Tales of Herding Gods

Tales Of Herding Gods | Chapter 269 - Battle of the Divine Physicians

"Junior brother seems to be pretty wary of me!" Little Poison King smiled. "Even though we are senior and junior brothers, we have never met before, we should have been closer."

Qin Mu lowered his arms. He had heard rumors about this Little Poison King and heard Empress Dowager mention him before. The reason why Grandpa Apothecary had sliced off his face and went to hide in Great Ruins was also because of this person.

Little Poison King was Apothecary's proudest disciple yet he had betrayed Apothecary and leaked the news that Jade Face Playboy was none other than Poison King.

Jade Face Playboy and Poison King had been two people in the martial world. One of them was a free and romantic man that was exceptionally handsome. He was tall, attractive, heroic, and treated everyone politely like the spring wind, leaving lovers everywhere. He didn't need to womanize for women would come to him by themselves. Everyone adored and admired him, so even though men were usually envious of him, they couldn't bring themselves to hate him.

Poison King, however, was ferocious-looking and his methods were ruthless, his infamy spreading far and wide. He had once killed countless experts and even eradicated a sect of the righteous path, poisoning everyone in it. Not one person was left alive in it.

Even Dao Sect and Great Thunderclap Monastery had many monks and Daoists dead from his poison.

Poison King's cultivation wasn't high, but his abilities were extremely formidable. No matter if it was poison or venomous insects, his attainments had reached the peak. Numerous ambushes to catch him had been set up by both the righteous and devil path and even a few cult master level existences were mobilized, but none of them had managed to take him down. All of them instead died of poison.

Poison King wore a green mask with tusks, so no one knew his true appearance. It wasn't until his disciple Little Poison King leaked the truth that the people learned that Poison King was the dissolute Jade Face Playboy.

Once his identity was revealed, things became complicated. Some people wanted to kill him, while some women fought among themselves for him and even a powerful woman like Empress Dowager joined in the fight. This gave Apothecary no choice but to slice off his face and abandon all feelings. He then went to hide in Great Ruins,, not daring to step out of them for the next half of his lifetime.

However, Little Poison King's days weren't good as well. Empress Dowager and the rest of the women vented out their anger on his head and chased after his life everywhere. Little Poison King had also almost been forced into hiding in Great Ruins, but he was lucky since Imperial Preceptor took him in.

In regards to Apothecary's encounters, Qin Mu had only heard rumors and didn't know what had happened exactly. However, he knew Little Poison King had inherited Apothecary's teaching, and his attainments with poison were already catching up to those of Apothecary.

Emperor Yanfeng smiled and said, "Cult master, I have invited you and Little Poison King because both of you are disciples of Jade Face Poison King. One is proficient in using poison while the other is proficient in medical treatments. With both of you working together, you just might be able to cure Imperial Preceptor and me."

Qin Mu revealed a smile. "At Your Majesty's command. I would also like to see senior brother's trade."

Little Poison King checked the emperor's injuries and examined the effects of Qin Mu's treatments. The warts on his face became more and more terrifying as he smiled. "Your trade is not bad, solving Thousand Opportunities Poison in one night."

On the other hand, Qin Mu was examining Eternal Peace Imperial Preceptor. After returning to the capital city, it was Little Poison King who ha been treating Imperial Preceptor's injuries. He said indifferently, "You ain't bad as well, the way you used Thousand Opportunities Poison was marvelous."

A wart near the arm of Little Poison King suddenly burst open with a pop and some transparent little spiders came climbing out. These little spiders spewed out webs which hit the heart of Emperor Yanfeng's brows. They then climbed into the heart of Emperor Yanfeng's brows through the spider silks and tunneled into his Spirit Embryo Divine Treasure.

"I didn't want to poison her to death. With my skills, it isn't troublesome to poison a cult master," Little Poison King said leisurely. "No matter which cult master of which cult, poisoning them is no trouble for me."

Qin Mu didn't raise his eyebrows. Instead, two more heavens appeared in his eyes as he used Green Heaven's Eyes to examine Eternal Peace Imperial Preceptor's injuries. "Even if you had poisoned her body to death, I could have still kept her soul and saved her after detoxing the poison. Furthermore, cult master ain't somebody you can poison at will. For a cult master, there's no need to even meet you to kill you. Especially for devil cults, they have a thousand ways to have a person die in an unfathomable way yet still as it should be by rights. When senior brother finds himself dead in a smelly sewer one day, he will understand."

"Is that so?" Little Poison King had a sinister expression and his smile was even uglier than a crying face.

"That's right," Qin Mu smiled like a flower.

The two of them looked each other in the eyes. Emperor Yanfeng and Eternal Peace Imperial Preceptor's hearts were palpitating from fear. The moment the two people had met each other, they started fighting with words and their murderous intent was flourishing more and more.

