In just a few minutes, the entire ‘Divine Kingdom’ had become a sea of flames.
“Heavens!” Song Shuhang said. “The fragments of the ancient Heavenly City…”
The sea of flames blazed across the entire Divine Kingdom, including the ancient Heavenly City fragments within it. Everything that could be seen was swallowed by flames, and became a part of the sea of flames.
This scene was the perfect source material for an apocalyptic scene. The Divine Kingdom constantly collapsed as it was devoured by the flames of judgment.
It was such a great scene, and as long as it was recorded and edited a little, it would be spectacular. One wouldn’t even need to make great changes as the scene had really taken place and was ready to be used.
The flames burned fiercer and fiercer, burning everything in their reach.
At this moment, the huge phoenix in the air screeched once again.
After the Nine Virtues Phoenix Fire burned the ‘Divine Kingdom’, all the flames soared into the air and merged with the Phoenix’s body.
The Phoenix’s body grew larger and larger until it was finally able to cover the sky of the entire Divine Kingdom.
After burning everything, the flames did not die but got recycled. Recycling energy that would have otherwise been wasted was definitely something worthy of attention.
When all of the flames returned to the Phoenix’s body, Song Shuhang and the others found that the flames had only burned the ‘Divine Kingdom’, and had left the fragments of the ancient Heavenly City intact. The Nine Virtues Phoenix Fire had its own will; it would burn what it wanted to burn while ignoring what needed to be kept.
The wings of the flaming phoenix folded together, covering the sky and shrouding the ancient Heavenly City fragments.
With the flames gone, the fragments of the ancient Heavenly City were revealed.
One was a huge statue of which only half was left, and the other was that raging black river.
The statue was lying on the ground, with the upper half of its body nowhere to be seen.
As for exactly how huge this statue was… Well, the huge black river was flowing out of it.
And, the only place where the river could have flown out from… was the butt of the statue.
Song Shuhang: “…”
Other than this half of a statue, there was nothing else left behind of the Divine Kingdom.
Was this the only ‘ancient Heavenly City fragment’ that the flaming eye acquired?
If this half a statue was the only loot it’d got from when it attacked the ancient Heavenly City, then it should have felt quite miserable at that time.
The flaming phoenix folded its wings together, and wrapped them around the statue. Subsequently, the flames on its body began to dissipate, and the phoenix began to shrink.
At the same time, the statue that had been enveloped also began to shrink.
Song Shuhang didn’t waste time and opened the Inner World.
Then, the shrunken phoenix rushed into the Inner World with the shrunken statue, sending the statue back to its rightful place.
I wonder what the origin of this half of a statue is?
When the half of a statue was finally stored inside the Inner World, the flaming eye’s Divine Kingdom lost its last foundation, and was thus completely erased from history.
Soon after, Song Shuhang, the virtuous lamia, and Lady Onion withdrew from the Divine Kingdom.
When they returned to the main world, they appeared in the air directly above Doudou’s palanquin.
Song Shuhang lifted his foot and condensed a black lotus to support his body.
At this time, he held the ‘Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber’ in his left hand, and the confused Lady Onion in his right, while the virtuous lamia was attached to his back.
Immediately after, countless gold, silver, and jewelry fell from the air.
These were objects that had been in the flaming eye’s Divine Kingdom.
As a ‘deity’, the flaming eye would sometimes reward its followers with some things, whether it be power or wealth, or even some rather unusual things.
The Nine Virtues Phoenix Fire had razed the Divine Kingdom to ashes, but these ordinary things had gotten pulled into the spatial storm. As such, after Song Shuhang left the Inner World, they fell like rain in the main world.
Song Shuhang willed it and stored these things inside his ‘Inner World’.
Cultivators would usually treat these mundane items like dung.
But as long as they did not completely separate themselves from the mundane world, cultivators would still need this ‘dung’ called money in their lives.
After receiving the money, Song Shuhang raised his head to look where the bow-wielding old man had been.
However, the old man was no longer anywhere to be seen. It appeared that he had already left.
The appearance of that old man was obviously not a coincidence. He should have been hiding in Doudou’s ‘greeting team’, waiting for the flaming eye to appear.
Sure enough, this wedding arranged by True Monarch Yellow Mountain and Fairy Fleeting Life’s brother was going to make big news.
Since the bow-wielding old man left in a hurry, it meant there were other places where he needed to be… It seemed like True Monarch Yellow Mountain and Fairy Fleeting Life’s brother’s plan wasn’t that simple.
However, Song Shuhang could no longer rely on Senior White Two’s super cheat. If he were to get caught in a Ninth Stage-level battle again, he wouldn’t be able to intervene.
Unless he waited for ‘Scarlet Heaven Sword’ to gather up enough energy, which would then allow him to have the chance to slash out a Ninth Stage-level Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique, he would not be able to do much at all.
