Tales of Herding Gods
Tales Of Herding Gods | Chapter 949 - A Cold Night with Raining Blood
In the darkness outside of the city, there was an earth-shattering roar that grew louder. From the darkness, a large monster appeared.
The people in the city got nervous, as the monster looked like one that belonged in their nightmares, for it was the ugliest and most ferocious thing imaginable. It looked like a man with tentacles all over him, a man with eyes all over him, a flower made out of blood and flesh, and a combination of plants and humans. It was very weird looking.
Behind it came ancient gods whose bodies were humanoid and whose heads were those of beasts, like cows and birds. Following them were large evil dragons, multi-headed snakes, and giants with large tummies.
Some looked like peculiar engineered creatures. These giants' arms were made out of sharp drills, while sharp blades protruded out of their bodies. They were walking siege engines.
A ship made out of flesh and blood spewed out dense smoke. It had long arms and countless legs growing out of its side and bottom, respectively. It even had plenty of men with only half a body growing out of it on its deck. It beat its drums and gongs while playing its flutes and singing.
The boat of flesh and blood danced amidst the music as its front opened its bloody mouth, which was filled with steel knives that acted like teeth. It happily walked towards this city of the masters of creation.
The moon appeared in the sky and showered the land with moonlight.
Peculiar laughter was heard from the skies, and Qin Mu raised his head. He saw a human face on the moon, which was giving off peculiar laughter.
Additionally, the moon had arms growing out of it. It retrieved a flute, which was made from the bones of masters of creation, and played a cheerful tune with it!
Qin Mu stopped looking at it. The night of the Great Void was like a strange dream that weirded people out with ridiculous phenomena.
A giant creature descended from the heavens onto the city buildings. It was a large bird with humanoid faces on it and wings that were made out of bones. It crushed half of the buildings upon its landing.
The large bird's faces looked at the people in the city excitedly and laughed in a funny manner.
The bones making up the large bird's wings were hollow, and all of a sudden, they spewed out air and flames that filled the air with an ear-piercing whoosh. The airflow and flames lifted the bird, and it flew into the sky!
The nightmarish creatures outside the city began to run loudly towards the whooshing sound!
"Oh my god…"
A female true god was trembling as she stared at the sight, asking, "What exactly is this world?"
It was a world created by the Great Void's masters of creation.
A world made out of consciousness that the masters of creation visualized via said consciousness. They created everything here, including civilization. However, due to invasion by an external enemy, one of the worlds was wrecked, which caused the devils in people's hearts to breed naturally in the Great Void.
Although the Great Void was perfectly preserved, there was no Youdu here and hence no place for the dead to go, which led to another consequence.
When there was no place for the dead to go, they could only linger in the Great Void, causing them to fuse with the consciousness of the masters of creation, giving birth to a new, unique lifeform.
The dead who formed these monsters in the Great Void consisted of not only dead masters of creation but dead gods and devils of the celestial heavens.
Another violent tremor came as the Great Void monsters smashed against the wall. The seemingly indestructible city walls of the masters of creation's city violently shook, and cracks began to emerge on the walls.
However, the city was made out of the masters of creation's consciousness, which allowed it to repair itself quickly, relieving the worries of the people inside.
Another impact sound came, and the solemn yet grand impact sounds came again and again. The reflective city walls couldn't repair in time, and suddenly, the southern gate collapsed, and the Great Void monsters flooded into the city!
"Prepare to face the enemy!" someone shouted.
At this moment, the northern gate also collapsed, followed by the eastern and western gates. The monsters ran amok in the city, crushing everything that they walked by.
The invasion of thousands of Great Void monsters had the people on the high ground worried.
On a sentry tower, a lady screamed and soared into the air in an attempt to flee the nightmarish city.
When she flew, however, the moon with a human face screeched, and a bird whose face was made out of a human skull rushed towards her.
Countless weird birds flew from the moon and covered the sky in darkness. The color of the moon also became peculiar, becoming blood-red, as if it was a bleeding face.
The tune that the moon was playing became unusually fast and cheerful and even a little bit naughty.
The tune reached the monsters' ears and got them extremely excited.
Soon, the lady who flew into the air was torn to shreds by the birds. Blood began to drizzle from the skies before it poured.
The moon bled and caused a rain of blood. The sky was like a painting dyed by fresh blood, and blood covered the skies and the ground.
The weird bird came down from the skies, and the crowded group of monsters came to the position of Qin Mu and the others to flood them.
At that moment, grudges were left behind, as was the order to kill Celestial Venerable Mu. They had only one thought at that moment—survive.
Qin Mu immediately utilized the Gate of Heaven Influence. However, he was left stunned because it couldn't be opened.
These devils clearly came from the souls of those who died in the Great Void. Thus, the most effective magic power and divine arts to use against them were those that targeted spirits. However, Youdu and the Great Void existed in different space and time, which made the Gate of Heaven Influence impossible to open.
'If I could open the Gate of Heaven Influence, I could kill everyone and get out easily. What a pity that I can't.'
He utilized his Youdu divine art, merging his vital qi and consciousness to visualize a white banner that he swung towards a monster resembling an ancient god that was rushing him.
'I'm not my brother. Nevertheless, there are less than five Youdu divine arts that are better than mine!'
The soul in that monster flew out and landed in the white banner. The banner, which was originally empty, now had a man inside.
That man was muddle-headed and had a twisted face, and he struggled to fly out of the banner. The banner was very thin, for it was made out of vital qi and consciousness, but it seemed like it hid a lot of space within.
That man's twisted face came out of the white banner and warped the space on the top of the banner.