Ling Yuxiu blinked, her gaze moving between the two people. She felt that the situation was going out of control, so she smiled and said, "Little Poison King, Cult Master Qin, the treatment is more important."

Eternal Peace Imperial Preceptor gave a cough and Emperor Yanfeng gave a cough as well before saying, "Yuxiu, fall back first."

Ling Yuxiu understood and walked out of the hall.

The warts on Little Poison King's face burst open and insects that looked like fish flew out to tunnel into the other divine treasures of Emperor Yanfeng. After examining the injuries there, he said, "You are really not bad, getting rid of the hidden damages in His Majesty's divine treasures. The injuries on his corporeal body and soul are completely healed, but it's a pity your medical expertise is still lacking and can't treat the divine treasures."

Qin Mu looked at the remnants of the god's divine art in Eternal Peace Imperial Preceptor's body and saw that Little Poison King had used poisonous substances which he transformed into technique dissolving spirit silks to coil around those remnants. He was trying to wear them down since the poison silks had the effect of dissolving techniques, divine arts, and even vital qi. However, the effects were minimal when against the divine arts of gods.

"Your poison technique has reached perfection, the realm of having both material form and internal spirit. Theses technique dissolving spirit silks were used marvelously, but they still can go up another level." Qin Mu smiled.

The gazes of the two people met once again.

Emperor Yanfeng and Eternal Peace Imperial Preceptor's scalps turned numb. If these two people were to battle, they would probably use poison and medicine on their bodies!

Eternal Peace Imperial Preceptor said, "Both of you are divine physicians and come from the same teacher, do you have any solutions?"

Little Poison King immediately said, "I am already quite confident in treating His Majesty's injuries. Since His Majesty's divine treasures are destroyed, I can fetch the divine treasures of a living human to transfer them over."

Emperor Yanfeng frowned. "How certain are you?"

"This…" Little Poison King hesitated and took a glance at Qin Mu. "I'm proficient in using poison so I can't really say how certain I am."

Qin Mu said, "Imperial Preceptor's injuries can't be solved with just technique dissolving spirit silks, for the problem still lies in the remnants of the divine arts left behind by the god being too strong. What I think is we should do is find a few dozen strong practitioners of the cult master level to suppress those remnants, which would allow Imperial Preceptor to utilize his own cultivation to refine them."

Eternal Peace Imperial Preceptor shook his head and said, "There are indeed a few dozen strong practitioners of cult master level within the borders of Eternal Peace Empire, but it'd be hard to gather everyone to help me. Two divine physicians, since one of you use poison and one of you use medicine, you guys just might be able to complement each other."

Qin Mu took a look at Little Poison King and Little Poison King also looked at him.

"My master Jade Face Poison King is matchless in his poison and medicine, he can use medicine to boost poison and poison to boost medicine," said Little Poison King. "How many times can you boost my poison?"

Qin Mu replied coldly, "We'll have to see how intense senior brother's toxicity is. I can use medicine to greatly supplement His Majesty's vital qi and raise his life force, allowing His Majesty's life force and vital qi to cure the injuries in his divine treasures. How intense is your poison, can it raise the vital qi and life force of my medicine by thirty to fifty times?"

"As intense as you want!" Little Poison King sneered. "I'm afraid your tonic can't handle my toxins! To refine the remnants of the divine arts in Imperial Preceptor, I need the toxicity of technique dissolving spirit silks to be raised by thirty to fifty times. With such high toxicity, even gods can be poisoned to death and dissolve into skeletons. Do you have the ability?"

Qin Mu gritted his teeth. "I can try!"

Venomous insects climbed out from Emperor Yanfeng's body and tunneled back into the warts on Little Poison King's hands and face.

"If you can't refine such a tonic, I'll poison you to death." He chuckled.

Qin Mu's expression was indifferent. "If you use the wrong toxin, I will ensure your life so I can bring you back to Great Ruins."

Little Poison King's expression changed drastically, and he let out a cold snort. With a raise of his brush, he wrote down a list of toxic herbs.

Qin Mu also wrote down a prescription.

"Your Majesty, send people to grab the herbs!" Both of them threw down their brushes and sat down silently.

Emperor Yanfeng and Eternal Peace Imperial Preceptor looked at each other in dismay. These two had a big temper and didn't look like they planned to treat their injuries. On the contrary, they looked like they were going to take their lives.

Emperor Yanfeng coughed and summoned the imperial physicians waiting outside the hall. "Grab the herbs quickly."

The imperial physicians immediately took the prescriptions and hurried on their way.

"Your tonic is quite intense." Little Poison King smiled in a sinister manner.

