Ancestral Court, Heavenly Sea.
Emperor Hao Tian descended into the sea and walked on the surface of the sea. The surface of the sea was as calm as a mirror.
Celestial Emperor Hao thought about Qin Mu and the humiliation Qin Mu had brought him, but Tianhai still remained unmoved.
"The devil in my heart has been completely removed."
His heart was calm, and he felt all kinds of marvels coming from the paths, skills, and divine arts. The Dao runes on his body were also gradually increasing. This was a sign that he was about to break through to the Dao Realm!
The power of the Myriad Dao Heavenly Wheel that was spinning behind his head became stronger, and the Dao runes became heavier. After a long time, the Myriad Dao Heavenly Wheel suddenly split apart continuously. Weng, weng, weng, weng. Above the sea, 310,000 Dao Heavenly Wheels appeared, and they were completely different!
The first heaven of the Dao Realm.
These 310,000 Heavenly Wheels represented his achievements in the 31st heaven of the Dao Realm!
Suddenly, all of the ten thousand heavenly wheels combined together to form a heavenly wheel behind his head that slowly rotated.
As the second Celestial Venerable to open up his realm among the Dragon Han Celestial Venerables, Emperor Hao Tian's aptitude and comprehension were all superb!
"Founding Emperor, you founded the system of the Dao Realm, and you are absolutely brilliant. It's a pity that you died and couldn't truly determine a winner with you. It's my lifelong regret."
Emperor Hao Tian's clothes fluttered in the wind as he rose from the sea and walked towards the celestial heavens. "Founding Emperor is dead, and Celestial Venerable Mu is injured. Who in this world can be my opponent and help me improve?"
A trace of melancholy poured out from his heart, but after coming to the celestial heavens, a god official immediately came to report. "Your Majesty, a person called Xing An from the lower bound has come. He said he was invited by Your Majesty to be the Patriarch Creation Palace Master."
Celestial Emperor Hao's eyes lit up, and he laughed. "Celestial Venerable Mu sure is efficient! Quick, invite him in!"
The melancholy in his heart vanished, and he said with a smile, "With this Celestial Venerable Xing An, I can take another step forward!"
In the sky above Surging River, Qin Mu's celestial palace, which was in seclusion, was peaceful. These days, Qin Mu had been feeding the cows and chickens, catching the insects for carrots, drinking tea with Apothecary and Village Chief, competing in knife skills with Butcher, competing in divine eyes with Blind, helping Mute forge iron, and occasionally painting and writing at Deaf's place. It was quite pleasant.
Ling Yuxiu ran to Granny Si and learned how to make clothes from her. Granny Si was doing the baby's clothes while examining her lower abdomen. Ling Yuxiu's face was slightly red.
"Ten months of pregnancy, you should be able to tell in a few days, right?" Granny Si rubbed the silver needles on her head and asked unintentionally.
Ling Yuxiu hurriedly said, "My husband said that the celestial heavens could suppress us at any time, so he doesn't want children."
Granny Si scolded and suddenly burst into laughter. "If the celestial heavens doesn't come over for a day, you guys won't have children for a day? If everyone in the world thinks like you guys, the human race would have long been extinct. We should have gotten one earlier."
Ling Yuxiu gave a sound of acknowledgment and immediately changed the topic. "Does granny feel that there's something strange about the hen dragons recently? These days, the hen dragons have been acting sneakily as if they were discussing something important…"
"Just a bunch of chickens."
Granny Si didn't mind and said, "When you are pregnant, let Blind kill one every day to nourish you. The chickens outside the celestial palace are still not enough. Luckily, there are still groups in Disabled Elderly Village below. That ginseng can also be sliced and put in a pot to be stewed. What is Mu'er doing these days?"
Ling Yuxiu said, "He's cultivating. He seems to have encountered some difficulties, but he didn't tell me about it. However, I can guess that when he cultivated to Jade Capital Realm, he only had fifty-eight halls and not seventy-two. Because of that, he had a headache and felt that he couldn't enter the next realm."
