Tales of Herding Gods
Tales Of Herding Gods | Chapter 951 - Evil Daoist
Lian Huahun's pupils contracted. "You were by his side all along, why didn't you snatch it back?"
Yun Chuxiu laughed. "How about you help me get it back? When you have my corporeal body, you'll have a handle on me. In that case, we sisters can work together earnestly, and you won't have to doubt me anymore."
Lian Huahun was skeptical.
Yun Chuxiu rolled her eyes and laughed. "Also, it's very hard for me to snatch it back from him. If he tried to summon my soul using my corpse, I would die immediately since my current body doesn't have any consciousness. That's why I'm requesting your help."
"Is this what you really think?"
Lian Huahun's eyes flickered. "Your disciples would have come along for this journey. Why not let them handle this?"
Yun Chuxiu sighed as her tears fell. She said pitifully, "You don't know how strong this foe is. My disciples aren't his match. From what I know about him, it's likely that they would be killed, not to mention taking back my corporeal body."
Lian Huahun thought of how Qin Mu triggered Celestial Venerable Huo's imprint last night. She couldn't help but felt her heart palpitate.
The two sisters acted quickly and used their Ruins of End divine arts to hide. Otherwise, they would have ended up like Pan Chunjin, Xiu Youfang, and the rest—dead in this city!
Celestial Venerable Huo's imprint was terrifying, but thankfully, the divine arts of the Ruins of End had other marvels. More importantly, the Great Dao of the Ruins of End had yet to be broken by anyone.
It was because of the special nature of the Ruins of End divine arts that they were able to survive last night's catastrophe.
Lian Huahun had fought Qin Mu once, and she broke four of his arms. She was confident that she could defeat him and snatch back Yuanmu's corporeal body. However, what made Qin Mu scary wasn't his abilities, it was that he was proficient in using any and every power he could rely on, making them his weapons. An example would be Celestial Venerable Huo's imprint last night.
"Get ready to retrieve my corporeal body from the ghost ship to exchange for your corporeal body."
Lian Huahun swept her sleeves and left. "Don't forget one more point. You are the mother of Celestial Venerable Hao. Don't always be so improper and use the word 'foe' loosely! That reflects badly on your upbringing!"
Yun Chuxiu was incensed. Suddenly, her rage turned into laughter as she disappeared from the city with a flash.
'Elder Sister, you have a good upbringing. As empress, the mother of the people, your love and concern covers all. Except that you're a little stupid, hehe. Once you've gotten back my corporeal body, I'll kill you for it. Just like how the yellow sparrow bides its time to swoop in, waiting for the mantis to catch the cicada.'
The Land of the Great Void was vast and boundless. Qin Mu and Luo Wushuang had been walking for many days but hadn't found the city.
"I wonder if that dragon you visualized died from the explosion." Luo Wushuang fell into a daze as he thought of the dragon that caused them to be discovered by Celestial Empress and her sister.
Qin Mu was checking his taotie sack for spirit medicine when he heard Luo Wushuang's words. He shook his head. "It was born out of visualization, so it's unable to die in a place like the Great Void."
Luo Wushuang was stunned. He asked, "You're saying that this dragon you visualized is able to endure and survive Celestial Venerable Huo's divine art? That sounds impossible. You don't have such powerful abilities."
Qin Mu took out some spirit medicine seeds and scattered them on the floor. He then performed his spell, causing the seeds to sprout and grow rapidly. Soon, an herb garden was created.
"It's unable to survive, but it is able to regenerate."
He continued to perform his spell as he said, "The Great Void is a strange place, and the things created through visualization have a strange property. They are able to regenerate after getting destroyed. It's the same for the monsters of the Great Void. The consciousness that they rely on to regenerate is the consciousness of the entire Great Void. Hence, I deduce that the divine dragon could be reborn through the consciousness of the Great Void after getting killed in the city. Because this world was created through the visualization of the masters of creation, as long as the Great Void is around, these creatures will have an infinite supply of consciousness to be reborn. Of course, once they are out of the Great Void, it's very easy to kill them."
Once the herbs matured, he harvested and put them away for future use.
Luo Wushuang was watching how he worked, and Qin Mu seemed as skilled as an herb farmer. When he was brewing and refining the herbs, he was as skilled as an apothecary. He thought to himself, 'Overlord Body Qin has knowledge of so many things.'
