The Legend Of The Heavenly Law
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As their journey continued, they could see a temple from afar, or more precisely, a building that resembled the structure of a temple. Concrete walls of dark purple jade surrounded the building. Purple bamboos environed the yard, making the place gloomy and mysterious.
To her surprise, there was a temple in a place so remote and obscure. People from Earth built the temples to worship all kinds of majestic beings. Who would the people from heaven worship?
Yun Yanli’s expression turned serious, all of a sudden. “Xijiu, we shall go and pray.”
“Who are we worshipping?”
“The Heavenly Order.”
Gu Xijiu was astonished.
As far as she was concerned, the heavenly law was the ultimate guide to maintain the order of basically everything in the world. The law had governed the earth’s rotation on its axis and maintained the laws of the universe. How could something as abstract as the law be worshiped as a God?
Out of curiosity, she stepped into the temple. There were some words carved on the door, stating ‘the unpredictability of the heavenly laws.’
The words were colored with gold, with a font of vigorous touches and fine strokes, making it appear swift and yet fierce. She could feel a sense of amazement about the place as if she was about to enter the vast universe.
The first thing that she could see in the temple was a statue. She was utterly astonished as she stood before the statue. Unlike the usual statues, the one that she saw had an odd appearance. Its body was a union of four different men.
The one on the front was wearing entirely purple, with a mask that resembled the shape of a fox’s face. The color of the mask was vividly in red, concealing his face. She could only see his narrow eyes like he was smiling.
The one on the left was dressed in white. His face was covered with an odd looking mask that resembled the eyes of a fox. She could only see his lips that were perfectly angled. He looked as cold as marble.
The one on the right was dressed in red robes. As usual, he was also wearing a mask, but it was in silvery white color. His entire face was covered. As red as the fiery flames, he possessed a captivating sense of charm.
The one behind the status was in complete black. As the dark clouds, the mask on his face was pitch black as well. In his hand, he looked as though he was trying to perform a spell that could unleash fatal destruction upon the world.
The structure of the four men was as strange as it seemed. Yun Yanli was already on his knees, bowing his head in prayer. Gu Xijiu stood gazing at the statue, completely absorbed in her own thoughts.
The statue came as a shock to her. She could tell that the statue meant something as her heart slowly ached. The statue was made from a precious gem of four colors. The craftsmanship was intricate with fine distinctions. Even the robes were vividly manipulated to be as lifelike as possible.
While Yun Yanli was praying, she proceeded to observe the statues carefully on her own. Although all of the statues were wearing a mask, she could tell from their figures that they were not depicting the same man.
“Is the heavenly law made up by these four men?” She could not help but question the Firmament Stone.
The Firmament Stone was obviously lost in thought, as it completely ignored Gu Xijiu’s question.
Gu Xijiu knocked it gently. “Are you lost? Why didn’t you answer me?”
The Firmament Stone finally reacted. “Master, the heavenly law is the law of the universe that is formed naturally. Logically speaking… the heavenly law should not possess the look of a man. I do not know why it is depicted as such.”
“Aren’t you the messenger of the heavenly law? Don’t you know what it is?”
“Master, I only receive its instructions occasionally. I certainly do not know where it comes from or what it is.”
The Firmament Stone was like a device that was connected only to the frequency of the heavenly law. Moreover, it did not know about heaven any better than her, so Gu Xijiu decided to ask nothing more from it.
She waited for Yun Yanli. When they left, she asked, “Is the heavenly law made up of four men?”