Not only did the white-haired man give a detailed introduction of the first six layers of the (Holy Ape Dragon Power Technique), but he even added in some of his own experience from when he practiced the cultivation technique.
Was this some big ‘buy-one-get-one-free’ offer?
Song Shuhang had only wanted to extract a small bit of information out of this man. However, what ended up happening was that the white-haired man in front of him imparted one of the best body tempering techniques of the Beast Realm to him. The only thing that left Song Shuhang rather annoyed was that the (Holy Ape Dragon Power Technique) that he was getting was an incomplete version as the guy only knew the first six layers of the cultivation technique. Moreover, this cultivation technique belonged to the Beast Realm, so even if he wanted the complete version, the chances that he would actually be able to obtain it were slim.
The ancient holy apes that are condensed by this technique look quite cool. Additionally, judging from these sixth layers, it doesn’t seem weaker than the (Scholarly Indestructible Body of the Buddha). The first six layers can be used until one reaches the Sixth Stage True Monarch Realm. Whether I keep it for personal use or impart it to my disciples in the future, it would come in handy, Song Shuhang thought to himself.
I got this technique for free, so I should definitely try it out.
Senior White Two asked, (Do you also find this technique slightly cool? It seems that your eyes are quite good sometimes.)
Song Shuhang said, (Senior White also feels that this skill isn’t bad?]
If Senior White Two thinks that it ain’t bad, then that means that it’s a really good technique.
Senior White Two responded, [Mm-hm, I’ve also practiced this cultivation technique quite some time ago. At that time, I was able to cultivate it until I condensed hundreds of holy ape projections. Right, remember when I went to play with you in the ‘forbidden area’ previously? I caught a gorilla. That gorilla also practiced this cultivation technique. In addition, a few days ago, I recultivated the (Holy Ape Dragon Power Technique), and I condensed 12345 ancient holy ape projections in one breath, which is quite cool.]
In actuality, what had happened was that after he gave his new pet 143 holy ape projections to make him reach 250, he himself was left with 444 holy ape projections. This number was simply too ominous for him to leave it be, so he quietly recultivated the technique, and ended up increasing the number of his holy ape projections to 12345.
Song Shuhang: “…”
Senior White Two said, (Let me show you my army of holy ape projections, the aura they let out is quite majestic.]
After saying that, he projected his current state to Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang ‘watched’ as Senior White Two stood on the top of a mountain, while behind his head were more than 1,200 holy apes projections, arranged neatly like a legion that filled the sky.
Each holy ape projection wore a serious face as if they were on the onset of a battle.
Without comparison, he wouldn’t have noticed anything. Unfortunately, he’d already seen this technique, and the number of holy ape projections that the white-haired mad had was simply too low.
This was the kingly holy ape army.
Senior White Two said, (Oh wait, there are 12346 now. When did one more appear?]
[It looks better now that you have one more, it’s now an even number. A square formation would now look more orderly,] Song Shuhang comforted.
[The problem is that I only want 12345. If an additional one appears, the number won’t be as cool,] Senior White Two said. (Right, are you going to practice this (Holy Ape Dragon Power Technique)?]
Song Shuhang said, (I’m considering it.]
Senior White Two said, [Great, then when you reach the beginner level of this cultivation technique, I will send you a holy ape projection.)
Song Shuhang was shocked. (Something like that can also be sent?]
That thing was not formed by true qi and could not be imparted. If so, how could it be sent to others? It was the same as giving a bit of one’s ‘power’ to someone else, but how did it work exactly?
Senior White Two said, (Relax, I already have experience in this. So, do you want it?]
Listening to Senior White’s tone, it seemed like he’d already given away holy ape projections before?
Song Shuhang said, [Of course I want it!]
Who wouldn’t want free giveaways from Senior White Two?
Then, he enviously looked at the holy ape army behind Senior White Two. “It really does look quite cool.”
Afterward, his gaze moved down towards Senior White Two, who was standing on the top of a mountain in the projected scene. Eh? Is the screen a widescreen? Why does it feel like Senior White Two is getting fatter? Am I seeing things?
(Do you want to die?] Senior White Two’s voice echoed in Song Shuhang’s mind.
Song Shuhang: “…”
He had forgotten that they were still in a mental conversation.
This form of communication was generally quite good. After all, it even allowed the things in one’s mind to be directly sent to another.
However, for a person like him who would say whatever came to mind, a ‘mental conversation’ was unfriendly in a number of ways.
By the end of the exchange between the two, the white-haired man had also just ended his long ‘preface’ and reached the critical part.
The white-haired man explained, “Later, I joined the ‘Beast Realm’s Resurgence Society’. The main mission given out by the Beast Realm this time was to head to the main world and retrieve the ‘Original Heavenly City’.”
Song Shuhang asked, “The original Heavenly City?”
Was this ‘Original Heavenly City’ referring to the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion? But wasn’t the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion built by Pavilion Master Chu using her ‘illusory reality’?
In other words, the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion should be an effect of Pavilion Master Chu’s magical technique, and not something real.
If Pavilion Master Chu had understood her thoughts and was no longer bound to the ‘past’ and the ‘Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion’, she should be able to retract the ‘illusory reality’ with just a thought, thereby causing the entire Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion to disappear in an instant.
If so, what are they trying to retrieve?
Or, is what they’re trying to retrieve not the ‘Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion’, but something inside the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion? Perhaps something like the ‘Time City’ which is within the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion?
