Ancestral God King snorted. "Come if you have the guts!"
Even though he said that, he still felt a lingering fear when he saw Celestial Venerable Huo's miserable state. He hurried to Celestial Venerable Hao's side and didn't dare to move alone.
On the Dao Tree, Celestial Venerable Huo's face was completely destroyed, and most of his facial bones were shattered.
Between the shattered bones, there were still wisps of primordial qi falling from the wound. Ancestral God King could even see Celestial Venerable Huo's protruding eyeballs, the internal structure of his nose, and even his brain!
What was even more terrifying was that Celestial Venerable Huo's teeth had melted away, leaving only three to five. His tongue was still there, and his mouth could no longer hide his tongue. Half of his tongue was exposed.
In the past, Celestial Venerable Huo was handsome and dignified. He also had a righteous aura that made people revere him.
Yet now, he had become a person that no one dared to look straight at. He could be said to be incomparably miserable.
One of his arms was also broken, and the other arm had turned into white bones. The white bones were filled with sword marks, and there were even sword lights flashing from time to time.
Celestial Venerable Hao examined Celestial Venerable Huo's injuries carefully, and he suddenly raised his hand to chop off Celestial Venerable Huo's white bone arm. He asked solemnly, "Can you recover your arms with the creation technique?"
Celestial Venerable Huo was silent.
Celestial Venerable Hao smiled and said leisurely, "Eternal Peace's reform. You also hid a reincarnation in Eternal Peace and secretly learned the results of the reform. Don't tell me you didn't research Eternal Peace's creation technique."
Celestial Venerable Huo's voice was hoarse. "I can't hide it from Brother Hao."
He executed Creation Mysterious Technique, and the flesh on his two severed arms grew. Broken bones grew out, and soon, two fine arms grew out. They were like the arms of a baby, and both arms were very short.
The techniques that were passed down in Eternal Peace were all built on the foundation of reform. Without the Celestial River Divine Treasure, it was hard to cultivate Eternal Peace's techniques.
Celestial Venerable Huo didn't open the Celestial River Divine Treasure, so opening the Celestial River was too risky for him. Therefore, his reincarnation cultivated the techniques of Eternal Peace, while his main body walked the traditional path of the Divine Bridge Divine Treasure.
His Creation Mysterious Technique could only be deduced once again according to his comprehension. However, it was obvious that the Creation Mysterious Technique he deduced couldn't allow the corporeal body and primordial spirit to grow perfectly. It wasn't as nimble as Qin Mu's.
He had to wait for his two short arms and hands to grow back to normal, but it would take a few days.
Celestial Venerable Hao said with a smile, "Celestial Venerable Mu praised himself for being unable to treat the injuries caused by his divine art. Now it looks like he was just bragging."
Celestial Venerable Huo's voice became even more hoarse. "The injuries on my face cannot be healed by Creation Mysterious Technique!"
Celestial Venerable Hao was slightly stunned. He examined his face carefully and saw that Celestial Venerable Huo's face was the same as before. Not a single bit of flesh and blood grew out!
Creation Mysterious Technique was completely useless!
Celestial Venerable Hao muttered to himself and took two steps back. "Divine King, cut off all the wounds on his face."
Ancestral God King went forward and came in front of Celestial Venerable Huo. He said with a smile, "Dao Friend Huo, the wound on your face has the remnant divine art of Bandit Mu. His divine art isn't easy to break, so I had to cut off your flesh along with the remaining divine art. However, the wound is very deep, and I'm afraid I'll cut off your eyes and tongue as well. I might even have to use half of my brain. Do you really want me to do it?"
Celestial Venerable Huo stood there without moving. "Ancestral God King, go ahead!"
Ancestral God King transformed the supreme treasure of the Heavenly Dao into a heavenly knife and slashed down, cutting Celestial Venerable Huo's face off completely. His tongue, eyes, and half of his brain were also sliced off!
How terrifying was it for a person to lose half of their head? Even the remaining half of their brain would probably fall out of their skull. However, Celestial Venerable Huo still stood there calmly. His composure was so high that even Ancestral God King couldn't help but admire him.
However, in the next moment, a marvelous thing happened. Celestial Venerable Huo executed his creation technique, and the face that grew out still had no skin, flesh, and blood. There were only broken bones, tongue, and exposed eyeballs!
Celestial Venerable Huo was finally unable to remain calm. His newly grown arms trembled as he tried to lift them up with difficulty. He tried to touch his face, but his arms were too short and couldn't be touched.
Furthermore, even if he could touch it, he would probably collapse even more!
Ancestral God King took a step back and frowned.
