The soldiers of Eternal Peace cleaned up the battlefield, and Ling Yuxiu ordered people to defeat the celestial heavens. Xuandu and Youdu had changed owners, and the news of Eternal Peace's victory spread throughout the worlds. Only then did they have time to visit Qin Mu.
Qin Mu laid on the bed, and his breath was gone once again. Xu Shenghua had already stabbed the Killing Dao God Nails into his wounds to suppress the Dao injuries in his body.
In this battle, everyone's role was crucial, and every army was also crucial. What Qin Mu did was no different from what the other soldiers did.
He did his best to hold back Emperor Hao Tian while the others did their best to fight.
This victory was everyone's victory. The only difference was that Qin Mu had survived, and some soldiers had failed to survive this decisive battle.
"His problem isn't big."
Xu Shenghua stood up and said to Ling Yuxiu, "No one in this world can kill Cult Master Qin anymore. If there is, it's in the past universe."
He wanted to leave, but Ling Yuxiu called him back and asked, "Many people died in this war, and the outer child is asleep, unable to wake up for a moment. In this world, only you and Lan Yutian have the ability to use the resurrection technique."
Xu Shenghua shook his head and said, "There are over a dozen people in Eternal Peace who know how to gather souls, and among them is Goddess of Heavenly Yin. It's not just me and Lan Yutian. Reconstructing the souls of the gods that died in the battlefield and dispersed their souls is enough to exhaust the magic power of the dozen of us. Reconstructing the souls requires a price, and to revive the dead requires an even greater price. Even when Cult Master Qin was at his peak, he couldn't revive all the people that died in battle."
He looked at Ling Yuxiu and said, "Madam Qin, Eternal Peace has the art of creation and the divine weapon of creation. If you can use up all of Eternal Peace's wealth to reconstruct the corporeal bodies of the dead, exhaust the fate of the empire, and exhaust the power of the strong practitioners of Eternal Peace, including Celestial Venerable You, Little Earth Count, and Heaven Duke, there won't be a drop left. There's also the possibility of reviving the soldiers that died on the battlefield. After experiencing this great battle, Eternal Peace no longer has such dense power of the empire!"
He changed the topic. "Eternal Peace relied on the sacrifices of these soldiers to find a chance of survival in this war that was almost certain to be lost, a glimmer of hope. Now, there's still a long way to go before we can achieve complete victory. If we destroy the good situation because of this, why should we resist the celestial heavens? Mrs. Qin, don't let their sacrifice be meaningless!"
He usually didn't show his emotions on his face, so his words were a little harsh now.
Ling Yuxiu said, "As long as the corporeal body is still around, we can recover the souls of the heroic spirits that died in battle and let them return to their corporeal bodies. Won't they be able to come back to life? In that case, we won't have to exhaust too much of the power of the empire…"
Celestial Venerable Xu shook her head. "Madam Qin, there's no more corporeal body."
Ling Yuxiu was stunned.
"Emperor Hao Tian is too ruthless. Now, the Primordial Realm has become a huge sacrificial altar for blood sacrifice. The living beings that die in this sacrificial altar will be transformed into energy and sacrificed to the prehistoric universe."
Xu Shenghua was silent for a moment before saying, "I went to take a look at the corpses of the soldiers, and they decayed very quickly. The blood of the gods and devils seeped into the ground, and they lost all their vital qi and spirit qi in a day or two. Because there were too many casualties, this blood sacrifice wasn't too eye-catching. However, if the blood sacrifice was completed, there would probably be two to three Dao Achieves of Miluo Palace that would descend! Emperor Hao Tian is already deranged, and he will definitely die a horrible death. I saw some clues, so I told Lan Yutian. He has already brought his divine weapon to search around, trying to find where the blood sacrifice altar is hidden. I hope he can destroy it."
Ling Yuxiu nodded silently.
Xu Shenghua said, "Madam Qin, there's no need to be too worried. Cult Master Qin is always prepared when he does things. He had already expected this and used it as a precaution. The Great Dao of Youdu has already changed."
Ling Yuxiu was slightly puzzled.
Xu Shenghua said, "When I cultivated the Great Dao of Youdu, I realized that there were more than sixty-four types of Great Dao of Youdu. There were six more types, reaching seventy. The six types that were added were the six paths of reincarnation, the six paths of reincarnation. Cult Master Qin had ordered people to refine the six paths of heavenly wheels to deal with today's situation."
"What do you mean?"
"Earth Count Qin Fengqing controls the Six Paths of Reincarnation, and the power of this divine weapon has gradually spread to the tens of thousands of worlds in the heavens, becoming a treasure that surpasses the long whip of the Nether River and the divine eye of Earth Count."
Xu Shenghua walked out and said, "The six Great Dao of Reincarnation will probably allow the people who are dying to enter the cycle of reincarnation and obtain new life. Of course, the prerequisite is that they don't transform into the black soul sand. From now on, Earth Count and Benevolent Saintly King Equal to Heaven's responsibilities might be different from the original Earth Count and Benevolent Saintly King Equal to Heaven. Cult Master Qin is preparing for a rainy day and has already made a backup plan before the great battle begins. It's admirable."
