"Give him a little hope, and he will pull himself together, even if it's just an insignificant hope."
Brahma Buddha said, "He's such a person, he won't let go of any hope. Celestial Venerable Ling, what happened earlier?"
Celestial Venerable Ling said, "Previously, he was already prepared to offer a humble apology and go to the celestial heavens to kneel and admit defeat, begging Celestial Venerable Hao to protect the human race."
Dao Ancestor and Brahma Buddha fell silent.
If he wasn't forced into a corner, a person like Qin Mu would never do such a thing.
Previously, the pressure Qin Mu faced was too great, to the extent of crushing him!
The most important thing wasn't Founding Emperor's death. Founding Emperor's death was merely a catalyst, and the most important thing was the fall of Youdu.
The collapse of Youdu was the reason why he was crushed!
"Celestial Venerable Mu, the great army of the celestial heavens might be able to delay for a dozen years, but what if Celestial Venerable Hao, Celestial Venerable Huo, and the rest invade?"
Dao Ancestor asked, "How do we defend?"
Qin Mu fell into deep thought again, and Granny Si glared at Dao Ancestor. Dao Ancestor blushed and asked Brahma Buddha, "Shouldn't I ask?"
Brahma Buddha said, "You should ask, but you shouldn't ask now. Since you have asked, there's no need to take it to heart. Benefactor Si is merely licking the calf's heart."
Dao Ancestor praised, "The old monk is skilled in human emotions."
In Dao Comprehension Courtyard, Qin Mu walked back and forth for seven to eight days in a row. He just kept walking like this and kept thinking of countermeasures.
"Is Yu Chen'zi back yet?"
He suddenly asked loudly, "Yu Chen'zi!"
Yu Chen'zi had just returned to Dao Academy when he ran over while gasping for breath. "What instructions does Imperial Preceptor have?"
"I wrote a letter of surrender to express Celestial Venerable Hao's willingness to surrender."
Qin Mu quickly said, "Send my watch to the celestial heavens and hand it to Celestial Venerable Hao. You might die there."
Yu Chen'zi said solemnly, "A dead man for an empire is worth it. I'm willing to offer my head to Eternal Peace."
Qin Mu raised his brush, and Yu Chen'zi started to grind the ink.
Qin Mu was about to put down his brush when he stopped.
Yu Chen'zi was puzzled. He saw Qin Mu slowly gathering his spirit, and his heart gradually turned as gray as death. He was completely disheartened, and two streams of tears rolled down his cheeks. When his brush landed, the tip of his brush trembled twice as though he was choking.
Next, his brush moved and wrote down the words to ask Celestial Venerable Hao to surrender. His words were sincere, but they were also filled with unwillingness. He had the intention to fight to the death for the safety of the human race, to fight for everything.
However, he lowered his stance again and said, "Your Majesty is honored as Celestial Emperor, and I'm honored as Celestial Venerable. Command the subjects of Ling, Yue, You, and Tai Shi to surrender. Don't be hasty."
In his words, he earnestly requested Emperor Hao to send an envoy over to discuss the handover of power between the two sides, as well as the details of the surrender. In his words, he revealed a little longing for power and said, "I'm willing to have a corner of this land as a place to live in seclusion. I'll lead a corner of the people and forge a golden body for Your Majesty, praying and worshiping you day and night."
He then talked about the industries of Eternal Peace as if he was familiar with them. He talked about what each manufacturing factory could produce, which manufacturing factories could be handed over to the celestial heavens, and which manufacturing factories he wanted to keep. He also talked about the provinces under the jurisdiction of Eternal Peace, the heavens under the jurisdiction, what treasures could be produced by the heavens, the number of celestial coins in Eternal Peace's treasury, the number of celestial coins in every province, and so on and so forth.
Yu Chen'zi shook his head as he looked.
Qin Mu's attitude was too low, and it was slightly flattering.
'However, why did Imperial Preceptor say that I might die if I send the descent watch?' He was bewildered.
However, Qin Mu continued to write. "Lang Wo, the talented daughter of the masters of creation, I've already slept with. If Your Majesty likes her and wants to make her your queen, I'll send her to you throughout the night."
Yu Chenzi shuddered, his face as black as iron. He muttered in his heart, 'As expected, he might die! Imperial Preceptor is black-hearted. He said he slept with Lang Wo. If Celestial Venerable Hao wanted to be Celestial Emperor, he wouldn't want the woman he had slept with, much less make this woman Celestial Empress! Celestial Venerable Hao might be happy, but behind our backs, he might kill me!'
