Celestial Venerable Yun's heart sank. The one who was staring at him the most was probably Tai Chu.
Because of his own flaws, the Grand Emperor used the Tai Chu Emperor Sword as his foundation. He used the Dao Tree, the Dao Flower, and the Dao Fruit. In the battle of the Great Overarching Consciousness Heaven, the Grand Emperor died, and Celestial Venerable Yun took the chance to control the Grand Primordium Emperor Sword and scare Celestial Venerable Hao away. The Emperor Sword became his divine weapon.
This emperor's sword was the accompanying treasure of Tai Chu. When Tai Chu broke out of its shell, it was seized by the Grand Emperor. Its desire for the emperor's sword had always been the obsession of Tai Chu.
The instant Celestial Venerable Yun's figure rushed into the Great Overarching Consciousness Heaven, a Grand Qi Celestial Heavens crashed into it!
Celestial Venerable Yun almost lost his balance. Luckily, his Dao Tree wasn't damaged like the Grand Emperor's. Instead, it was a complete Dao Tree that could withstand it.
The roots of the Dao Tree danced in the air and stabbed into his back. Instantly, surging consciousness flooded in from the roots to strengthen his corporeal body.
In Celestial Venerable Yun's body, the spirit embryo opened up and evolved into the Ancestral Court's land. The galaxy soared into the sky and transformed into Xuandu. The celestial river pierced through the sky and flew up from the sea majestically, piercing through Xuandu.
This celestial river flowed down from Xuandu and revolved around the four poles of the universe, establishing the divine treasures of the four poles. The divine treasures of the four poles opened up one after another.
Next, Yuandu opened up, and the celestial river flowed through the sky above Yuandu. It flowed into Youdu and transformed into the ghost river, opening up Youdu.
The ghost river flowed from Youdu into the Ruins of End, opening it up.
From then on, the seven great realms of the new divine treasure were cultivated by him!
This was the seven realms of the new divine treasure that Lan Yutian had imparted to him. These realms were different from the previous seven realms of the divine treasure. They didn't borrow the power of heaven and earth. In the past, other than the spirit embryo, the other six realms of the Seven Divine Treasures relied on external objects and ancient gods.
On the other hand, the new divine treasure was to observe the path of heaven and earth and open up the divine treasure. It didn't borrow power from the outside world and instead used itself as the universe, borrowing the path of heaven and earth to evolve the marvel of the inner universe.
Celestial Venerable Yun's cultivation had advanced by leaps and bounds. Actually, when he cultivated to Youdu Realm, he had already escaped death and become like a god. He had boundless lifespan and had the same lifespan as heaven and earth.
If one used the standard of having boundless lifespan to become a god, the sixth realm of the new divine treasure, Youdu Realm, could be called the god realm.
However, the realm that Lan Yutian founded didn't have the so-called god realm. It didn't even have the realm of celestial palace.
After Celestial Venerable Yun opened the seven great divine treasures, his primordial spirit stood on top of the ancestral court. The Great Dao gathered and passed through the four great heavenly gates, undergoing the baptism of the Jade Pavilion in the Jade Pool, undergoing the tempering of the Heavenly Sea Dao Heart, before entering the God Execution Stage, the Nine Hells Stage.
The path ahead was hazy and chaotic. His primordial spirit appeared in front of a majestic Jade Capital City, but he couldn't step into it.
The realm that Lan Yutian had opened up, the Seven Divine Treasures, was cut off from the Foundation Establishment Realm. After that, it was the Ancestral Court Realm. The Ancestral Court Realm was divided into the Four Heavenly Gates Realm, the Jade Pool Realm, the Jade Pavilion Realm, the Heavenly Sea Realm, the God Execution Realm, the Nine Hells Stage Realm, the Jade Capital Realm, the Five Great Realm, and the World Tree Realm.
The seven realms of the New Divine Treasure were completed by Lan Yutian alone, and the eight realms of the ancestral court were created by Lan Yutian, Xu Shenghua, Hua Xuanxiu, Granny Si, Prince You Ming, and the rest.
However, they hadn't completed the Jade Capital Realm, the Five Great Realms, and the World Tree Realm.
Because the Jade Capital Realm wanted to comprehend the Jade Capital City, it was sealed by the Celestial Venerables of the celestial heavens and guarded by soldiers. Lan Yutian and the rest couldn't enter to comprehend, so they could only see a hazy piece of the Jade Capital City and couldn't enter.
The five Grand Realms required one to comprehend the five Connate Great Daos of Taiyi, Grand Primordium, Grand Primordium, Great Simplicity, and Taiji. Lan Yutian and Xu Shenghua had gone to the ruins of the five major mines more than once to try and comprehend these five Great Daos. However, these five Great Daos were too profound, and they were unable to reach perfection.
The World Tree Realm was similar to the traditional Dao Realm. It was similar to the thirty-six heavens of Founding Emperor's Dao Realm, where one would achieve the Dao and cultivate the Great Overarching Heaven. The Dao Tree would bloom and bear Dao fruits.
