Once that place was sealed, unless the doors of the Palace of Winter were personally opened by Song Shuhang or Ye Si, the Seventh Stage Venerable could only dream of being able to get out. After all, not all Venerables were as heaven-defying as Venerable White, who was at the Seventh Stage yet had such powerful spatial abilities.
If the Seventh Stage Venerable wanted to get out… He could only try to do so by cultivating in the Palace of Winter. If he concentrated on cultivating and reached the Eighth Stage Profound Sage Realm, he would be pulled into the ‘Heavenly Tribulation Realm’ when he transcended the heavenly tribulation of the Eighth Stage and brought away from the Palace of Winter. If he successfully transcended the tribulation, there was a chance that he would be brought out into the main world.
If this didn’t work, then he could only continue to concentrate on cultivating until he reached the Ninth Stage Realm, and—at that time—break out of the Palace of Winter using space power or his own strength.
…However, as long as Song Shuhang was not stupid, it was impossible that he would give the other party time to practice.
After putting the Seventh Stage Venerable into the Palace of Winter, Song Shuhang breathed a deep sigh of relief.
“Shiet, it was a Seventh Stage Venerable,” he murmured.
Thinking about it made his whole body go soft.
Had it not been for the ‘virtuous lamia’, he would not even dare to appear in front of a Seventh Stage Venerable. Without the defense of the virtuous lamia, the Venerable could simply slap Song Shuhang flat into a pancake or make dumplings out of him.
After breathing a sigh of relief, Song Shuhang clapped his hands and returned the nuclear bomb into the Inner World. It took three steps to completely unseal it, but as Song Shuhang only completed one step, it would not explode yet.
However, for the sake of safety, he placed the nuclear bomb far from the rest lest it detonated and affected the other nuclear bombs and missiles, blasting his Inner World into pieces.
Song Shuhang chose to expose the ‘Inner World’ to detain the Seventh Stage Venerable after careful consideration.
After all, this guy was a Venerable of the Seventh Stage, and Shuhang was merely a fake Eighth Stage Profound Sage.
Even this time, he had merely bluffed the opponent by using the ‘guided missile+nuclear bomb’ combo to force them to flee. But, Seventh Stage Venerables weren’t fools; as long as the other party were to give it some thought, they would be able to see many flaws.
When the other party figured it out and came back again, he wouldn’t be able to do anything. The nuclear bombs couldn’t always be relied on to scare people away.
At that time, Song Shuhang, the ‘first Sage in a thousand years’, might really become a ‘trophy’ in the opponent’s hands.
In addition, the other side spoke of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect, and that even Profound Sages were destined to die. From this, Song Shuhang could not let the other party leave.
Next, as long as the guy was trapped for a while, he could simply wait for Venerable White to come out and beat the shiet out of him.
Or perhaps it was even better to meet up with Senior White Two. At that time, this guy would directly be pulled into the world of the black lotus. The world of the black lotus, which Senior White Two was in, was still barren and needed a lot of manpower to develop it.
If the Seventh Stage Venerable tried playing any tricks before either of the two Senior Whites could show up, Song Shuhang would detonate the nuclear bomb directly in the Palace of Winter and eliminate him. The Palace of Winter was still a Ninth Stage magical treasure, so it should be able to withstand the power of a ‘nuclear bomb’.
Song Shuhang sat down on the roof, and took some time to calm his mind.
Honestly speaking, it made him feel quite refreshed that he was able to pretend in front of a Seventh Stage Venerable, even being able to stand his ground and lock the Venerable into a small little cage. However, he was afraid that this was only a once in a lifetime opportunity.
At the same time, he contemplated on the whole process of saving Fairy Fleeting Life. Nuclear deterrence did quite well; the entire event could be regarded as a rehearsal before the duel between himself and the ‘Sage Monarch Winter Melon’. He planned on reviewing the event quite thoroughly so as to be able to prepare and carry out the act of nuclear deterrence much more smoothly in the future. Whether he was going to face ‘Sage Monarch Winter Melon’ or some other powerful enemy in the future, nuclear deterrence would be quite a powerful card.
After calming down, Song Shuhang reached out and let the virtuous lamia return into his body.
The virtuous lamia tilted her head and returned obediently.
Next, Song Shuhang stretched out his hand and brought out Fairy Fleeting Life from the Inner World. He left the big box containing the monster fox still inside for now.
“Senior Tyrannical Song… that Venerable?” Fairy Fleeting Life asked with lingering fear.
“I’ve already dealt with it, rest assured,” Song Shuhang said gently.
Fairy Fleeting Life was relieved.
As expected of the first Sage in a thousand years, even a Seventh Stage Venerable who appeared to be really powerful was dealt with in less than a minute!
“Let’s go. Oh, by the way, fairy, try to suppress your aura so that we can avoid attracting existences like the Venerable just now,” Song Shuhang said with a slight smile.
Fairy Fleeting Life nodded with embarrassment. It seemed that she had carelessly revealed the aura of her ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts ‘Technique❯ while waiting for Song Shuhang to finish his class, ending up attracting the enemy.
