"I should have let you die with more dignity."
Qin Mu stood up with an indifferent expression. "If you die in the battle with me, you will die like a Celestial Venerable. However, I don't want to give up this chance, and I can't take the risk of saving Celestial Venerable Ling. Next time, Grand Emperor, next time, I will make you the Grand Emperor and die fair and square in my hands!"
A woman's voice suddenly rang out beside him. "Celestial Venerable Mu, have you always been so hypocritical?"
Qin Mu turned around and looked at the woman floating in the Dao Fruit. He smiled and said, "Maybe it's fake. However, didn't you also see me coming and didn't warn Heavenly Lady Qiang or save her? If we're talking about fake, you and I are of the same kind."
He took out the God Execution Stage and raised the two God Execution Mysterious Knives, placing them on the God Execution Stage for nourishment.
When these two divine knives landed in his hands, even though they wouldn't be invaded by the aura of the great calamity of destruction, they wouldn't be able to recover to their peak state. He would have to rely on the God Execution Stage to slowly recover.
The woman in the Dao Fruit said, "Firstly, it was my idea to lure her here. It wasn't the master of Miluo Palace who invited her, so her life isn't as important as you think. If she is really important, not to mention Celestial Venerable Mu, even all the strong practitioners in your universe can't kill her. Secondly…"
She paused for a moment and said, "My personal strength has been exhausted too much. I have protected her all the way here, and my strength is no longer Celestial Venerable Mu's match. Thus, for the sake of my own life, I won't risk being killed by you to save her."
Qin Mu raised his eyes and examined the majestic palaces in front of him. He saw the magnificent and extraordinary Miluo Palace in front of his eyes.
The Miluo Palace referred to the Jade Capital City. Not only was it the Jade Capital City of the ancestral court, it was also the Jade Capital City of the past universes. However, the Miluo Palace could also point to the palace that the owner of the Miluo Palace was living in.
Qin Mu was slightly stunned. His gaze was involuntarily attracted by a huge hall.
It was the Numinous Sky Hall, and it was even more majestic and magnificent than the Numinous Sky Hall of the celestial heavens. From afar, it looked like the foundation of ten thousand Dao.
Around it, dense light enshrouded it like lotuses. It supported the hall and allowed it to rise and fall in the chaos without being swallowed by it.
When Qin Mu saw the Numinous Sky Hall, he understood why the celestial heavens used it as the center of power, and why gods and devils used it as the Numinous Sky and Emperor's Throne Realm.
"When the Grand Emperor, Tai Chu, and the rest barged into the Jade Capital City of the ancestral court, they should have seen this hall. How did they get here?"
Qin Mu looked around and saw sixteen long rivers of chaos blocking the path of the Grand Emperor and the rest. Logically speaking, they shouldn't have been able to pass through them.
There were still many mysteries in history that had yet to be solved. They shrouded him like a fog, making him unable to see clearly.
"That's right, the master of Miluo Palace needs the Grand Emperor to come here and impart the arrangements of the Jade Capital City to him. He needs to complete the trap of the Jade Capital. There should be prehistoric Dao successors that have guided the Grand Emperor here, allowing him to see the Numinous Sky Hall."
Just as he thought that, the woman in the Dao Fruit said, "Celestial Venerable Mu, please."
Qin Mu composed himself and walked forward. Looking around, he asked indifferently, "May I know how to address big sister?"
The woman in the Dao Fruit sneered and said, "Sister? Celestial Venerable Mu's words are clever, as expected of Celestial Venerable Mu."
Qin Mu stopped and looked at the woman with a smile that wasn't a smile. "You've seen me before?"
The Dao Fruit floated forward and didn't answer his question.
Qin Mu followed her and probed, "You are a Dao practitioner who had reached the shore before, but your cultivation was destroyed, so you can't leave Jade Capital City. This is also the first time I'm here, which means that we have never met before. Yet sister, you seem to recognize me from your words, which is strange. Could it be that in the future, I will return to the past universe and meet you?"
The woman in the Dao Fruit didn't have a good expression as she said coldly, "Celestial Venerable Mu, don't let your thoughts run wild."
Qin Mu saw that she wasn't willing to answer and didn't ask any more questions. He looked around excitedly and said with a smile, "Tai Yi once said that he would send me back to the past universe after I achieved the Dao, and he wanted me to stop you guys so that you guys wouldn't come ashore. Could it be that I have achieved the Dao in the future?"
The woman in the Dao Fruit rolled her eyes.
Qin Mu stopped, and he saw a golden ship floating on the shore of the Chaotic Sea. That golden ship was extremely huge, and it was docked on the shore. However, the golden ship was already dilapidated. Its mast was broken, and its sails were full of holes.
Even so, the golden ship wasn't completely destroyed by the great calamity.
"What kind of ship is that?" Qin Mu asked curiously.
The woman in the Dao Fruit said angrily, "That's the World Crossing Gold Ship. I heard that it was originally forged by the master of Miluo Palace to ferry the people of the world across the Chaotic River."
"What happened after that?" Qin Mu was even more curious.
"I've heard that he had stored all the lifeforms in the entire universe into a golden ship to cross the great calamity of destruction in an attempt to reach the future universe."
The Dao Fruit floated forward, and the woman said indifferently, "When the golden ship came to the future universe, Palace Master Miro realized that there was no one on the ship but himself. All the living beings in the entire universe died when they flew over and turned into chaos. He then abandoned this ship."
There was no emotion in her words, but Qin Mu could imagine the scene of the apocalypse. After a moment, he walked out from the sorrow.
He came to the front of a great hall and stopped. He raised his head to look up and praised, "What a great hall! How do I address this hall?"