However, the World Tree Realm was different from the traditional Dao Realm. The Dao Realm's Dao Tree imitated the World Tree, while the World Tree Realm comprehended the World Tree of the Black Mountain Holy Land and used its own Dao to nurture a World Tree in the ancestral court that it opened.
When the World Tree was cultivated, it would control the various Great Daos in the body. The Great Dao would form a Great Overarching Heaven with the World Tree as the center.
The World Tree in the Great Overarching Heaven could also bloom Dao flowers and bear Dao fruits.
What was different from the Great Overarching Heaven of the Dao Realm system was that the Great Overarching Heaven of the Ancestral Court system didn't need to be entrusted with the ultimate void. The Great Overarching Heaven of the Ancestral Court system was formed by one's own Great Dao.
This was the idea of Lan Yutian and Xu Shenghua. They planned to use this method to prevent the Ultimate Void from collapsing because there were too many Great Overarching Heavens.
If he didn't entrust his Great Dao and only refined the Great Overarching Heaven in his ancestral court system, there wouldn't be too much pressure on the Ultimate Void. It might be a way to solve the destruction of the universe.
Furthermore, different people cultivated different paths. The Great Overarching Heaven and the World Tree in the ancestral court were also different.
The traditional system of celestial palaces and celestial heavens relied on strength to achieve the Dao, while the system of Dao Realm relied on the Dao to achieve the Dao. They were all entrusted to the outside world, while Lan Yutian, Xu Shenghua, and the rest relied on the inside. This was the biggest difference between the new and old systems.
Celestial Venerable Yun was able to cultivate the new ancestral court system to the Nine Hells Stage in a short period of time. Such aptitude and comprehension were truly extraordinary.
However, the new system wasn't complete, and even the founders like Lan Yutian and Xu Shenghua couldn't cultivate it, let alone him, a practitioner.
His magic power was still much inferior to those who had achieved great success in the system of celestial heavens like Tai Chu.
Tai Chu appeared under the Dao Tree of One Qi Overarching Heaven. When he looked at him and felt that Celestial Venerable Yun had increased the power of his corporeal body countless times in a short period of time, he couldn't help revealing a look of approval.
"Yun, you are the Celestial Venerable that I conferred. Back then, I was the one who instructed you to come down to the lower bound and establish the Heaven Han Celestial Heavens in Yuandu. I even conferred you as the Celestial Emperor of Postcelestial lifeforms."
Tai Chu sighed ruefully. "How did you repay me? You colluded with Celestial Venerable Hao and used a beauty trap to seduce me, causing me to lose my position as Celestial Emperor. Yun, I have treated you well. I realized that you had the ambition to fight for the world, so I groomed you, but you betrayed me time again. Are humans all so untrustworthy?"
Celestial Venerable Yun frantically mobilized the power of the Dao Tree behind him. He stretched his hand out, and a sword light flashed past. The Tai Chu Emperor Sword landed in his hand, and he said solemnly, "His Majesty ordered me to come down to the lower bound to establish the Heaven Han Celestial Heavens and rule the Postcelestial lifeforms.
He then ordered Celestial Venerable Hao to come down to the lower bound to establish the Dragon Heaven Celestial Heavens. He wanted to sow discord between us and let us fight each other.
His Majesty's intention was to see the half-gods and Postcelestial lifeforms thrive and the rule of the ancient gods be lost. Thus, he wanted us to kill each other to wear down our power.
At that time, I realized that if we wanted to overthrow the ancient gods, we had to kill His Majesty first. If His Majesty didn't die, the ancient gods would definitely rule the world forever, and the world would forever be dark!"
"That's why you joined forces with Celestial Venerable Hao and controlled the Heaven Alliance. In order to borrow the power of the half-gods to kill me, you had no choice but to give him half of the power of the Heaven Alliance."
Tai Chu sighed and said, "Yet he took over the Heaven Alliance slowly. Celestial Venerable Yun, after you overthrew me, did you regret it? Your Heaven Alliance became the Heaven Alliance of Celestial Venerable Hao and the other ten Celestial Venerables. After you overthrew the rule of the ancient gods, there were half-gods who continued to rule the worlds. You humans and the lifeforms after the beginning were still sacrifices, unable to escape the fate of being enslaved and sacrificed. You overthrowing me is no different from you not overthrowing me."
Celestial Venerable Yun also sighed and said solemnly, "There's a difference. There was no hope in the past, but now there's hope. This is the biggest difference!"
Grand Primordium laughed loudly and flicked his sleeves. "Hope? What a fleeting and ironic word—Celestial Venerable Yun, why do you care about the gods of countless humans and Postcelestial lifeforms that have been massacred time again for the past million years? You call them hope? You call the Dragon Han Calamity, Crimson Light Calamity, High Emperor Calamity, Founding Emperor Calamity, and Eternal Peace Calamity hope? Postcelestial lifeforms are like leeks being sliced up, one batch after another. Is this your so-called hope?"
