Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
This divinatory bamboo stick of Sage Monarch Melon Eater’s was similar to his dagger and horsetail whisk. Even if he was here in the form of a virtuous body, it was able to follow him. It seemed like it was a special treasure of his.
Song Shuhang was quite allergic to ‘divinations’ nowadays. So, when he saw Sage Monarch Melon Eater suddenly pull out the divinatory bamboo stick, the corners of his mouth couldn’t help but twitch.
It couldn’t be that Sage Monarch Melon Eater was someone who could also divine fate, right…? Thinking of the pronunciation of the name ‘Melon Eater’ (Chi Gua) and looking for its homonyms… one could actually find that it was homonyms with ‘Divination Eater’ (Chi Gua), ‘Scarlet Divination’ (Chi Gua), ‘Delayed Divination’ (Chi Gua), and other similar words.
If Sage Monarch Melon Eater wants to divine my fate, then I will definitely have to refuse! Song Shuhang thought to himself.
However… After Sage Monarch Melon Eater brought out the divinatory bamboo stick, he didn’t seem to plan on divining anything at all, as he merely stared blankly at the bamboo stick.
A few moments later, a string of runes seemed to have appeared on the divinatory bamboo stick.
As the runes couldn’t be seen clearly from Song Shuhang’s perspective, he didn’t know what they meant.
Could it be that Sage Monarch Melon Eater was making a divination for himself? However, when it came to divinations, wasn’t it said that one could divine the heavens and the earth, but should never divine one’s own fate?
As Song Shuhang was lost in thought, Sage Monarch Melon Eater raised his head and frowned.
Song Shuhang probed, “Fellow Daoist Melon Eater, has something happened?”
“Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song, please give me a few minutes,” Sage Monarch Melon Eater said as he brought out his dagger and began carving something on the ground.
He carved a table of codes.
After he finished carving the codes, Sage Monarch Melon Eater held the divinatory bamboo stick and looked at it while gazing at the table of codes to find the matching words.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater murmured, “The first rune is the word [就], the second rune is the word [是], the third rune is the word [现], the fourth rune is the word [在], and the last rune shows a punctuation mark. Altogether, it comes out as ‘right now’?”
Song Shuhang: “…”
Sage Monarch Melon Eater was conducting a divination?
“Right now? What does this mean?” Sage Monarch Melon Eater was lost in thought.
Song Shuhang curiously asked, “Fellow Daoist Melon Eater, are you trying to conduct a divination regarding yourself? Could it be that you’re also a fortune teller?”
Sage Monarch Melon Eater shook his head. “No, I’m not a fortune teller, this divinatory bamboo stick is simply… it’s simply something that I won from a strange fellow daoist a very long time ago.”
“You won it?” Song Shuhang wondered. A divinatory bamboo stick could actually be obtained through ‘winning’?
Sage Monarch Melon Eater said, “Yeah, at that time, that strange fellow daoist wanted a treasure I had with me. I naturally didn’t want to give it to him, so he and I ended up making a bet… And the result was that he lost the bet, so he ended up giving me this divinatory bamboo stick. After that, he also gave me a table of codes for a divination. Looking back at it now, that strange fellow daoist seems to have intentionally given me this divinatory bamboo stick.”
This divinatory bamboo stick was supposed to be hidden on his main body. However, just a moment ago, he had felt something weird, and when he touched his chest, he actually found that this divinatory bamboo stick was on his ‘virtuous body’.
This divinatory bamboo stick was definitely not ordinary.
“But, what is ‘right now’ supposed to mean?” Sage Monarch Melon Eater sighed, and said, “This is why I hate those secretive fortune tellers the most. They want to convey a message, but only say a part of it, and leave out the rest. It’s actually like they want you to feel constipated. It’s like they really want to give people a headache by saying ‘mysterious’ things.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
When it came to this, Immortal Master Copper Trigram really counted as someone with a good conscience in the divination world as his divinations had always been very clear. Regardless of whether it was an auspicious divination or an ominous one, and even when it came to the content, he never concealed part of it.
