Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
However, when the opposite party spoke, they said ‘surnamed Song’, and the only person with the surname Song here was Shuhang.
“Who are you?” Song Shuhang furrowed his brows, and asked, “Do we know each other?”
The old man was at the peak of the Third Stage, and had an aura of death all over his body. If the opposite party suddenly got into action, they would bring down the heavenly tribulation. At that time, both Song Shuhang and Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman would be finished.
After all, the strength of the heavenly tribulation wasn’t simply going to double. If two people transcended the heavenly tribulation together, they would surely die—not to mention if the number of people transcending the heavenly tribulation together was three, which meant they’d be 1000% dead!
“Who the hell is talking to you?” The old man glared at Song Shuhang. “This matter has nothing to do with you. Get lost.”
“…” Song Shuhang. Well, that was rather embarrassing, but the opposite party isn’t looking for me… Still, who else is surnamed Song here?
It couldn’t be Fairy Dongfang Six. In that case, which one between Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman and True Monarch White Crane was surnamed Song?
At this time, the old man turned toward Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman, and coldly said, “Surnamed Song, you are definitely going to die today!”
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman had a confused expression on his face. “I’m sorry, but who are you?”
“Surnamed Song, you unexpectedly forgot about me? You bastard! You barred my path and killed the life-bound ghost commander I had raised with so much effort to keep off the tribulation, destroying all my chances to advance to the Fourth Stage! Today, I’ll make you die under the heavenly tribulation! You’ll turn into ashes alongside me!” the old man said angrily. He then stretched out his hand open, and closely watched Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman, his eyes full of hate.
So it was all Senior Seven Lives Talisman’s fault in the end?
“Senior Seven Lives Talisman, is your surname Song?” Song Shuhang asked.
“My surname isn’t Song,” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman said calmly. “However, when I used to roam the world in the past, I used several common surnames such as Zhao, Wang, Li, Ma, Guo, and Song. From the looks of it, the opposite party met me when I was using the surname Song. Nevertheless, I have already forgotten all the names I used back then.”
“…” Song Shuhang.
“…” Fairy Dongfang Six.
“F******ck you!” The old man.
“Nonetheless, I did indeed kill a ghost commander when I was younger.” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman gazed at the old man. “As expected… the figure tailing me when I was rushing over here was you. So, you want to bring down the heavenly tribulation and die together with me? Still, it’s a pity… because if you had brought down the heavenly tribulation as you approached me, you might have indeed managed to get me involved, forcing me to transcend the tribulation alongside you, and perhaps even die together with you. But now that I’m in front of you, do you really think you’ll have the opportunity to bring down the heavenly tribulation?”
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman had yet to put away the talisman he was holding between his fingers, the one he had specially brought over and which could place True Monarch White Crane in a coma. He just had to find the right opportunity and use it to put this old man to sleep.
“Sneaking on you to pull down your tribulation? If I were to do that, how would I quench the hate in my heart? I wanted to let you know that I’m the one that will be putting you to death—that this is my retaliation against you. We’ll go to hell together,” the old man said coldly. “Moreover, since I dared to appear in front of you, do you really think I didn’t make any preparations? Use all the tricks at your disposal. Unless you can instantly kill me, you’ll have to die together with me! Surnamed Song, if you want to live, you’ll have to shoulder my heavenly tribulation as well!”
After saying this much, the old man laughed wildly. He looked like a madman right now.
“Tsk, I see. Although you are about to die, you don’t really want to leave this world,” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman said. “Your plan is to get me involved and transcend the tribulation alongside me, hoping that I would shoulder your tribulation as well, which would allow you to advance to the Fourth Stage. However, you are too naive. The power of the heavenly tribulation isn’t simply going to double.”
“In that case, we’ll die together!” The old man laughed wildly. “Surnamed Song, you destroyed my path already. Therefore, I lose nothing by dragging you down with me.”
“Heavens,” Song Shuhang said. “If you bring down the heavenly tribulation, it won’t be a simple 1+1 addition, but rather a 1+2 one. My heavenly tribulation has to be taken into account as well, and if three heavenly tribulations come down at once, every single one of us will be reduced to ashes.”
If this old man really decided to bring down his heavenly tribulation, Song Shuhang would have no choice but to teleport to his Inner World alongside Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman, True Monarch White Crane, and Fairy Dongfang Six.
However, he wasn’t sure if his Inner World could cut off the heavenly tribulation.
But, the main problem was that Little Cai and Shi were sleeping upstairs, and there was some distance between them, which prevented Song Shuhang from pulling them to his Inner World.
What a headache!
“Hmph! Surnamed Song, if you want to die, let’s die together!” the old man shouted like a madman.
Still… how had people with the surname Song offended him? Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman already said that his surname wasn’t Song, and that he was just using an alias, okay?
“Luckily, my surname isn’t Song,” Fairy Dongfang Six said.
Even if this old man brought down the heavenly tribulation, Dongfang Six and True Monarch White Crane weren’t going to be in danger. There was still some time left before they would have to face their own heavenly tribulation, so they would be fine as long as they kept some distance.
True Monarch White Crane was currently weakened, while Dongfang Six was ready to enter into action at any time. She was looking for an opportunity to instantly kill the old man. She had to kill him with one blow. Otherwise, if the opposite party managed to bring down the heavenly tribulation, Song Shuhang and Seven Lives Talisman would be in trouble.
