1247 Pavilion Master Chu, can I touch your head?
“The Fourth Stage Realm isn’t low. In ancient times, you would have already been able to leave the sect and wander about,” Pavilion Master Chu said indifferently. “Oh, do you want a reward? Take a look at the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion below. Although it has been damaged quite a bit, its foundation is still there. I can give it to you if you want. However, I’m afraid that I won’t be able to give you the two trees behind me.”
Song Shuhang moved his gaze to the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion that had been wrecked and contaminated with poison. Heavens, that was the poison of someone at the Ninth Stage. Weaker cultivators would instantly die when touching it, and some might even instantly die just from taking a whiff of it.
Even if you reward me with the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion, I wouldn’t be able to take it away.
Moreover, the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion was the most precious thing to Pavilion Master Chu, so how could he possibly have the heart to take it away from her?
Song Shuhang replied, “Gentlemen don’t take advantage of others.”
Pavilion Master Chu yawned. “Then there’s nothing I can do. Other than the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion, I have nothing else that I could reward you with at the moment… Ye Si has long been yours, even in her death, she’s your ghost spirit.”
Song Shuhang laughed dryly.
Pavilion Master Chu asked, “Did you have any ideas?”
“Pavilion Master, I need time to think of a solution, don’t rush me. I can’t brainstorm whenever I want.” After saying that, Song Shuhang pointed to his body and laughed. “Actually, my body is currently liquefied. How about I give you a bit of it and you use it to condense a new body?”
Pavilion Master Chu replied, “No.”
At this time, the sea turtle said, “Shuhang, prepare to enter brainstorming mode. The immortal energy stored within Pavilion Master Chu’s body has already been depleted by half. When the immortal energy is completely exhausted, her body will begin to dissipate again, and eventually nothing will be left of her.”
Pavilion Master Chu said, “Although the amount of immortal energy that Slow-Witted Song had left in me was quite a lot, it doesn’t exactly suit my attributes, so the rate of its consumption is much higher than it should have been, even I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to stay like this.”
Song Shuhang was anxious. “What about Slow-Witted Song? Can’t we just call him over?”
Pavilion Master Chu replied, “He left, and before he did, he told me that the troublesome matter of saving me should be left to you to deal with.” If she’d had shoulders right now, she would have shrugged.
…Pavilion Master Chu did not mention the ‘last resort’ that Slow-Witted Song had mentioned. She would rather die.
Song Shuhang said, “Huh?”
Was that guy making a joke? Even he couldn’t deal with this problem, yet he actually expects me to deal with it?
…Alright, take a deep breath.
If I’m solving this problem, I’ll first have to know the reasons why it even happened. And after that, find a way to treat the symptoms.
If he didn’t even know the root of the problem, it was possible that he could just make things worse.
Song Shuhang asked, “Pavilion Master Chu, what is your current state?”
Pavilion Master Chu calmly replied, “Only my head is left. At the same time, I’ve gradually been consuming the immortal energy that has been left by Slow-Witted Song for the maintenance of my body. When my body completely dissipates, I’m 90% sure I’ll disappear forever, and even the means of resurrection that I have prepared will be of no use.”
What the hell, then how in the world can you remain so calm?!
Song Shuhang asked, “How did you end up in this state?”
Although he’d been following the battle at the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion through the eye of virtue, he hadn’t really got to have a detailed picture of everything.
“I stepped onto my path, this is the second path. The price for doing so is ‘dying once’… The two trees behind are the fruits of my sacrifice,” Pavilion Master Chu said as she turned her head to look at the two trees.
The new Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion would be reborn inside these two trees.
Song Shuhang rubbed his brow.
Treat the symptoms my ass!
Pavilion Master Chu’s state involved the path to immortality of a Ninth Stage Tribulation Transcender; this was an area that Song Shuhang would not be able to understand at present.
Even if Pavilion Master Chu were to give him some details on the principles of immortality, Song Shuhang would still not be able to understand it.
And so, he currently only had a single option to resort to.
Song Shuhang took off the glove on his right hand. “Pavilion Master Chu, let me touch your head.”
Indeed, the final option he had was the ‘secret appraisal technique’. This was the best method he had that would allow him to figure out the inner workings.
Of course, appraising Pavilion Master Chu would definitely make him pay a huge price. Fortunately, he was currently in a liquefied state. As such, it did not matter how much ‘blood’ he lost as all of the liquid that would get ‘spewed’ out of his body could still be retrieved.
Once again, this liquefaction talent of Senior Phoenix was truly great. It worked seamlessly with his secret appraisal technique.
Pavilion Master Chu said, “I’ll bite you!”
Song Shuhang seriously said, “Pavilion Master Chu, please cooperate. I’m going to cast a secret technique. This secret technique is related to Slow-Witted Song.”
Pavilion Master Chu heard this and slightly paused.
After that, she fell silent and stopped speaking.
This was her show of tacit consent to Song Shuhang’s idea.
Song Shuhang smiled slightly, and then he extended his right hand and pressed it on Pavilion Master Chu’s head.
It really did feel amazing, and he just couldn’t stop after touching it once.
He touched it left and right, back and front, along her hair, and back.
Pavilion Master Chu gritted her teeth, and said, “If I find out that you touching my head isn’t a necessary procedure for you to use your secret technique, you’re done for.”
Song Shuhang’s hand stiffened.
Song Shuhang seriously said, “Cough, Pavilion Master Chu, I was just preparing myself a bit. The price I have to pay for using this secret technique is really high, so I need to prepare mentally.”
“A high price? How much is it? I’ll compensate you.” Pavilion Master Chu’s voice softened.
