"The negotiations are going to fall apart so soon?"
Even though Qin Mu had expected this day to come, he didn't expect it to be so soon.
His goal was to stall for time and give Eternal Peace a chance to breathe. Only a small portion of Eternal Peace had migrated into the chaotic void, and the most crucial point was that Eternal Peace's battle preparations weren't ready yet.
"How are the details of the negotiation between Yu Chenzi and the celestial heavens carried out?"
He frowned slightly. Negotiations with the celestial heavens required one to grasp the details. The negotiations between the emissaries of the celestial heavens and Eternal Peace relied on the details to stall for time, and the longer the better.
"It's actually a good thing that the celestial heavens wants to break the agreement."
He pondered for a moment and said, "Eternal Peace originally didn't intend to sign those agreements, but we can lower our stance and discuss new agreements with the celestial heavens. The second negotiation will let Yu Chenzi sell out more of Eternal Peace's benefits."
Village Chief and Apothecary frowned.
Qin Mu continued to say, "By doing this, we should be able to delay some time. No matter how much Yu Chen'zi's agreement is humiliating the country, it will still have to go through my hands. As long as I don't sign it, it will be useless."
Village Chief and Apothecary's brows relaxed, and Apothecary said with a smile, "Yu Chenzi is going to carry the infamy."
Qin Mu nodded his head and said, "He had long realized this. When I asked him to go to the celestial heavens to seek peace, he had already realized that he might be cursed and might even be beaten to death by the angry people. He had long made preparations. When he went to the celestial heavens to negotiate, he also had to prepare for the Spirit Energy Mutual Shift Bridge with the other heavens to contact them directly and bypass the celestial heavens."
He paced back and forth as he pondered. "During the second negotiation between the celestial heavens and Eternal Peace, the celestial heavens will definitely make a move on the other worlds. The celestial heavens is short of money, and distant water can't save a close fire. Absorbing the blood of the heavens controlled by the celestial heavens is the fastest way to earn money. Absorbing the blood of other heavens that aren't controlled by the celestial heavens will take a long time."
He raised his head and muttered, "Those people of the heavens don't have a good life, so resistance is inevitable. How could the celestial heavens tolerate the rebellion of those heavens? Celestial Venerable Hao has just become an emperor, and he's using both kindness and power. Now is the chance for him to establish his power. He will definitely eradicate a few heavens and intimidate the world. However, eradicating the heavens that are attached to the celestial heavens will only make the other heavens tremble in fear and cause their subordinates to leave their hearts. When Eternal Peace stands out to go against the celestial heavens, with Eternal Peace as the leader, will the situation become like a wildfire?"
The army of gods and devils of the celestial heavens originated from the heavens and the myriad worlds. The geniuses of the heavens and the myriad worlds were proud of entering the celestial heavens.
If the celestial heavens did the opposite and lost the hearts of the people, the celestial heavens would lose its source of talent.
Although Emperor Hao Tian could rely on the celestial heavens' powerful force to coerce the thousands of worlds in the heavens, the reverse of the human heart would also cause more people to rebel against the celestial heavens.
There might even be numerous heavens allying themselves with Eternal Peace, or the geniuses of the thousands of worlds and heavens joining Eternal Peace!
In that case, the power of Eternal Peace and the celestial heavens would be much closer, and they wouldn't be as desperate as they were now.
Village Chief asked, "What if the celestial heavens force Eternal Peace to sign the contract before Eternal Peace is ready? Absorbing the blood of the other heavens is only delaying the decline of the celestial currency, but absorbing the blood of Eternal Peace is a permanent solution for the celestial heavens! If you want to stall for time, Emperor Hao Tian might not give you the chance to! Can you gamble with the lives of everyone in Eternal Peace?"
Qin Mu shook his head and said, "I can't, so when the celestial heavens bring the agreement over, I will sign it. However, the contract I have signed is also a useless piece of paper that can be torn at any time."
Village Chief and Apothecary stared with their eyes wide open as they watched him walk into the palace.
"In front of the survival of Eternal Peace, what's personal honor and disgrace? Mu'er has really grown up."
Village Chief stood up and said with a smile, "I also have to make a trip to Eternal Peace to negotiate with the emissaries of the celestial heavens. Apothecary, follow me. You have an extremely good relationship with Mistress Yuanmu. If you step out and connect to Mistress Yuanmu, you will definitely be able to stall for some time."
Apothecary had a bitter expression. Village Chief wanted him to sell his looks.
It wasn't easy for him to escape from Mistress Yuanmu's grasp during the battle of Southern Heaven. Now, he was going back?
"Celestial Venerable Mu."