Logically speaking, if the wound was cut off along with Qin Mu's remaining divine art, without Qin Mu's divine art, Celestial Venerable Huo's newly grown face would return to normal. He definitely wouldn't grow a face that was identical to the wound.
— This couldn't even be called a face!
What was weird was that the face that Celestial Venerable Huo had used the creation technique to grow was still a face that was injured. It wasn't his face from before!
Celestial Venerable Huo's voice was hoarse, and he said with a trembling voice, "Ancestral God King, cut again!"
Ancestral God King frowned and sliced down again. The ugly face fell to the ground, and Celestial Venerable Huo executed his creation technique again. A new face grew out, and it was still the same as before. It was incomparably ugly!
"One more time!" Celestial Venerable Huo was on the verge of breaking down.
Ancestral God King shook his head and said, "It's useless, Daoist Huo. When Celestial Venerable Mu injured you, he must have used some kind of strange divine art. If you don't break this divine art, you can forget about restoring your appearance. No matter how many times you cut off your face, it's useless."
Celestial Venerable Huo gave a furious roar and used his incomparably dense magic power to rush towards his tattered face. Dao fire blazed furiously on his face!
He tried to find traces of Qin Mu's divine art and wipe it off completely!
As long as he erased Qin Mu's divine art, he could recover!
However, no matter how fierce his Dao fire was, he couldn't find any traces of Qin Mu's divine art, as though it didn't exist.
Celestial Venerable Huo cried out, and the Dao fire tunneled in and out of the hole. However, he didn't encounter any resistance.
Without an enemy, without a fight, his martial power was completely useless.
"I can't treat such injuries either."
Behind Celestial Venerable Hao, Tai Su's voice rang out. "This isn't the sword path, nor is it purely the Great Simplicity Dao. The Grand Primordium Dao, the Grand Primordium Dao, there are all kinds of Great Dao divine arts. There are also the unchanging divine arts, the Creation Dao, and the reincarnation path that Son of Heaven Yin comprehended."
Celestial Venerable Huo's body trembled as he frantically executed his Dao fire.
Tai Su continued, "When Celestial Venerable Mu attacked you with his sword path, he probably already used his Great Dao divine art to invade your body."
Celestial Venerable Huo forced himself to calm down. He looked behind Celestial Venerable Hao with bloodshot eyes and hissed, "Goddess, please speak! I want to know how his divine art invaded my body!"
'It's very difficult for divine arts to invade the body of a Celestial Venerable. We will encounter resistance from the Celestial Venerable's own bodily functions, but it's not that difficult for an egg-born ancient god like me and Tai Chu.'
A phantom swayed behind Celestial Venerable Hao, and the voice of Sacred Lady Tai Su came from there. "The Dao of Tai Chu is divided into consciousness and one qi. The Grand Emperor has only learned consciousness, yet he is already unrivaled in this world. His consciousness has invaded your bodies, so you can't resist it, right?"
Celestial Venerable Hao and Ancestral God King nodded.
"Celestial Venerable Mu is very proficient in my Tai Su Dao, Celestial Emperor's Tai Chu Dao, and Tai Shi Dao. When he attacked you, he must have used one of the four Great Daos."
Taisu asked, "Is my guess correct?"
Celestial Venerable Huo nodded his head and said, "His sword skill is incomparably strange. When he bowed with his sword in hand, I felt a sword coming from the chaos, and I couldn't avoid it. When this sword stabbed into my face, all I saw was chaos qi."
"This is a divine art evolved from the Tai Chu Dao."
Goddess Tai Su said, "This kind of divine art transforms everything that the sword light passes into chaos qi, and it's called Primordial Chaos Qi. When this move of his attacked your face, the Great Dao of Tai Chu had already invaded your body and sent another divine art of his into your body. How many moves did you take?"
Hope rose in Celestial Venerable Huo's heart, and he hurriedly said, "He bowed three times before being pulled away by Heavenly Lady Qiang."
"That means I got hit by three moves."
The shadow behind Celestial Venerable Hao floated out and came in front of Celestial Venerable Huo. It patrolled up and down, then tunneled into Celestial Venerable Huo's body. It slithered out from his back and floated back to Celestial Venerable Hao.
"Celestial Venerable Mu's first move, Primordial Chaos One Qi, was to inject the Dao of Tai Su and the Dao of Tai Chi into your body, allowing your corporeal body structure to be in a formless state, making it easier for him to modify it. After the first move, although you didn't feel any abnormalities, your corporeal body structure has already gone through three stages."