Song Shuhang asked, “Is there nothing else that can be found through this divination?”
Sage Monarch Melon Eater shook his head, and handed the divinatory bamboo stick to Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang reached out, took the divinatory stick, and looked at it all over. He flipped it over again and again, and eventually showed it to ‘Scarlet Heaven Sword’.
Song Shuhang asked, “Fellow Daoist Scarlet Heaven, can you figure anything out from this thing?”
“I never delved into divinations,” Scarlet Heaven Sword replied. It was just a divine weapon. What kind of weird weapon would it become if it were to study divinations?
Song Shuhang nodded, and prepared to return the divinatory stick to Sage Monarch Melon Eater.
But right at this time, the virtuous lamia suddenly reached out and grabbed the divinatory stick in his hand.
The virtuous lamia actually reacted to the divinatory bamboo stick.
She was really active today… Who knew, perhaps she was going to undergo a change?
As he thought to this point, Song Shuhang handed over the divinatory stick to the lamia.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater also curiously looked at the virtuous lamia. This light of virtue of Profound Sage Tyrannical Song was indeed somewhat odd.
The virtuous lamia clutched the divinatory stick, and similarly looked at it from all angles.
After that, she opened her mouth.
She took a bite from the divinatory stick as if it were a chocolate bar, and then continued to eat it. After finishing it, she licked her lips, wishing she could eat another one.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater: “…”
Song Shuhang: “…”
I was actually stupid enough to expect something useful to come from the virtuous lamia again.
Now that the divinatory stick has been eaten, how am I supposed to compensate Senior Melon Eater?
Even at first glance, that stick was clearly not ordinary…
As Song Shuhang was in thought, the virtuous lamia suddenly twisted her snake waist, and went beside Sage Monarch Melon Eater.
After that, she stretched out her hand and pressed down on Sage Monarch Melon Eater’s body.
“?” Sage Monarch Melon Eater was confused.
In the next moment, he suddenly felt a weak sensation overcome his body. Right after that, the ‘secret technique’ seemed to have been cancelled… His ‘virtuous body’ had changed back into light of virtue, and returned to the body of the virtuous lamia.
The virtuous lamia that had shrunk due to having been crushed several times quickly recovered to her original size.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater called out, “Please wait! At least let me figure out what ‘right now’ means. Please give me a little bit more time.”
He felt that the divination was likely to be related to Profound Sage Tyrannical Song’s strange light of virtue.
Unfortunately, the virtuous lamia didn’t give him any opportunity to figure anything out at all.
With the ‘secret technique’ having been forcibly lifted and the light of virtue scattered, Sage Monarch Melon Eater’s consciousness returned to his main body.
Over at the distant Mount Hua.
The eyes of a daoist priest, who was holding a dagger and a horsetail whisk, opened, and his face appeared to be slightly pale.
“The secret technique lasted quite a bit longer, but fortunately, the aftereffects weren’t that strong.” He stretched out his hand, took out a medicinal pill, and swallowed it, all in one go.
When he took out the medicinal pill, a divinatory bamboo stick fell from his chest.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater bent over and picked up the divinatory bamboo stick.
On the divinatory stick, there was a string of runes. As before, the translation of the runes was ‘right now’.
“So, what exactly does this mean?” Sage Monarch Melon Eater’s liver started hurting.
Right now… If taken literally, it should point towards either when he had met Profound Sage Tyrannical Song’s light of virtue or Profound Sage Tyrannical Song himself?
What had happened when they met?
Well, it seems that I have to get in touch with Profound Sage Tyrannical Song again, Sage Monarch Melon Eater said in his heart.
He felt that his hope of becoming a ‘Tribulation Transcender’ might lie with Profound Sage Tyrannical Song.