Ling Yuxiu turned around and came to the sickbed. She sat on the edge of the bed and looked at the lifeless Qin Mu.
Qin Mu's injuries made her heart ache, but there was nothing she could do. Even the smartest and strongest existences in the world like Lan Yutian and Xu Shenghua were unable to treat Qin Mu's Dao injuries. Even the most powerful Apothecary was helpless.
She could only quietly wait for Qin Mu to wake up and treat himself.
The man lying on the sickbed had done too many things for Eternal Peace and this universe. Every time he encountered danger, he would always be the first to run to the front. Even if he was heavily injured, he would not hesitate to let people carry the coffin forward.
His considerations were too far-reaching, and he had already planned his response decades ago.
She gently bent down and leaned on Qin Mu's side. They had been husband and wife for dozens of years, and they had spent more and less time together. She never thought that she would only be able to have a moment of peace now.
Suddenly, Ling Yuxiu got up and left the sickbed to walk out.
"Eternal Peace's first victory is the most crucial period, we can't let our love grow!"
She regained the fierce decisiveness of a first-generation empress. As she handled official matters, she passed down orders to the various armies to sift out the injured and assemble them into armies to reinforce Jiang Baigui, the dragon qilin, and the rest to expand the results of the battle.
"We must chase the celestial heavens out of the Primordial Realm!"
At the same time, Ling Yuxiu gave out another order to mobilize all of the divine arts practitioners of Eternal Peace to ensure that the logistics were thorough. Every time a road met a mountain, mountains would be split open, rivers would be built, and bridges would be built. They had to establish teleportation portals in the strongholds along the way, and they had to ensure that there was no shortage of supplies. At the very least, they had to ensure that the spirit pills and miraculous medicines sent from the back of Eternal Peace absolutely couldn't be lacking, with the lives of all the soldiers as the first priority!
As for the injured, Eternal Peace's apothecaries would take care of them and speed up the treatment to save their lives.
When Ling Yuxiu finished doing all of this, it was already late at night. There were stars in the sky, and the constellations were still in chaos. The other battle in Xuandu was still going on and hadn't ended.
It was a war between Heaven Duke and Ancestral God King, and it was extremely important to both father and son. However, to Eternal Peace, it had nothing to do with the overall situation.
Ling Yuxiu put on her clothes and raised her head to look at the sky in the darkness. She saw that there was another battle outside the sky that was also very intense. From time to time, the Great Ultimate Star Domain would appear, alternating between black and white. Sometimes, the light of the Green Hell Mirror would appear from the sky, and it was like a green aurora. It was very dazzling.
That was the battle between the ancient gods of Taiji and the ancient gods. It had been going on for a long time.
Their battle caused all kinds of magnificent sights to appear in the sky. They were strange and dazzling scenes formed by their divine arts. It wasn't obvious during the day, but at night, it was abnormally gorgeous.
The divine art was like a painting, covering the night sky of the Primordial Realm. It suddenly appeared and then gradually vanished.
In the west, the suns had long vanished and turned into multicolored light that sank into the other side of the mountain, turning the western sky scarlet.
The night was chilly.
Ling Yuxiu heard a long whistle coming from the dark night. That whistle had a unique frame of mind. Sometimes it was melodious, sometimes it was like a long sword piercing through the sky, sometimes it was like a small bridge over flowing water, and sometimes it was like an iron horse and a golden spear. The fight on the battlefield gave people a magnificent sight.
Ling Yuxiu looked into the distance and saw a huge Great Overarching Heaven that was tilting and appearing from the 36 voids. The Great Overarching Heaven split open and was about to fall into the Primordial Realm.
The light of the Great Overarching Heaven suddenly became incomparably dense and dispersed the darkness of the Primordial Realm. The light was as bright as day, and it was the light of one qi!
The whistle was still sounding out, becoming impassioned and forceful. It was like a blade splitting heaven and earth apart as it galloped on the battlefield, venting its dissatisfaction towards oppression!
'Could it be Shang Jun and Tai Chu? Tai Chu didn't retreat with Emperor Hao but was left behind by Shang Jun?'
Ling Yuxiu's heart stirred slightly. She had heard the battle intent and murderous intent from Lord Shang's roar, as well as his desire to protect all living things. However, he seemed to be unable to raise his fighting spirit and killing intent to the extreme.
Suddenly, Qin Mu's voice came from the room behind her. "Madam, invite Celestial Venerable Yue and Grandpa Butcher over."
Ling Yuxiu was delighted and hurriedly ran back into the room. She took a glance and saw that Qin Mu had woken up and was struggling to sit up.
Ling Yuxiu immediately executed the Three Primordial Spirit Assembly to inform Celestial Venerable Yue and Butcher. She then went forward to help Qin Mu sit up.
