Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
“I didn’t think that it was already so late,” Song Shuhang said. He’d originally planned to take Lady Onion to her birthplace today and quickly discover the secrets concealed there. Then, if it was still early, he could rush back to Wenzhou City and go back to his hometown to see his parents. After all, it was currently the Mid-Autumn Festival.
It was a pity that the plans of men couldn’t compare to the plans of the heavens.
After they emerged from the barrier on the mountain peak, the sky was filled with the stars and the moon. It was already deep into the night.
Song Shuhang asked, “Sixteen, Shi, do you usually go home for the Mid-Autumn Festival?”
Su Clan’s Sixteen shook her head, and said, “The lifespan of cultivators is extremely long. Small festivals that ordinary people celebrate are events that we don’t necessarily celebrate every year.”
Shi added, “Same for me.”
Song Shuhang said, “I guess that’s fair.”
Then, he turned to look at the virtuous lamia… who had Scarlet Heaven Sword in her stomach.
As soon as he thought of Lady Onion, a problem surfaced in his mind.
Song Shuhang asked, “Fellow Daoist Scarlet Heaven Sword, what’s the use of the crimson crystal we dug out at Lady Onion’s birthplace?”
That piece of crystal was now kept inside the Inner World.
The temperature of that thing was extremely high; other than Lady Onion, nobody else could even approach it.
At this time, Lady Onion was still in the Inner World, attached to the crimson crystal and unwilling to come out.
Scarlet Heaven Sword replied, “Oh, you’re talking about that crimson crystal. That’s what Scarlet Heaven left for Little Lady Onion. That thing can allow that little green onion to be reborn and gain the special constitution, [Monster Body].”
When it came to special constitutions, Song Shuhang had only heard Soft Feather mention some of them before.
After a cultivator reached the Second Stage Realm, if they were to encounter a great opportunity or fortune, they’d have the chance to gain a ‘special constitution’. Daoists had the ‘immortal body’, demonic cultivators had the ‘demonic body’, buddhists had their ‘buddhist seed’, scholars had their ‘scholarly root’, and monster cultivators had the ‘monster body’, each with their own unique effects. Special constitutions such as these could increase one’s cultivation speed, increase the power of their magical techniques, or strengthen their close combat ability. However, it was not easy to obtain an immortal body. Not only would condensing it be very costly, but the failure rate was also greater than 90%.
Song Shuhang curiously asked, “How do we get Lady Onion to use it?”
Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “Simple, just plant her on that thing.”
It was that simple?
Song Shuhang asked, “Well, Lady Onion has currently taken roots in the enlightenment stone. Does Fellow Daoist Scarlet Heaven Sword have a way to uproot her? And, subsequently, plant her on that crimson crystal?” It would be the best-case scenario if he could take this opportunity to remove Lady Onion from the enlightenment stone.
Scarlet Heaven Sword responded, “Once she is strong enough, she would be able to leave the enlightenment stone by herself. In addition, she can’t plant herself on the crimson crystal yet, her realm is currently too low.”
“Her realm is too low?” Song Shuhang asked curiously. “So, why did Daoist Priest Scarlet Heaven remind Lady Onion to return to the place of her birth through her dream?”
“That isn’t Scarlet Heaven’s fault,” Scarlet Heaven Sword said. “Who could have expected that after more than 300 years, Lady Onion would still only be at the Second Stage? According to our initial estimates, 300 years should have been enough for her to ascend to the Fifth Stage.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
Fair enough—when it came to cultivation, Lady Onion was indeed terrible.
Song Shuhang asked, “So that means that Lady Onion would have to be at the Fifth Stage Realm to be able to be planted onto the crimson crystal?”
Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “She doesn’t necessarily have to be at the Fifth Stage, it should already be possible for her once she’s at the Fourth Stage. Right now, however, it would be good for her to stay by the side of the crimson crystal as she practices.”
Song Shuhang nodded. It appeared to him that he would have to wait until Lady Onion reached the Fourth Stage before they could even discuss this topic again.
“By the way, that crimson crystal seems to be of the fire attribute, right? Then, does that mean that the ‘monster body’ Lady Onion would condense is also going to be of the fire attribute?” Song Shuhang asked curiously.
Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “Indeed.”
Shi’s eyes lit up as she blurted out, “A flaming green onion sprout?”
Song Shuhang: “…”
A flaming green onion sprout?
Well, it would certainly be quite the scene.
The group walked as they talked, and they were soon back at the foot of the mountain.
They were now in the area where ginseng, spiritual mushrooms, and some other medicinal plants were growing.
Song Shuhang casually asked, “Can these ginseng and mushrooms be taken away?”
Scarlet Heaven Sword replied, “That’s completely fine, however… the medicinal energy within these ginseng and mushrooms has been absorbed by the barrier formation for several hundreds of years. In other words, their medicinal value is now equivalent to a large turnip’s. If you really wanted to, you could go ahead and pick some and chew on them.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
After giving it some thought, he willed and opened a gate to the Inner World. Next, he took away a batch of ginseng, mushrooms, and other medicinal plants, and transplanted it into his Inner World.
He wanted to try out and see if these things would recover after being transplanted into the Inner World. Not many would be able to be like the protagonist, who had an entire small world with him, and could casually play around and test stuff out like this.
Afterward, they left the spiritual mountain.
Behind Song Shuhang, the lotus roots were still pricking the air. They had traveled through space and stuck themselves to that ball of evil energy of the Netherworld on the mountain peak.
Song Shuhang asked, “What time is it?”
Shi looked at her watch, and replied, “It’s 10:00 in the evening.”
Song Shuhang raised his head, looking at the bright moon that hung high up in the sky.
He couldn’t help but keep on remembering the ‘divination’ made by Senior Copper Trigram.
