Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Ever since the moment he suddenly went crazy, screamed uncontrollably, fell to the ground, and pretended to be dead, Sage Monarch Melon Eater had had an uneasy feeling in his heart.
And now, the reason for this uneasiness had finally shown itself.
“C’mon!” He tried to cancel the secret technique one last time.
But unfortunately, as before, there was no sign of the secret technique getting canceled at all.
The ‘time limit’ of the secret technique had clearly passed. Normally, even if he were to not actively cancel the technique, it would have already deactivated on its own.
Yet now, there seemed to be no way for him to cancel the secret technique. It appeared like he was trapped in this body of virtue.
Sage Monarch Winter Melon asked, “Senior Melon Eater, are you alright?”
Melon Eater sighed, stopped making hand seals, and said, “There seems to be a problem with my secret technique. After attaching myself to this body of virtue, I can’t seem to be able to get out of it.”
Sage Monarch Winter Melon: “…”
After a while…
Sage Monarch Winter Melon asked, “Senior Melon Eater, what are we going to do then? Will the secret technique run out by itself when it reaches a certain time limit?”
“The time limit of the secret technique has already passed.” Melon Eater’s heart was filled with great sadness.
“…” Sage Monarch Winter Melon was silent for a while, and then tried to ask, “Senior Melon Eater, is there any way I can help you?”
Melon Eater smiled bitterly as he said, “I guess there’s only a single way.”
If the secret technique could not be canceled even after the time limit had passed, there was only one way to cancel this ‘virtuous possession secret technique’.
That was to get Winter Melon to help him crush this virtuous body.
As long as the virtuous body was destroyed, the secret technique would naturally be cancelled!
However, using such a method to disappear was truly something that Senior Melon Eater did not want to use—after all, he had just recovered his dignity with much difficulty.
And there was another very serious problem.
Winter Melon specialized in the ‘path of defense’. Nearly all of the magical techniques, holy lights, runes, and magical treasures he used were for ‘defense’. So… Winter Melon’s attack power was slightly lacking.
It was said that after one’s strength reached the Eighth Stage Profound Stage level, they would be able to bring about terrifying might and move mountains and seas with a single strike. However, when it came to Profound Sages, this was something very basic.
Winter Melon’s attack power may as well be the weakest out of all the Eighth Stage Profound Sages. With his attack power… how long would it take before the virtuous body could explode?
Perhaps it would take hundreds of attacks…
And, wouldn’t that mean that he would have to stand still, give up defending, and let Winter Melon violently attack him over a hundred times?
Just thinking about it caused Melon Eater’s heart to feel greatly stifled.
Senior Melon Eater gritted his teeth and said, “Come, Winter Melon. I’m ready.”
Winter Melon said gravely, “Just leave it to me, Senior.”
After saying that, he took out his life-bound magical treasure—the giant golden shield. He then stretched out his hand towards the life-bound magical treasure and restored it back to its golden greatsword form.
After that, in order to increase his attack power, he began to activate some supplementary techniques and holy knight skills.
Certain magical techniques could increase both defense and attack, examples of this would be those magical techniques that increase one’s energy or strength of the body. Within the holy knight skills, there was a magical technique that would increase his power output for a short period of time.
These magical techniques were all known by Sage Monarch Winter Melon.
The eyes of the reporters around them brightened up—they originally thought that the second battle between Sages tonight had already come to an end. They didn’t expect that there would still be some juicy stuff that would take place after the main battle.
Sage Monarch Winter Melon, who insisted on treading the path of defense, was unexpectedly going to launch an attack.
This was truly a big surprise.
In fact, Sage Monarch Winter Melon was still someone who could attack.
When he was a pure practitioner of the West’s Holy Knight system and had yet to decide on specializing in the ‘path of defense’, he had learned the ❮Holy Sword of Judgement Technique❯.
At this time, in order to cancel Senior Melon Eater’s secret technique, he used precisely the technique he was best at, the ❮Holy Sword of Judgement Technique❯.
“Holy Sword of Judgement, Cross Slash!” Sage Monarch Winter Melon’s body leaped up high as he raised his sword with both hands, slashing out a textbook-perfect cross slash.
A gigantic cross-shaped sword light was slashed out from his golden greatsword.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater’s fingers twitched for an instant, he had instinctively wanted to fight back.
There was nothing that could be done about this, when Winter Melon was attacking, the openings were simply too big. When launched the ‘cross slash’, Sage Monarch Melon Eater saw nearly a hundred gaps. He only needed to lightly strike out once to bring down Sage Monarch Winter Melon.
Fortunately, Senior Melon Eater was able to keep himself from attacking. He simply closed his eyes and let Sage Monarch Winter Melon’s attack fall on him.
In the end, Winter Melon was still a Profound Sage, and the sword he slashed out could indeed move the earth and shake mountains.
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The sky was filled with dust and Sage Monarch Melon Eater sighed faintly… As expected, Winter Melon’s attack was quite weak, although it might have looked like a strong sword move, it did not hurt him much at all.
At least another seventy moves would be needed for his virtuous body to be destroyed. In other words, he had to stand still and let himself be bombarded by Winter Melon for another seventy moves.
Well, there was nothing that could be done about it.
Sage Monarch Winter Melon also knew that his attack power was insufficient, but this was the path he chose. He simply preferred defending over attacking.
However, in order to allow Sage Monarch Melon Eater to leave quickly and to avoid letting the reporters see ‘Senior Melon Eater’ getting violated like that, Winter Melon could only speed up his attacks.
