Tales of Herding Gods
Tales Of Herding Gods | Chapter 999 - Plenty of Disputes When Entering the Palace to Meet the Emperor
Lian Huahun came over. She fell into a daze when she looked at the two "Jue Wuchens".
"These two wretches…"
Yun Chuxiu was laughing coldly in her heart as she looked at Lian Huahun. Her guts increased by threefold. "There are actually two wretches. I wonder which is the real one."
Early on, when Luo Wushuang and Qin Mu were traveling with two hundred men towards the Great Void, Yun Chuxiu and Lian Huahun had already uncovered each other before they entered the Great Void. Based on each other's appearances, they already knew in their hearts.
Now, however, Yun Chuxiu felt a little uncertain.
Qin Mu was in a bind as he stood in front of the three ladies. He thought to himself, 'I hope Divine King Lang Wo can restrain herself and not use her consciousness to search Lian Huahun and Yun Chuxiu. Otherwise, even I can't protect her.'
The two were Celestial Empress and Mistress Yuanmu. Although they didn't have the true bodies of ancient gods anymore, they were nevertheless Celestial Venerables that had leaped out of the restraints of the ancient gods and had hidden among the ten Celestial Venerables.
If Divine King Lang Wo didn't exercise restraint and used her consciousness to run through their memories, she would be inviting the two Celestial Venerables to kill her!
Although Divine King Lang Wo was able to handle Founding Emperor alone, she would suffer a terrible death if she were to face two Celestial Venerables at the same time. That was especially so when they had the divine weapon Celestial Venerable Yu!
Divine King Lang Wo, being a divine king of the race of masters of creation, would have outstanding thoughts and actions. She should be able to exercise proper restraint.
"Celestial Venerable Mu, who are these two sisters?" Lian Huahun asked as she paid her respects to Qin Mu.
Qin Mu said helplessly, "This is the Yun family's Yun Chuxiu, while this is Lang Wo. Please feel free to chat. I have some other matters to attend to…"
"Celestial Venerable, please stay!"
Yun Chuxiu stepped forward and held his arm, putting it between her breasts. She said with a smile, "I'm afraid of strangers. It would be good if Celestial Venerable could stay. There's one more matter. Has Celestial Venerable been to the Great Void? When did you come back? Celestial Venerable, what did you encounter there?"
Qin Mu said with a straight face, "Younger Sister, you have also been to the Great Void. Whatever happened there, how could you not know? I really have matters to attend to…"
Yun Chuxiu blinked her eyes and burst out giggling. "Did Celestial Venerable forget? We lost contact with each other after we entered the Great Void. Hence, Younger Sister doesn't know of Celestial Venerable's encounters."
Lian Huahun gave a snort and said indifferently, "How did your family teach you? How can you be so rude when talking to a Celestial Venerable?"
Yun Chuxiu rolled her eyes at her. She then glanced at Divine King Lang Wo, suspicion in her heart. She thought, 'The mannerisms of this wretch, Lian Huahun, are just like Elder Sister. What about this Lang Wo? Where did she come from? Her aura isn't inferior to that of my wretched Elder Sister. Which Celestial Venerable created this Jue Wuchen to impersonate Elder Sister?'
Suddenly, a god official came forward to announce Celestial Emperor's decree. "I proclaim—Celestial Venerable Mu is to enter the palace for an audience."
Qin Mu heaved a sigh of relief, but his heart tightened. 'The Celestial Emperor in the celestial heavens is also a fake created by the creation divine weapon. The corporeal body of the real Celestial Emperor is trapped in Celestial Venerable Ling's divine art. In that case, which Celestial Venerable is the Celestial Emperor who summoned me today?'
That god official said, "Celestial Venerable waged war on the Great Void. He worked hard and contributed valuable service. According to His Majesty's instructions, he will be rewarded with precious stones and beauties." Just as he finished talking, the accompanying gods brought along many palace girls, precious stones, and treasures.
Qin Mu summoned Hu Ling'er so that she could accept the gifts. He then followed that god official into the palace to meet the emperor.
The eyes of Yun Chuxiu rolled around frantically as she went forward to grab Divine King Lang Wo's arm. Smiling, she said, "Elder Sister Lang Wo, we look so alike, like long-lost twin sisters. Elder Sister, we must have a good chat. Who knows, we might really be long-lost sisters."
Lian Huahun snorted and said indifferently, "Yes, you may be sisters. Even so, a sister would still have to guard herself against being stabbed in the back!"
Divine King Lang Wo gently said, "Elder Sister Lian, why do you say that? When I saw the two of you, I felt a sense of kinship, as though we came from the same root. I can't help but want to know both of you better."
Qin Mu hastened his footsteps and left the Celestial Venerable Residence quickly.
He followed the god official into the inner city of the celestial heavens. That god official said, "It's currently not the time for court. His Majesty is waiting for Celestial Venerable at the Hall of Nourishment."
