The scholarly faction had always known about Daozi.
However, ever since the great disaster that struck the scholarly faction back then, ancestor Daozi had descended into madness… The scholarly faction had tried several times to send people to contact him, but with the state that he was in, they were never able to communicate with him.
They had also sent people to follow him, but he was a powerful expert at the Ninth Stage Tribulation Transcender Realm. Who would be able to catch up to him without being at the same level? It was possible that he was running in the sea for one moment, and then opening a spatial gate to disappear in the next. What else could the pursuers do other than stare?
The scholarly faction was also very desperate.
Song Shuhang could feel from True Monarch Eternal Fire’s tone that his heart was stifled.
Song Shuhang asked, “Senior Eternal Fire, is there a problem with your transfer of the Heavenly City’s fragments?”
True Monarch Eternal Fire: “There wasn’t really a problem. We tried to transfer a small piece of the ancient Heavenly City into the world of the golden lotus. However, the fragment did not integrate with the world, and it was just like a building that had been moved into it. As such, in the near future, we would like to invite little friend Shuhang to the world of the golden lotus of the scholarly faction to see what’s wrong with it”
Song Shuhang said, “Alright, I’m free on weekends and holidays right now. You can always find me.”
True Monarch Eternal Fire: “🙂 That’s great. Thank you in advance, little friend Shuhang. I am now arranging for members of the scholarly faction to bring over another fragment of the ancient Heavenly City and see what will happen after a second fragment is moved into the world of the golden lotus. If nothing changes, we’ll be requesting little friend Shuhang to come over.”
Song Shuhang said, “Alright, Senior Eternal Fire, there’s no need to be so polite. In addition, I also have something to ask you, Senior Eternal Fire.”
True Monarch Eternal Fire: “Little friend, please tell.”
Song Shuhang said, “Previously, I acquired the ❮Scholarly Indestructible Body of the Buddha❯ at the inverted Myriad Books Mountain. Now, I’ve accepted a disciple, and I would like to ask True Monarch to permit me to impart this technique to my disciple.”
True Monarch Eternal Fire replied, “So that was the case. Well, I can take charge of this matter. Little friend Shuhang, you can impart the ❮Scholarly Indestructible Body of the Buddha❯ to your disciple, just don’t impart it to others.”
As he was the owner of the world of the golden lotus, True Monarch Eternal Fire’s status in the scholarly faction was quite high. Furthermore, he was about to ascend to the Seventh Stage Venerable rank. Once he did, his status within the scholarly faction would rise even higher.
Song Shuhang replied, “Thank you, Senior Eternal Fire”
With this, he could now formally teach Little Cai the ❮Scholarly Indestructible Body of the Buddha❯.
After Little Cai practiced this technique, she could truly bear the name of [Virtuous Buddhist Sabersman].
“❮Steel Hands Technique❯, ❮Scholarly Indestructible Body of the Buddha❯. After that, I could also impart all my saber techniques to her. However, Little Cai still lacks a cultivation technique.” Song Shuhang held his chin as he fell into thought.
Little Cai was still at the Third Stage Realm. She was still only an ordinary monster bird. Before reaching the Fifth Stage and transforming into a human, human cultivation techniques would not be suitable for her.
“Eh? Teacher, are you thinking about a cultivation technique for me?” Little Cai turned her head while her eyes lit up. At this moment, Little Cai was ‘sitting’ on the sofa. Her two claws were holding the cards, while her wings were quickly fiddling with them. She looked really cute.
“Boom!” Senior White’s voice steadily sounded out.
“Ah? Senior White, we aren’t opponents in this game, we’re allies. If you keep on doing that, you’re going to make me lose.” Little Cai wanted to cry but had no tears.
Senior White said, “Oh, then I’ll remove the good cards in my hand and give them to you. Do you want a card or a pair?”
Lady Onion said, “Senior White, don’t do this. How come you are communicating directly? This is against the rules!”
At the side, the monster tree Qing Wu also had tears streaming down her face.
“Oh, that’s right. Then I won’t say anything.” Senior White nodded, and said, “I’ll just play three cards, three threes.”
Lady Onion laughed. “Hahahaha, three fours, barely got through.”
Little Cai laughed too. “Hahahaha, eat my three Jacks.”
Qing Wu responded, “Three Aces.”
Senior White said, “Boom!”
Song Shuhang glanced at the cards in Senior White’s hands, and sure enough… they were all excellent. As such, he suggested that everyone play Four Kingdoms Chess instead.
When it came to playing cards, which relied on luck, it would be extremely difficult to find someone who could win against the king of luck, Senior White.
“By the way, Teacher, let’s continue with our discussion just now. Were you thinking about a cultivation technique for me?” Little Cai said in excitement.
Although she was a member of the [All the Monsters of the World Should Unite and Become a Family] organization, everyone in this organization knew that the only thing taught there was the ‘200 Must-have Skills for a Monster Spirit to Survive’. Apart from that, it didn’t actually give them any decent cultivation technique whatsoever.
For members of the organization, besides enjoying some benefits and being able to call other members for help when in battle, they would have to completely rely on themselves for everything related to cultivation.
