, I've suppressed the situation, you can't embarrass me."
Human Emperor Qi Kang jumped out and said angrily, "Qin brat, you cheated your master and killed your ancestors. Let us fight first!"
Gao Huaitong looked at Qin Mu with a smile, and Qin Mu said apologetically, "Nephew, this is my grandmaster. He has a bad temper, but he also has some abilities. Nephew, choose an expert and beat him to death!"
Human Emperor Qi Kang was so angry that smoke was spewing out from his seven orifices. His body trembled, and multicolored light shone brightly behind him. Three celestial palaces accompanied by the sound of a bell leaped out from the multicolored light. "I have cultivated with First Ancestor all these years, and I have seen all kinds of Emperor's Throne techniques. In this life, I'm even more courageous and fierce! Qin, don't care about other people, let's fight according to the rules of Hall of Human Emperors!"
Gao Huaitong smiled at Qin Mu and said, "Celestial Venerable, look…"
Qin Mu said with an apologetic face, "My elders are unruly and hard to tame. Nephew, wait a moment, I'll teach them a lesson first."
He stood up, and Human Emperor Qi Kang was completely focused on guarding against him, waiting for him to attack.
Qin Mu took a step forward, and a deafening explosion rang out. Everyone's qi and blood churned from the tremors. When they looked at Human Emperor Qi Kang again, he had already been smacked into the ground of the ancestral court.
Qin Mu returned to his seat and said with a smile, "He's obedient now, we can start."
Human Emperor Qi Kang crawled out from the ground, and his face was covered in dirt. However, he was in high spirits and didn't take his failure to heart at all. He laughed loudly and said, "Who will be the one to enlighten me?"
TL note: Since the previous translators kept the name of the Celestial Emperor as Tai Chu, I will keep using their names instead of translating it as 'Grand Primordium' or 'Grand Prime' for Tai Yi.
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