Tales of Herding Gods
Tales Of Herding Gods | Chapter 943 - Walking Corpses of the Great Void
'The corpses of the masters of creation from prehistory?'
Qin Mu raised his head to take a look. Those gigantic corpses were walking on the galaxy as though they were walking on water. Every time their feet land, it created many strange-looking ripples.
This galaxy was the divine art of Wei Suifeng, and just a slight touch would cause its power to explode. Strangely, these walking corpses of the masters of creation could walk on its surface without touching it.
Even more bizarre, this group of walking corpses was traversing the Great Void!
The Great Void was vast and empty. However, these giant corpses were traveling through it as though they were ascetic monks and walking through the void was part of their cultivation training.
Also, they were a group of corpses without lifeforce.
"What's the origin of these walking corpses?" Qin Mu asked Yun Chuxiu, who was beside him.
Yun Chuxiu shook her head and said, "I don't know. This is what the Emperor of Endless Clouds discovered when he was exploring the Great Void. These corpses love to lumber along in the Great Void, paying no attention to others. The Emperor of Endless Clouds realized that they have no souls and have been dead for more than ten thousand years. The strange but marvelous thing is, one feels a sense of peace when walking beside them, making the Great Void unable to influence the devil in your heart. If you're able to run into them, you'll be safe for the rest of your journey."
As these walking corpses walked above the galaxy, the ship followed below them. With these walking corpses around, the devils in their hearts were not stirred, and strange apparitions didn't appear.
Suddenly, Qin Mu flew off the ship. He circled the galaxy and arrived on its surface, carefully examining these walking corpses.
"Celestial Venerable Mu, what are you doing?"
Everybody on the ship got a fright, and their scalps went numb. Yun Chuxiu shouted, "These walking corpses are our guardians. Don't do anything hasty!"
Lian Huahun's eyes flickered as she gently said, "Celestial Venerable Mu is so reckless. We would be safer if we got rid of him. What do you think?"
Luo Wushuang frowned slightly and looked at the rest. Many on the ship were nodding their heads, agreeing to put Celestial Venerable Mu to death.
'Celestial Venerable Mu doesn't seem to realize that there are many people on the ship that want to kill him.'
Luo Wushuang felt that it was all very absurd. Qin Mu was, in name, the expedition leader, leading them to rendezvous with Celestial Venerable Huo and Celestial Venerable Xu. He didn't expect that almost everybody on this ship wanted to get rid of him!
Even Luo Wushuang himself had a grudge with Qin Mu over his severed arm.
'It seems that this trip to the Great Void wasn't for exploration but to specifically get rid of Qin Mu, this little fellow!' Luo Wushuang thought to himself.
Qin Mu ignored the cheers of the people on the ship and continued to observe these walking corpses.
They were indeed the masters of creation from prehistory, the hearts of their brows were embedded with Grand Primordium Divine Stones. However, as they had been dead for a long time, he couldn't feel their pulses or breath.
These masters of creation were coincidentally heading in the same direction Wei Suifeng's galaxy was pointing.
Qin Mu flew to the side of one of the walking corpses. He circled around the giant, trying to determine the cause of death for these masters of creation.
Strangely, there were no wounds on these masters of creation. Also, their clothes were fresh and new.
Qin Mu muttered to himself as his sword pellet transformed into a flying sword, which cut off a corner of a walking corpse's clothes. Weirdly, the clothes regenerated.
The clothes were able to regenerate because these corpses used their Grand Primordium Divine Stones and consciousnesses to create them.
'Although they're dead, their consciousnesses survived and are maintained in the same condition as when they were alive. Even though they're dead, their consciousnesses are still circulating. Even if they're injured, they'll be healed by their consciousnesses.'
Qin Mu was trying to think of the reason these walking corpses were fixated on heading in a particular direction. However, he had no way of finding out.
Shu Jun's voice came through, saying, "Let me communicate with their consciousnesses and find out what they went through when they were alive!"
"They don't even have souls. Is it possible to communicate?" Qin Mu was shocked.
"For masters of creation, this is natural. Not to mention communication after death, as long as one's consciousness is strong enough, they can gain the knowledge of generations of dead masters of creation from the void, gathering together their wisdom."