Little Cai, for example, relied only on herself to cultivate all the way to the Third Stage Realm. Her cultivation technique was very ordinary, and this was one of the reasons she was very happy when she got to worship Fairy Dongfang Six as her teacher.
Song Shuhang said, “I just got True Monarch Eternal Fire’s permission. Soon enough, I can teach you the ❮Scholarly Indestructible Body of the Buddha❯. It is a kind of body tempering technique created by the Scholarly Sage, and its effects are very strong. I also have some demodragon medicine on hand that you can use together with your practice. As for the cultivation technique, I will still have to look for one for you.”
“Thank you, Teacher. Boom, boom, boom! I’ll definitely become powerful,” Little Cai said happily.
Song Shuhang: “…”
It sounded like Little Cai wanted to blow him up; his mind felt very tired.
At this time, Senior White raised his head, and said, “You should consider the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯.”
Song Shuhang: “Senior White, are you going to let me teach Little Cai the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯?”
“Yes,” Senior White said. “This technique has 33 forms. Moreover, the technique itself is suitable for monster cultivators. In those years, a great number of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect’s disciples were monster cultivators.”
Song Shuhang immediately remembered Beloved Dog 43B, or Fairy Fleeting Life, who was a female dog. Moreover, her disciple, Dugu Bai, was a monster fox. Both of them practiced the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts ‘Technique❯ ever since they were at First and/or Second Stage.
Song Shuhang laughed, and said, “Great, I know the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯ the best. When Little Cai practices this technique, whenever she doesn’t understand something, I, as her teacher, will be able to guide her. As compared to other techniques, if Little Cai were to encounter something that she doesn’t understand, I would probably have to ask other seniors in the group.”
Little Cai: “…”
Teacher, there are some truths that we, as teacher and disciple, already know about one another. Saying it out loud would only make it seem like you’re a very unprofessional teacher; it really causes your disciple’s heart to feel stifled!
Senior White got bored after playing five rounds with the three little monsters.
Running them over was fun at first, but it got boring when it was still the same by the fifth and sixth rounds.
“Is the food still not done?” Senior White asked. He could smell the scent coming from the kitchen, and it was making him drool. However, none of the dishes had come out yet.
Song Shuhang replied, “Fairy Bie Xue said that the preparation of the body of an Eighth Stage Profound Sage requires several complicated procedures, so it’s quite acceptable that it’s taking her a while.”
Senior White yawned, and said, “Then I’ll just sleep for a while. Spending consecutive days transcending the tribulation has made me rather tired.”
After saying that, Senior White took out a cocoon from his spatial magical treasure. That was right, it was the cocoon that Senior White had spun after using the demodragon medicine previously.
“Call me when it’s time for dinner.” After Senior White said that, he got into the cocoon, and fell asleep.
Song Shuhang: “…”
“Teacher, if you’re free, you might as well tell me about the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯,” Little Cai said excitedly.
Because of the benefits she had received from Sage Monarch Melon Eater’s ceremony, Little Cai was now at the peak of the Third Stage, and with another step, she would be able to rush to the Fourth Stage Realm.
She hoped that she could switch to a more powerful technique before she ascended. Other than that, she also wanted to practice the ❮Scholarly Indestructible Body of the Buddha❯ that Song Shuhang had talked about before breaking through. In this way, her chances of successfully transcending the tribulation would greatly increase.
“Alright, I’ll tell you about the cultivation technique first.” While he said that, he saw Lady Onion, and his mind stirred. “Right, Lady Onion, have you been diligently practicing the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯? Or have you been lazing around?”
Song Shuhang asked this question because ever since Lady Onion had begun practicing the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯, he rarely saw her crying.
It wasn’t that he wanted to see Lady Onion crying… but after practicing the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯, she never seemed to cry that much, which was just plain questionable.
As such, could Lady Onion be slacking in her cultivation?
Lady Onion smiled proudly, and said, “Song Shuhang, are you asking because you haven’t seen me cry much and think that I’m not practicing diligently? Hehe, you are too sweet!”
Song Shuhang: “???”
“It’s because I’ve found a way to resist the crying caused by the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯!” Lady Onion raised her chin high up proudly—at this time, she was still in her ‘green onion’ state, and so her green onion sprouts were being pushed by the wind.
“A way to resist crying? How did you do that?” Song Shuhang was surprised. Even Ye Si hadn’t achieved such a thing.
“Do you still remember the technique I got from the ‘Still Pond of Wisdom’ from the Myriad Books’ Mountain? It was that ❮Berserk Technique❯, and it was exactly this technique that helped me solve the crying problem of the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯.” The corners of Lady Onion’s mouth rose.
“The ❮Berserk Technique❯ can deal with the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯? What is the theory behind this? These two cultivation techniques are completely unrelated, right?” Song Shuhang was puzzled.
“I’ll show you, watch carefully,” Lady Onion smugly said. “First off, I’m going to activate the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯.”
As she said this, she used the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯, leading to her eyes becoming covered by watery mist, seeming like tears were going to fall at any moment.
At this time, Lady Onion yelled, “❮Berserk Technique❯!”
In the next moment, the onion sprouts and Lady Onion’s eyes turned red, and the tears disappeared.
“As long as I maintain the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ and the ❮Berserk Technique❯, I won’t have to worry about crying,” Lady Onion said. “I am a genius!”