"Slow down, it hurts…"
Qin Mu sucked in a cold breath and said, "These nails must have been stabbed by Xu Shenghua. Every single one of them is deeply embedded in the flesh, blood, and bone marrow."
His forehead was covered in cold sweat, and he finally sat down, breathing heavily.
Celestial Venerable Yue had yet to recover from her injuries, butcher was also covered in Dao injuries, so he was left behind to be treated. The two of them hurried over after hearing the news, only to see Qin Mu sitting there, asleep. Layers of dream worlds opened up.
The two of them walked into the room and entered his dream realm. Qin Mu's dream realm didn't look like a dream realm, but like a real world.
When they entered Qin Mu's dream realm, they saw that it was a sign that the universe was about to be destroyed. In that dream realm, the Ultimate Void was constantly shrinking from the pressure of those who had achieved the Dao. Cold and silent wind blew out from the Ultimate Void, and everywhere it passed, the territories of those who had achieved the Dao were filled with calamity and suffering.
Even gods and devils would often fall into Celestial Being Five Decay. When they were meditating, a cold wind would suddenly enter their apertures, and their bones, flesh, and primordial spirits would all melt, dying mysteriously.
This universe was full of dilapidated scenes, but it was flourishing for a period of time. It was unprecedentedly powerful, and there were countless strong practitioners. The number of people who had achieved the Dao was also extremely numerous, forming a strong contrast with the dilapidated state!
In order to lessen the pressure of the universe and preserve the life of this universe, the people who had achieved the Dao deliberately created conflicts, causing the lifeforms in the heavens to kill each other and attack each other. The various heavens, including the ancestral court where the World Tree was, were also in a foul mood.
At that moment, Celestial Venerable Yue and Heaven Knife Butcher's gaze landed on a young man carrying a long knife on his back. He was rummaging through the corpses, drinking blood and eating the rotting flesh on the corpses.
However, Celestial Being Five Decay had already invaded the various heavens, and any god or devil that died would quickly rot and become smelly. Yet this young man endured the disgust and went to eat the rotten flesh.
After this young man recovered his strength, he started to kill again, killing the gods that ruled the heavens, sharpening his knife and his Dao heart.
He was like a mad devil as he fought from one heaven to another. Countless gods and devils fell under his knife.
He was incomparably savage and had an invincible belief. He was like the cruelest beast, the most cunning hunter. He slaughtered wantonly and raised his own realm of the path.
"Is it Shang Jun?" Celestial Venerable Yue asked suspiciously.
At this moment, they finally saw the gentle side of Shang Jun. He sat by the stream in front of the dilapidated village and admired a small flower. There were children singing and dancing around him, and the children wore a wreath on his head. The simple smile on Shang Jun's face was very satisfied.
Next, Shang Jun walked the path of slaughter again, challenging even higher gods and slashing at even stronger practitioners.
On this day, he finally became one of the strongest existences in the universe and launched an attack on the high and mighty achievers!
The moment those who had achieved the Dao died in his hands, he had finally achieved the Dao through the Killing Dao.
However, his goal wasn't to achieve the path, but to kill the people who had secretly crossed over and the high and mighty existences that controlled this universe!
Killing wasn't his goal. What he really wanted to do was to protect the ordinary people of this universe!
Now, he finally had such power!
He put on the wreath given to him by the children and looked at his Great Overarching Heaven. He looked down at the universe below him in delight, and a simple smile froze on his face.
The first native to achieve the Dao in the sixteenth era was also the last to achieve the Dao in the sixteenth era. His achievements completely crushed this universe and the Ultimate Void.
When the apocalypse arrived, the entire universe collapsed and was destroyed. Countless ordinary lifeforms died miserably when the first apocalypse arrived.
He wanted to save this universe the most, to save the ordinary people, but he became the last straw that crushed this universe. He became an executioner that slaughtered all the people he wanted to protect!
The moment the great calamity of the universe's destruction erupted, Shang Jun went crazy. He didn't care about how to survive the great calamity. Instead, he attacked those who had achieved the Dao in the great calamity!
Celestial Venerable Yue and Butcher looked at this scene in a daze. Finally, with the destruction of the universe in this dream realm, the dream realm vanished.
Qin Mu panted and said, "Celestial Venerable Yue, Grandpa Butcher, can you awaken the ultimate killing intent in Shang Jun's heart?"
Butcher walked out and ordered the soldiers to move over a hundred war drums that were three hundred yards long. He stood up and tore off his clothes, revealing his majestic muscles. He held two huge hammers in his hands.
Celestial Venerable Yue sat at the back of the battle drum formation and joined up the zither strings. The sound of the zither slowly traveled over, resonating with the whistling in the night sky. It was neither fast nor slow.
The drum beats rang out, and Butcher raised his huge hammer. When the drum beats broke the zither notes and the whistle, the sound was deep and powerful.
TL Note: 4,000 words!