Senior White Two said, [Anyway, I’ll go and deal with that big-eyed planet first, see you later.]
After that, Song Shuhang lost contact with Senior White Two.
Song Shuhang pinched his chin and fell into contemplation.
He remembered an interesting thing—previously, didn’t Senior White Two say that ‘holy light’ was something as disgusting as feces to him? However, the big-eyed planet was shrouded in cold holy light, and even the energy within it was of the same type.
So for Senior White Two, wouldn’t that big-eyed planet be something that was literally covered in feces, and even filled with feces?
He fell into an extreme state of contemplation.
While in thought, Song Shuhang suddenly felt dizzy.
Then, various pictures of feces emerged in his mind.
And with these pictures came a horrible scent.
Although they were clearly just pictures, it seemed as if he could smell the horrid smell they were emitting just from visualizing them in his mind.
Song Shuhang’s face paled and he felt sick…
Senior White Two said, [Don’t use the ‘mental communication’ to convey such disgusting messages to me when I eat, you’re making me lose my appetite.]
Song Shuhang curiously said, [Senior White, didn’t you already disconnect? Were you peeping?]
Senior White Two: […]
This time, the mental connection had been completely cut off.
Song Shuhang: “…”
After seeing Song Shuhang leave the ‘mental communication mode’, Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue asked, “Song Shuhang, did that senior go to rescue ‘Fourth Cultivator of True Virtue’ and ‘Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue’?”
Song Shuhang nodded, and said, “Don’t worry, Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue. As long as that senior takes action, they will definitely be fine.”
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue was finally relieved.
Afterwards, she cheered up and said, “If that’s the case, we should take advantage of the time and finish forging the ‘Defiant Whale Warrior Gloves’.”
And so, the big and small hammer reappearance once more.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue moved to the edge of the forging table, looked at the ‘Defiant Whale Warrior Gloves’, and got ready to hammer down on it.
Just when she was about to do so, she saw a liquefied thing creeping around on the glove.
“Ah? What the hell is this?” Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue asked.
Song Shuhang sighed, and then replied, “That is me.”
“What?” Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue was confused.
“Accurately speaking, that is the ‘old’ me.” Song Shuhang raised his head with a profound look on his face, and said, “In order to refine the strongest and most perfect life-bound magical treasure, I resolutely chose to throw my body into the holy light flame in the forge, refining the treasure with my body.”
The sea turtle’s eyes lit up. “You used your body to refine the treasure? And then used the ‘life talisman’ to resurrect?”
“Was your head kicked by a donkey?” Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue blinked.
The corners of Song Shuhang’s mouth twitched, and he said, “Can we not mention anything related to donkeys?”
“It’s just a life-bound magical treasure, yet you chose to die for it? And you even used your own body to refine it…” Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue was at a loss as to what to say.
Song Shuhang sighed, and said, “Actually, the situation was very complicated at the time. I was poisoned, cursed, and even under the influence of an illusion and inner demons. With all four of those things together, plus the bad luck that was affecting me, this whole thing ended up happening.”
The sea turtle said, “Your glabella is still very dark.”
Song Shuhang said, “That is why I’m being especially careful right now. I’m afraid that I might end up losing my life if I were to be careless. By the way, Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue, can you still forge the treasure even with it being in this state? I mean, my liquefied body won’t affect the forging of the magical treasure, right?”
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue replied, “This is my first time encountering such a thing, but I will try my best.”
She had never tried this kind of forging technique which was only used by those of the demonic path.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue continued, “I’ll just follow the steps for the ‘Defiant Whale Warrior Gloves’ and continue forging it that way. As for the changes that might occur during this process, we can only leave it up to fate.”
After saying that, she stretched out her hand and pressed it on the forging table.
A flame rose on the forging table. This time, the flame was no longer the ‘Nine Virtue Phoenix Fire’, but the forging fire that was originally stored in the Palace of Winter instead.
As her connection with the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber had been cut off, she was not able to borrow its power for the time being.
Fortunately, the whale bone had already been dealt with, and the other parts of the glove did not require the use of the Phoenix Fire.
In the flame, Song Shuhang’s liquefied body was not damaged at all; instead, the flame seemed to have accelerated its fusion with the ‘Defiant Whale Warrior gloves’.
The big hammer and the small hammer began rising and descending once again.
But this time, the heart-rending ‘+100’s and ‘+50’s did not appear.
Song Shuhang curiously asked, “Huh? Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue, what happened to the price formed with the flaming text?”
Sometimes, habit was really just a terrible thing.