As his thoughts reached this point, Song Shuhang asked, “Is the ‘Original Heavenly City’ that you want to retrieve the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion or something else?”
“The entire ‘Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion’ is what we want to retrieve. It is the prototype that was made before the establishment of the Heavenly City, it is the ‘Original Heavenly City’,” the white-haired man honestly explained under the effects of hypnosis.
The Original Heavenly City refers to the prototype of the Heavenly City? Could it be that the core of the ancient Heavenly City was also made by an ‘illusory reality’? Song Shuhang thought.
At the same time, he connected the several clues in his mind.
Slow-Witted Song had sent Pavilion Master Chu a letter to let her know that if she wanted to step onto the path to immortality, she’d have to take it slowly. He had also pointed out that when this step was taken, there’d no longer be a chance to go back.
Before, Song Shuhang had speculated that the meaning in Slow-Witted Song’s letter was that ‘in the modern era, there’d be a crisis for all those who embarked on the path to immortality’.
However, it now seemed that he was specifically pointing out that there was a problem with Pavilion Master Chu’s ‘path to immortality’. If the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion was really the Original Heavenly City, wouldn’t Pavilion Master Chu’s ‘path’ be the path of the ‘Heavenly Emperor’? Slow-Witted Song had once lived in the ancient Heavenly City, so he should have an understanding of the Heavenly City. Perhaps because of this, he had written the letter to remind Pavilion Master Chu?
Song Shuhang solemnly asked, “How many of you entered the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion? Also, how are you planning to take the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion?”
The Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion was Pavilion Master Chu’s home. If someone wanted to take the ‘Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion’ from her, there would have to be someone that could suppress her. As such, among the people who invaded the ‘Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion’ this time, there should at least be one or even a few that were Ninth Stage Tribulation Transcenders.
The white-haired man replied, “I don’t know. I just have to act according to the plan. My companions and I will bury the runes in each of the designated coordinates of the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion. When the time comes, a powerful expert would appear and move away the entire Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion.”
He was an expert at the Fifth Stage Spiritual Emperor Realm, and he could even become an elder in big sects. However, in the ‘Original Heavenly City Retrieval Plan’, the weakest ones were those at the Fifth Stage. Therefore, he only knew a small part of the plan.
Song Shuhang gravely asked, “Where’s Pavilion Master Chu?”
The white-haired man replied, “I don’t know, she must have gone to deal with the bigger guys.”
“How did you sneak into the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion?” This was Song Shuhang’s last question.
The man explained, “Each of us has a special rune on our body, and coupled with the fact that Pavilion Master Chu is busy, we entered the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion unimpeded.”
Song Shuhang said, “Give me your rune. Right, where were you planning to bury the runes?”
Since they were going to bury the runes all over the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion to move the place, he would first have to remove the runes and destroy their layout.
The white-haired man honestly surrendered his ‘rune’.
Song Shuhang frowned as he took the rune.
He took out a token from his clothes—the (Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion Token). With this token, he could move unimpeded in the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion. Other than that, he could also remotely contact Ye Si or Pavilion Master Chu with it.
But currently, he was not able to use the token to contact Pavilion Master Chu. It appeared that the signal was blocked on her end.
The ‘rune’ handed over by the white-haired man was very similar to the ‘Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion Token’.
If Pavilion Master Chu was still within the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion, these guys would not be able to enter the place even if they did have the ‘runes’. However, now that Pavilion Master Chu was busy, people like the white-haired man were able to successfully intrude into the pavilion with these runes, which were similar to the (Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion Token).
Song Shuhang clenched his token, and said, “This plan of theirs was definitely not formed in a day or two.”
After that, he looked at the white-haired man again. “Where are the runes that you have buried within the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion?”
The man shook his head in reply, and said, “Once a rune is buried, it becomes one with the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion and disappears.”
Song Shuhang sighed. This meant that he had to destroy the runes before they were buried.
Before the big villain in the movie destroyed the world, they would always leave a few pillars, seals, and whatnot. The plot would then leave the protagonist to have to destroy them, but not without the protagonist having to work extremely hard to do so.
Song Shuhang said, “Right now, I have to find a way to contact Pavilion Master Chu.”
Senior White Two asked, [Do you not need to ask for any more information?]
Song Shuhang nodded, and said, (I’ve already asked everything I wanted to ask.]
Senior White Two said, [Alrighty then, I’ll be going, see you later.]
Song Shuhang said, [Wait, Senior White, can you do me one more favor? Can you help me lock onto Pavilion Master Chu’s position?]
Senior White Two replied, (Sorry, the Senior White you are trying to contact has gone to lose weight. Please call again in a few days.]
Song Shuhang: “…”
Seriously? It was just a thought that had emerged in my mind. Moreover, I did not even directly say that you’re fat, what I was wondering about was whether the screen being used for the projection was a widescreen!
Senior White Two went offline.
Well, now I’ll have to look for Pavilion Master Chu by myself.
Song Shuhang said to the virtuous lamia, “Let’s go check that small lake from before.”
The virtuous lamia controlled the winged fat whale and swallowed the ‘white-haired man’ once again.
She seemed to like the white-haired man.
At this moment, the hypnosis affecting the white-haired man was dispersed. And so, when he opened his eyes, he found that he was about to be swallowed by the fat whale again.
Was it a nightmare?
The white-haired man screamed, “Aaaah!”
 Can be read as ‘die, die, die’.