At the same time, he intentionally made it so that each strike brought with it a huge smokescreen effect and had everything shrouded in light to conceal Senior Melon Eater’s figure.
“The holy light cuts apart the evil, the holy light thirteen strike combos, the holy light breaks the evil!” Sage Monarch Winter Melon frantically launched a combo.
Sword light burst out.
For a time, the foot of the spiritual mountain was filled with sword qi and holy light.
“Boom! Boom! Boom!!”
If one were to only look at the light effects and the explosions, the momentum that came from Winter Melon’s crazy attacks was even comparable to Profound Sage Tyrannical Song’s ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯ and Sage Monarch Melon Eater’s Virtuous Giant Sun.
[As expected of an Eighth Stage Profound Sage!] Many of the reporters had such a thought. Even someone like Sage Monarch Winter Melon, who was so set on the path of defense, was unexpectedly capable of exploding out with such terrifying power.
After 78 attacks, Sage Monarch Winter Melon stopped swinging the great sword.
In the front, Sage Monarch Melon Eater smiled at him with compassion.
“You did a good job, Winter Melon,” Sage Monarch Melon Eater said softly as he reached out to lightly pat Winter Melon’s shoulder.
In the next moment, Sage Monarch Melon Eater’s body dissipated and turned into light particles.
Finally, the secret techniques had been cancelled.
“Thank you,” Sage Monarch Winter Melon expressed his gratitude.
What a moving scene.
It even made one feel like tearing up.
If this shot were to be taken out of context, it would seem as if Senior Melon Eater was giving Sage Monarch Winter Melon his final blessings before dissipating.
“Take care, Senior Melon Eater,” the reporter from the Daily Cultivator said.
“Take care, Senior Melon Eater!” several other reporters also said respectfully.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater, whose body had already mostly turned into light particles, turned his head, glanced at the reporters, and smiled at them.
His smile revealed great compassion and kindness.
Inside the Inner World.
Song Shuhang and others were finally able to breathe out a sigh of relief.
“It’s finally over,” Song Shuhang sighed.
They had been watching the live broadcast from Sage Monarch Melon Eater’s view, and they saw him getting attacked with 78 sword strikes before being taken out.
Just from watching, they were all able to feel the ‘pain’ that Sage Monarch Melon Eater went through.
Fortunately, Sage Monarch Melon Eater’s ‘tribulation’ had finally passed.
Song Shuhang suddenly said, “Wait, could this be what Immortal Master Copper Trigram was referring to in his divination before? In a sense, the virtuous lamia can be considered to be part of me. So, if we were to put things together, it would be as if I was possessed by Sage Monarch Melon Eater and ruthlessly beaten up by Sage Monarch Winter Melon, right”
Su Clan’s Sixteen: “I feel that… that might be stretching it a bit.”
“That’s true. I might be overthinking it, but if this scene doesn’t count as me being beaten up by Sage Monarch Winter Melon, then that would mean that I really am the terminator of Senior Copper Trigram’s shady divinations, which is very cool.” Song Shuhang added, “Tonight’s battle between the two Sages is finally over. I only regret that we did not get to see what ‘Sage Monarch Melon Eater’ looks like. Fortunately, a reporter from the Daily Cultivator was present. Perhaps we can learn more about Sage Monarch Melon Eater tomorrow on the Daily Cultivator. ”
As soon as Song Shuhang finished speaking, Shi suddenly exclaimed, “Eh? Senior Brother Song, the picture on the screen changed again!”
The screen that showed the ‘live broadcast’ and was already starting to become blurry, suddenly started to clear up again.
Song Shuhang: “…”
What happened? Don’t tell me that Sage Monarch Melon Eater hasn’t dissipated yet?
At the foot of the spiritual mountain.
The reporter from the Daily Cultivator, Sage Monarch Winter Melon, and the others all froze once again.
Senior Melon Eater, who they had already seen dissipating into light particles, began to condense again.
In the next moment, his body formed again.
Similar to before, he was still dressed in a daoist robe while holding a horsetail whisk in one hand and a dagger in the other.
However, his face had changed. It was no longer a serious-looking man with a long beard; he had transformed into a young man with fine features and a kind face.
Furthermore, his ‘virtuous body’ had shrunk by half, and he was now only half the height he was previously.
The reporter from the Daily Cultivator couldn’t help but cry out, “P-Profound Sage Tyrannical Song?”
Sage Monarch Melon Eater said, “The secret technique still hasn’t been cancelled?”
Sage Monarch Winter Melon: “…”
This light of virtue was indeed related to Profound Sage Tyrannical Song.
“Although the secret technique has yet to be canceled, what we did before was clearly effective. I can feel that this virtuous body is much weaker than before.” Senior Melon Eater raised his head and said to Winter Melon, “Come again!”
Sage Monarch Winter Melon asked cautiously, “Senior, are you Senior Melon Eater or Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song?”
Sage Monarch Melon Eater said, “Of course I’m Melon Eater. Tyrannical Song? What’s this got to do with him?”
Sage Monarch Winter Melon nodded and said, “I see, let’s continue!”
Inside the Inner World.
Song Shuhang: “…”
He had a bad hunch as Sage Monarch Melon Eater had seemingly turned into him.
What would happen next? Was there really going to be a scene of Sage Monarch Winter Melon beating up Tyrannical Song?
At this time, without anyone noticing, behind Song Shuhang, the virtuous lamia suddenly clasped her hands as she said lightly, “Virtuous—Giant Sun!”