Tales of Herding Gods
Tales Of Herding Gods | Chapter 1343 - Earth Count Seeking Death
Earth Count turned around to look at him as if he didn't understand what he meant. The two horns on his head were like rivers of lava that were blazing with flames.
Qin Mu faced the gaze of this majestic existence, and he wasn't flustered in the slightest. He smiled and said, "Since we are allies, there should be some things that shouldn't be hidden from allies, right? Heaven Duke has his methods to jump out of the shackles. As the master of Youdu, an existence that's on par with Heaven Duke, Earth Count wouldn't not have his own methods, right?"
Earth Count's primordial spirit was silent for a moment. "Do you think I should have a way to protect myself?"
Qin Mu said with a smile, "It's not that I think so, it's that you should have it. If you didn't, I would be surprised."
Earth Count was silent for a moment before saying, "I do."
Qin Mu's spirit jolted, and he looked at him with bright eyes, waiting for him to continue.
Yet Earth Count fell silent again and didn't continue.
Qin Mu's curiosity was aroused by him, and he probed, "What is Earth Count's method?"
Earth Count then continued, "I'm the same as Heaven Duke, I use methods to escape the restraints of the Great Dao of Youdu."
Qin Mu waited for a moment, but Earth Count didn't continue. He couldn't help becoming furious. "This person… this god, why are his words like a saw mouth gourd, only able to produce a seed every time? Earth Count, have you become a shut-in as well after spending so much time with Celestial Venerable You?"
Earth Count took a look at him and said slowly, "You are really impatient. I get along very well with Celestial Venerable You, and we often sit together to drink tea and chat."
Qin Mu couldn't imagine that kind of situation.
The two sawed-off gourds were chatting together, and they were bickering with each other word by word. How could they continue chatting?
Earth Count's primordial spirit walked into the palace, and Qin Mu's curiosity was aroused again. He hurriedly followed him. In the palace, Apothecary was still diagnosing Celestial Venerable You. When Celestial Venerable Yue saw them, she hurriedly followed up and whispered, "Celestial Venerable You's injuries are very troublesome… Where are you guys going?"
Qin Mu whispered to him, and Celestial Venerable Yue became curious. "Earth Count has remarkable abilities, his methods must be incomparably astonishing."
The two of them followed Earth Count into the magma pool in the palace. Earth Count's primordial spirit walked into the magma pool, and the two of them followed.
The magma wasn't hot and didn't look like magma. Instead, it looked like a strange liquid.
Qin Mu was bewildered. Earth Count's sacredness was extremely peculiar. He didn't have a corporeal body in the traditional sense, and his body was formed from countless worlds that had died. He had no life force.
To people with corporeal bodies, it was hard to understand this kind of lifeform. However, Earth Count was inclined to survive.
In reality, Heaven Duke was the same.
Heaven Duke's body was formed by countless suns and lights, and he didn't have a corporeal body in the traditional sense.
The two Dao Birth ancient gods were the most peculiar. The other Dao Birth ancient gods, such as Goddess of Heavenly Yin and Celestial Empress' sister, all had corporeal bodies. Qin Mu had studied the corporeal bodies of Goddess of Heavenly Yin and Celestial Empress' sister very deeply and thoroughly.
They walked through the endless magma and came to Earth Count's body. The space suddenly became empty, and even though it was still endless darkness, they could still see light everywhere. However, there was simply too much light.
Qin Mu opened his third eye, and what he saw made him feel strange.
The light he saw was endless lifeforms, and the number of lifeforms that were surrounded by karmic sinflames was extremely high. There were countless more than the stars in the sky!
Where the light was, there were countless worlds. There were many worlds in the Primordial Realm, but they were just a drop in the ocean compared to the worlds he was seeing.
What was even stranger was that the karma flames of the living beings of these worlds weren't stable. Wisps of karma flames flew up from their bodies and into the darkness.
In the darkness, the hellfire gathered together and formed a flood of hellfire.
The flood of karmic sinflames was like a spider web, and three to five of them merged together in the darkness. When they reached the center of Earth Count's body, they completely gathered together.
The hellfire there was extremely intense, and even Qin Mu's eyes couldn't see through it!
The hellfire there was shaped like a huge fireball, but also like a round egg formed by hellfire!
An egg that was currently giving birth to life!
Celestial Venerable Yue examined the space in Earth Count's body, and her gaze landed on the place where the hellfire gathered. She couldn't help exclaiming softly.
Earth Count said, "Dao Friend Yue saw through it?"
Celestial Venerable Yue revealed a puzzled expression and said, "I did see some clues. You are absorbing the karma fire of all living beings to nurture something. However, I saw no signs of life in the egg of karma fire!"
Qin Mu was also looking in that direction. His current eyesight couldn't see through the eggs of karma fire, which was far inferior to Celestial Venerable Yue's. However, he could see that something was wrong.
Earth Count condensed the karma fire of all life, and all life had committed too many mistakes. The karma fire burned the soul, and Earth Count took the mistakes of all life to make the karma fire not burn the souls of all life, but burn in his own body.
This was the weird thing. Earth Count's body was Youdu, but at this moment, Earth Count's true body was only left with an empty shell!
In other words, Earth Count was only left with the outer continent as his skin. The true body of Earth Count inside had vanished, leaving only this ball of Hellfire Egg!
"I don't have a real body."
Earth Count said, "I'm using the karma fire of all living beings to forge my true body in preparation to break free from my identity as an ancient god in the future and become an independent lifeform. The Great Dao of Youdu has created me, but it has also bound me. Youdu has allowed me to have boundless power, and it has also bound me here, preventing me from experiencing the emotions of joy, anger, sorrow, love, hate. I can't smell any fragrance, taste, touch, or feel any pain. I can't even feel any kinship, friendship, or love. However…"
He was silent for a moment before saying, "I've felt it before."
Qin Mu's heart stirred slightly, and he said in a low voice, "Ah Chou."
"It's Ah Chou."
Earth Count continued, "Ah Chou has experienced things that I have never experienced before. Ah Chou has his own emotions. Compared to him, I'm not a life at all. I'm just a carrier of the Great Dao of Youdu. It was Ah Chou who killed his way into the celestial heavens, not me. I envy him. I look forward to death."
Qin Mu and Celestial Venerable Yue's hearts trembled, and they looked at him in disbelief.
Earth Count's stiff face revealed a smile. "You guys didn't hear wrongly. I envy Ah Chou and look forward to a death. I look forward to becoming Ah Chou. This hellfire forging true body was prepared by me for Ah Chou. I'm waiting for Ah Chou's daughter to kill me. I'm waiting for her to kill me before I become Ah Chou. At that time…"
His ugly face was filled with a gentle smile. "We are family again. I am a father, and she is my daughter."
Celestial Venerable Yue fell silent.
Qin Mu couldn't resist asking, "Will Celestial Venerable Xu recognize you as her father? Earth Count, you are joking with your life!"
Earth Count lowered his head to look at him, and more human emotions appeared on his ugly and dull face. "Celestial Venerable Mu, you aren't me, and you aren't a father. You will never understand the throbbing in my heart when I became Ah Chou and when my daughter was born. Didn't you want to see my hidden methods? Look!"
He opened his palm and waved it gently.