Qin Mu smashed the white banner on the ground and let out a low groan, saying, "Wherever I am, Youdu exists!"
His vital qi exploded, and rolling Youdu devil qi flooded out, instantly sweeping the land within a seven-hectare radius. It shaped and formed a dark world.
Within his Spirit Embryo Divine Treasure, his primordial spirit embryo lifted his leg, and immediately, the taiji beneath its leg churned. The heavens above and the earth below swirled, and the earth was shaped into a Youdu world!
Qin Mu's body fused with the primordial spirit, and as he shook his body, it was shaped into the form of a three-eyed Earth Count. His body inflated itself, and it became around 100 yards tall, like a hill, just as large as the monsters.
He held a flaming whip and flicked it to strangle an incoming monster's neck. He shook it hard, and the soul within that monster's body flew out and was captured by the whip.
He retracted his whip and coiled it around the white banner, giving it another twisted soul to store.
The eye in the heart of Qin Mu's brows opened, and its fiery glow flew into the front, like a pillar. The monster on the receiving end had its soul dispersed.
Behind him, a monster rushed him. He lifted a hoof and kicked that monster's head. Beneath its leg, Youdu devil fire burnt the monster's soul into ashes.
Another monster rushed towards his back, and it ended up having its throat locked by Qin Mu's tail, which coiled around it, lifting it into the air before smashing it into the ground.
That monster was smashed to the point of dizziness. As it was about to stand up, another one of Qin Mu's bull hooves fell on its head.
That monster's head exploded with a pak.
That weird bird in the sky dove towards the ground, brandishing its claws. However, all it saw was the two Earth Count horns go ablaze, morphing into Nine Bends Yellow Springs that locked it in place, burning it and causing it to scream in agony.
A monster smashed into his body suddenly, and a cracking sound came from Qin Mu's chest. His bones were fractured, and he rolled on the floor until he hit a palace, breaking through it before hitting another palace of the masters of creation, destroying a giant pillar before stopping.
His body of Earth Count was broken, and he immediately returned to his real self. He then immediately utilized the Anasrava Creation Mysterious Scripture to heal himself.
In front of him, a loud rumbling filled the air. The monster that had knocked into him had crushed two halls and was chasing after his figure. Seeing that it was going to smash into him again, Qin Mu seemingly melted and stuck himself to the ground, morphing into a black shadow and swimming away quickly.
That monster was stunned and immediately chased after his shadow crazily.
Luo Wushuang was using his vital qi as a knife to cleave the monsters. However, he wasn't focused on it as he looked around. He saw that everyone was in danger as casualties mounted.
Even true gods who were disciples of Celestial Venerables and had comprehended Small Celestial Heavens techniques couldn't resist such attacks.
Another scream came as another true god was ripped to shreds!
After that god died, his soul drifted about, and in the next moment, blood and flesh coalesced around it, morphing it into a Great Void monster that was unable to recognize its friends and family. It was hungry for death.
In addition, Luo Wushuang discovered that even if the monsters were shattered and incinerated into ashes, their corporeal bodies would recover, and the killing would continue.
It was only when these monsters had their souls dispersed that they were truly killed.
It was difficult to disperse all of the souls of such a dense cluster of monsters. There were too many of them and too many of their attacks for opportunities to disperse their souls to appear!
'It seems like I have to gamble with my life by pulling out the core of the Primordial Tree to disperse their souls, even if it means that my celestial palace will be destroyed!'
Luo Wushuang clenched his teeth and was about to pull out the core of the Primordial Tree when, suddenly, a black shadow swam to the ground beneath his feet.
That shadow stood up and morphed into Qin Mu, who plucked out the core of the Primordial Tree from the heart of his brows. He then shook it against the wind, and it inflated.
A rod of moderate length appeared in Qin Mu's hands, and Qin Mu blew on it and chanted, "Grow bigger!"
The rod fell onto the ground and expanded immediately!
Luo Wushuang heard a ringing that was as loud as thunder, and he was pulled into the air by Qin Mu. When he looked down, he saw a terrifying scene.
The core of the Primordial Tree morphed into a large and thick rod that stretched for 800 miles from each end of the masters of creation's city.
That rod lay in the city's center and had a diameter of at least a thousand yards, pulverizing countless monsters!
On top of that, any buildings the rod went though were leveled!
The both of them went down and were surrounded by countless weird birds flapping their wings above. Their hollow bones spewed out flames at an extremely fast rate.
Qin Mu brought Luo Wushuang down with him, and the core became smaller and smaller until it was the size of a wooden needle in Qin Mu's hand.
Qin Mu placed the core of the Primordial Tree in the heart of Luo Wushuang's brows. It instantly penetrated Luo Wushuang's celestial palace and continued inducting medicinal power to heal his celestial palace.
Luo Wushuang groaned. Previously, he felt that it wasn't scary to have the core of the Primordial Tree in the heart of his brows. Now, after seeing its capabilities, he became scared, and he said, "Aren't you worried about being careful? You might crush my celestial palace…"
The two men followed the path created by the core of the Primordial Tree in an attempt to break out of the city. However, the monsters who just got pulverized reformed and crawled up again.
In addition, the palaces, halls, and buildings pulverized by the Primordial Tree's core also regenerated rapidly, blocking them.
Qin Mu frowned and retrieved the core from the heart of Luo Wushuang's brows again.
Luo Wushuang was numb by this point and leaped with him.
The core showed its capabilities again, once more crushing the monsters who crawled up.
The two of them landed, and Qin Mu put the core in the heart of Luo Wushuang's brows again.