Chapter 1230 This book is too normal, something doesn’t seem righ
Sure enough, the ‘All the Humans of the World Should Unite and Become a Family’ alliance also has its own secret book. Is it titled ❮200 Must-have Skills for a Human to Survive❯? Or does it have some other name?
From the ‘welcoming technique’ which that turtle great master and the branch head had mentioned just now, it really seemed like Slow-Witted Soong had been involved in the creation of the ‘secret book’.
Song Shuhang asked Kindness, “Should I take my leave?”
After all, they were going to impart a ‘secret technique’; he had to show that he didn’t care about it.
If he really wanted to see the secret technique, he only had to get the virtuous lamia to leave behind an eye of virtue, and he would be able to peek during the impartation of the secret technique.
However, stealing another faction’s secret technique was a very dishonorable act.
The seniors of the ‘Nine Provinces Number One Group’ had reminded him when he first entered the world of cultivation that stealing the cultivation techniques and privately imparting them to others was a grave taboo.
Or should I just consider joining this human alliance? Such a thought emerged in Song Shuhang’s mind.
If he were to apply to join the human alliance, the head of the Black Horse Branch would definitely agree with both of his hands and even his feet. At that time, it would not be a problem for him to study the secret technique.
That was the most convenient and most appropriate method for doing so.
It was just that the name of the alliance was rather odd.
Kindness replied, “Senior Tyrannical Song, there’s no need for you to take such actions. The secret technique that Great Master Turtle is talking about here isn’t a cultivation technique. Moreover, the purpose of our ‘All the Humans of the World Should Unite and Become a Family’ is to bring all the humans in the Beast Realm together and have every one of them learn the secret technique. As long as they are ‘human’, there’s no problem with them listening in on a talk about the secret technique.”
It appeared that the purpose of this human alliance was different from that of the strange monster alliance back in the main world.
Kindness continued, “However, after he finishes talking about the secret technique, Great Master Turtle will explain the exclusive cultivation techniques of our alliance if there happens to be some spare time. At that time, Senior Tyrannical Song will have to avoid listening in.”
Song Shuhang nodded, and said, “That isn’t a problem.”
Whilst carrying his huge turtle shell, Great Master Turtle climbed onto the high platform that the head of the Black Horse Branch had prepared beforehand.
Just like with the monster cultivator alliance, the secret technique of the human alliance was similarly recorded in a thick and ancient book.
Song Shuhang thought, If I got a chance, it would be best to make contact with that ancient book.
At that time, he could simply use the ‘secret appraisal technique’ to appraise it.
If he didn’t have a chance, well, all he had to do was write down the contents of the ancient book by hand, and then try out the secret appraisal technique.
“Ahem.” Great Master Turtle coughed softly.
His two disciples pulled up two sheets of white cloth and used a magical technique to project the ancient book in the hands of the turtle great master onto the white cloth.
The text within the ancient book was written in the language of the Beast Realm. As such, Song Shuhang could not read it at all.
The most he could do at this moment was to forcefully memorize the picture for later use.
Great Master Turtle solemnly said, “The ‘All the Humans of the World Should Unite and Become a Family’ is an organization with a long history, and it has existed ever since ancient times. Our goal is to reunite all humans and allow them to live better lives in the Beast Realm.”
Kindness, who was right beside Song Shuhang, whispered the translation of the words of the turtle great master to Shuhang.
“Our alliance has a secret technique containing experiences accumulated by our seniors. It is named ❮300 Ways for a Human to Live a Better Life in the Beast Realm❯. Although it is being called a secret technique, we wish for all of the humans in the Beast Realm to hear of it and learn it. Doing so would allow humans to have better lives in the Beast Realm.” Great Master Turtle spoke neither too quickly nor too slowly.
Kindness continued to translate softly.
When Song Shuhang heard the name of the secret technique, the corners of his mouth slightly rose. Heh, it really is Slow-Witted Song’s naming style.
There won’t be a ‘Various Ways for a Human to Please their Monster Master’, right?
Great Master Turtle said, “The first skill is known as ‘General Diplomacy’, it contains the ‘welcoming technique’, ‘eloquence technique’, ‘establishing diplomatic relations technique’, and others. Now, I will be explaining them to everyone one by one.”
Song Shuhang listened to the little girl’s translation and blinked.
The naming style of these moves doesn’t seem to be right.
Why do they sound so… normal?
Whether it was the welcome technique, the eloquence technique, or the establishment of diplomatic relations, they were all vital for survival, and could really allow the human alliance to live better lives in the Beast Realm.
Song Shuhang felt a sense of loss in his heart.
Was a normal secret technique still a good secret technique?
After Great Master Turtle finished discussing the first skill, ‘General Diplomacy’, he began to talk about the second skill, ‘Dance of Friendship’, which included more than 10 kinds of dances.
There was a passionate one, a gentle and pleasant one, and a vibrant one; there were group dances, and also single dances.
Art had no boundaries, and the meaning of dance rarely differed between races. Even if their language was different and the race was different, at times, with a simple dance, a friendship could be formed.
While explaining the dance, the two disciples of Great Master Turtle also demonstrated the movements of the dances to the members of the branch.
It was another sensible skill.
The style of the secret book was so normal that Song Shuhang was starting to doubt his life.
Was Slow-Witted Song really the one that came up with the secret technique of this human alliance? Or could it have been someone else who went to the main world and made contact with the ‘All the Monsters of the World Should Unite and Become a Family’ organization, and then simply made a similar organization when they returned to the Beast Realm?