The ‘+100’s and ‘+50’s that had unceasingly appeared before were truly heart-rending, but once one got used to this scene, one would feel their heart become stifled as they felt like something was missing when the flaming text no longer appeared.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue sighed. “Hasn’t the price of the forging already been paid for by your senior? Since it has already been paid for, why would I still have to calculate the price? Do you want me to calculate the final price and have my own heart feel stifled?”
The big and small hammer would come together and bring about a final price, yet she wouldn’t be able to receive the payment.
Song Shuhang: “…”
The hammers continued to strike down.
A variety of precious forging materials were thrown into the flame, and they were made into various shapes by Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue’s two hammers. In addition to the hammers, she also had an entire set of various magical treasures for forging the small components.
Finally, all the components were attached to the main part of the ‘Defiant Whale Warrior’.
The big hammer came down, and the fingers were connected to the ‘Defiant Whale Warrior’ one after another.
“Ah!” Song Shuhang, who was at the side, suddenly screamed.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue turned around in doubt.
Song Shuhang said, “It was very painful.”
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue blinked, and then she flicked her hammer and smashed down on the ‘Defiant Whale Warrior Gloves’ again.
“Ack!” Song Shuhang couldn’t help but cry out in pain again.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue asked in puzzlement, “Could there be some ‘sensory connection’ between you and your old body?”
Song Shuhang responded, “I’m not sure.”
He looked at the Defiant Whale Warrior Gloves. At this moment, he and the gloves seemed to be closely connected.
He extended his right hand and gently moved his thumb.
At the same time, the thumb of the ‘Defiant Whale Warrior Gloves’ also moved slightly.
The magical treasure had yet to be completed as the core was missing and the formation wasn’t inscribed on it yet. However, it was already somehow connected with Song Shuhang.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue said, “Interesting, is this the effect of refining a treasure with one’s body?”
After saying that, she waved her hand again, quickly smashing down again and again.
In one go, she attached all the ‘components’ to the Defiant Whale Warrior Gloves.
Song Shuhang gritted his teeth.
However, the pain he was feeling was getting weaker and weaker. By the end, the pain had already disappeared.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue said, “The frame of the Defiant Whale Warrior Gloves is now complete. Next, you’ll have to follow the basic steps for the forging of a magical treasure, inscribing the formation and finding a core for it. After that, the forging process will be complete.”
Song Shuhang nodded.
He moved beside the gloves and used Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue’s hammer to crush five kinds of water-type forging materials, using the powder to inscribe the formation.
As the formation was completed, the Defiant Whale Warrior Gloves slightly trembled.
“The final step.” Song Shuhang took out a Fifth Stage Whale Spirit Beast Crystal, and got ready to insert it into the gloves.
But at this moment, Song Shuhang’s old body, which was still in the glove, automatically condensed and turned into a bright ball before moving to and occupying the position where the ‘spirit beast crystal’ was supposed to be.
The Defiant Whale Warrior Gloves then shone brightly.
Song Shuhang said, “This works as well?”
While he was speaking, his ‘Profound Sage Seal’ took the initiative to fly out and stamp a seal onto the ‘Defiant Whale Warrior Gloves’.
What was happening?
The sea turtle explained, “The Sage Seal came out to place a seal on it. After an Eighth Stage Profound Sage refines a magical treasure, their Sage Seal would take the initiative to place a seal on the magical treasure in order to strengthen the connection between the treasure and the Profound Sage.”
Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “This life-bound magical treasure of yours is truly heaven-defying.”
The life-bound magical weapon was usually forged when a practitioner reached the Fourth Stage because when someone at the Fourth Stage ascended to the Fifth Stage, a good life-bound magical treasure could increase their chances of transcending the tribulation by 30%!
That was to say, most Profound Sages would forge their life-bound magical treasures when they were still at the Fourth Stage. The occurrence just now with the Sage Seal placing a seal on the life-bound magical treasure was something that most would have to wait for until they reached the Eighth Stage.
There was always some difference between adding something post-production or adding it during the production.
After the Sage Seal stamped the gloves, the quality of the ‘Defiant Whale Warrior’ seemed to have improved by a notch.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue asked, “What stage have these gloves reached?”
She had originally estimated that she would be able to create a ‘peak Seventh Stage’ magical treasure, but now it seemed that the level of this magical treasure wasn’t going to only be at the Seventh Stage.
Scarlet Heaven Sword replied, “It’s an Eighth Stage magical treasure.”
The sea turtle said, “It is indeed at the Eighth Stage, but doesn’t this mean that Song Shuhang won’t be able to use it?”
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue said, “I’ve already considered that when I was designing it. I left a ‘restrictive seal’ section when forging the magical treasure. As long as he gets an expert to place restrictive seals on the magical treasure, he can use it.”