Woodcutter Wen Tiange, Scholar Yan Yunxi, the old farmer Zhuo Cha, and Fisherman Han Tang greeted Qin Mu. Qin Mu returned the greeting and asked Woodcutter, "How is Teacher here?"
Woodcutter said, "The first heavenly king, Di Yiyue, succeeded the position of Founding Emperor, so we came to inform Celestial Venerable Mu. Is Celestial Venerable Mu going to attend the ceremony?"
"Di Yiyue became the second Founding Emperor?"
Qin Mu pondered for a moment and said, "Her abilities can be said to be the number one in Carefree Village, but she's still much inferior to Founding Emperor at his peak. I'm currently living in seclusion, so I won't be going."
Woodcutter said, "If Di Yiyue becomes the second Founding Emperor, the celestial heavens will definitely deal with Carefree Village. Can Carefree Village delay Eternal Peace for some time?"
Qin Mu took a deep look at him and shook his head. "It's already not bad to be able to hold out for a year after exhausting the power of Carefree Village to fight against the war of the celestial heavens. A Celestial Venerable descending to the lower bound and leading a million gods and devils is enough to defeat Carefree Village in a year!"
The old farmer asked, "Is one year enough?"
"I need at least twenty years."
Qin Mu said, "There's no need for Carefree Village to throw away their lives for nothing. If you guys really want to help Eternal Peace, send all the skilled craftsmen of Carefree Village to Eternal Peace and help Eternal Peace forge a heavy weapon for the great battle in twenty years! Forty years later, Founding Emperor Qin Ye will appear."
The four heavenly teachers' hearts trembled, and they looked at each other.
Qin Mu smiled and said, "If you trust me, hand over Carefree Village's future to me. When Yu Chenzi negotiates, Carefree Village is also a bargaining chip that can be sold."
The old farmer Guan Cha was furious, and Saint Woodcutter understood the meaning behind his words. He smiled and said, "Carefree Village is indeed a very good bargaining chip. In that case, it's decided."
Once he spoke, the other heavenly teachers shut their mouths and didn't argue.
Qin Mu asked curiously, "Four heavenly teachers coming together, it can't be just for the matter of Di Yiyue becoming the second Founding Emperor, right? Is there anything else?"
Saint Woodcutter said, "I'm here for a private matter. After all, you are my disciple. As a teacher, you should come and take a look personally. Have you seen the congratulatory gift I sent when you got married?"
Qin Mu nodded. "Yes."
Saint Woodcutter revealed an expression of anticipation. "Can I make up for the lack of your technique?"
Qin Mu revealed a smile. "Logically speaking, I can, but it's even better if I find it!"
Saint Woodcutter's beard trembled, and he stretched his hand out to grab the ax on his back. Qin Mu immediately said with a smile, "Teacher, I'm just joking with you. Look at how anxious you are. Even if the four great heavenly teachers come at me together, you still can't take one move from me. Don't be angry."
Yan Yunxi, Guan Cha, and Han Tang were also furious.
Qin Mu immediately said, "It's rare for four heavenly teachers to come together, and I just happen to have a problem that I can't solve for the time being. The four of you have great wisdom, help me solve it."
He threw out the problem he had encountered when he was ascending to the Hall of Chaos and used the Dao language to talk about the problem of the transformation of the Dao of Taiji. It involved the transformation of Yin and Yang, and it was profound and cryptic.
Even though Qin Mu's attainments in the Dao of Taiji were extremely high, he couldn't solve it in a short time.
When the four heavenly teachers heard this question, they frowned. The old farmer asked in a low voice, "What is he saying?"
"He asked a question in Dao language."
Fisherman Han Tang hesitated for a moment and said, "It's about the transformation of Taiji."
The old farmer Zhuo Cha's face turned slightly red, and he said, "What are you doing with these strange things? Martial arts are still simpler!"
Yan Yunxi, Saint Woodcutter, and Han Tang pondered for a moment before interacting with each other again. They had also absorbed the results of Eternal Peace's reform, and they each had some achievements.
The cold pond cultivated the path of yin and yang, so there were only two small red fish in the fish basket, representing his path of yin and yang.
Yan Yunxi cultivated formations and all kinds of miscellaneous knowledge, so her attainments were extremely high. She had also studied the Yin, Yang, Tai Chu, Tai Shi, and Eight Trigrams.
Saint Woodcutter's learning was even more complicated.
The three of them thought hard for a long time, but they still couldn't solve it. Qin Mu revealed a disappointed expression. Even he couldn't solve this question, and the four great heavenly teachers of Carefree Village probably couldn't either.