Over the last few days, Qin Mu had been hurt several times, so the herbs were being used up quickly. Luo Wushuang would also be a big user of these herbs, as he would need them to recover his damaged celestial palace.
"The divine dragon is a creature created from my visualization, so it's as though I gave a portion of my consciousness to the Great Void. Due to that, the Great Void now has additional consciousness energy that makes up my divine dragon. Also, there should be a consciousness conservation mechanism in this world, which is why, if the divine dragon is killed, it will be regenerated by the Great Void."
Qin Mu stored the herbs and continued his journey. He was full of confidence when he said, "After it's regenerated, it could come chasing after us again, following our scent. My deduction has been tested repeatedly by all the things that happened here after we arrived in this place. My deduction has always been very accurate."
The corners of his eyes twitched, and his confidence fell as he thought of Yun Chuxiu and Lian Huahun.
He had been wrong about the identities of these two ladies.
Luo Wushuang asked, "You are also proficient in visualization. Why not create spirit pills through visualization instead of planting herbs through the art of creation?"
The corners of Qin Mu's eyes twitched again, and he looked a little dejected. There was also a bit of bitterness in his heart. He lowered his voice and said, "My consciousness isn't strong enough. My standard is like a newborn master of creation. I have failed to live up to the name of Overlord Body…"
Luo Wushuang was puzzled.
This fellow Qin Mu had given him and the rest the impression that his confidence was as voluminous as a heavy downpour or as torrential as a great flood. Why did he suddenly become so modest?
And he seemed unable to recover from this setback.
However, he didn't know that there was a master of creation living in Qin Mu's third eye at the heart of his brows. That master of creation belittled Qin Mu every day, telling him how weak his consciousness was. Over time, Qin Mu began to believe that his consciousness was weak. Therefore, he developed some sense of inferiority.
However, Qin Mu returned to his confident self within the blink of an eye. He laughed and said, "Luckily, I'm the Overlord Body. As long as I work hard, my consciousness can quickly reach the level of an adult master of creation, possibly even stronger! I will become another Grand Emperor!"
Luo Wushuang hadn't had much interaction with him, so this was the first time he saw him having blind faith in the Overlord Body. He couldn't help but shake his head as he thought to himself, 'What Overlord Body? Don't you know that the celestial heavens treat the Overlord Body as a joke?'
Regarding the rumor of the Overlord Body, there was news from the celestial heavens that the Celestial Venerables were long aware that the Overlord Body through history was the same person—Qin Mu.
He was the Dragon Han Overlord Body.
He was also the High Emperor Overlord Body.
Even now, the Overlord Body of Eternal Peace was him.
In fact, throughout the long river of time, there was no Overlord Body performing earth-shattering deeds. All of the rumors of an Overlord Body were left behind by Qin Mu when he was traversing through the past.
The so-called Overlord Body was, in fact, a one-man show put on by Qin Mu.
There were many in the celestial heavens that knew the truth. Only Qin Mu was unaware. He still believed that he, as the Overlord Body, could do anything. Anything he was unable to do was because he didn't work hard enough.
They saw another city created by the masters of creation. However, they were puzzled because they hadn't seen a single master of creation on their way here.
Luo Wushuang's injuries had gotten better through Qin Mu's treatment, and he was able to use the cultivation and magic power of the Honored God Realm and True God Realm. Qin Mu enthusiastically imparted the reform of Eternal Peace and the Celestial River Divine Treasure, influencing him to destroy his divine bridge and switch to the Celestial River Divine Treasure.
Luo Wushuang knew the pros and cons of this and paid no attention to his words.
Although he was tempted by the Celestial River Divine Treasure, he knew that if he switched to cultivating that, he would be branded as one of the reformers, putting his life in danger.
After all, he was a man with no background.
Also, he was familiar with Qin Mu's actions. His favorite disciple, Zhe Huali, was influenced by this little fellow through means unknown to him. Zhe Huali cut ties with him and went to Eternal Peace to join the reform.
'If I continue to stay with him, I worry that one day I'll be bewitched into following his reform.'
He was secretly anxious. Qin Mu had a special type of charm and influence, and the more he interacted with him, the harder it would be to treat him as an enemy.
'After my injuries are healed, I will challenge him to a fight. No matter the result, I will run away after that. This way, I won't be bewitched by him!'
Qin Mu flew up into the sky and unfurled a geographical map. He compared it with the surrounding scenery, revealing a disappointed expression before descending.