While he was in thought, Song Shuhang stepped on the black lotuses, descending from the air step after step.
When Lady Onion saw that she was back in the main world, she immediately returned to her green onion form.
The Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber kept floating by Song Shuhang’s side, swimming intimately around his body.
Song Shuhang had a lot of things that attracted the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber. The Inner World, Ye Si, and ‘Cheng Lin.’
The karmic ties between him and the ‘third Wielder of the Heaven’s Will’ were very deep. With the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber being a primordial treasure of the third Wielder of the Heaven’s Will, it would still instinctively approach Song Shuhang despite only having seven of its seals unlocked.
“I am the Eighth Cultivator of True Virtue.” Lady Onion burst into tears—the special heart-stifling effect of the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ was activated, causing her tears to stream down non-stop.
She felt extremely wronged. She was clearly the Eighth Cultivator of True Virtue, yet the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber seemed to be closer to Song Shuhang.
Seemingly feeling the grievance of the ‘Eighth Cultivator of True Virtue’, the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber flew back to Lady Onion’s side, and then the flame at the handle spread out, producing a small hand which gently patted her green onion tip as if comforting her.
Lady Onion wiped her eyes, and her mood suddenly improved.
It seems that the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber still understands its master’s feelings.
Just as she thought this, the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber flew back to Song Shuhang’s side before flying around him intimately and acting coquettishly.
Lady Onion: “…”
Do you think I won’t dare to flip the table?! I don’t want to be the Eighth Cultivator of True Virtue anymore!
The Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber once again sensed that its owner’s emotions were fluctuating, so it flew back to Lady Onion’s side, condensed a flaming hand, and then gently patted her onion sprout as if to comfort its owner.
Lady Onion: “…”
Song Shuhang: “…”
Scarlet Heaven Sword: “…”
Scarlet Heaven Sword always felt that Lady Onion was hopeless. Even if she had become the Eighth Cultivator of True Virtue and master of the primordial treasure ‘Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber’, her style was still unsavable.
Scarlet Heaven Sword thought to itself, If she really becomes the ‘Wielder of the Heaven’s Will’ in the future, I’ll start streaming full-time… Hmm, what could I stream, though?
Anyway, this time, the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber did not go back to Song Shuhang’s side and quietly fell into Lady Onion’s hands.
After choosing the ‘Eighth Cultivator of True Virtue’, it would have to build a deeper connection and synchronization with her. As such, Lady Onion was going to have to close up for a period of time.
Song Shuhang willed it and sent Lady Onion and the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber into his Inner World.
When he landed, several seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group had gathered around.
“Tyrannical Saber Song One, are you alright?” Fairy Lychee stretched out her hand and pinched Song Shuhang’s body.
Fairy Lychee did not call Song Shuhang by his real name and address him with his daoist name due to the large number of unfamiliar people in the greeting team.
Just now, when Song Shuhang rushed into the ‘Divine Kingdom’ like a cannonball and confronted the flaming eye, the seniors of the ‘Nine Provinces Number One Group’ were all startled.
Song Shuhang replied, “Don’t worry, Fairy Lychee. I’m fine.”
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator said, “Daoist Priest Wood, what happened just now? I’m talking about that strange state of yours.”
Song Shuhang replied, “That mysterious senior had used a secret technique, allowing me to directly confront and beat up that flaming eye.”
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman asked, “Is there no backlash?” That secret technique had allowed Song Shuhang, who was at the Fourth Stage, to directly confront the Ninth Stage-level flaming eye. It couldn’t not have a backlash, right?
Song Shuhang replied, “None at all. Also, my body right now isn’t my main body. It’s a clone of me that my life-bound magical treasure has transformed into.”
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman nodded before handing him a cosmos bag. “This is for you, within it are the materials you need to repair that puppet of yours. If there isn’t enough in there, just contact me.”
The force behind Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman truly was unfathomable. Only he would be able to gather together materials for repairing an Eighth Stage puppet so quickly.
Song Shuhang took the cosmos bag, poured the repair materials into his Inner World, and then returned the cosmos bag to the Palace Master.
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman took back the cosmos bag, and said, “Baijing Street’s Sabersman, if I had not seen it wrong, the long saber floating around you… It’s that saber, right?”
The fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group all looked at Song Shuhang.
This was also something that they were very curious about.
“Mm-hm, that’s right.” Song Shuhang sighed.
…Seniors, although I do have a lot of daoist names now, can’t you just use one?
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman smiled, and said, “Congratulations, Path-seeking Scholar. From this day onwards, you are the Eighth Cultivator of True Virtue. I heard that you had given your disciple one of your daoist names a while back, yet in the blink of an eye, you’re back to having seven daoist names.”
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator remarked, “If you add his Sage Name, then he actually has eight.”