Granny Si put down her needle and thread and pondered, "Fifty-eight throne halls? Seventy-two throne halls… Can't we just ask Imperial Preceptor directly? Doesn't Imperial Preceptor have a complete seventy-two throne halls?"
The Imperial Preceptor she was referring to was Jiang Baigui who had already cultivated the thirty-six celestial palaces and seventy-two throne halls.
Ling Yuxiu also understood this point and said, "He said that the seventy-two throne halls that Imperial Preceptor cultivates are the path of precelestial life and the thirty-six celestial palaces are the path of Postcelestial life. They are different from the seventy-two throne halls of Jade Capital City. The seventy-two throne halls of Jade Capital City are actually formed from the Great Dao of the seventy-two prehistoric Dao practitioners, representing the attainments of the Great Dao of the seventy-two Dao practitioners."
Granny Si didn't take it to heart and said, "Sometimes, Mu'er likes to drill into a dead end. There are clearly ready-made ones, yet he has to find the ones that look better. The seventy-two throne halls of the Jade Capital are borrowing power from others. No matter how well he cultivates, it's just a mirage. Didn't Saint Woodcutter give him three hundred and sixty Postcelestial Great Daos? Just choose seventy-two and refine them into a throne hall."
Ling Yuxiu said with a smile, "Granny is right. It's just that my husband is so strong, I can't bring myself to cultivate Teacher Woodcutter's technique."
Granny Si spat, "He has gnawed on the whole world, who hasn't been gnawed on by him before? Even the dragon qilin has been gnawed on by him! So what if he gnawed on his own teacher? It's natural!"
"I'll talk to him."
Ling Yuxiu got up and was about to look for Qin Mu when Granny Si hurriedly stuffed a few baby clothes into her hands. "You're very good. I was originally worried that you would still have the air of an emperor and that you wouldn't be able to turn around, but now it looks like I was overthinking. Show this shirt to the cowherd! Hang it on his bed every day!"
Ling Yuxiu put away her clothes and left in a hurry.
She found Qin Mu and repeated Granny Si's words. "What granny said is very reasonable. Why does husband not consider it?"
Qin Mu said with a smile, "My wife, that's not all I'm worried about. What I'm worried about is the time and effort required to research the Dao of Postcelestial. It's creating something out of nothing. How difficult is it to raise it to a higher realm? The battle between Eternal Peace and the celestial heavens won't drag on for long. If we cultivate the Dao of Postcelestial now, it will take too long."
Ling Yuxiu gave it some thought and said with a smile, "Imperial Preceptor Jiang's realm is already very high, can his thirty-six celestial palaces be changed into treasure halls? Since husband has even eaten Xing An and Celestial Emperor Hao, why not bite him?"
She took out a branch that Jiang Baigui had sent over when they got married and said with a smile, "Husband should be able to guess Imperial Preceptor Jiang's cultivation realm from it, right?"
Qin Mu took the branch and flicked his finger. The branch floated in the air with a whoosh and instantly, the Dao runes contained in it burst forth. In a split second, thirty-six celestial palaces and seventy-two throne halls appeared. The apparition of Jiang Baigui stood on the Jade Capital City with overflowing battle intent!
Jiang Baigui's sword stabbed over, and his Sword Dao was boundless. It was brilliant like the opening of the universe, majestic!
Qin Mu stretched out a finger and gently tapped on the sword light.
A soft sound rang out as the sword light dispersed.
Jiang Baigui appeared once again, and his sword skill became even fiercer. His apparition executed the second heaven of Sword Dao, fusing all the aspirations in his heart into his Sword Dao!
The power of this sword path surpassed the spirit of Founding Emperor!
With a move of the sword path, Village Chief was drawn over. He raised his head to examine Jiang Baigui's sword skill and was indescribably excited.
Qin Mu pointed again, and Jiang Baigui's second sword path was broken again.