[It’s just that what’s so special about the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect that makes people want to kill us at all costs?] Fairy Fleeting Life thought with bitterness in her heart.
The Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect had already been wiped out. She was afraid that the number of disciples of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect that were alive today was likely not even 100. This was already the case, and yet the other party still refused to let Thirty-Three Divine Beasts ‘Sect go? How much resentment did they bear? What secret did the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect conceal?
Would Senior Tyrannical Song know about it?
Fairy Fleeting Life looked at Song Shuhang, the mysterious first Sage in a thousand years who seemed to know a lot about the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect. He said that the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect originated from the ancient Heavenly City’s [Divine Beast Department].
Fairy Fleeting Life couldn’t help but ask, “Senior Tyrannical Song, whom has the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect offended? Or, is there some deep secret that the sect has hidden?”
Song Shuhang paused, then turned to look at Fairy Fleeting Life, and questioned, “You don’t know?”
Fairy Fleeting Life bowed her head as she said with sadness, “When the sect was wiped out, I was not there, that was how I was able to survive.”
Song Shuhang sighed—originally, he was looking forward to being able to learn the truth about the destruction of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect from Fairy Fleeting Life. However, he didn’t expect her not to know anything about it.
“I’m not very clear about this matter. However, thinking about the destruction of ancient Heavenly City, I believe that the destruction of Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect is likely related to that incident. Perhaps someone didn’t want a remnant of the ancient Heavenly City such as the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect to exist,” Song Shuhang said.
“Who’s the other party?” Fairy Fleeting Life asked.
“I don’t know. The destruction of the ancient Heavenly City still remains a mystery to the world of cultivation,” Song Shuhang said.
…It was certain that the destruction of ancient Heavenly City was related to Cheng Lin. However, it was absolutely impossible for Cheng Lin to have destroyed the entire ancient Heavenly City. There had to have been other forces or big shots at work.
Song Shuhang thought for a moment, and then said, “In addition, when the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect was destroyed, it was done instantly by some huge force.”
At that time, when he was identifying the ‘golden chain’, he had seen a vague picture.
Above a stretch of ruins, there was someone shivering.
The ruins were the ruins of a huge celestial palace… but there were no traces of fighting around it—it seemed that there had been a powerful force that possessed power beyond comprehension which completely destroyed it in but a moment.
What he saw at that time was the picture after the ‘Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect’ was destroyed.
Judging from that picture, the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect was completely destroyed and erased from the world without even being able to resist.
Achieving such a feat required the power of a Ninth Stage Tribulation Transcender at the very least. After all, the Seventh Stage Venerable had said that the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect had its hidden Profound Sages.
When Fairy Fleeting Life heard this, her face became more bitter.
Affected by the destruction of Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect, her state of mind had turned for the worse, causing her cultivation speed to slow down. In addition, she was influenced by the inner demon tribulation every time she transcended the tribulation, making it difficult for her to advance.
There was little hope if she wanted to avenge her sect. She could only place her hopes on her disciple, the monster fox.
“Let’s put this aside… If I get any news about the destruction of Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect, I will tell you,” Song Shuhang said.
He remembered the Seventh Stage Venerable trapped in the Palace of Winter—this guy clearly knew something. Perhaps he would be able to dig out some information from the mouth of that Seventh Stage Venerable after Venerable White returned.
“Thank you, Senior Tyrannical Song,” Fairy Fleeting Life thanked him sincerely. Senior Tyrannical Song was not a member of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect, but he was willing to help her. She naturally engraved such kindness into her heart.
Most of the dialogue between the two happened through [secret sound transmission]. After all, they were currently at a school, and there were people everywhere.
Soon, under the lead of Song Shuhang, the two arrived at the classroom where Chu Chu was on the phone.
Coincidentally, Chu Chu was crying at this moment, and had ended the call with Doudou.
As soon as she hung up, she raised her head and saw Song Shuhang standing at the classroom door with Fairy Fleeting Life.
“Big Brother Song,” Chu Chu called out, then quickly came to Song Shuhang and returned the phone to him.
Song Shuhang asked, “Did Doudou clear things up?”
The little girl no longer called him Doudou—it was clear that the misunderstanding had been cleared up. However, he didn’t know how Doudou explained the ‘video’ incident to her. At that time, Song Shuhang was sitting in front of the computer, shaking his head, pretending to be ‘Doudou’ as he had a video chat with this little girl.
Also… the title ‘Big Brother Song’ was quite awkward.
“Well, Doudou told me everything.” Chu Chu nodded, and said seriously, “He told me to tell you… that although he looks a bit like Big Brother Song, he’s much more handsome than you; he said that Big Brother Song’s appearance only contains one-tenth of his handsomeness.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
He suddenly regretted letting Chu Chu talk to Doudou for so long.
“Then, did Doudou told you that he’s about to marry a man soon?” Song Shuhang said lightly.
“Doudou? Marry a man?” Little girl Chu Chu blinked.
At the same time, Fairy Fleeting Life, who was behind Song Shuhang, was speechless.