Celestial Venerable Yun flicked the Tai Chu Emperor Sword with his finger, and the clear and melodious sound of the sword stirred the hearts of the people. "How is this not hope? Your Majesty, back then, we didn't have the power to fight. During the Dragon Han Era, there were only a few strong practitioners of the Emperor's Throne Realm after the beginning. During the Crimson Light Era, Light Emperor could kill his way out of the Southern Heavenly Gate. During the High Emperor Era, Celestial Venerable Ling shook the foundation of the celestial heavens. During the Founding Emperor Era, Carefree Village made the ten Celestial Venerables unable to eat or sleep in peace. During the Eternal Peace Era, Your Majesty, we could already rival the celestial heavens."
Tai Chu's gaze landed on the emperor's sword in his hand, and he said leisurely, "You Postcelestial lifeforms are truly insects. No matter how I kill you, I can't kill you. Instead, you come back to life again, becoming stronger. However, you don't have a chance anymore."
He examined the Great Overarching Consciousness Heaven and sighed ruefully. "The Dao of Tai Chu is separated into one qi and consciousness. The Tai Chu becomes the Dao and transforms into the Great Overarching Supreme Beginning Heaven, which is separated into one qi and the Great Overarching Supreme Consciousness Heaven. I need to use your death to achieve the Dao Tai Chu."
A vertical eye in the heart of his brows slowly opened up, revealing the sparkling and resplendent Tai Chu Origin Stone. This Origin Stone was missing half of it, and he smiled. "After you die, the two Great Overarching Heavens will fuse, and I will be the true Tai Chu."
"Your Majesty, so do I."
Celestial Venerable Yun smiled, and a vertical eye in the heart of his brows slowly opened up to reveal a piece of the Tai Chu Origin Stone. He said with a smile, "If Your Majesty dies in my hands, I can borrow Your Majesty's Tai Chu Qi to achieve the Tai Chu Dao. Your Majesty has the corporeal body of the Tai Chu, and I have the Tai Chu Emperor Sword. It's still unknown who will win!"
Tai Chu's pupils contracted. The Tai Chu Origin Stone in the heart of Celestial Venerable Yun's brows was the Tai Chu Origin Stone that he had painstakingly searched for!
Back then, the Grand Emperor's corporeal body had been shattered in the sea of primal chaos formed by the mine. The raw stone had fallen into the sea, and the Celestial Venerables had gone to search for it. However, no one had found it!
Tai Chu had entered the Chaos Sea more than once to search for the Origin Stone. However, the Origin Stone seemed to have grown wings and vanished without a trace.
He didn't know that the Origin Stone had been obtained by Xu Shenghua. Xu Shenghua had brought it to the sacred ground of the Hundred Thousand Mountains and comprehended the Dao of Tai Chu with Lan Yutian. Both of them had great gains.
Not long ago, Celestial Venerable Yun came to the Black Mountain Sacred Ground to seek knowledge, and Lan Yutian imparted him a new cultivation system. Xu Shenghua learned that he had obtained the Grand Emperor's Great Overarching Consciousness Heaven, so he gave him the Tai Chu Origin Stone, allowing him to control the power of the Great Overarching Consciousness Heaven.
Celestial Venerable Yun planted this Origin Stone in the heart of his brows. With this Origin Stone, it was much easier for him to mobilize his Great Overarching Consciousness Heaven. He could easily mobilize the power of the Dao Tree of the Great Overarching Heaven.
"I'm afraid Your Majesty doesn't know why Celestial Venerable Mu wanted me to go to the sacred ground of Hundred Thousand Holy Mountains. I learned a lot from it. Other than the new cultivation system, I also obtained this Origin Stone. More importantly, Founding Emperor Qin Ye is also in the black mountains!"
Celestial Venerable Yun moved the Tai Chu Emperor Sword, and his expression was solemn. He stared at the tip of the sword. "During the Dragon Han Era, other than impersonating Celestial Venerable Mu, I also impersonated Founding Emperor. During the first year of the Dragon Han Era, I took a glimpse and comprehended their paths, skills, and divine arts from their battles. I was able to perfectly imitate their paths, skills, and divine arts, making them look real! In the sacred land of the Black Mountains, with Founding Emperor, the number one in the sword Dao, personally guiding me, the power of the Tai Chu Emperor Sword in my hands might surpass Your Majesty's imagination!"
Celestial Venerable Yun waved his sword, and the tip of the Sword of Tai Chu pointed downwards. Behind him, purple qi filled the sky, dyeing the Great Overarching Consciousness Heaven as though it was made of purple jade.
An incomparably sharp power of Sword Dao surged out from his body, indestructible!
In the world of the Great Overarching Celestial Heavens, layers of the sword path heavens suddenly spread out, forming a defensive stance!
At the same time, the heavens formed by the consciousness paths fused with the heavens of the sword path, making up for his lack in the sword path!
When the two heavens merged, their power would be even stronger!
"Your Majesty, please—"