Sword light continued to surge, and the sword path changed. It was grand and vigorous like Eternal Peace's reform, containing the essence, energy, and spirit of the era.
Qin Mu casually broke the move, and soon, Jiang Baigui finished executing all twenty-six heaven sword moves. Qin Mu revealed a disappointed expression. With his last strike, Jiang Baigui's apparition along with the thirty-six celestial palaces and seventy-two throne halls shattered into fine powder.
Village Chief looked on in a daze and praised repeatedly.
"It's still inappropriate to transform the Dao of Postcelestial into a treasure hall."
Qin Mu shook his head and said, "Even though Junior Brother Jiang's abilities have reached the peak of the realm and can compete with the heavenly teachers of the celestial heavens, he hasn't perfected the Postcelestial path. If I forcefully cultivate his technique, I will only make up for the deficiencies and won't be able to raise my battle power to the extreme. Furthermore, the sword path might not be able to defeat the First Qi of Connate…"
Suddenly, Mute's voice rang out, and he said unhappily, "Mu'er, are you looking down on the Postcelestial Dao?"
The people of Disabled Elderly Village were also very unhappy. They had all started by cultivating the Postcelestial Dao.
Qin Mu hurriedly said, "Grandpa Mute, I definitely don't have such thoughts. Founding Emperor's Sword Dao is the path of the Postcelestial, so how could I dare to underestimate it? There will definitely be many people who will achieve the path of the Postcelestial in the future, but not now. If Eternal Peace has enough time, the path of the Postcelestial will definitely prosper in the future and surpass the precelestial realm. However, I don't have that much time to deduce the path of the Postcelestial to an extremely high realm. Furthermore, there are specialists in every field, and the path of the Postcelestial requires the future people to use their intelligence to complete it."
He said with a smile, "We are their seniors. What we can do is to give them a world where they can display their ambitions and talent! This requires our generation to fight with our lives and forge such a future for them!"
Mute fell silent. After a long time, he sighed and said, "I've wronged you. Doesn't the ancestral court have seventy-two throne halls? You only have fourteen left, so you can go to the ancestral court again."
Qin Mu shook his head and said, "The seventy-two throne halls of the ancestral court have already been divided up by Celestial Venerable Hao and Tai Chu. Now, the other fourteen throne halls are all in Tai Chu's hands."
"Can't we get it from Tai Chu?" Village Chief asked.
Qin Mu shook his head. "Tai Chu was defeated by his son, but no matter what, he can't work together with me. This time, when I got married to Yuxiu, he had ill intentions and sent East Deity Qing Long's scales to test if I was truly desperate to live in seclusion. If I revive Green Dragon, he will tell Celestial Venerable Hao immediately."
His gaze flickered, and he said, "One day as the ten Celestial Venerables, forever as the ten Celestial Venerables. Even he can't break free."
Granny Si suddenly said, "There are still two souls that reincarnated in Eternal Peace, but no one has ever found them! If Tai Chu still has great ambitions, they must have learned the other fourteen throne halls! Maybe we can get them from these two reincarnations!"
Qin Mu's heart stirred slightly, and he asked, "Can the Life and Death Book find them?"
Ling Yuxiu shook her head. "I once ordered the entire country's census to search for them, but I couldn't find them. Now that he's prepared, even the Life and Death Book can't be found. Celestial Venerable You also went to look for them, but he couldn't find them."
Qin Mu muttered to himself and paced back and forth. He suddenly said, "Invite Heaven Duke over! Ask him to bring Ah Chou Earth Count!"
After a few days, Heaven Duke came over and was indescribably excited. He put down the body of Ah Chou and smiled. "Has Celestial Venerable Mu's anger subsided?"
"How can I be appeased when I'm so passive?"
Qin Mu shook his head and waved his hand to shield the entire celestial palace. He immediately cast a spell to summon Earth Count's soul.
Ancestral Court, Heavenly Sea.