This was the same reason Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman hadn’t made his move already. The old man had come prepared, and without knowing the cards in his hand, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman wasn’t sure if he could kill him in one move.
Just as Song Shuhang and the others were discussing, a sword light quickly approached the building—its speed was very quick.
“There is no mistaking it, this is the place. The aura of the energy of the Netherworld came from here!” A white-haired daoist priest jumped down from the sword light, and entered the small courtyard with a few steps.
It was the Frenzied Strength Imparter, Daoist Priest Horizon.
As of late, Daoist Priest Horizon was in charge of watching over the Jiangnan area. He was like the police of the world of cultivators. If anything were to happen in the area around Jiangnan University Town, Daoist Priest Horizon would immediately rush over.
Earlier, the evil energy of the Netherworld had erupted from True Monarch White Crane’s body, alarming Daoist Priest Horizon. As such, he rushed there as soon as possible. If it was a demon of the Netherworld and he could kill it, he would do so. If he couldn’t, he would ask his fellow disciples for help.
But after getting into the small courtyard, Daoist Priest Horizon’s body stiffened.
“F*ck.” Daoist Priest could tell at a glance that there were several people in this courtyard whose condition wasn’t right.
There was little friend Song Shuhang, whom he had seen several times. His strength had already reached the peak of the Third Stage, and he needed but a thought to bring down the heavenly tribulation of the Fourth Stage. He was loose cannon No. 1.
Next to him was an old man. Although the aura of death shrouded his body, he was in the same condition as little friend Song Shuhang—he was at the peak of the Third Stage, and could bring down the tribulation at any moment. He was loose cannon No. 2.
Then, there was that handsome man wearing a black windbreaker. His strength had reached the peak of the Fourth Stage Realm, and he could also bring down the heavenly tribulation of the Fifth Stage at any time. Moreover, the foundation of this man seemed very solid. If he were to condense a Golden Core, it would definitely be one with seven or more dragon patterns! He was big loose cannon No. 3.
Daoist Priest Horizon got a scare.
After all, he was someone at the peak of the Fifth Stage Realm, and he could also bring down the heavenly tribulation of the Sixth Stage at any moment. Actually, if not for the ‘strength imparting’ method he had used to reduce his strength, he would have transcended his tribulation 300 years ago. He was super big loose cannon No. 4.
Usually, Daoist Priest Horizon would avoid other cultivators that had to face the tribulation like the plague, but little did he expect that he would meet three loose cannons right after stepping into this small courtyard. It had truly been a vile backstab.
“Senior Horizon, how come you are here?” Song Shuhang said bitterly. He remembered that Daoist Priest Horizon was also someone on the verge of transcending his tribulation. The fact that he was here was surely worrying.
“About that… I was just passing by, you guys can continue.” Daoist Priest Horizon waved his hand, and prepared to leave.
This place was too dangerous, and he wanted to leave immediately. The farther, the better.
“Since you have come, you might as well stay. I’m warning you, don’t move. If you move, I’ll bring down the heavenly tribulation, and we’ll all die together,” the old man said, sounding like a madman.
The old man didn’t really want to die, and just like Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman had guessed, he wanted to transcend the tribulation alongside Seven Lives Talisman so that he could use a few tricks and hope that the other party could shoulder his heavenly tribulation as well.
However, Song Shuhang’s presence had been out of his anticipation. If two people transcended the tribulation together, there was a small chance that they might survive… but if there were three of them, they would almost definitely die.
Then, when Daoist Priest Horizon made his appearance, the heart of the old man almost crumbled. If four people were to transcend the heavenly tribulation together, they would surely die.
Therefore, normally speaking, when Daoist Priest Horizon said that he would leave, the old man should have allowed him to leave…
But for some reason, in the heat of the moment, the old man forced Daoist Priest Horizon to stay.
We’ll face the heavenly tribulation together and die together! The old man seemed to have gone mad.
Song Shuhang furrowed his brows. From the looks of it, he would have to immediately move everyone to his Inner World.
Hopefully, his Inner World would be able to cut off the heavenly tribulation.
But right at this time, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman said calmly, “Fellow Daoist Horizon, don’t bother with this old man, you leave first. Right, you can also carry off little friend Shuhang. Leave this person to me.”
Then, he looked at the old man, and said, “This is a grudge between the two of us, and it’s better if it stays that way. Although you kept saying that you would bring down the heavenly tribulation and die with me, you still haven’t done it. This shows that you don’t really want to die, right? If you want to live, I can take an oath to use my resources to manufacture a set of tribulation-transcending formations for you, to give you powerful magical clothes, and to help you increase your overall strength. I have a 70% assurance to let you safely transcend the heavenly tribulation of the Fourth Stage.”
After hearing these words, the hand that the old man had stretched out trembled faintly.
“In addition, you don’t have to worry about me retaliating against you. In fact, I can take an oath to not harm you. The world is very big, and after advancing to the Fourth Stage, you can go everywhere—even to space. Since you have dealt with me in the past, you should know about my disposition. As long as I take an oath, I won’t violate it!” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman said calmly.
The old man was finally moved.
Song Shuhang’s eyes lit up.
Senior Seven Lives Talisman, well done!
As long as they convinced the old man to give up on bringing down the heavenly tribulation and dying alongside everyone else, it would be easy to settle this matter.
In the future, they could find many ways to deal with the old man.
Just as Song Shuhang was in deep thought, another person came over.
“May I ask if little friend Tyrannical Saber is at home?” The loud voice of a man echoed.