Song Shuhang was no exception as he received a red crystal.
Song Shuhang said, “What effect does this crystal shave?”
While he was saying that, a second crystal condensed in his hand—this time it was green—followed by a third, fourth… sixth… and seventh!
The eyes of the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group all gathered on Song Shuhang and Senior White’s clone.
Everyone only got a single crystal, except for the two of them.
Multiple crystals also appeared in the hands of Senior White’s clone, but they were less than the number Song Shuhang received as he only got three.
Soft Feather asked, “Senior Song, why did you and Senior White receive so many crystals?”
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber’s eyes lit up, and he said, “I got it. Since this ‘Yellow Mountain Ceremony’ is held by True Monarch Yellow Mountain, the number of crystals that one gets must also be related to him. It seems that among all the fellow daoists present, True Monarch Yellow Mountain’s favorite is Song Shuhang, followed by Senior White. However, this is too unscientific… If Shuhang got seven crystals, Senior White should have gotten 70 crystals with his charm.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator: “…”
Fairy Lychee asked, “How many times has Thrice Reckless sought death today?”
True Monarch Ancient Lake Temple replied, “It must have been more than three times already.”
While looking at Thrice Reckless, Senior White’s clone took out a ‘disposable virtuous flying sword’, pointed it towards Thrice Reckless, and said, “This is for you.”
As soon as Thrice Reckless Mad Saber saw the disposable flying sword, he recalled the despair he’d felt when he was imprisoned in the ‘Secret Realm of Slowness’ before.
“Thank you, Senior White. However, I don’t want this gift.” Thrice Reckless Mad Saber shook his head repeatedly, and politely excused himself.
Senior White’s clone smiled slightly, and said, “There’s no need to be so polite. I have a lot more of such disposable flying swords. You can take this one!”
With that said, he stretched out his hand and flicked it. The disposable virtuous flying sword floated beside Thrice Reckless Mad Saber and circled his body, showing incomparable intimacy—but everyone knew that the intimacy of the virtuous flying sword was merely temporary. As soon as the Yellow Mountain Ceremony was over, Thrice Reckless would definitely be sent to the ‘Secret Realm of Slowness.’
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber’s eyes suddenly became wet.
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator reached out and patted him lightly. “It would be best for you to change your daoist name back to Thrice Reckless. Frice Reckless is too deadly.”
Fairy Lychee remarked, “It would be best to change it to Twice Reckless. Thrice Reckless is already too dangerous sometimes.”
Senior White’s clone looked at the three crystals in his hand, and said, “The green one is a ‘True Sight Gem’, the purple one is a ‘Calamity Substitution Gem’, and the red one is a ‘Flaming Diamond’. The attributes of each crystal are different. In addition… If the crystal distribution was ‘one per person’, these guys should be the reason I got three.”
Senior White’s clone took out the monster willow Qing and Demon Venerable Lushan Street.
Senior White’s clone said, “Perhaps it’s because the two of them were also identified as ‘one person’ that I ended up getting three crystals.”
Song Shuhang said, “If that’s the case, then I have Lady Onion, Senior Turtle, Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue… and who else?
“Right, there is Ye Si as well. Although she’s my ghost spirit, she should still be regarded as a separate individual. Who else is there?” Song Shuhang glanced at his Inner World, and said, “Oh, Pavilion Master Chu.”
True Monarch Tyrant Flood Dragon said, “That’s only five people. Counting you, that would only be a total of six.”
Song Shuhang thought about it carefully. “Perhaps my light of virtue is also considered as a separate person?”
Soft Feather said, “Senior Song, you cheater! Your ghost spirit is already counted as another person. If your light of virtue was as well, then you alone took the share of three people.”
Song Shuhang responded, “I’m just guessing. Perhaps it was the eye we found that counted as a separate entity.”
He had simply too many things on his person.
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator remarked, “In that case, these crystals should indeed be set to one per person.”
Song Shuhang said, “Then, I’ll give Senior Turtle, Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue, and Pavilion Master Chu their share.”
He then glanced at the crystals in his hand.
He had one green ‘True Sight Gem’, one golden crystal, and the remaining five were all purple ‘Calamity Substitution Gems’.
Song Shuhang asked, “Senior White, what is the golden gem?”
Senior White said, “Like the red one, it’s a type of elemental gem. As such, it should be a Lightning Diamond.”
Song Shuhang asked, “Then what type is this Calamity Substitution Gem? They make up most of what I got.”
Su Clan’s Sixteen pinched her own purple gem and said, “I know about this. This gem is a treasure for defending against curses. It can defend against common curses at least 10 times, or endure one big curse that can cause one’s death once.”
Song Shuhang said, “Defending against curses? If that’s the case, then it’s useless for me.”
Ye Si had awakened a talent that allowed her to eat curses. If someone inflicted a curse upon him, it would simply be equivalent to giving Ye Si another meal…
“If you feel that it’s useless for you, you can always use it to exchange for other things,” Senior White’s clone suggested. “If you’re lucky, you might even be able to find someone willing to use an Eighth Stage Profound Sage material to exchange for a treasure like this.”