The geographical map left behind by Wei Suifeng didn't match the surroundings. In the Great Void, where a consciousness conservation mechanism existed, the surrounding geography wouldn't change over time. If Wei Suifeng was here and left him a map, he should be able to find the place.
They walked into this city of the masters of creation, which looked to be another abandoned city. As they entered the house of a master of creation, they saw that the stove was still lit, and there was a teapot on top. The water in the teapot was boiling.
There was a bed and its bedding, as well as money and treasure. They weren't taken away.
It looked as though a moment ago, the masters of creation were still bustling in the city. Some were making tea, some were going to bed, while some were visualizing money and treasure. Then, suddenly, a major incident happened. They had no time to pack their things, leaving hastily and forsaking this land.
"It seems that the masters of creation have abandoned this world."
Luo Wushuang inspected his surroundings. "Did the monsters of the Great Void force them to leave?"
The monsters of the Great Void could regenerate after being killed, and they could do so over and over again. This had indeed given these masters of creation plenty of trouble. It was possible that it was too much for them to bear, leading to them leaving this place.
They came to a plaza and saw a gigantic bonfire, and on top of it, the leg of an unknown beast, which was about 100 feet long, was being roasted.
Beside the bonfire, there were wine cups that were twice as tall as a person, giving off a nice fragrance. As the fragrance of the wine entwined with the aroma of the meat, one was tempted to have a meal.
Qin Mu walked over and sliced off a piece of meat. He praised, "Good!"
He sliced off another piece and gave it to Luo Wushuang.
Luo Wushuang hesitated, and Qin Mu laughed and said, "This is meat created by the masters of creation. It's fine to eat this. At most, it'll be transformed into consciousness."
Luo Wushuang tasted it. It was unusually delicious.
Qin Mu sat down, eating the roasted meat while helping himself to a cup of fragrant wine. This wine had a wonderful, indescribable taste. They cheered as they enjoyed themselves tremendously.
"It's not bad being a master of creation." Qin Mu couldn't help but laugh.
"It smells so good!"
Suddenly, they heard a noise and got a fright. Qin Mu and Luo Wushuang looked in the direction of the sound. They saw a ferocious-looking Daoist in black robes with large sleeves who was sporting a high hair bun. It seemed like he came out of nowhere. He sat down beside them, taking big gulps as he shouted, "This is indeed fragrant!"
Luo Wushuang was about to ask this Daoist where he was from when he suddenly opened his mouth and spat a mouthful of water on that stick of beast leg. He laughed. "This has my saliva on it, do you dare to eat it? If not, this beast leg belongs to me now!"
Qin Mu and Luo Wushuang looked at each other, speechless.
That Daoist removed the beast leg, chowing down on it heartily. Suddenly, he spat into every wine cup and laughed. "I suppose you won't be drinking the wine either?"
Qin Mu frowned. Then, suddenly, he laughed. "Divine Knife Luo, let's do a magic performance together."
He opened the eye at the heart of his brows and mobilized his Three Enclosures Higher Knowledge. After visualizing for some time, all sorts of delicacies materialized out of thin air, together with an unknown quantity of wines, making it seem like a grand banquet.
After some time, many pretty ladies walked out of thin air, singing and dancing. They surrounded the two, laughing and acting playfully as they served them their food.
"Divine Knife Luo, what do you think?" Qin Mu asked laughingly.
Luo Wushuang was dumbstruck. He managed to recover his senses after some time. "Overlord Body Qin really knows how to have fun."
Qin Mu laughed heartily as he hugged the women on both sides.
The Daoist in the black robes looked at the two with envy as he came up to them.
Qin Mu and Luo Wushuang quickly spat on all of their delicacies. Luo Wushuang even wanted to spit on those pretty ladies, just in case they were taken away by the Daoist. However, Qin Mu stopped him.
Upon seeing this, the Daoist in the black robes laughed coldly. "You're from the celestial heavens, so do you know who I am? How dare you show me such disrespect!"
Qin Mu smiled faintly as he tilted his head and said to Luo Wushuang, "Divine Knife Luo, tell him who I am."
Luo Wushuang coughed and said, "This is the Dragon Han Overlord Body, a Celestial Venerable appointed by Celestial Emperor, one of the original five elders who founded the Heaven Alliance, Celestial Venerable Mu."
The Daoist in the black robes' expression changed drastically.
Qin Mu smiled faintly and said, "In that case, who are you? Why are you here?"