Shu Jun said, "Tiny lifeforms like you need to learn in order to master the knowledge that your ancestors passed down. For masters of creation, a newborn could gain our entire knowledge through a mere touch on the forehead from a senior. This is how vulgar and primitive you people are."
Qin Mu asked puzzledly, "If you don't learn but absorb directly instead, how do you correct anything that may be wrong?"
Shu Jun was stunned. "Correct anything that may be wrong? There's nothing wrong in the knowledge of our ancestors. Why do we need to correct them?"
Qin Mu shook his head. The way to improve paths, skills, and divine arts was to have a questioning mind when learning and to spot the errors of prior generations. When knowledge was being imbued into a child's head, that would become his truth, which they would take for granted without questioning it.
In this manner, there was no chance to discover mistakes in the ancestral knowledge that was being passed down.
All types of reform started with the foundation.
The reform of Eternal Peace started with the foundations of sword skills, knives, and runes before moving on to change the foundations of realms, divine treasures, and even the foundation of people's everyday necessities.
And to break the god in one's heart, that was the foundation of the state of mind..
If one's entire knowledge was being imbued directly, how could one seek to change its foundation?
The methods of learning of the masters of creation may have been faster, but it was easy to cause stagnation in the paths, skills, and divine arts, resulting in the stifling of knowledge.
Qin Mu opened the heart of his brows. He immediately felt Shu Jun's consciousness surging forth from the Grand Primordium Origin Stone, his powerful consciousness touching the consciousnesses of these corpses.
Qin Mu followed Shu Jun's consciousness. A vast world suddenly appeared in front of his eyes, consisting of boundless seas, huge mountains, waterfalls, and white clouds. These gigantic masters of creation walked among the tall mountains and steep hills and traversed the jade-colored great sea.
Some of these giants thought of wings and flew among the blue skies.
Some giants visualized colorful plants of all sorts, lush forests ceaselessly materializing from their imaginations into reality.
Some of these powerful masters of creation flew among the starry sky, gathering together to create the sun, moon, and stars.
This was the new world they created, away from the conflict.
They lived a free and unrestrained life. Their clothing was simple and plain, without any extravagant ornaments.
From the consciousnesses of these walking corpses, Qin Mu was able to sense that the world they were originally from was already unlivable. Apart from them fighting and killing each other, powerful ancient gods were also trying to exterminate them.
They visualized and created a new world, one that had nothing, requiring them to develop it and make it perfect.
Suddenly, a humongous figure descended into the world they visualized. A terrifying wave of consciousness rippled and swept across the void, causing it to crumble!
As the world created by these masters of creation through visualization wasn't yet stable, the arrival of this figure caused the crumbling world to disintegrate into pure consciousness, which surged backward into the minds of these masters of creation!
Qin Mu watched this scene in a daze. What was originally a beautiful world had become a death-filled scene of carnage!
These masters of creation raised their heads to look at the sky, their mouths unable to make any sound. The consciousness seemed as though it had taken on a physical form. It burrowed into the hearts of their brows, destroying their brains and shattering their souls, turning them into corpses!
This was the last thing these walking corpses saw!
The images in front of Qin Mu disappeared without a trace as Shu Jun retracted his consciousness. On the Grand Primordium Origin Stone's sacrificial altar, Shu Jun's empty head was panting heavily. Because he didn't have a tongue, teeth, or corporeal body, it looked weird. Air was sucked through his mouth and exited through the bottom of his head.
Qin Mu was also breathing heavily, his forehead covered with cold sweat.
"Shu Jun, did you see that majestic figure?"
Qin Mu composed himself and asked, "That person was able to enter the Great Void. He must be one of the masters of creation, so why did he want to destroy the Great Void?"
Shu Jun shook his head, his consciousness unstable. "I didn't manage to see who it was…"
Qin Mu blinked his eyes. Since he was borrowing Shu Jun's consciousness, he was unable to see everything completely. It was likely that Shu Jun had seen who the figure was but was unwilling to divulge it.
"Shu Jun, we're both like ants on a rope, in the same boat, facing the same enemy. If you saw anything, please tell me." He was slowly swaying him.
