Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Assuming that the ghost spirit was really [Slow-Witted Song], this matter touched upon the theory of time.
‘Slow-Witted Song’ was someone from the past. If Song Shuhang’s guess was correct, wouldn’t that mean that his ghost spirit had traveled through time and space, returning to the past?
Movies and TV shows had already overused the reincarnation genre in the past years. Reincarnating into the past, into the future, into another world, into hell, into heaven… there was no time nor place that the ‘reincarnation’ army couldn’t go to.
There were many different types of ‘reincarnation’, such as moving over with one’s real body, possessing someone else’s body, rebirth, gender bender, and so on.
The causes for ‘reincarnation’ had been increasing over time. In the beginning, there was still a relatively rigorous usage of futuristic technology to ‘reincarnate’, and then came the more random reasons—at some point, squatting inside a hole or drinking water had become potential reasons.
And so, Song Shuhang wasn’t completely new to the idea of ‘reincarnation’.
But if Slow-Witted Song was his ghost spirit… where was it now?
Why had it still not returned by his side?
“Perhaps there is a reason that it can’t reveal itself… or perhaps it has died already?” Song Shuhang frowned as he pondered.
Sometime in the future, he planned to go to the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion to talk with Pavilion Master Chu and learn of the past events related to Slow-Witted Song so that he could confirm his speculations.
“Hey, Shuhang, wake up. Are you having a nightmare?” At this moment, Su Clan’s Sixteen’s voice echoed beside his ears.
Song Shuhang woke up, and looked at Su Clan’s Sixteen in a daze.
“It’s nothing, it wasn’t a nightmare. I just had a rather interesting dream.” Song Shuhang rubbed his eyes, and then asked, “How did I end up sleeping?”
Su Clan’s Sixteen answered, “After you got back, you brought out that food box and gave it to Shi and others. Then, you said to wait for the seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group before serving the food. When Shi went to the kitchen to cook spirit rice, while you slumped onto the table and fell asleep.”
“It’s probably because today’s been too tiring.” Song Shuhang rubbed his temples. During noon, he was learning how to ride a flying saber; in the afternoon, he and Sixteen rode their sabers to go to Immortal Fairy Bie Xue’s place; then, they rode their sabers again to return.
He had probably consumed too much energy, which was why he ended up falling asleep.
Song Shuhang then asked, “Have the seniors arrived?”
Su Clan’s Sixteen responded, “A few of them have come. Fairy Dongfang Six, Senior Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue, Demon Monarch Nirvana, and Young Master Phoenix Slayer. The seniors who were in the vicinity of the Jiangnan area, were the first to arrive. They are chatting in the living room right now.”
Song Shuhang stood up, and said, “Let’s go and see them.”
He happened to have some questions for Senior Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue––he wanted some information regarding the Sage Seal.
When Song Shuhang entered the living room, he saw the seniors lounging all around the living room—yes, literally all around the living room.
For instance, Young Master Phoenix Slayer was sprawled on the air conditioner, and he seemed to like the spot very much.
Demon Monarch Nirvana was squatting in a corner in a hazmat suit, studying an old refrigerator. The refrigerator seemed to be the one that was first broken and then modified by Senior White after he’d first gotten out secluded meditation.
Afterward, Senior White bought several sets of brand-new household appliances, while the modified ones were thrown into a corner of the living room.
Demon Monarch Nirvana was rummaging through them, looking like he was going to tear them apart.
Song Shuhang remembered that Senior White had said that there wasn’t anything special about the formation inside the refrigerator. He had stated that there was only a simple spirit gathering formation and a formation that let out cold air… so why did Demon Monarch Nirvana look like he was really interested in studying them?
It seemed that Senior White’s formations weren’t that simple; these two formations should have more to them than met the eye.
Fairy Dongfang Six was sitting on the sofa like one normally would.
But Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue was floating in midair with his eyes half closed, seemingly meditating.
His tribulation was imminent, and while he was suppressing his power, he was at the same time raising his overall strength to increase his chances to transcend the tribulation.
Song Shuhang said, “Seniors, have you had dinner? Would you like to have a meal first?”
“I’m not in the mood to eat right now. The only thing on my mind is studying the guided missiles. When will we begin studying them?” Fairy Dongfang Six said with a giggle.
Song Shuhang asked, “Fairy Dongfang Six, are you also going to transcend the tribulation?
Fairy Dongfang Six replied, “Not yet, but I have a senior who will be transcending soon.”
Song Shuhang responded, “I see. But it would still be better to wait for all the seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group to arrive before studying the guided missiles. Is Senior Yellow Mountain not here yet? He said to gather at 6:00 PM and to start researching at 8:00 PM. It’s almost 5:00 PM now, right?”
“Don’t worry, with the speed of the fellow daoists, they should be able to arrive here on time,” Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue said calmly.
Song Shuhang asked, “Then, Senior Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue, do you want to eat something?”
“No need.” Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue smiled and shook his head.