Goddess Tai Su's voice came from behind Celestial Venerable Hao, and it was erratic. The voices that everyone heard were also different. She said calmly, "The first stage is the stage of Tai Su There is a form but no substance. The second stage is the stage of Tai Shi. There is a form but no substance. The third stage is the stage of Tai Chu. There is a form and a body. Your own cultivation of the Great Dao haven't changed at all, so you didn't notice it. If you didn't notice it, it would be hard for you to resist his second move."
Celestial Venerable Hao and Ancestral God King shuddered when they heard her dissecting Qin Mu's attack.
This feeling of fear rose from his heart and climbed up his spine, to the back of his head, and into his brain!
"The second move is still the Primordial Chaos Qi. When this move attacked your face, it was the time for the second phase to erupt. He poured Son of Heaven Yin's Dao of Reincarnation into your body through the Primordial Chaos Qi. When the Dao of Reincarnation and the Dao of Great Simplicity combine, the form of your corporeal body will completely change."
The more Tai Su spoke, the more terrifying everyone felt.
"At the same time, he planted the path of creation in your body. This is his second divine art."
"His third divine art is still Primordial Chaos Qi, and it's attacking your face. This move is remarkable. He has attacked the unchanging divine art into your body, and this is the third stage!"
Tai Su also couldn't help showing admiration in his tone, and he praised, "When his unchanging divine art entered your body, it was the time when the path of creation fused with your corporeal body. At the same time, the third stage of the path of taiji burst forth, restoring your body to the past. However, this past is not the true past."
The admiration in her voice became denser, and she exclaimed softly as if she was moaning, "In the past, your face was the same as it was after he attacked it three times. He fixed your face on your current appearance forever!"
She couldn't help but laugh. "Celestial Venerable Huo, you should be glad that Celestial Venerable Mu's cultivation is far inferior to yours. You should also be glad that Heavenly Lady Qiang pulled him away. His magic power is inferior to yours, so these three moves can't cover your entire body. They can only change the structure of your head. If these three moves invade every part of your body, you can forget about growing your arms!"
Celestial Venerable Huo's fury soared into the sky and dispersed the fog above him!
He had suffered such a serious injury, yet this woman could still laugh out loud. It was hard for him to tolerate!
Suddenly, Celestial Venerable Hao's voice rang out, and he said indifferently, "Luckily, Celestial Venerable Mu's cultivation is weak, and he didn't lose his life. It's a great fortune among misfortune."
Celestial Venerable Huo heard his voice, and his anger gradually subsided.
Celestial Venerable Hao continued, "Aunt, can you treat Celestial Venerable Huo's injuries?"
"It can't be cured."
Goddess Tai Su said, "I don't have the means to solve the unchanging divine art planted deep in Celestial Venerable Huo's body, nor can I solve the Dao of Reincarnation and the Dao of Creation in his body. Unless Celestial Emperor Tai Chu recovers to his peak state and fuses his consciousness into one, transforming it into the complete Dao of Tai Chu, only then can he solve Celestial Venerable Huo's injuries."
Celestial Venerable Hao raised his eyebrows.
"At that time, Celestial Emperor of Absolute Beginning would have to use the Dao of Absolute Beginning to beat Celestial Venerable Huo into the form of the Grand Primordium, transforming him into an innate one qi, formless. Then, the Grand Primordium would have to make a move to transform the innate one qi into the form of the Grand Primordium. There would be a form but no substance. Then, I would have to make a move to transform him into a form with a form but no substance. At that time, Son of Heaven Yin would have to solve the Dao of Reincarnation left behind by Celestial Venerable Mu. Celestial Venerable Ling would have to solve the unchanging divine art left behind by Celestial Venerable Mu."
Goddess Tai Su said, "Next, we need two ancient gods of taiji to reconstruct his body. Therefore…"
She said indifferently, "It's hopeless."
Celestial Venerable Huo's heart gradually sank into the icy valley, becoming incomparably cold.
Son of Heaven Yin and Taisu were still fine, but the others couldn't save him.
Celestial Venerable Hao frowned and said, "In that case, will Celestial Venerable Huo's injuries affect his abilities?"
"There's an impact, but it's not big."
Celestial Venerable Hao let out a sigh of relief. "It's a good thing that your cultivation doesn't have much of an impact. Dao Friend Huo, a man's ambition lies in the four directions. So what if you are handsome? Just forge a mask and wear it."
Huo Tianzun acknowledged.
Celestial Venerable Hao said to Ancestral God King, "Don't go looking for Celestial Venerable Mu alone. He has Heavenly Lady Qiang by his side. You aren't their match."
Ancestral God King laughed. "Why would I be afraid of him? However, this fellow's divine art is indeed very strange… Where's Celestial Venerable Gong?"
Ancestral God King snorted. "Come if you have the guts!"