Shu Jun gave a cold humph. "In the same boat? You have a broken boat. Everywhere, there are people trying to kill you. You better think of how to deal with the difficult encounter that's in front of you at the moment."
Qin Mu gave a faint smile. Clearly, he knew that most of the people on the ship below wanted to kill him.
Meeting up with Celestial Venerable Huo and Celestial Venerable Xu was just an excuse created by the Celestial Venerables of the celestial heavens. In reality, they wanted to send him out to the Great Void and find a chance to get rid of him.
Needless to say, even if they were unable to kill him, he would be banished to the Great Void forever. Anyway, there were no important figures on the ship.
"Celestial Venerable Mu, return to the ship quickly!"
Lian Huahun said gently, "These walking corpses are extremely peculiar. A Celestial Venerable shouldn't place himself in danger. Celestial Venerable, it's safer to return to the ship."
Qin Mu stood on the shoulder of one of the walking corpses. His clothes fluttered in the air as he said, "Sister Lian, I'm admiring the view here. Please don't disturb me."
On the ship, Xiu Youfang, who was under Celestial Venerable Hao, smiled tenderly and said, "Celestial Venerable, what's good to see over there? We have a better view here."
Qin Mu ignored them. A thread of vital qi burst forth, flying towards the galaxy that was below the walking corpses.
The people on the ship stared at him with burning hatred as they shouted, "Crook Mu, stop it!"
"Qin Mu brat, you dare!"
"Celestial Venerable Mu, please don't—"
This galaxy was a strange phenomenon formed by the divine art of Emperor of Endless Clouds, Wei Suifeng. If triggered by Qin Mu, everyone on the ship, including strong practitioners such as Luo Wushuang, would be destroyed by the power of this divine art!
Qin Mu tried to rouse the vital qi he sent into the galaxy. What puzzled him was that Wei Suifeng's divine art didn't explode.
He scratched his head and channeled more vital qi, but Wei Suifeng's divine art remained like a calm river flowing through the void.
Shu Jun was delighted at his misfortune. "Little brat, you have miscalculated. Although these masters of creation are dead, their consciousnesses remain. It may just be consciousness, but it's able to subdue this divine art."
Qin Mu retracted his vital qi and said resentfully, "Why didn't you mention this earlier?"
Shu Jun gave a cold humph and said proudly, "Had you restored my corporeal body earlier, I could have easily crushed these tiny worms. However, I can still protect your life. As long as you supply me with three years of consciousness, qi, and blood…"
Upon seeing that Wei Suifeng's divine art wasn't triggered by Qin Mu, the fear of the gods and devils on the ship turned into pluck. Pan Chunjing rose and flew towards the top of the galaxy, shouting, "Everyone, there's no need to wait any longer! Now that we're here, he can't escape back to the celestial heavens. Let's kill him and complete our mission!"
Everyone on the ship flew up, one after another. They shouted, "The deeper we venture into the Great Void, the lower our chances of returning safely to the celestial heavens. Let's take the opportunity to kill Old Crook Mu so that we can still go back!"
Qin Mu laughed heartily as he launched himself into the air off the walking corpse. He landed on the shoulder of another corpse before flying off again.
Behind him, the crowd charged with their attacks, each releasing their auras. Qin Mu turned his head to take a look and saw that there were no divine arts practitioners among them. Most of them were gods. Celestial palaces materialized behind them, some even managing to materialize multiple celestial palaces!
There were about 20 people on the ship who didn't fly up. Instead, they stared at each other, speechless.
Yun Chuxiu took a few glances at Luo Wushuang and asked curiously, "There's a deep feud between Divine Knife Luo and Overlord Body Qin. Why did you not attack?"
Luo Wushuang plainly said, "If I decide to make a move, I won't do it through the actions of others. I want a fair fight, defeating him by my own knife. Why did you not attack?"
Yun Chuxiu's gaze landed on Lian Huahun, who was beside her, and then she chuckled. "I don't want to kill him, why should I attack? Am I right, Younger Sister Lian?"
Lian Huahun was expressionless and coldly said, "Wretch, you should refer to me as Elder Sister!"