"Old Seven, you usually like to dream. Why aren't you dreaming now?"
The four young masters of Miluo Palace stopped playing the zither and raised their heads to look at the figure under the world tree. They said indifferently, "Teacher isn't here, but it's not your turn to be impudent in Miluo Palace. In this Miluo Palace, you are ranked seventh, not first."
The figure under the world tree gradually became clearer. Even though the great calamity was destroying everything, it couldn't shake the figure of the person under the tree. Even his aura couldn't move him.
As he walked through the chaos, the great calamity of destruction made him feel like a fish in water, relaxed and content.
He had a tall and sturdy body, but his hair was white, and there were traces of age and wind on his face.
He was exactly the same as Qin Mu, but he was more mature and steady. It was obvious that he had experienced many things after returning to the past universe.
"Teacher's seven teachings, no matter which one of us comprehends different things."
In the past universe, Qin Mu swept his gaze across the faces of the people who had achieved the Dao. He examined their Dao fruits and said, "We each have our own achievements. The rankings are only according to the order of entering teacher's tutelage, not our abilities. When teacher leads the disciples in, the cultivation depends on the person. Actually, long ago, I had already transcended the logic that teacher had imparted to me. Third, fourth, I have cultivated better ones."
The four young masters of Miluo Palace lowered their heads to play their zithers, and a smile appeared on their faces. A treasured hall sped over from the depths of Miluo Palace, breaking through the layers of primal chaos and passing through fifteen universe epochs and calamities to arrive behind him.
Purple Firmament Hall.
He was called Purple Firmament by the master of Miluo Palace, but the people outside Jade Capital called him Dao Lord Purple Firmament.
The third young master smiled. The Numinous Sky Hall also crossed the long river of chaos and appeared behind him.
He was called Ling Xiao by the master of Miluo Palace, and the people outside the Jade Capital called him Dao Lord Ling Xiao.
Not only that, but the celestial heavens of the seventeenth era had a huge connection with him. When the Grand Emperor's Grand Primordium first entered the Jade Capital City of the ancestral court, he showed them his Numinous Sky Hall and left an indelible impression on the Grand Emperor's Grand Primordium.
After the Grand Primordium became Celestial Emperor, he built the celestial heavens and the Numinous Sky Hall. The Numinous Sky Hall of the celestial heavens became the symbol of power and status in the entire universe. Celestial Venerable Yu founded the Celestial Palace Realm, and Celestial Venerable Yun perfected the last two realms of the celestial palace. The Numinous Sky and Emperor's Throne referred to the Numinous Sky Hall of the celestial heavens.
And the source of all this was the Third Young Master's Numinous Sky Hall!
Not only that, but anyone who cultivated to the Numinous Sky Realm or Emperor's Throne Realm in the 17th Era would help the third young master cultivate. Their cultivation would increase, and so would the third young master's cultivation!
"Old Seven, your accumulation is too shallow."
The four young masters of Miluo Palace lowered their heads and continued to play the zither. The sound of the zither was intermittent, and they said indifferently, "Come over earlier and be our companions. We can also go over earlier to find a better way to solve the calamity of destruction. Our goals are the same, so why must we kill each other?"
The third young master had his hands behind his back, and he said leisurely, "Old Seven, for the sake of Teacher, we won't make things difficult for you. Now that Grand Supreme has not come out, Wuji has been suppressed, Wu Zong and Zhan Ji are nowhere to be found, and all of the Dao successors of Miluo Palace will listen to our orders. You have no chance of winning."
Qin Mu sighed and sat down. Hall of Chaos appeared from the long river of chaos. "It's tiring to talk to you brainless fools. I'm sitting here, and whoever dares to borrow power from Celestial Venerable Hao will be my mortal enemy."
The successors of Jade Capital City were silent, and no one moved.
Third Young Master raised his eyebrows, and the Dao Tree appeared behind him with nine Dao fruits hanging on it. He walked forward and welcomed the motionless Qin Mu.
Qin Mu's three eyes were tightly shut.
Third young master walked in front of Qin Mu and was still forty feet away from him. He raised his feet but didn't land.
The fourth young master raised his head in astonishment, and the zither notes under his hands suddenly changed. They were no longer intermittent zither notes, but became impassioned and full of murderous intent!
The Dao Tree Dao Fruit behind him burst forth with dazzling light and leaped along with the zither music. The light that leaped became extremely gorgeous and surged towards Qin Mu!
Third Young Master's footsteps landed as he approached step by step. He said indifferently, "Even Teacher wouldn't dare to be so careless when facing us! Stand up!"