“Unfortunately, you won’t be able to compensate me for this one.” Song Shuhang gritted his teeth as 88,888 voices filled his mind while he urged the ‘secret appraisal technique’.
Golden runes flew out of his eyes and landed on Pavilion Master Chu.
In the next moment, a series of cuts appeared on Song Shuhang’s body. Each of the cuts was an inch deep, and an indiscernible amount of liquefied ‘blood’ spewed out of them.
Even at his chest, a huge wound in the form of a transparent hole had emerged.
“Aackgghh!” Tears streamed down from Song Shuhang’s eyes.
The price he had to pay for appraising Pavilion Master Chu was just as heavy as he expected. Fortunately, he was in a liquefied state, and could afford to pay the price. If he was in his normal state, not only would he have not been able to acquire information on Pavilion Master Chu, he would have even died due to the loss of too much blood.
Pavilion Master Chu: “…”
It turned out that it was this.
If it was under normal circumstances, Song Shuhang would be spewing out blood everywhere.
However, currently, he was merely spraying out a lot of liquid from all over his body. What was quite terrifying was that a moment after the liquid was sprayed out, it would return to Song Shuhang’s body.
Song Shuhang gritted his teeth as he said, “It hurts so much! The wounds will heal and the blood will return, but the pain has doubled.”
Fortunately, the secret appraisal technique was successfully performed.
The mysterious runes condensed into a clock on Pavilion Master Chu’s head; the hour hand then went counter-clockwise before turning into runes and returning to Song Shuhang’s eyes.
Song Shuhang said, “Fortunately, it paid off and did not fail this time.”
His body was still trembling from the unimaginable pain that he had just suffered. This pain he had just experienced had reached his critical point this time, so he really had no confidence in casting the secret appraisal technique another time.
If I had to cast it one more time, I’m afraid that I would have already long passed out before the secret appraisal technique has even been completed.
Pavilion Master Chu softly said, “Thank you.”
Song Shuhang’s face was pale. The painful price he had to pay was indeed something that she could not make up for.
At this time, the result of the secret appraisal technique poured into Song Shuhang’s mind.
[Fairy Chu, Pavilion Master of the ancient ‘Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion’. Peak Ninth Stage Tribulation Transcender who has condensed her own ‘path’. Other: Omitted.]
The information above was related to Pavilion Master Chu herself, and not much had actually been appraised.
This was a choice that Song Shuhang had made when he used the ‘secret appraisal technique’. After all, the more content the secret appraisal technique identified, the greater the cost he would have to pay.
He would not have been able to bear the appraisal of Pavilion Master Chu’s personal information. What he really needed was to figure out how to help her deal with her current state.
In his mind, the results of the appraisal continue to emerge.
[Fairy Chu will completely dissipate in 1 hour and 34 minutes.]
[Solution 1: Look for Empress Cheng Lin and use her path to immortality to transform Fairy Chu.]
Song Shuhang sighed. Where am I supposed to go to find Empress Cheng Lin?
She had possessed Ye Si’s body a short while before, but then left just as quickly. She had always moved around without leaving a trace, and it was only her who could take the initiative to look for someone. Going the other way around and taking the initiative to look for her could be considered to be an extremely difficult task.
“Fairy Cheng Lin! Fairy Cheng Lin, are you still there?” Song Shuhang tried yelling out a few times.
This was a habit he had gained from summoning ‘Senior White Two’.
As long as he was lucky, he could successfully connect with Senior White Two after a few calls.
Well, it seemed like calling out to Fairy Cheng Lin had failed…
This meant that the first option was a no-go.
[Solution 2: Use the ‘Soul Controlling Technique’ to keep a wisp of Fairy Chu’s soul behind. Together with the resurrection method that Fairy Chu had pre-arranged, she has a 30% chance of resurrecting.]
“What is the Soul Controlling Technique?” Song Shuhang said in confusion.
Other than the soul ferrying technique, he didn’t really have a magical technique of the same kind…
In addition, the probability of the success of this option was quite low with it only being 30%.
He didn’t feel like using this method other than as a last resort.
[Solution 3: Go to the ‘Dead Souls Realm’ amidst the vast universe and find the ‘spring of life’ at the very center of this world. After that, use the spring of life to slowly restore Fairy Chu’s body.]
The Dead Souls Realm was now the second realm in the vast universe that Song Shuhang had heard about besides the Beast Realm.
Just from hearing its name, he knew that it was a high-level dungeon. It was likely not a place that he could enter as a small Fourth Level account. It was probable that even before having entered the periphery of the Dead Souls Realm, he would have already been crushed into pieces.
Moreover, there was only one and a half hours left before Pavilion Master Chu completely dissipated. Where was he supposed to find the time to get into the Dead Souls Realm?
“Is there anything else I can do?” Song Shuhang rubbed his temple desperately.
Unfortunately… The appraisal had only provided him with these three options.
There might be more ways to save Pavilion Master Chu, but with Song Shuhang’s current mastery of the secret technique, he could not gather any more information from the appraisal.
Song Shuhang asked, “Senior Turtle, Pavilion Master Chu, have either of you learned the Soul Controlling Technique?”
The sea turtle shook his head.
Pavilion Master Chu said, “I have.”
“Is it difficult to learn this technique?” Song Shuhang’s eyes brightened up.
Pavilion Master Chu said, “It isn’t that difficult, I could master it in two months.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
After two months, there won’t even be any part of you left.
It appeared that the second option couldn’t be chosen.
In other words, he could only try looking for Cheng Lin or the ‘spring of life’.
The spring of life…
For some reason, he couldn’t help but think of his ‘living spring’.