Fairy Lychee said, “Eighth Cultivator of True Virtue Fellow Daoist Song. It sounds so cool. Also, the number 8 is more auspicious.”
Song Shuhang smiled bitterly, and said, “Actually… I’m not the Eighth Cultivator of True Virtue.”
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator was surprised. “What?”
True Monarch Tyrant Flood Dragon suddenly realized something, and said, “I did feel that it was quite weird just now. Although the saber was spinning around [Scholar Mountain of Books], in the end, it fell into the hands of that little monster onion.”
True Monarch Ancient Lake Temple responded, “Wait, Senior Tyrant Flood Dragon, are you saying that little Lady Onion is the Eighth Cultivator of True Virtue?”
Song Shuhang nodded bitterly. “Yes, Lady Onion is the Eighth Cultivator of True Virtue.”
The seniors of Nine Provinces Number One Group: “…”
Song Shuhang said, “Don’t look at me like that. I did not think that this would happen, either.”
Fairy Lychee asked, “Tyrannical Saber Song One, where is Senior Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue right now?”
Song Shuhang said, “I’ll go back and ask. However, I’m sure that Senior Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue and the others are safe and sound.”
Previously, Senior White Two had gone to save the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber, Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue, and Fourth Cultivator of True Virtue. Now that the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber appeared, ‘Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue’ and ‘Senior Fourth Cultivator of True Virtue’ should soon be able to return.
The disturbance the kidnapping of the bride had caused was over for the time being.
The fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group returned to the immortal boat, and the wedding team slowly got back to their routine.
Song Shuhang rode his saber and followed right behind the golden palanquin.
Now that he couldn’t go back into Doudou’s body, he naturally could not stay on the ‘golden palanquin’, as it wasn’t him who was getting married.
Doudou’s body opened its mouth, and said, “Senior Song, it’s great that you’re fine.” Judging by this form of address, it should be Soft Feather speaking.
Song Shuhang replied, “I’m sorry for making you worry.”
Soft Feather then said, “Right, Senior Song, getting married is really exciting.”
Song Shuhang said, “Cough, Doudou’s wedding is an exception. Normal weddings aren’t this exciting.”
Soft Feather said, “I know. It’s a pity, though. I really would have wanted my wedding to be this exciting.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
He felt that if anyone dared to ruin Soft Feather’s wedding, Venerable Spirit Butterfly would use a saber and cut people apart. As for who it was who was going to get cut apart, it was hard to say…
“Senior Song, are you going to use a golden palanquin to greet your bride in the future? It feels very exciting.”
Song Shuhang replied, “I personally prefer having a modern wedding, but it wouldn’t hurt to try that out.”
Soft Feather then said, “Senior Song… Alalala~ Stupid~”
Song Shuhang responded, “What?”
Soft Feather said, “Fairy Creation snatched the control of Doudou’s body. It seemed like she wanted to sing, but I held her down.”
Song Shuhang asked, “Can’t you just let her sing?”
“No, I’m going to hold her down and only let her sing again at the wedding ceremony,” Soft Feather said. “It would be best if she could sing that beautiful song of Senior Creation.”
Soft Feather, you really are looking for trouble…
Song Shuhang asked, “By the way, what about Sixteen? Why is she not speaking?”
Soft Feather said, “Hehe, guess what? Senior Song.”
Song Shuhang asked, “What?”
If Soft Feather had said that with her main body’s voice, it would have been very sweet, but she currently had Doudou’s voice.
“Can’t you recognize who’s calling you?”
“In that conversation with you just now, we were both speaking. Could you not tell the difference?”
Song Shuhang raised his head and looked at the sky.
“This isn’t good, you know too little about us. Senior~ Song~”
“It’s only a change in address, we clearly have different tones.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
Has Sixteen finally been infected?
[Song Shuhang, why did the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber come here? Did you become the Eighth Cultivator of True Virtue?] At this time, the surprised voice of Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue came from the Inner World.
Song Shuhang replied, [No, I did not become the Eighth Cultivator of True Virtue. It was Lady Onion who became the Eighth Cultivator of True Virtue.]
[…] Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue went silent for a while.
After a while, she sighed and said, [The world is unpredictable. There’s nothing that can be done. Since the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber has entered Inner World, then let’s continue to forge the ‘Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure’. Next is the magical treasure for the ‘Turtle’. Do you have a suitable turtle shell that could be used as the frame for the magical treasure?]
[Turtle shell? I do happen to have one!] Song Shuhang’s eyes lit up.
After that, he willed it and transferred the turtle shell that Senior Turtle had given him to Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue. [Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue, do you think we can go with this turtle shell?]
This was the shell that Senior Turtle had shed when he ascended from the Eighth Stage to the Ninth Stage.
It was a treasure of the Eighth Stage level.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue: “…”
Can we change to a more normal turtle shell?