Qin Mu continued to sit still and didn't get up.
The third young master raised his hand and turned the sky upside down. The entire Chaos River shook non-stop!
He took another step forward and his palm landed!
The killing intent of the zither notes became incomparably dense!
Qin Mu's three eyes were still tightly shut, and he didn't open them. The third young master's palm came crashing down!
At this moment, the World Tree behind Qin Mu swayed, and its branches and leaves fluttered. A Dao Fruit appeared and swirled with a hum. The Great Dao divine art became incomparably dense as it met the third young master's palm.
The long river of chaos trembled before calming down. A hot and silent wind blew.
The vertical eye in the heart of Qin Mu's brows slowly opened up, and the opening of the eye was filled with dense primordial chaos. Vaguely, one could see the purple light stammering from within the chaos and about to emerge.
Third Young Master's clothes fluttered in the wind as he stopped and turned around. He said in a deep voice, "Old Seven, for the sake of Teacher, I'll let you off this time. There won't be a next time! Let's go!"
He left with a flick of his sleeves, and many Dao successors of Jade Capital City hesitated for a moment before turning around to follow him.
However, only a portion of the seventy-two hall masters had left. There were still some who stayed behind to stand behind the fourth young master.
The fourth young master frowned slightly, and his gaze landed on the vertical eye in the heart of Qin Mu's brows. The third young master didn't really retreat for the sake of the master of Miluo Palace. Instead, he sensed danger and took the initiative to retreat to avoid losing face.
Something that could make him feel danger was definitely no small matter.
"I only have one goal, and that is to break through the calamity and find my dead wife."
The fourth young master placed his palm on the strings of the zither and said indifferently, "I'm different from Ling Xiao. He wants eternal power and authority. He wants to create a universe that will never be destroyed. I only have this little wish. I will kill whoever blocks me."
The vertical eye in the heart of Qin Mu's brows slowly opened up, and a ray of light shot out. The fourth young master tried his best to strum the zither, and the sound of the zither rang out.
Suddenly, the sound of the zither became hoarse and a string broke.
The fourth young master snorted and stood up to put away his zither. He then turned to leave.
The remaining hall masters hurriedly followed him and vanished without a trace.
Under the World Tree, Qin Mu's other eyes slowly opened up, and he let out a shaky breath. "To all of you, it's either for power or for your loved ones. To me, what I'm doing is for the survival of the people in the future."
He stood up. On the World Tree, the Dao fruit suddenly split open and fell off, falling into the long river of chaos.
The roots of the World Tree dug into the long river of primal chaos and absorbed the qi of primal chaos. After a moment, a new Dao flower slowly bloomed and a Dao fruit was born.
"Eternal Peace, are you guys well?" Qin Mu asked under the World Tree in a low voice.
The seventeenth era, the Ultimate Void.
Emperor Hao Tian had a grave expression. After waiting for a moment, there was still no movement from the Thirty-Two Treasures Hall. No one had descended.
Suddenly, a grunt was heard. Emperor Hao Tian hurriedly looked over and saw Tai Chu activating the twenty-four throne halls, preparing to suppress Celestial Venerable Yun and Great Overarching Consciousness Heaven to seize Tai Chu Dao!
However, to his surprise, there was no movement from the twenty-four throne halls. The connection between the throne halls and those who had achieved the Dao was completely severed!
Celestial Venerable Yun saw that he had the upper hand. He stacked his sword thirteen times and pierced through the thirteen parts of Tai Chu's corporeal body. Finally, he stabbed into the heart of Tai Chu's brows. With a flick of his sword tip, he removed the Tai Chu Origin Stone from the heart of his brows.
Tai Chu was in pain and immediately retreated. His magic power increased exponentially, forcefully separating Grand Overarching One Qi from Grand Overarching Consciousness Heaven.
When Celestial Venerable Yun received the Tai Chu Origin Stone, he immediately pointed at the heart of his brows. There was also a piece of Origin Stone in the heart of his brows. When the two pieces of Origin Stone collided, they instantly merged into one, becoming a complete Origin Stone!
Celestial Venerable Yun's consciousness expanded, and the Dao fruit of the Grand Emperor's Dao Tree burst forth with boundless power!
Celestial Emperor Hao turned around, waved his sleeves, and retrieved the 32 Halls of Treasures. He said indifferently, "Celestial Venerable Mu, you are lucky. Let's meet again next time!"
He waved his sleeves and forced Celestial Venerable Yun back before leaving with Tai Chu.
Behind him, the Dao Tree that had been severed by Qin Mu rose up with a whoosh. The chains were connected, and it quickly returned to normal.