That grand hall was majestic and had a Great Dao aura that wasn't inferior to Numinous Sky Hall. Coming to the highness, Qin Mu felt insignificant.
"This is Supreme Pure Jade Hall."
The woman in the Dao Fruit was impatient and hurried him. "Leave quickly! Don't you want to see the master of Miluo Palace?"
Qin Mu looked into the hall and asked, "Can we enter?"
The woman in the Dao Fruit sneered and said, "If you aren't afraid of death, you can enter. This hall has a master, and the master of the Grand Hall isn't as easy to talk to as the master of the Miro Palace. Besides, you haven't achieved the Dao, so entering the hall is courting death! The sky dome of this hall was refined from the Great Overarching Heaven, and the hall has the Dao Tree Dao Fruit of the master of the Grand Hall."
Qin Mu jumped in shock and gave up on the idea of entering the great hall to take a look at the elegant demeanor of the master of the great hall. He followed the woman and asked, "In that case, whose great hall is the Numinous Sky Hall? Could it also be refined from the Great Overarching Heaven?"
The woman in the Dao Fruit said, "Of course. Those who can settle down in the Mi Luo Palace are all extraordinary people. If the Numinous Sky Hall wasn't forged from the Great Overarching Heaven, how could you cultivate to the Numinous Sky Realm? This Numinous Sky Realm is an imitation of the process of ascending to the Great Overarching Heaven. From the bottom of the Numinous Sky Hall to the center of the hall to the throne, it's equivalent to reaching the Great Overarching Heaven and ascending step by step."
Qin Mu's heart stirred slightly, and his curiosity towards the Numinous Sky Hall grew even stronger. He couldn't wait to go in and take a look at the arrangements inside.
However, apart from the Numinous Sky Hall and the Grand Supreme Hall, there were also other halls in the Miluo Palace. They must have their own uses.
"If we treat the other treasure halls as Numinous Sky Realm, can we cultivate to an extremely high realm?" Qin Mu asked again.
The woman in the Dao Fruit said, "Of course. However, the master of Numinous Sky Hall is the third young master. His abilities are extremely strong, so cultivating his Hall of Treasures will increase your abilities even more."
Qin Mu frowned.
The master of Numinous Sky Hall, the third young master?
Previously, when he was traveling with Heavenly Lady Qiang, he had met a fourth young master. Were the people here all called young masters?
Since there were three young masters and four young masters, were there still two young masters and five young masters?
Who were they?
Could he be the son of the master of Miluo Palace?
When he met the fourth young master, he was on the seventh river of chaos and seemed to be unharmed. He was waiting for the chance to land and wanted to take revenge for being beaten up by Tai Yi. However, because Qin Mu and the rest were guests of the master of Miro Palace, the fourth young master let them off.
The woman in the Dao Fruit stopped in front of an ancient hall and spoke to the hall.
After a long time, creaking sounds came from the great hall. The incomparably ancient door opened, and the aura of decay and withering assaulted their faces. At the same time, primordial qi spewed out from the hall, causing their spirits to be roused. It was as though the death and withering brought by the great calamity of destruction had also vanished.
"Primordial Violet Vapor!"
Qin Mu swallowed his saliva and his scalp turned numb. "As I expected, this is Tai Yi, the Tai Yi of the First Universe!"
Purple energy enshrouded him, and the purple light rippled like water, making him unable to see what was inside the hall.
The woman in the Dao Fruit said, "Miluo Palace Master has asked you to meet him. Go, Young Master Mu."
Qin Mu's heart trembled violently, and he turned to look at her. After a moment, he asked softly, "Which young master am I?"
The woman in the Dao Fruit was expressionless. "Seventh young master."
Qin Mu composed himself and braced himself to walk into the primordial qi, disappearing into the purple light.
The hall creaked and closed, separating it from the outside world.
The hall seemed to have no ground, and he walked in the void. Qin Mu looked around and could only see a patch of purple light. Some places were bright, while others were slightly dim.
The light was also flowing, but he couldn't see where it came from.
Even if he opened his third eye, he couldn't see what was inside the hall.
After walking for a long time, Qin Mu could faintly see a majestic figure sitting in the purple light in front of him. No matter how far he walked, the distance between him and that majestic figure never shortened.
Qin Mu stopped in his tracks and bowed to pay his respects. He said, "I'm a junior in my studies, and I'm Celestial Venerable Mu of Universe 17. Greetings, Miluo Palace Master."
He used Dao language to communicate with this kind of incomparably ancient existence. He either used consciousness or Dao language. If it was any other language, it would be easy for there to be flaws in his language.
"Celestial Venerable Mu…"
An incomparably heavy voice came from that majestic figure, reverberating in this vast land. "You came to see me to ask about the Jade Capital Trap?"
Qin Mu bowed slightly. "That's right."
"Jade Capital isn't a trap."
The voice of the master of Miluo Palace traveled over. "It's a shortcut to help you guys achieve the Dao."
Qin Mu raised his eyebrows and said with a smile, "In that case, why did Dao brother transform the ancestral court into an altar and sacrifice us in exchange for your arrival?"
"The one who laid down the sacrificial altar isn't me."
The voice of the master of Mi Luo Palace traveled over. "It's someone else. You shouldn't be careful of me. You should be careful of Tai Yi. Who you saw was Tai Yi, what you thought was Tai Yi, wasn't the real Tai Yi."
Qin Mu frowned.
"Because the real Tai Yi died before he was even born."
The voice of the master of Miluo Palace shook. "The first Daoist who came ashore invaded the egg of Tai Yi and got rid of him. He used his ax to cut down the World Tree, preventing other Daoists from descending."
"I should have let you die with more dignity."