The night of the full moon had yet to pass… In other words, there was still a chance that he would be caught by Sage Monarch Winter Melon, and then violently beaten up and oppressed… and the matter would finally spread throughout the entire world of cultivators.
Song Shuhang asked, “Fellow Daoist Scarlet Heaven, when would you be able to cooperate with me in executing the ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯ again?”
Scarlet Heaven Sword replied, “Calculating the time, after another hour or so should be enough.”
After hearing that, Song Shuhang felt relieved.
It seemed that Scarlet Heaven Sword wasn’t going to leave… So, if Sage Monarch Winter Melon did come over to fight him, he could probably borrow ‘Scarlet Heaven Sword’ to execute the ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯.
Scarlet Heaven Sword asked, “Whom do you plan on cutting down this time?”
Song Shuhang said, “This person might not even come, so we can only wait and see if that guy will come looking for me tonight.”
Scarlet Heaven Sword responded, “Okay, just tell me when the time comes. I’ll give you a free, on-the-spot lesson to bring one step further your comprehension of the ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯, which is something I’ve always liked.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
Ever since the beginning, due to the absurdity of the matter, his mind had been questioning if Scarlet Heaven Sword was really a sword. On the surface, it did indeed appear like a sword, but then why the hell would it slash out saber intent? Moreover, it even always liked the ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯?
Such a skill tree was simply too messed up.
Not far from the spiritual mountain where Song Shuhang and the others were, a group of people was slowly approaching.
In the lead was a person wearing a hooded coat, with short blond hair flowing out of his hood. He was tall and had blue eyes and perfect facial features. His expression was resolute, and his face that of a handsome Western man.
This man was the fifth Sage in a thousand years, Sage Monarch Winter Melon.
Behind him was a variety of cultivators carrying various advanced recording equipment and various types of recording magical treasures, with each of them being at the Fourth Stage or above.
These Fourth Stage cultivators were journalists from several well-known cultivator channels, such as the Daily Cultivator, Secret Information Center, Shengang Broadcast Station, Temple Channel, Magician Hub, and so on.
A brown-haired man, who was a reporter of Temple Channel, asked, “May I ask, Sage Monarch Winter Melon, if you have really given up on proceeding with the battle under the full moon tonight with Profound Sage Tyrannical Song?”
Sage Monarch Winter Melon nodded slightly, and said, “Yes.”
A reporter of the Daily Cultivator then took the opportunity to ask, “May I ask why did you suddenly give up on having the battle under the full moon with Profound Sage Tyrannical Song? Is it because Profound Sage Tyrannical Song is going to be closing up, or is it because Profound Sage Tyrannical Song refused to fight?”
Sage Monarch Winter Melon shook his head, and frankly replied, “It’s neither. The reason I’m giving up on the battle under the full moon with Sage Monarch Tyrannical Song is because I’ve already had the chance to meet him this morning. Originally, I was still quite adamant on having this fight with him. However, after Profound Sage Tyrannical Song showed me one of his unique magical techniques, I’ve learned that I’m really inferior to him.”
He could only feel despair when he was faced with those hundreds of nuclear bombs + the large number of hydrogen bombs, as well as that strange spatial technique of Sage Monarch Tyrannical Song. Facing such techniques, he really couldn’t think of a way to go against them.
Most importantly, those bombs were only a portion of the huge inventory that Sage Monarch Tyrannical Song had at his disposal, and he could still take out an even greater number of nuclear bombs and hydrogen bombs if he wanted to.
When faced with Sage Monarch Tyrannical Song, Sage Monarch Winter Melon kept on having the illusion that he was like an ordinary player being forced to go against a pay-to-win player.
Unless he reached the peak of the Profound Sage Realm and improved his path of defense, he could only dream about being able to resist all those nuclear bombs and hydrogen bombs.
A reporter of the Secret Information Center was surprised, and asked, “Profound Sage Tyrannical Song is so terrifying?”
With just a magical technique, he could make Sage Monarch Winter Melon give up?
“In certain ways, he can be considered more terrifying than some of those old Profound Sages,” Sage Monarch Winter Melon continued. “As such, I would actually rather face one of them than face Sage Monarch Tyrannical Song.”
All the reporters quickly wrote this down in small notebooks—this was very hot news. The mysterious Profound Sage Tyrannical Song maintained his status as the first Sage in a thousand years with only one move.
A reporter of the Magician Hub asked, “Then, Sage Monarch Winter Melon, whom do you plan on challenging tonight?”
“Tonight, I plan on challenging an old Profound Sage who had become a Sage 1,300 years ago. His current strength can only be described as unfathomable. In fact, I can’t rule out the possibility that he might have reached the Ninth Stage Realm. I plan on challenging Sage Monarch Tyrannical Song after I’ve accumulated a certain amount of confidence,” Sage Monarch Winter Melon said in a deep voice.
Having said that, he took a deep breath, and continued, “This person I am challenging today is the one I admire the most. Everyone should know his name—his Sage Name is [Sage Monarch Melon Eater].”
“Melon Eater?” The reporter from the Daily Cultivator quickly searched his memory.
Over the past several thousand years, every person who’d successfully become a Profound Sage had been noted down by all factions, especially the Profound Sages from the last millennium, who were all familiar to everyone.
However, after everyone rummaged through their memories, they seemed to have no memory of or information on this ‘Sage Monarch Melon Eater’.
Was it them who didn’t remember?
Or was it Sage Monarch Winter Melon who was confused?
The reporter from the Secret Information Center asked, “Sage Monarch Winter Melon, are you sure that senior’s Sage Name is ‘Sage Monarch Melon Eater’?”
Sage Monarch Winter Melon nodded. “Yes, that’s his name. Today, he asked me to come here and compare notes with him. He said that he wanted to try out my path of defense.”