Chapter 196 Prosperous Great Zhou, Arrival of Acquaintances
Cui Heng’s idea of sealing gods was not just a spur of the moment idea.
Previously, among the ten spells he had obtained through deduction, there was a “Emperor’s Order Soul Capturing Curse”. After cultivating it, one could capture gods and order them to act.
In Cui Heng’s opinion, since there was a spell to capture a god, there should naturally be a spell to confer a god.
When he saw the remnant souls on the tablets, he thought of some myths and legends he had seen on Earth in his previous life, and he naturally thought of the matter of conferring a god. “If I can really confer these 170-odd remnant souls as gods and let them all have the corresponding authority, I reckon I can build a fake Heavenly Court.”
Cui Heng thought to himself, “If I really have the Divine Investiture Technique, when I return to the Great Jin in the future, I can even confer the title of True God on the Hong River Water God to save people from water disasters.”
According to the description of gods in the Emperor’s Order Soul Capturing Curse, one of the main characteristics was the authority to grasp a certain law.
This kind of authority came from the power of laws. As long as one possessed the power of laws, even if they were so weak that they could only eke out a living, they would still be a god.
Therefore, strictly speaking, the Hong River Water God that Cui Heng had conferred in the Great Jin was not a real god, but a powerful spirit with the name of Water God. It was just a slightly stronger spirit.
However, conferring a God was ultimately just a spur-of-the-moment thought by Cui Heng. After he dispersed his thoughts in this aspect, he retracted his thoughts.
Moreover, conferring a god involved a deep level of use of laws. It was probably very difficult for an Early-stage Nascent Soul cultivator to do so. The most important thing now was to explore the unknown as much as possible and increase the cultivation of his Nascent Soul to break through to the Mid-stage Nascent Soul realm.
Therefore, Cui Heng suppressed this thought in his heart and planned to consider it when there was a suitable opportunity in the future.
What was the unknown?
At first, Cui Heng simply understood this as “As long as it’s something I don’t know, it’s unknown”.
That was indeed the case.
As long as he gained knowledge on something he originally did not know, saw something he had never seen before, or saw someone he had never seen before, he would receive feedback from exploring the unknown. His Nascent Soul would also improve. Of course, the improvement obtained in different ways was naturally different.
Now, Cui Heng had some preliminary experience.
What received the most feedback was from secrets that most people did not know.
For example, his exploration of the moon, the relationship between the Nine Great Mystic Deities and the Mystic Deity of the Purple Extreme Palace 3,000 years ago, and the way they obtained the undying characteristics.
Next, it was things that involved a higher realm and things that he did not know before.
For example, the information mentioned in Hong Fugui’s message, the Immortal True Essence mentioned in the maroon gold book in the Purple Extreme Palace, and so on.
However, both of these were usually hard to come by.
Moreover, it required a lot of effort to investigate.
Usually, the most common was contact with ordinary new things.
Although the feedback was relatively weak, the advantage was that there were enough of them. As long as he observed the crowd carefully, it would be many times faster than hiding himself and comprehending the Dao. Therefore, when Cui Heng and the others journeyed to Linjiang County City, they did not fly over directly.
Instead, they traveled in the manner of ordinary people.
Walking, riding, accommodation…
Going to different places, meeting all kinds of people, experiencing different customs and cultures…
This was Cui Heng’s cultivation method.
Guanzhou County was the richest among the 16 counties under Linjiang.
However, Cui Heng did not expect it to be so prosperous.
The entire Guanzhou City was the size of two Changfeng Prefecture Cities in the Lower World. There were all kinds of shops on both sides of the street. There was no need for the shop owners to shout at the entrance and countless customers would walk in.
There were too many people on the streets. It would not be an exaggeration to say that they were rubbing shoulders and sweating profusely. With such a large number of people, there was almost no shop that did not have customers.
A lively and joyous atmosphere filled the entire street, making people feel like it was a festive occasion.
Although this was the main road after entering the city, and it was relatively spacious and the most prosperous, the other streets outside the main road were also filled with people.
There was almost no deserted place in the entire Guanzhou City.
Not to mention Hong Kang and his grandson from the Great Qi Kingdom, even Cui Heng, who had “seen the world”, could not help but be surprised.
It was too prosperous.
Such a huge population and big merchants simply exceeded the concept of an ordinary ancient society.
In Cui Heng’s opinion, even Lu County, which he had reformed, could not be compared to the Guanzhou City in front of him because it had not been developed for long.
The people in Guanzhou City should be the people with the best livelihood he had seen since he transmigrated.
There was no other.
“Young Master, many people here have different accents. They’re very different from before. Many of them should be outsiders, and there are many martial artists.”
After Zhang Shuming carefully observed his surroundings, he said to Cui Heng, “I’m afraid they’re all people who escaped from the Immortal sects. Guanzhou County belongs to Linjiang County. For some martial artists with low cultivation realms, it should be just right for them to come here.”
When walking in the mortal world, addressing Cui Heng as Exalted Immortal was too ostentatious, so Cui Heng let Zhang Shuming and the others temporarily change their manner of address to “Young Master”.
“Compared to my Great Qi Kingdom, this place is simply a paradise on earth,” Hong Kang said with a trembling voice. “I originally thought that the peace of the Great Zhou Kingdom was already rare in the world. I didn’t expect Linjiang County to be so prosperous.”