Great Master Turtle said, “These dances of friendship also contain the intentions of our ancestors. I will only be focusing on three dances. After years of research, I have found that when there are 30 people performing the three group dances, it will create a spirit gathering formation. This dance allows one to remain in a state of practice, and the benefits it provides to those of the First Stage Realm are fairly decent.”
After talking about the dance of friendship, Great Master Turtle drank some water to moisten his throat.
After that, he began to explain various skills.
There was the ‘How to Choose the Location for Setting Up A Branch’, which included geomancy, geodetic surveying, the gathering of spiritual energy, and other architectural considerations.
There was also the ‘Skills for Earning a Living’, which included domesticating spirit beasts, planting spirit plants, and other things.
There were over 200 skills, and each of them branched out to several topics.
Great Master Turtle explained the secret technique for the entire day.
In this way, from the beginning of the day until sunset, and then until five moons finally appeared in the night sky, the day ended.
As Great Master Turtle was a Fourth Stage Realm cultivator, he could afford to do so without getting tired.
As for the little girl, Kindness, her voice was now rather little hoarse.
While she was in the middle of translating, Song Shuhang gave her a fasting pill made by Su Clan’s Sixteen, a qi and blood pill, and got her a pot of spirit green tea.
In this way, she held on and translated Great Master Turtle’s entire speech on the secret technique.
Song Shuhang smiled, and said, “Fellow Daoist Kindness, you’ve worked hard.”
Kindness said, “It wasn’t that hard. I was simply translating it. Also, I even profited from it.”
The qi and blood pill and the spirit green tea were both great supplements for Kindness, who was only at the First Stage Realm. Now, thanks to that, the qi and blood energy in her body had risen once again.
And it was not only that, she also felt that as long as she stood beside Senior Tyrannical Song, he would naturally diffuse gentle energy.
This energy would actively integrate with her body, allowing the qi and blood energy in her body to continue to rise. Although the rate of increase was very slow, the rise in her strength after this entire day was already worth two to three sessions of practice.
“If you don’t understand something, you can ask me. Now, we will be allotted one hour for questions.” Once Great Master Turtle finished explaining the secret book, he sat down to rest. His chair was specially made to accomodate the turtle shell on his back.
The members of the Black Horse Branch began to raise their hands one by one and asked questions to clear their confusion.
Great Master Turtle carefully answered everyone’s questions.
Song Shuhang closed his eyes and recalled the entire set of ❮300 Ways for a Human to Live a Better Life in the Beast Realm❯ in his mind to deepen his memory of it.
When he had the time, he’d need to practice this set of secret techniques. Perhaps he could also get some secret text similar to the one he had acquired from the secret book of the monster spirit alliance.
An hour later, Great Master Turtle closed the secret book.
Great Master Turtle slowly said, “Now, there are still two hours before dawn. As such, there is still some time left before I am to take my leave. I shall now explain the ❮World-Destroying Divine Beast Technique❯ to everyone. This time, I will be explaining the second layer of the ❮World-Destroying Divine Beast Technique❯. Therefore, for those members who are still in the First Stage Realm, please take your leave for now.”
As a result, all of the members of the branch whose strength was below the Second Stage began to leave the premises.
“Senior Tyrannical Song, let’s go as well,” Kindness said somewhat dejectedly.
Song Shuhang glanced at her, smiled, and said, “Let’s go.”
Although he still wanted to stay and listen to the talk about the ❮World-Destroying Divine Beast Technique❯, it was taboo to steal others’ secret techniques.
If he really wanted to learn the ❮World-Destroying Divine Beast Technique❯, then he would have to consider joining the human alliance.
He rode onto his turtle shell and took Kindness to leave with him.
At the same time as his turtle shell flew off, Great Master Turtle had begun to explain the divine skill. Right before explaining the technique, he made an opening statement.
Kindness habitually began to translate. Due to having translated for Song Shuhang the entire day, it had become instinctual for her to do so
“Great Master Turtle said that after his research, he found that our divine skill is compatible with spirit beasts. However, as for how exactly it is suitable, he has yet to figure it out— oops.” Kindness hurriedly covered her mouth.
Song Shuhang smiled, and said, “Don’t be afraid. You didn’t say any specific content regarding the cultivation technique, so it can’t be considered a disclosure of the cultivation technique. Just pay more attention next time.”
“Mm-hm.” Shan girl nodded vigorously.
The divine skill is compatible with spirit beasts…?
Isn’t it quite similar to the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯?
Specifically speaking, it was more related to the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯ that was in Song Shuhang’s hands.
The disciples of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect needed to devour spirit beast crystals to practice while stimulating innate qi. In the process of devouring the spirit beast crystals, the excessively strong spiritual power in the crystals would make the disciples’ bodies full of qi and place them in danger of bursting.
Song Shuhang had once suffered from this kind of ordeal. Under such circumstances, as a last resort, he had no choice but to practice a body-tempering technique to improve his physical strength.
The solution the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect found was to domesticate spirit beasts.
The spiritual power within the spirit beast crystal would be passed to the spirit beast. Then, after it circulated within the spirit beast’s body, it would end up becoming refined, and could be returned to the cultivator’s body.
It was equivalent to having a weaker ghost spirit.
Does the cultivation technique of the Black Horse Branch have such an effect?
Song Shuhang pinched his chin in thought and looked at the little girl beside him.
According to Scarlet Heaven Sword’d said, he should try pouring true qi into her body…
Of course, he had to first obtain her consent for such an experiment.
Song Shuhang coughed, and said to Kindness, “Fellow Daoist Kindness, I’ve something I need your help with.”