In terms of value alone, the ‘Calamity Substitution Gem’ was definitely not equivalent to an Eighth Stage material. However, if one was lucky enough to meet a practitioner who really needed it, they might be able to exchange for satisfactory materials.
Song Shuhang smiled, and said, “All right. If I have some extra gems left, I’ll use them to exchange for other things.”
He pinched the five ‘Calamity Substitution Gems’ in his hand and transferred two of them over to Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue and Senior Turtle.
Within the Inner World.
At this time, Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue had just completed the prototype for the Tyrant King Expert’s Shield, and let out a breath of relief.
Suddenly, two crisp sounds rang out.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue’s heart and liver clutched, and her mind trembled.
Was another material sent over? This thought appeared in Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue’s mind.
It was like someone who had set a song as the sound for the alarm on their phone, which caused them to have a conditioned reflex to that song. Whenever they heard the song, they would jolt awake.
She turned her head and looked at the ground, only to find two beautiful purple crystals.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue said, “What is this? Is there such a material among the materials for the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure?”
Song Shuhang said, “Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue, don’t be afraid. It’s not a new material this time. This is a gift from True Monarch Yellow Mountain to everyone. Those are Calamity Substitution Gems. They can resist one deadly curse or ten common curses. You and Senior Turtle get one each.”
“A gift?” Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue picked up the purple crystal, and her heart was moved.
She had been tortured so badly in this place that when Song Shuhang gave her a small gift, she was moved to tears.
Senior Turtle received the purple crystal. “I have a share too?”
Song Shuhang said, “Everyone has a share.”
Senior Turtle said, “Well, it’s pretty, but I don’t have much interest in crystals. Do you have any good wine? I’ll exchange this crystal for some good wine.”
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue responded, “I have, trade with me!”
With a pair of beautiful purple crystal diamonds, she could create a pair of earrings.
Song Shuhang smiled slightly. With this, Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue’s mood had improved greatly, which was naturally a good thing.
Next, he gave Lady Onion another one.
“I have a share too?” Lady Onion asked with joy.
Song Shuhang replied, “Everyone does. Anyway, you are my monster pet, so I can’t treat you badly.”
Lady Onion held the crystal and smiled happily.
The Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber at the side vibrated slightly~
Song Shuhang’s consciousness lightly swept across the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber, and then he moved his consciousness over to ‘Pavilion Master Chu’.
Song Shuhang asked, “Senior Chu, are you alright?”
Pavilion Master Chu responded, “What am I supposed to say… Overall, I’m not doing too bad.”
Song Shuhang’s ‘Inner World’ had finished upgrading, and consequently, the effectiveness of the living spring greatly improved. Because of that, Pavilion Master Chu’s body was able to commence its rebirth. At this moment, her white neck had already recovered slightly.
Although the progress rate was very slow, as long as there was enough time, she would recover one day.
“For you. Everyone gets a share.” Song Shuhang placed a crystal diamond next to Pavilion Master Chu.
Pavilion Master Chu glanced at the crystal diamond, and said, “A Calamity Substitution Gem? That’s useless to me. Also, I only have a head right now, do you think I can even hold it?”
Song Shuhang visualized it… Hmm, better if I don’t visualize the scene any longer.
Pavilion Master Chu said, “You can keep this gem for yourself.”
Song Shuhang laughed, and said, “Then I won’t be polite. With more of them, it’ll be easier for me to exchange for Eighth Stage materials.”
Pavilion Master Chu asked, “Why do you want Eighth Stage materials?”
“To create the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure, hehe. Well then, I’ll be taking my leave first.” Song Shuhang smiled and moved his consciousness back.
Pavilion Master Chu submerged half of her head into the spring water and blew bubbles in boredom.
Eighth Stage materials… Unfortunately, the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion no longer belonged to her. Otherwise, there were still materials of this rank stored in the treasury.
Song Shuhang’s consciousness returned to the main world.
If Pavilion Master Chu didn’t want the crystal, then in addition to the ‘True Sight Gem’ and the ‘Lightning Diamond’, he still had two ‘Calamity Substitution Gems’ that he could use for trading.
At this time, the ‘rain’ that was falling above their heads finally stopped.
At the peak of the Yellow Mountain projection, there was still a tribulation cloud above True Monarch Yellow Mountain’s head, but due to the fog, the fellow daoists below could not see how he was doing.
At this moment, Zhou Li softly said, “It’s here.”
Doudou and Fairy Fleeting Life paused slightly, and the dance of the two monsters entered the final stage.
Above everyone’s heads, flames suddenly appeared on the transparent crystal barrier.
It seemed that something invisible was attacking the ‘transparent barrier’ and interrupting the Yellow Mountain Ceremony.
At the same time, another scene was projected on the transparent crystal barrier.
It was a battle in space.
It was a battle between the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect’s forces and the so-called ‘deities’.
“Damn it, someone is holding the Yellow Mountain Ceremony.” While they were in battle, someone shouted from within a Divine Kingdom.
Afterward, the deities attacked frenziedly.
The Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect seemed to be struggling.
The battle had heated up.
At this moment, Song Shuhang discovered that a figure had suddenly appeared in the corner of the scene.
This figure had blue hair that was as thick as a cape. They similarly had blue eyebrows that were long and dense.
It was Skylark.