Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Song Shuhang was slightly distracted at this time.
He was in a state of joy, not because he won against Sage Monarch Winter Melon… but because he had broken Senior Copper Trigram’s curse!
The divination that Senior Copper Trigram had performed for him predicted that he would wreck Sage Monarch Winter Melon on the night of the full moon, beating him up until he was black and blue. As a result, he would become throughout the whole world of cultivation.
—However, everyone knew that Immortal Master Copper Trigram’s divinations had to be interpreted in reverse.
But now, just as Senior Copper Trigram had predicted, he did really defeat Sage Monarch Winter Melon.
Although he did not beat Sage Monarch Winter Melon black and blue, he still won, and it was a clean win.
The battle had come to an end, and Sage Monarch Winter Melon had now lost the chance to beat him up.
The curse of Immortal Master Copper Trigram’s shady divinations had finally been broken.
The curse related to those shady divinations, which the fellow daoists of the ‘Nine Provinces Number One Group’ greatly feared when they were auspicious, had come to an end today.
[From today onwards, please call me the terminator of Senior Copper Trigram’s shady divinations––Song ‘Super Awesome’ Shuhang!] Song Shuhang thought to himself.
As he was in deep thought, he suddenly felt a sense of crisis.
At the same time, the cries of Su Clan’s Sixteen, Shi, Little Cai, and the reporters rang out in his ear, “Careful!”
Song Shuhang’s head turned… Then, he saw several pieces of the ‘Iron Fortress’ fly towards him.
Each of these fragments possessed power at the Eighth Stage Profound Sage Realm.
After getting blown up by the ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯, the speed and power at which they shot toward him was terrifying. It was enough to penetrate the defenses of someone at the Sixth or even Seventh Stage.
If Song Shuhang weren’t careful and was directly hit by these fragments of the ‘Iron Fortress’… he could only rely on the ‘life talisman’ to revive himself.
[F*ck, what is this?] Song Shuhang was dumbfounded.
Tonight he had changed his fate and gone against the heaven, greatly altering the supposed cause and effect of Senior Copper Trigram’s shady divinations. As such, was he now receiving a karmic backlash?
No, changing fate and going against the heavens sounded too far-fetched. Tonight’s battle with Winter Melon was clearly a natural result, he did not deliberately go against the heavens.
However, now was not the time to be thinking about this…
It wasn’t really a problem to deal with the fragments of the smashed ‘Iron Fortress’. Song Shuhang only had to go to his ‘Inner World’. As long as he timed it right, he could avoid them just fine.
Or, he could simply open the entrance to the Inner World in front of himself and store these pieces of the ‘Iron Fortress’ within it. As long he found them a solid landing point, he wouldn’t have to worry about them destroying his Inner World.
While he was preparing to use his Inner World to either avoid or to directly store the fragments of the Iron Fortress, the virtuous lamia beside him suddenly stepped forward and stood in front of him.
Song Shuhang: “?”
The virtuous lamia handed ‘Scarlet Heaven Sword’ to Song Shuhang again, and she prepared to use her body to block the fragments of the ‘Iron Fortress’.
Right, guaranteeing its master’s safety was the basic instinct of light of virtue. No matter how much it materialized, as light of virtue, when its master was in danger, it would be the first one to protect them from harm.
At the same time, the voice of Scarlet Heaven Sword echoed from within Song Shuhang’s hands. [Little friend Song, pour your saber intent into my body while the power of the ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯ has yet to fade. Attract over all the remaining power and try using it to form the Flaming Battle Armor.]
[That’s possible?] Song Shuhang asked while pouring his ‘saber intent’ into Scarlet Heaven Sword.
[A while ago, your light of virtue was able to condense the Flaming Battle Armor, so as its master, you should definitely be able to do so as well. Moreover, even if it doesn’t work, I’m still here. With my strength, I can definitely guarantee that you will not be killed by those pieces of debris. You would only be injured at most.] Scarlet Heaven Sword replied.
Song Shuhang: “…”
Well, he could try, and if it didn’t work, then he still had the Inner World.
As saber intent that belonged to Song Shuhang poured into its body, Scarlet Heaven Sword issued a light sword cry.
In the next moment, the ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯ that was originally hovering above Sage Monarch Winter Melon’s head suddenly dissipated, returning to Song Shuhang’s side in the blink of an eye.
Under the attraction of Song Shuhang’s saber intent, the saber qi and saber flames of the ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯ were drawn in and wrapped around his body.
At the same time, a fragment of the ‘Iron Fortress’ struck the body of the virtuous lamia and pierced through her in an instant.
The virtuous lamia’s long golden hair fluttered, and her body softly fell into Song Shuhang’s arms.
Then, the voice of a trembling woman came out of her mouth. “Big Senior Brother… I’m sorry, I… I’m going to die. My body hurts… it hurts a lot. Big Senior Brother… I beg you, please promise me… I beg you … You must help me take care of Third Senior Brother. Third Senior Brother is so stupid… Everyone bullies him… If I die, what is he going to do… ”
After trembling and reciting out the lines, the virtuous lamia tilted her head and dropped ‘dead’.
She had changed her style today, and she didn’t scream ‘Aaaaaah’ and then die. Instead, she spouted all kinds of overly-dramatic TV drama lines, while making pauses after each line to increase the suspense. Of course, there was still some background musing that could be heard every now and then in the back.