Suddenly, Saint Woodcutter said in a low voice, "Zi Xi, can you use the Yang and Yin of the eight trigrams to replace zero and one? In that case, the evolution of yin and yang can be solved by algebra. Even though I have the idea of solving the problem, my attainments in algebra are inferior to yours…"
Yan Yunxi's eyes lit up, and she hurriedly calculated. After a moment, she clapped her hands and smiled. "I solved this question!"
Qin Mu was surprised and delighted. Yan Yunxi had used her vital qi to evolve her process of seeking enlightenment, and she repeated it again. Yin and Yang lines were continuously changing in the sky, forming any number with zero and one, endlessly evolving!
Qin Mu came to a realization and clapped his hands in admiration.
He immediately entered a meditative state, and his primordial spirit took a step towards Hall of Chaos. Questions came from Hall of Chaos, and Qin Mu's primordial spirit used Dao language to answer them. He passed smoothly!
His primordial spirit took another step forward, and a new question came from the hall of chaos.
This question was about the three forms of the Great Simplicity Dao. It was also extremely difficult.
Qin Mu pondered for a long time, but he still couldn't solve it, so he retreated.
Saint Woodcutter and the rest of the four heavenly teachers were all astonished when they saw him entering a meditative state. In just a short moment, his cultivation had increased by quite a bit.
Yan Yunxi whispered to Woodcutter, "He's cultivating the Numinous Sky Realm. After cultivating to the Numinous Sky Realm, there are nine hundred and ninety-nine questions on the nine hundred and ninety-nine stone steps of the Numinous Sky Realm. Only after answering them can he ascend to the Numinous Sky Hall and enter the next realm. If he answers one question, his cultivation realm will rise."
Woodcutter's face turned slightly red. Among the four great heavenly teachers, his intelligence was unrivaled, but his cultivation realm was the lowest. Even though he had received the benefits of Eternal Peace's reform and passed through the Celestial Sea Realm, he still didn't dare to enter the God Execution Stage Realm, much less the Numinous Sky Realm.
Qin Mu opened his eyes and threw out the 'Great Simplicity Dao Question' he had heard in high spirits, anticipating the answer from the four of them.
The four of them didn't have much understanding of the Great Simplicity Dao. Their eyes were black, and they were unable to solve the problem of the three forms.
Saint Woodcutter's gaze flickered, and he reminded him, "Why don't you gather the wisdom of everyone in the world to solve this problem? Why do you have to grab the four of us and gnaw on us? Why not gnaw on everyone in the world?"
Qin Mu came to a realization and bowed to the ground to thank Woodcutter. He said with a smile, "Eternal Peace's reform has countless people with outstanding talent and wisdom. I can seek guidance from everyone in the world! I can't solve it, but someone will!"
He recorded this question in a divine mirror. As long as one stood in front of the mirror, the mirror would send out the question.
Qin Mu ordered people to send this mirror to Eternal Peace's Dao Academy and waited quietly.
After a dozen days, Emperor Yanfeng ordered people to bring back this mirror, and there were a few young gods beside it.
"Junior has the same words. Together with these companions, we solved the question of Celestial Venerable." The young god bowed.
Qin Mu was delighted and humbly asked for guidance.
After a long time, Shu Tongwen and the rest left with another mirror. They returned to the Dao Academy and hung the new mirror in front of the door.
Within the mirror was a new Dao Question, a Dao Question regarding the Dao of Tai Shi.
Tai Shi came over when he heard the news. He took off his mirror and went to the Surging River Celestial Palace.
Two days later, Tai Shi came back from the Surging River Celestial Palace and hung a bright mirror in front of the gate of Dao Academy.
A few days later, Xu Mengqing, who had come to seek knowledge, took off her mirror and smiled. "My father told me about this question two days ago!"
After a few days, Xu Mengqing brought a new question back to Dao Academy. Eternal Peace Imperial Preceptor also heard about it and came to listen. After hearing it, he smiled and said, "I can solve it." After saying that, he took off the mirror and went to the Surging River Celestial Palace.
In Surging River Palace, Qin Mu was full of excitement as he continued to forge new mirrors. He got the person who solved the problem to bring the new mirrors back to Eternal Peace's Dao Academy.
Usually, in less than a dozen days, someone would answer and come to the Surging River Celestial Palace.
This became a grand occasion for Eternal Peace's Dao Academy, and it was very lively. Every time a new mirror was hung up, countless young talents and famous existences would come forth to try and solve the question!
One question after another would definitely cause cheers.
Finally, as the last question was answered, Qin Mu's primordial spirit also stepped onto the top of the stone steps of the Hall of Chaos. No new stone steps appeared.
He composed himself and suppressed the excitement in his heart as he looked towards the chaos hall.
"The negotiations are going to fall apart so soon?"