Qin Mu narrowed his eyes as he thought to himself, 'Hall of Nourishment? Unless it's a female Celestial Venerable controlling the corporeal body of Celestial Emperor? I wonder which of the four female Celestial Venerables it is?'
When they arrived at the Hall of Nourishment, the god official signaled Qin Mu to stay outside as he walked with small steps into the hall. He said, "Your Majesty, Celestial Venerable Mu is here."
"Proclaim." The voice of Celestial Emperor traveled over.
The god official once again walked with small steps out of the hall. He smiled at Qin Mu and said, "Celestial Venerable Mu, please."
Qin Mu walked into the hall. He raised his head and saw the ancient Celestial Emperor sitting upright on the throne inside the Hall of Nourishment. His corporeal body was humongous, and his eyes were closed.
There were many goddesses carrying plates made from jade. On them were treasured spirit ointments and herbs.
The goddesses fluttered around with sashes, circling the ancient Celestial Emperor. Their movements were graceful as they carefully applied the spirit ointments on Celestial Emperor's skin. Some goddesses were shuttling in between his hair, applying some ointment there as well, nourishing it.
There were also some goddesses sitting by the feet of Celestial Emperor, using pestles to grind spirit herbs as they added water from the Jade Spring, hence creating the spirit ointment. They then applied it onto the feet of the ancient Celestial Emperor.
There were several elegant-looking girls around the area of the ancient Celestial Emperor's exposed skin, delicately applying the ointment on the rune markings on his body.
In the hall, there was leisurely music. Periodically, there would be goddesses striking chimes, giving off melodious chords.
"Celestial Venerable Mu, please take a seat." The ancient Celestial Emperor opened his eyes as he raised his hand to signal. Several of the goddesses who had been trimming his nails hurriedly flew up, moving up his palm.
The goddesses who were tidying his brows were also flustered. They frantically landed on his brows, tidying them thread by thread.
Qin Mu sat down, continuing to observe this ancient Celestial Emperor.
From his appearance, the celestial heavens' celestial emperor looked very similar to the ancient Celestial Emperor that was trapped by Celestial Venerable Ling's divine art. He had the air of a master of 10,000 Daos and the bearing of an overlord who had dominated the entire universe.
Behind his head, there were many goddesses circling his halos, cleaning them so that they would appear brighter.
The ancient Celestial Emperor was also examining Qin Mu. After some time, he said, "Celestial Venerable Mu has worked hard and contributed valuable service, waging war on the Great Void. Do you know the whereabouts of Celestial Venerable Huo and Celestial Venerable Xu?"
"Your Majesty, Celestial Venerable Huo and Celestial Venerable Xu were trapped in the Great Void. They have managed to escape since."
Qin Mu said, "From this exploration of the Great Void, I have discovered the race of masters of creation and the location of Carefree Village."
The ancient Celestial Emperor's expression wavered as the halos behind his head shook slightly. Many goddesses who were utterly exhausted cleaning the halos couldn't keep up.
Around the ancient Celestial Emperor's mouth, the goddesses who had been cleaning his lips also hurriedly flew away. If not, they might have been knocked away by his breath or sucked into his lungs.
Qin Mu observed the ancient Celestial Emperor's expression. Just from this, it was very difficult to determine which Celestial Venerable was inside this corporeal body.
"Celestial Venerable Mu, please tell me in detail," the ancient Celestial Emperor said.
Qin Mu bowed slightly and said, "When I entered the Great Void, I discovered that the consciousness there was in a disorderly state. This had something to do with the masters of creation from prehistory. I also uncovered the tracks of the leader of the masters of creation, the Grand Emperor. His corporeal body was trapped in the Great Void. I believe Your Majesty is familiar with the Grand Emperor?"
He observed the expression of the ancient Celestial Emperor.
However, his expression remained unchanged. Qin Mu was really unable to see any changes in the state of mind of the Celestial Venerable controlling his corporeal body.
"The Grand Emperor was a rebel and has to be looked into."
The ancient Celestial Emperor said, "Celestial Venerable, please continue."
Qin Mu retracted his gaze and said, "I discovered that the Grand Emperor's corporeal body was frozen in the supreme consciousness realm. His corporeal body was incomparably strong, and his consciousness vast. Maybe we could capture his body and parade his head publicly, so as to display the power and awe of the heavens."
The ancient Celestial Emperor didn't express his opinion.
At this moment, Qin Mu felt a ripple in the ancient Celestial Emperor's aura. Another stream of power had entered this Celestial Emperor's corporeal body!
Those goddesses looked as though they didn't feel anything. However, his consciousness was extremely sharp and was able to feel clearly the ripple of this aura!
'There are two Celestial Venerables in this Celestial Emperor's corporeal body now!'