However, the power of this Dao Tree was clearly inferior to before.
Qin Mu didn't give chase. In the Ultimate Void, the roots of the World Tree that had been severed by Emperor Hao Tian also reconnected with the tree. Qin Mu used his own Great Dao to nourish it, but if the World Tree wanted to recover to its peak state, it would probably need some time to recuperate.
The Great Overarching Consciousness Heaven carried Celestial Venerable Yun over and said solemnly, "Celestial Venerable Hao and the Grand Primordium have retreated. In terms of power at the Celestial Venerable level, we shouldn't be inferior to them."
Qin Mu nodded and looked down. "Celestial Venerable Xu and Ancestral God King should be retreating soon. This is just a test. Celestial Venerable Hao wants to see our power. In another ten years, the army of the celestial heavens will arrive, and that will be the true battle."
"Your World Tree?"
Celestial Venerable Yun glanced behind him and asked hesitantly, "I saw Celestial Venerable Hao sever your World Tree just now. Did it affect you much?"
"I should be able to recover after ten years."
Qin Mu let out a shaky breath and looked into the depths of the Ultimate Void. He asked softly, "What about you? Can you deal with Tai Chu during the final battle?"
Celestial Venerable Yun smiled. "I didn't have any confidence before, but now I'm 70% confident."
"If 70% isn't enough, I need 100%."
Qin Mu turned his head and said, "I'm always a little worried. Celestial Venerable Hao might have other methods if he doesn't think he can defeat me. For example, attracting a few prehistoric Dao successors… No! I have to go to that abandoned land!"
Celestial Venerable Yun was astonished, but Qin Mu was already standing on the door. He shouted, "Yun, go and scare Mistress Yuanmu away! She's currently fighting Celestial Venerable Ling, I'm a little worried about her!"
Celestial Venerable Yun frowned. "Mistress Yuanmu…"
In the deepest depths of the abyss of the Ruins of End, the Chaos Sea surged, and the face of the second young master of Miluo Palace, Wuji, floated up from the surface of the sea. He dragged a thick chain and swam around the lotus leaf at a steady pace.
"I see, I see…"
She suddenly chuckled. "So you and Old Seven are the same. You also come from the 17th Era in the future. No wonder Teacher always thinks highly of you when talking about you."
Mistress Yuanmu was bewildered. She looked at Celestial Venerable Ling and then at Second Young Master, not knowing what she was saying.
"You gave Miluo Palace a headache. Logically speaking, as the second young master, I would definitely attack you and kill you when I see you."
Second Young Master Wuji blinked his huge eyes, which were filled with excitement and chaos. Mistress Yuanmu was very familiar with this kind of gaze. It was a gaze that desired to see the world in chaos!
She was the same kind of person as this second young master!
"However, I won't do that. I'm suppressed here by Teacher, so how can I help the Miluo Palace?"
The second young master of Miluo Palace suddenly laughed out loud. A strand of white hair wrapped around Celestial Venerable Ling and sent her to one of the twin lotuses on the Chaos Sea!
"I will only fulfill your wish, fulfill your world-renowned reputation, fulfill your legend—"
The white hair swept Celestial Venerable Ling up and rushed towards the great calamity of destruction in another universe. The voice of the second young master of Miluo Palace reached his ears, and he laughed maniacally. "Go, go to the sixth era, become the shadow of Miluo Palace!"
Celestial Venerable Ling had no choice but to pass through the incomparably dense tide of the Ruins of End. What she saw was the magnificent history of the sixth era. In the next moment, she was thrown into the great calamity of the destruction of the sixth era.
Celestial Venerable Ling looked over and saw the vast primordial chaos spinning and destroying everything. Numerous people who had achieved the Dao struggled in their suffering. Dao trees burned and broke.
However, even such a terrifying sight couldn't obliterate her. She had mastered the unchanging quality of energy, so it was too difficult to kill her.
However, she was unable to break free from the impact of the long river of chaos. She floated along the river like duckweed.
At this moment, an ancient hall floated past her eyes.
The hall stopped, and a young man stretched out his hand to grab Celestial Venerable Ling's palm. He smiled warmly and said, "Who are you? If you haven't achieved the Dao, why are you able to survive the great calamity of destruction?"
Celestial Venerable Ling ascended the hall and said, "My name is Ling. Where is this place?"
That young man smiled and said, "This is Tiandu, and I'm the master of Tiandu. I'm preparing to open the sky once again and play the universe's prehistoric times to open up another era!"
"Old Seven, you usually like to dream. Why aren't you dreaming now?"