“Alright, then those who want to eat can go to the kitchen, Shi is cooking. The food should be ready in a while,” Song Shuhang said.
After saying that, he asked Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue, “Senior, I’ve got something I would like to ask you.”
“What is it?” Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue straightened his body and dropped from the air.
Song Shuhang asked, “What functions does the Sage Seal have?”
The Sage Seal was obviously a great treasure, but without knowing how to activate it, he wouldn’t be able to make use of it.
Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue lightly smiled. “When it comes to the functions of the Sage Seal, I actually don’t know much about it myself. After all, my cultivation system is rather unique. Although the end point is high, the cultivation experiences left in the system I follow only reach until the Seventh Stage Realm. The functions of the Sage Seal that I know about are things that I had to find out myself. Nevertheless, I’ll tell you what I know.”
“Many thanks, Senior Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue,” Song Shuhang happily said. Then, he looked toward Young Master Phoenix Slayer, who was on the air conditioner.
Mm-hm, after Senior Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue explains the functions of the Sage Seal, it’ll be time to get Senior Phoenix Slayer to lend me his CPU.
“The first function of the Sage Seal is the dignity it brings. I believe that little friend Shuhang has already experienced this function. As long as you think about it, the Sage Seal will add a layer of dignity to your body. This dignity is something that even ordinary people who don’t cultivate are able to sense, and through this function, they would even know your ‘daoist name’,” Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue said.
“…” Song Shuhang thought, So it was this function’s fault.
Song Shuhang asked, “Then, Senior Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue, can this function be turned off?”
“Naturally. In theory, as long as an Eighth Stage wants, the function should be turned off. It’s just that little friend Shuhang’s realm might not be high enough to do so. Perhaps you’d be able to turn it off at will after practicing a bit more,” Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue said.
“I see.” Song Shuhang nodded and added ‘practicing how to turn on and off the Sage Seal’s dignity aura’ to the list of things he was to practice every day. He no longer wanted to influence ordinary people to respectfully greet him with a ‘Hello, Mister Tyrannical Song’ as it made his liver hurt.
Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue continued, “In addition to the dignity function, the Sage Seal also has the stamp function. Normally speaking, Profound Sages use this function on their own disciples. Through the stamp, the Eighth Stage Profound Sage can transfer energy to their disciples and protect them from afar.”
Song Shuhang: “…’
Not too long ago, Song Shuhang had stamped a tree monster. Did it mean that the tree monster had become his disciple in the eyes of other people, and that he could even transfer energy to it to protect it?
Little Cai heard Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue and said happily, “Teacher, hurry up and stamp me.”
Song Shuhang replied, “No need to hurry, let Senior Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue finish talking first.”
When it came to stamping Little Cai… he felt as if he was going to put his seal of approval or something.
Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue laughed, and then continued, “Now then, the third function of the Sage Seal is to draw in energy from the world and refine it into spiritual energy and pour into the body of the cultivator. This function can help the cultivator save up spirit stones. It isn’t that big of a deal for Eighth Stage Profund Sages… but little friend Shuhang, at least before the Sixth Stage, you wouldn’t lack in spirit stones for your practice.”
“I see.” Song Shuhang looked at his own body, deep in thought. Most of the spiritual energy gathered by the Sage Seal just went into the ‘fat whale illusory core’. For the fat whale illusory core to completely form, it seemed like it’d need a lot of spiritual energy.
Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue continued, “Besides these functions, the Sage Seal another peculiar function that every Profound Sage can use. This function is similar to an ‘absolute command’ that can affect the surrounding world. According to what I know, each Profound Sage grasps a different use of this function. Personally, I feel that this power is similar to a verbal command. When the Profound Sage opens his mouth, he can increase the power of his command through the Sage Seal and have what he says happen in real life.”
“Absolute command?” Song Shuhang held his chin, deep in thought.
“For example, if a powerful Profound Sage were to use this function on a Fifth Stage Spiritual Emperor, when the Profound Sage says ‘Bind’, the Spiritual Emperor would feel as though there was an invisible force binding them,” Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue said. “However, I have no clue how this function is turned on and used.”
“Little friend Shuhang, why don’t you give it a try,” Fairy Dongfang Six said.
Song Shuhang asked, “How do I do that?”
Song Shuhang had no idea how to turn the function on.
“Look at me and use the ‘bind’ command,” Fairy Dongfang Six said. “If I don’t resist, it might have an effect.”
“Little friend Shuhang, when you use the ‘absolute command’ function, it would be better to call out the Sage Seal first and communicate with it, using the ability through it,” Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue reminded.
“Alright, let me give it a try.” Song Shuhang’s issued a mental order, and the Sage Seal, which was floating in his dantian, materialized right beside him.
The words ‘Tyrannical Song’ on the Sage Seal exuded an imposing dignity, and several of the seniors present could feel a slight pressure coming from the seal.
Song Shuhang pointed at Fairy Dongfang Six, and shouted, “Bind!”