Qin Mu raised his eyebrows but maintained his expression as he continued talking. "I also had other discoveries. The Grand Emperor wasn't dead. The Great Void merely trapped his corporeal body. His consciousness escaped and left the Great Void. Also, his consciousness was strong beyond imagination. There's a portion of his consciousness hiding either in the celestial heavens or in the other tens of thousands of worlds and heavens."
The ancient Celestial Emperor revealed a pleasant smile and said, "Celestial Venerable Mu's discoveries are indeed shocking. A rebel like the Grand Emperor should be dragged out and executed, so as to display the awe of the heavens. Celestial Venerable Mu, do you think the Grand Emperor is currently hiding in one of the tens of thousands of worlds and heavens or in the celestial heavens?"
Qin Mu solemnly said, "I dare not say with certainty."
At this point, another faint aura rippled, entering the body of Celestial Emperor.
The third Celestial Venerable had arrived!
"The Grand Emperor is still alive. This matter is of great significance, and we have to guard against him. Hehe, a joke. There are always rebels who are lusting after my territories!"
The current tone of the ancient Celestial Emperor was different from before. It was clearly the third Celestial Venerable who was speaking. He said, "Peace has just arrived in the tens of thousands of worlds and heavens. Now there's trouble again. These rebels really thought that I wouldn't start a massacre?"
Suddenly, another aura rippled, burrowing into Celestial Emperor's body. He suddenly changed his expression and gently laughed. "Celestial Venerable Mu has worked hard and performed well, discovering the matter about the Grand Emperor. However, could Celestial Venerable Mu tell me more about Carefree Village and the race of masters of creation?"
Qin Mu said calmly, "When I was in the Great Void, I discovered the tracks of the rebel, Qin Ye. He battled with Celestial Venerable Huo, and both were injured badly."
The face of the ancient Celestial Emperor immediately had an extremely pleased expression. As he kept on changing expressions, the goddesses that were shaving his face appeared to be at a loss.
Qin Mu saw this and laughed coldly in his heart. He continued, saying, "That rebel, Qin Ye, is still the leader of Carefree Village, roaming about the Great Void. Celestial Venerable Huo has already left the Great Void. I believe he should be returning to the celestial heavens soon. As to exactly where Carefree Village and Qin Ye are, Celestial Venerable Huo would know better."
Right at this moment, an aura gushed forth, quietly burrowing into Celestial Emperor's body and saying, "Are there any strange activities going on with the masters of creation?"
Qin Mu said, "The masters of creation aren't extinct. I discovered the survivors on the other side of the void, having migrated there. Their aggressive nature is hard to suppress, and they are plotting a counterattack. However, my abilities are too weak, so I didn't dare go forward to check on them. However, I saw Celestial Venerable Xu heading there, trying to seek out the survivors of the masters of creation."
The sixth aura surged forth, also disappearing into the body of Celestial Emperor.
The ancient Celestial Emperor's expression felt a little charming as he said, "Celestial Venerable Mu, you must be tired from your journey. What happened to the people who went with you to the Great Void?"
Qin Mu heaved a sigh and said, "Heaven is always jealous of the talented. The only survivors of the Great Void are Yun Chuxiu of the Yun family and Lian Huahun, who is under Celestial Venerable Hao. The rest of them died in the Great Void."
"Is Divine Knife Luo Wushuang also dead?"
Qin Mu shook his head and said, "When I arrived at the Great Void, I lost contact with Divine Knife Luo. I don't know where he is."
The ancient Celestial Emperor sighed as another aura surged forth. There were actually seven Celestial Venerables controlling the body of Celestial Emperor!
"Divine Knife Luo was the top divine knife of the celestial heavens. I even hoped that he would be able to establish the Heaven Duke of Knife Dao. I didn't expect that he would be trapped in the Great Void. This is depressing and regrettable."
The ancient Celestial Emperor said, "Celestial Venerable Mu really didn't manage to find Carefree Village?"
Qin Mu said solemnly, "I have yet to discover Carefree Village. However, I have traversed the land of the Great Void and am very familiar with it. I have even drawn up a geographical map."
Qin Mu took out the map as a goddess came forward to receive it. She then presented it to the ancient Celestial Emperor.
The ancient Celestial Emperor opened up the geographical map and examined it. He fell silent as he pondered.
Suddenly, the eighth aura gushed forth, entering Celestial Emperor's body, also inspecting the geographical map of the Great Void.
Qin Mu's gaze flickered. He suddenly said, "I suspect the Grand Emperor is in the celestial heavens. He could even be hiding among the Celestial Venerables!"
Within the body of Celestial Emperor, the auras suddenly descended into a chaotic state. His hair was standing on end as his sleeves fluttered. The halos behind his head began to spin madly.
Qin Mu watched this with a smile. At this moment, the eight Celestial Venerables in the body of Celestial Emperor were checking each other out!