Qin Mu sealed the watch and handed it to Yu Chenzi. "Can you do this well?"
Yu Chenzi hesitated for a moment before exclaiming, "I'm willing to die for Eternal Peace!"
Qin Mu looked at him deeply and said, "You don't have to die. With your intelligence, you can do all of this well. However, you have to be careful of one person."
Yu Chen'zi's gaze flickered, and he said with a smile, "Those who know me, Imperial Preceptor. May I ask who can be my opponent?"
"This person's name is Meng Yungui, and he's Heavenly Teacher Meng of the four great heavenly teachers of the celestial heavens."
Qin Mu instructed, "Meng Yungui once saw through my plan to establish my empire, so he will definitely be able to see through my intention to lower my standards."
"Imperial Preceptor's intention is to use the discussion of surrender to delay the time for the celestial heavens to send troops."
Yu Chenzi said, "The reason why Imperial Preceptor listed out how many manufacturing factories there are in Eternal Peace and what each manufacturing factory can produce is actually to place their own benefits in front of the bandits. If there was only one bandit, it would be fine. However, the celestial heavens has the leaders of the bandits, Hao, Huo, Xu, Zu, Tai Chu, and Taiji. They need to divide the benefits of Eternal Peace. As for how to divide them, it will require time for them to compete with each other."
Qin Mu nodded and asked, "And then?"
Yu Chenzi held the watch and continued, "They discussed how to divide it, but Imperial Preceptor might not be willing to give it to them. Even though Imperial Preceptor has surrendered, Imperial Preceptor, who has surrendered, is one of the ten Celestial Venerables of the celestial heavens. He will also have to take away a portion of the benefits. This also requires Eternal Peace to leave behind a portion of the benefits. Only if Eternal Peace survives will it bring even greater benefits to the celestial heavens. Therefore, the celestial heavens won't swallow Eternal Peace whole. This means that there is room for discussion and endless wrangling."
Qin Mu nodded and asked, "And then?"
"The emissaries of the celestial heavens will need to spend some time to come to Eternal Peace and report back to the Celestial Venerables. It will also take some time. The emissaries of Eternal Peace will head to the celestial heavens to negotiate, but they will need some time. The emissaries of Eternal Peace will return to Eternal Peace to report back to the imperial teachers, and they will need time again."
Yu Chen'zi said, "As time goes on, the time will drag on. If the envoys that Imperial Preceptor has chosen are shameless, thick-skinned, and black-hearted, the time can be dragged on even longer. This is why Imperial Preceptor chose me to go to the celestial heavens. Furthermore, Imperial Preceptor can even promise to give more benefits to a certain Celestial Venerable, causing the Celestial Venerables to wrangle with each other over these benefits. When the results of the discussion are out, two to three years have already passed."
Qin Mu revealed a smile.
Brahma Buddha turned to Dao Ancestor and said, "The abilities of your Dao Sect's disciples aren't bad."
Dao Ancestor was proud of himself, and he said with a smile, "Our Dao Sect is skilled in calculation. Yu Chenzi absorbed microscopic algebra in Eternal Peace's reform and comprehended the algebra of primal chaos. He's very remarkable. His chaos algebra is good at vague calculations."
Yu Chenzi changed the topic and bowed. "Since the second heavenly master of the celestial heavens, Meng Yungui, can see through it, I implore Imperial Preceptor to give me a way out."
Qin Mu muttered, "Meng Yungui is a human…"
Yu Chen'zi said, "The feelings of fellow clansmen might not be able to move their hearts. Imperial Preceptor, change your path."
Qin Mu said, "Meng Yungui is greedy for money…"
Yu Chen'zi shook his head and said, "This is his path of disguise. It's none other than because he's a human and his wisdom is too high, which resulted in him being cautious and revealing his greed to prevent others from harming him. Imperial Preceptor, please change your path."
Qin Mu said, "Third Heaven Master Bai Yujing is also a human and the reincarnation of South Deity. After you go to the celestial heavens, go and see her first. Bai Yujing knows Meng Yungui very well, so she can tell you his weakness."
Yu Chen'zi said, "In that case, Imperial Preceptor, how should I move Bai Yujing?"