Just now, this divinatory bamboo stick had undoubtedly reacted to either Profound Sage Tyrannical Song or his light of virtue.
As he thought about this, Sage Monarch Melon Eater stood up and hurriedly flew away.
After he took off into the air, Sage Monarch Melon Eater revealed his true body.
And so, the figure of a huge whale appeared in the night sky.
He was not a human practitioner, but rather a giant whale monster practitioner that had the blood of a divine beast flowing in his veins.
Furthermore, his body was actually more or less the size of an island.
In addition, below his body, he had strong clawed paws. His entire body was covered with a layer of hard scale armor too, causing him to look very powerful.
After he transformed back into his true form, Sage Monarch Melon Eater used a movement technique to quickly fly onwards.
Meanwhile, on the other side.
The virtuous lamia recovered to her usual self, and Song Shuhang even faintly felt that his power of virtue had increased. Perhaps when the lamia took back Sage Monarch Melon Eater’s ‘virtuous body’, she had also taken some interest?
After the virtuous lamia recovered, her body integrated back into Song Shuhang’s body—even with ‘Scarlet Heaven Sword’ in her belly, she could still integrate herself back into Song Shuhang’s body.
Just in this fashion, the matters of the night had come to an end.
Su Clan’s Sixteen asked, “Where to next?”
Song Shuhang said, “Shi and Little Cai can stay inside the Inner World and have a good night’s rest. I want to go back to my home in Wenzhou City, but it’s already quite late. So, how about we look for a place to rest for the night first?”
Su Clan’s Sixteen suddenly said, “I want to go look at the sea.”
Song Shuhang asked, “Look at the sea? Right now?”
Su Clan’s Sixteen responded, “Mm-hm.”
“Alright, let’s go see the sea, then.” Song Shuhang took out his mobile phone, had a look at the map, and said, “Wenzhou is a city by the sea. If we go straight in this direction and everything goes smoothly, we should reach the seaside before dawn.”
The speed of the two was faster than expected. At around 3 AM, they had already reached the beach.
The two searched for a deserted part of the beach before quietly descending to the ground.
Sixteen was in a good mood. She took off her sandals and walked barefoot on the soft sand. Her crystalline toes slightly sunk into the sand whenever she took a step.
The sea breeze gently went by, slightly messing up her short hair.
Song Shuhang followed behind her, with Sixteen’s sweet scent being brought to him by the wind.
“Seven said that he’s begun to transcend his tribulation,” Sixteen suddenly said.
“With Senior Seven’s strength, the heavenly tribulation of the Sixth Stage definitely won’t pose any difficulty to him. Even with the heavenly tribulation having become modern, Senior Seven will certainly have a way to deal with it,” Song Shuhang responded with a smile.
“Mm-hm.” Sixteen nodded.
Su Clan’s Seven claimed the title of the ‘strongest in the Fifth Stage’, relying on his saber to venture out into the world. With his strength, he should definitely be able to survive the heavenly tribulation of the Sixth Stage without a hitch.
Sixteen crouched down, picked up a shell, and forcefully threw it into the sea.
The shell, like an arrow just shot from a bow, pierced the waves, and ended up letting off a loud ‘bam!’ as it crashed into the sea. It felt just like when a boulder was thrown into the water.
Sixteen clapped off the sand on her hands; the corners of her mouth were raised as she stretched her waist.
She suddenly said, “Shuhang, let’s go catch a fish! How about catching a big fish and bringing it back?”
Song Shuhang said, “Alright, how big of a fish should we catch?”
“The bigger, the better,” Sixteen said lightly. After saying that, she tossed her shoes over to the beach, and then started running towards the sea.
Song Shuhang stretched out his hand, kept her shoes inside the magical bracelet, and followed her closely.
When Su Clan’s Sixteen’s little feet entered the sea… the water that flowed through her feet took the sand together with it.
She leaped forward and dived into the water.
Song Shuhang could only follow her. “Hey~ Sixteen, wait for me!”