In the meantime, Song Shuhang reached out and took hold of the Defiant Whale Warrior. “I feel like I can use it right away… It’s already in a sealed state!”
He then took off the ‘Swordsman Wooden Ox’s gloves of passion’ and put on the ‘Defiant Whale Warrior Gloves’.
The secret appraisal technique then began operating on its own.
After that, at the cost of a mere small wound, information on the ‘Defiant Whale Warrior Gloves’ appeared in Song Shuhang’s mind.
A portion of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Divine Treasure—the [Defiant Whale Warrior Gloves]. Eighth Stage magical treasure (four-layer seal state). After one’s realm reaches the corresponding level, the seals will gradually be broken until its full power is unlocked.
Enhances the efficiency and power of the Huge Whale Chapter by 30%. As the seals are undone, this effect will gradually rise to 40%.
Wearing the gloves can increase the efficiency of meditation by 20%. As the seals are undone, this effect will gradually rise to 24%.
Increases the recovery speed of spiritual energy—the specific recovery rate depends on the environment.
Enhances the power of the fire element.
Enhances the power of the holy light element.
Inflicts curse damage, poison damage, fire damage, and holy light damage.
Can create illusions, and has the function of drawing out inner demons.
Has the healing technique [Whale Body Transformation Spell], which can be used four times per day. As the seals are undone, the strength of the healing effect and the number of daily uses will gradually increase.
Has the fist technique [Huge Whale Spout]—follow the pull of the gloves while operating the ‘Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique to use the fist technique.
Has the [Defiant Whale Golden Body], an explosive secret technique, usable at the Fifth Stage (1st seal). Using this technique at the Fourth Stage will damage your physical body.
Has the [Desperate Whale’s Call], a sound wave secret technique, usable at the Sixth Stage (2nd seal). Using this technique at the Fifth Stage will damage your meridians.
Has the [True Dragon-Whale World], a fist technique, usable at the Seventh Stage (3rd seal). Has to be used with ‘Illusory Reality’.
Has the [Whale Sage Secret Technique], a defensive secret technique, usable at the Eighth Stage (4th seal). Has to be used with a Sage Seal.
When he wore the life-bound magical treasure, Song Shuhang felt that the gloves already had a deep connection with him.
The ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts ‘Technique❯ resonated with the ‘Defiant Whale Warrior Gloves’, and the speed of the internal circulation of true yuan in his body greatly improved. This immediately made Song Shuhang feel a lot lighter; it was as if he removed a huge weight from his body.
This feeling was completely different from when he was holding the treasured saber Broken Tyrant.
This was a life-bound magical treasure!
It was connected to the practitioner’s life, and as the strength of the practitioner increased, the item would also get stronger.
As Song Shuhang willed, the ‘Defiant Whale Warrior Gloves’ became invisible. Although he was still wearing them, others would not be able to see them.
Song Shuhang said, “There are four seals in total, and every time I ascend to a new realm, a seal will be broken.”
In addition, the holy light damage, curse damage, poison damage, drawing out inner demons, and the illusory effect all sounded familiar…
Weren’t those the negative status effets that affected his liquefied body?
All those negative status effects had now integrated with the gloves and became his power!
Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue curiously asked, “How does it feel?”
“Awesome, I’ve never felt better.” Song Shuhang gently waved his fist and punched at the air, creating shock waves.
Scarlet Heaven Sword asked, “What effects does the magical treasure have?”
“It has various damage effects, enhancements, and skills. However, most of the skills are in a sealed state. Currently, though, I can use this.” Song Shuhang tried to use a fist technique.
[Huge Whale Spout!]
Together with the usage of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique, true qi burst out, and the illusory image of a fat whale faintly appeared above his fist.
Scarlet Heaven Sword commented, “The power of that fist technique isn’t bad.”
Song Shuhang shook his head. “It’s still worse compared to the ❮Basic Buddhist Fist Technique❯, and it isn’t even remotely comparable to the ❮Demon Subduing Buddhist Fist Technique❯.”
Even though the ‘Huge Whale Spout’ could rely on the power of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique, it still wasn’t as powerful as the ‘Demon Subduing Buddhist Fist Technique’.
“The ❮Basic Buddhist Fist Technique❯ you practiced is considered to be among the best First Stage body tempering techniques, not to mention its advanced version, the ❮Demon Subduing Buddhist Fist Technique❯. Of course they can’t be compared,” Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue said with a smile.
Song Shuhang nodded.
“However, I got a strange feeling when I performed the ‘Huge Whale Spout’ earlier.” Song Shuhang held his chin, and said, “When the attack created the ‘whale projection’, I got a feeling that this fist technique and the ❮Demon Subduing Buddhist Fist Technique❯ had some things in common.”