This was the first time he heard these lines about the ‘Big Senior Brother + Third Senior Brother + Junior Sister’. It was seemingly a life and death melodramatic drama between three people.
From which movie or TV series had the virtuous lamia gotten those lines from?
Song Shuhang: “…”
In the distance, a few reporters became nervous when they saw this scene.
They clearly knew that the virtuous lamia was only the materialization of light of virtue and was not a living being. However, they still felt bad after seeing the beautiful empress suddenly block the attack in front of Profound Sage Tyrannical Song and then fall under the power of the strike. This scene was simply too heart-wrenching.
While the reporters were busy worrying for the virtuous lamia, four more fragments of the iron fortress had embedded themselves into her body, making her scatter into pieces. She had been broken and scattered several times today, so it would take some more time to recondense her body.
After the four fragments scattered the virtuous lamia, two of them lost power and fell to the ground, while the other two remained unabated and continued to fly towards Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang did not avoid these fragments of the iron fortress.
Evading was no longer necessary, because when the lamia had begun reciting those lines, he and Scarlet Heaven Sword had already finished the rest.
The saber flames and saber qi of the ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯ that had yet to dissipate wrapped around Song Shuhang’s body. Then, under the guidance of the ‘saber intent armor’, they attached themselves to Song Shuhang and protected the key parts of his body.
When the remaining two fragments reached Song Shuhang, the flames on Song Shuhang’s body had already transformed into a suite of flaming battle armor.
This armor seemed to be burning with everlasting fire.
Song Shuhang stretched out his hand and waved it gently. Flames appeared behind him and turned into a long cloak.
In the next moment, the two fragments hit Song Shuhang’s flaming battle armor.
The flames and the heat of the armor set on fire the fragments of the Iron Fortress.
Just after making contact, the volume of the fragments decreased substantially, and their volume continued to decrease as time went on.
But this was not the end.
In addition to its powerful defense, the Flaming Battle Armor also had a counterattack effect.
As a result, after the two fragments of the Iron Fortress hit the armor, they quickly bounced back…
The flaming fragments of the Iron Fortress shot back towards Sage Monarch Winter Melon.
Sage Monarch Winter Melon: “…”
The reporters that were watching from far away were stunned.
The reporter from Shengang Broadcast Station exclaimed, “Armor intent? Profound Sage Tyrannical Song has also mastered armor intent?”
“To think that in addition to being proficient in offense, Profound Sage Tyrannical Song is proficient in defense as well… Moreover, his defense can even counterattack,” the reporter from the Magician Hub murmured. The first Sage in a thousand years actually possessed such a deep foundation in cultivation?
“No, that isn’t armor intent, it’s saber intent.” At this time, Sage Monarch Winter Melon’s voice sounded in the ears of the reporters.
“Saber intent?” The reporter from the Daily Cultivator stared at the Flaming Armor of Profound Sage Tyrannical Song with his eyes wide.
Whose saber intent would look like this?
If the person who said this sentence was not Sage Monarch Winter Melon but someone else, the reporter from the Daily Cultivator would have slapped them in the face, and then yelled, “Bah, idiot who is making a horse out of a deer!”
The other reporters were equally baffled and in disbelief.
“You heard it right, it’s saber intent. This is Profound Sage Tyrannical Song’s ‘path’, a saber intent that can also be used for defense. Offense and defense as one, sigh…” Sage Monarch Winter Melon sighed and said.
It’s just that Profound Sage Tyrannical Song’s path was not suitable for him.
As he spoke, Sage Monarch Winter Melon took out a giant golden shield from his spatial magical treasure and kept it off in front of him. As an expert in defense, he couldn’t rely only on his life-bound giant shield to make a living.
In order to cope with various situations and enemies proficient in various fields, his spatial magical treasure had more than thirty different types of shields, and each shield was of great quality.
This giant golden shield was specialized in defending against waves of small hidden weapons, and it also came with the effect of rebounding such hidden weapons. It was a treasure of the Holy Knight System. Together with the Holy Knight’s Thorns Aura, the rebound effect was further strengthened.
And, Sage Monarch Winter Melon did just that. When he pulled out this shield, he subconsciously used the ‘Thorns Aura’ and instinctively activated the ‘Holy Protection’ on himself.
It couldn’t be helped as defending has become an instinct for him, and these habits have penetrated deep into his bones and could no longer be changed.
In the next moment, the fragments of the ‘Iron Fortress’ rebounded by Song Shuhang slammed into Sage Monarch Winter Melon’s golden shield.
The fragments hit the shield, which sounded like a giant bell being hit.
Subsequently, the two fragments bounced back and shot towards Song Shuhang once again.
At the same time, around seven fragments had been—just like the two previous pieces—ignited and bounced back from Song Shuhang’s side, shooting towards Sage Monarch Winter Melon’s golden shield one after another.
“Clang, clang, clang~”
The sound of bells kept on ringing.
These seven pieces, similar to the two from before, were bounced back and shot back at Song Shuhang.
Suddenly, a total of nine fragments were busy running back and forth between the two Profound Sages, making the scene look like a table tennis match.
Song Shuhang: “…”
Sage Monarch Winter Melon: “…”