Qin Mu ignored him, and after some time, the imperial physicians finally brought over all the toxic and healing herbs that they required. Qin Mu immediately made his move and extracted the medicinal energy. He executed his Overlord Body Three Elixir Technique and transformed into the cow-headed human-boded Mars Sovereign and the tiger-headed human-bodied Venus Sovereign from time to time. He also transformed into Mercury Sovereign, Jupiter Sovereign, and Saturn Sovereign, transforming his form and vital qi to extract out all kinds of medicinal energies.

Meanwhile, Little Poison King used the toxic herbs to raise his insects. He let them eat the poisonous substances before refining the little creatures into poisonous pills, which he used to feed other venomous insects. Repeating this several times, he finally raised a huge pitch black spider with red eyes. Poisonous gas actually congealed around it and didn't show any sign of dispersing.

On Qin Mu's side, he took a few seeds and started planting flowers in the hall. He planted the seeds in the spirit pills that he had refined and used Earth Aeon Creation Technique so the flowers would absorb the medicinal energies of the spirit pills. Not long later, the flowers bloomed and bore fruits.

He then plucked the spirit fruits that he required and refined them again. After repeating this for a few more times, the herbs that had piled up into a mountain were refined into seven spirit pills and one red pellet.

Qin Mu picked up them all up and looked at Little Poison King.

Little Poison King had by then refined the huge spider to death and created a string of spirit silks that practically couldn't be seen and a small bottle of poisonous liquid.

The two of them looked each other in the eyes, and Qin Mu threw the red pellet to Little Poison King while Little Poison King threw the poisonous liquid to him.

Qin Mu squeezed out a smile and said gently, "Your Majesty, it's time for your medicine."

Emperor Yanfeng's heart began to pound and his body twitched as he looked at the seven spirit pills and the bottle of poisonous liquid Qin Mu was holding. "Minister, the toxicity…"

"It is very great." Qin Mu took a glance at Little Poison King. "If Your Majesty dies, I will take revenge for Your Majesty!"

Eternal Peace Imperial Preceptor looked at the red pellet and spider silks in front of him with hesitation. Little Poison King said, "Don't worry Imperial Preceptor, you're fine, you're fine."

Qin Mu's figure transformed into a shadow and tunneled into Emperor Yanfeng's divine treasures. He placed the seven spirit pills into the seven realms. He poured a few droplets of poisonous liquid onto each of the spirit pills before withdrawing.

Little Poison King smacked the spirit silks into Eternal Peace Imperial Preceptor's body and gave a pull with his hand to pull out a thread of spider silk from his patient's mouth. He wrapped the spider silk around the red pellet before stuffing it into Imperial Preceptor's mouth.

A world-shaking bang came from Emperor Yanfeng's body, and all the hair on his body suddenly began to grow frantically. His bones also did the same, and in an instant, they increased by a huge chunk, to the point that his pants could no longer cover him. His head had also grown larger. The beard grew outwards like weeds and the hair on his head stretched outwards in all directions.

His leg and chest hair had become incomparably thick, ripping even the dragon robe.

Not long after that, Emperor Yanfeng became a giant that was over thirty yards tall and laid on the ground, unable to move. Half of the hall was covered in hair and the emperor was drowned out in this dense thicket.

"Your poison is a little intense, eh, senior brother." The corners of Qin Mu's eyes twitched.

On the other side, transparent spider silks suddenly started pouring out from Eternal Peace Imperial Preceptor's eyes, ears, mouth, and nose. Even the pores of his skin had quite a number of spider silks pouring out, coiling around him. He soon looked like a huge dumpling that was wrapped sturdily.

Little Poison King said looked over at him with a grave expression. "Isn't your tonic a little too nourishing?"

The two of them looked at each other before raising their brushes to write down prescriptions again. When they wanted to call the emperor to order people to grab the herbs, only then did they remember that the emperor was still drowned out by the hair.

The two of them could only give a cough and summon the imperial physicians outside the hall by themselves.

The imperial physicians that were waiting for orders trembled in fear when they saw the thick hair that was spreading from inside the hall and crawling down the steps.

Not long after that, the imperial physicians came back with the herbs and Qin Mu started refining once again. Little Poison King also hurried to raise his insects.

Qin Mu pulled out his two Pig Slaughtering Knives and chopped off countless hairs to find the emperor. It required quite some effort to send the medicine into him. On the other side, the warts on Little Poison King's face burst open and venomous insects brought the medicine that was refined into the cocoon, sending it into Imperial Preceptor's body.

"Crap!" The two of them observed the situation, and their complexions turned green. "It seems the poisons and the medicine are a little imbalanced…"

Even though the hair no longer grew on the emperor's sides, poison had started to pour from his orifices, while Imperial Preceptor's hairs started to grow.

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