Qin Mu circulated his magic power and used the path of reincarnation to refine a jade pendant. "Take this jade pendant and meet her. It's time for her to pay back what she owes me. Tell her that if Meng Yungui doesn't shut up, the human race will be wiped out."
Yu Chenzi didn't take the jade pendant. "How can Imperial Preceptor be sure that Bai Yujing is loyal to the human race?"
"She has reincarnated one hundred and ninety-seven lives and has never reincarnated into another race."
Qin Mu's gaze flickered. "197 lives, they were all humans lives."
Yu Chen'zi put away the jade pendant and bowed. "I will definitely not let Imperial Preceptor down!" After he said that, he got up and left.
Qin Mu saw him off and sighed ruefully. "It's truly fortunate for the human race to have such a genius."
After settling this matter, he suddenly looked around and asked, "God Emperor Lang Xuan is already dead. Who is his clone in Eternal Peace? Has the emperor sent people to kill him?"
At this moment, Ling Yuxiu walked in from outside and said, "I have already sent Immortal King Yu Jing to Cang Lang Island to kill Yu Cangqiao, the reincarnation of Lang Xuan. There will be news in a few days!"
"Your Majesty, please inform Wang Muran immediately not to kill Lang Xuan's clone and let him beg for a way out for Yu Cangqiao. Force him to Southern Heaven and let him meet Celestial Venerable Huo!"
Qin Mu bowed and said, "May Your Majesty give the decree."
Everyone didn't understand what he meant. Ling Yuxiu looked at him, and after a moment, she asked, "What is Imperial Preceptor trying to do by forcing Lang Xuan's clone to enter Southern Heaven? Is he giving Celestial Venerable Huo the chance to advance?"
'Lang Xuan entering South Heaven isn't the qualification of Celestial Venerable Huo.'
Qin Mu said, "It's the beginning of Celestial Venerable Huo's death."
"What do you mean?" Ling Yuxiu frowned.
"Lang Xuan is the son of Tai Chu. But Celestial Venerable Hao is also the son of Tai Chu. Celestial Venerable Hao can kill Lang Xuan, but Celestial Venerable Huo is a slave. He can't kill Lang Xuan, or else he will die. Celestial Venerable Hao can tolerate him, but Grand Primordium can't tolerate him."
Qin Mu said calmly, "When Lang Xuan reaches Southern Heaven, Celestial Venerable Huo will hand Lang Xuan over to Celestial Venerable Hao, and Grand Primordium will definitely kill him to avenge their son. If Celestial Venerable Huo doesn't hand Lang Xuan over to Celestial Venerable Hao, Celestial Venerable Hao will kill him."
He said indifferently, "Now, Celestial Venerable Huo has already become a burden to Celestial Venerable Hao. The world is about to be unified, and Celestial Venerable Huo taking a share from Celestial Venerable Hao already makes his heart ache. Celestial Venerable Hao is already very suspicious of Celestial Venerable Huo. After all, Celestial Venerable Huo is a human, so he can't be at ease. He's always worried that Celestial Venerable Huo will seek refuge with the human race. Even if Celestial Venerable Huo doesn't seek refuge with the human race and seek refuge with Tai Chu, he will become a straw that crushes the camel, making his great situation unfavorable. At this time, the dead Celestial Venerable Huo is the best dog."
Ling Yuxiu said, "When a cunning rabbit dies, the dogs will be cooked."
Qin Mu said, "Lang Xuan's reincarnation isn't important. His trip to Southern Heaven is just a fuse, a fuse to take lives."
Ling Yuxiu's primordial spirit separated from her corporeal body and vanished in an instant. She executed her primordial spirit to inform Wang Muran personally.
Qin Mu closed his eyes and only opened them after a moment. He walked to the front of Old Buddha and Dao Ancestor and sat down.
Dao Ancestor steeped some tea and said, "Celestial Venerable has relaxed. Are you not planning to do anything else?"
Qin Mu drank his tea and said calmly, "I just need to wait for the negotiation between the celestial heavens and Eternal Peace. I need to wait for Celestial Venerable Huo's death."
Right at this moment, Hu Ling'er and Si Yunxiang brought hundreds of experts of Dao Sect into the room. Hu Ling'er said in a crisp voice, "Young master, the trade data and circulation data of the celestial coins that you want are ready!"
Qin Mu hurriedly drank the tea in his cup and got busy again.
Dao Ancestor shook his head. "I really can't stay idle."
"Give him a little hope, and he will pull himself together, even if it's just an insignificant hope."