She was free.
Skylark chuckled, and said, “The feeling of being in complete control of your own body is really great; I really like this feeling.”
However, while she said that, terrifying evil energy suddenly poured out of her body and instantly controlled her.
Her originally fair skin turned into a dark elf’s purple in a short time, and her body was soon enveloped in evil energy.
Skylark was in disbelief. “Eh?! How can this be… My body was completely disintegrated back then, so there shouldn’t have been any place where the evil energy of the Netherworld could have hidden, right? How could there still be some of it left? This doesn’t make any sense!”
“[Sneer] Who do you think I am? I am the ruler of the Netherworld, the strongest existence in the entire universe. How could someone like you understand my strength, my methods, and my thoughts?” The voice of the ruler of the Netherworld sounded out from Skylark’s body.
While it was speaking, its consciousness fought back wildly, attempting to dominate Skylark’s body and suppress her consciousness.
Skylark shouted, “Wait, wait a moment. At least satisfy my curiosity. Where did you hide your will? My body had been turned into ashes in the heavenly tribulation. There shouldn’t have been anywhere to hide, right? Why did such a great quantity of evil energy of the Netherworld suddenly erupt from my body again?”
The liquid metal ball said, “[Continues to sneer] Do you really think that I’m going to explain it to you?”
Skylark hurriedly said, “You have such an amazing ability, so why not explain to others how it works? If you don’t, then no one will know about your magnificent skills. If no one knows, then won’t it be akin to walking in nice clothing in the middle of the night? What would be the point in that?”
The liquid metal ball said, “[Smiles proudly] Fool, do you think that I’m like you? Just give up, I will never explain my methods to you. Who knows, there might be another time in the future when this ability may come in handy. If I told you, then you’d be on guard, and I’d lose a valuable card.”
A villain that doesn’t explain their moves isn’t a competent villain!
Skylark sighed, and said, “I never thought that I would be leaving the stage like this.”
“[Smiles proudly] Your body belongs to me! That is how it is, and how it will always be!” The liquid metal ball’s consciousness completely suppressed Skylark’s and regained control of the body.
Skylark said, “It’s not over yet. Since it didn’t work this time, I’ll just have to do it once more! Heavenly Tribulation Realm, come again! No matter how many times I have to die, I’ll deplete your energy and make you leave!”
She took advantage of her last moments to frantically release the power in her body in an attempt to rush into the Heavenly Tribulation Realm and die once again.
“Fool, did you seriously think that I would let you succeed? Remember, I am the ruler of the Netherworld, the most powerful and wisest existence in the world!” The liquid metal ball said proudly.
Afterward, it frenziedly released all of its ‘evil energy of the Netherworld’.
Since Skylark could break out of the ‘Wielder’s small black room’ to transcend the Eighth Stage tribulation, it could release its evil energy and send her body into the ‘Demonic Tribulation Realm’ instead.
The Demonic Tribulation Realm was its home field. At that time, it could force Skylark’s realm to the Eighth Stage Realm in a single breath, making it so that she could no longer rely on the heavenly tribulation of the Eighth Stage or the Heavenly Tribulation Realm to cause trouble.
Always cut off any paths that could pose a problem!
Skylark burst into tears. “Aaaaah, I don’t want this~”
The liquid metal ball gently said, “[Slightly smiles] Fool, you don’t have a choice.”
In the next moment, Skylark’s figure disappeared from the ‘Wielder’s small black room’ again.
However, this time, she didn’t enter the ‘Heavenly Tribulation Realm’, but instead entered the ‘Demonic Tribulation Realm’.
Inside Song Shuhang’s Inner World.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue was someone who kept her promises. Even if her heart was torn, and even if her chest was so stuffy that she couldn’t breathe, since Song Shuhang had already sent her all of the forging materials for the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure, then she had to fulfill her part of the deal and forge two sets of it.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue silently thought, After creating these two sets, I will be able to free Fourth Cultivator of True Virtue…
Fourth Cultivator of True Virtue had been bound to the ‘Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber’ for too long, and it was time to give it freedom.
As for her freedom, it would be up to him.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue glanced at Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue, who was in the middle of forging the ‘Fairy Jade Rabbit’s Cloak’.
The man that caught her eyes would definitely not disappoint her.
Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue glanced back at her and showed a light smile.
He was going to use his own hands to free Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue. This was his promise to her, and it was also the best wedding gift.
Song Shuhang was explaining the content of the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯ to his disciples.
Chu Chu and Little Cai sat upright as they listened to their master’s teaching.
Little Li Yinzhu was in Song Shuhang’s arms, taking a nap.
Lady Onion was sitting by the side. She had transformed into her human form, and put the ‘Nine Virtues Phoenix Sword’ on her lap. She had entered the ‘saber meditation’ state, and was listening to the voice of the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber.
After the explanation ended, Little Cai asked, “By the way, Teacher, can I start making preparations for the forging of my life-bound magical treasure?”
She was now at the Fourth Stage Realm; it would be best if she could forge her life-bound magical treasure before she reached the Fifth Stage.
Song Shuhang nodded. Then, he stretched out his hand, took out an ‘Eighth Stage whale bone’, and handed it to Little Cai. “You have been very diligent in your practice recently. After some time, you can take this whale bone to the Time City and look for Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue so that she can forge the Defiant Whale Warrior’s Glove for you. As for the cost, I’ll be the one shouldering the payment for you first.”
Together with this, he could also have Little Cai experience Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue’s heart-rending double hammer pricing technique~
Chu Chu stared at the Whale Sacred Bone. She had heard that this bone was an Eighth Stage material! Teacher Shuhang rewards his disciples with such items so easily…?
Little Cai took the whale bone and nodded excitedly. “Thank you, Teacher. I will definitely put more effort in my cultivation.”
Song Shuhang rubbed his brows, and said, “Little Cai, in addition to working hard, you must also pay attention to resting and strike a proper balance.”
Little Cai’s eyes widened. “Resting? How could I possibly rest? Resting is something for the dead to do. Teacher, I love to practice, and practicing makes me happy!”
“If I don’t practice, I_Would_Rather_Die.jpg.
“If I don’t practice for a second, I_Will_Feel_Sick.jpg.
“I don’t want love. There is only one thing in my mind now, and that is Cultivation.jpg.
“Love is but a superfluous and unnecessary thing, I_Like_To_Cultivate_More_Than_Anything_In_The_World.jpg.”
Little Cai patted her chest with her wings and announced such things loudly.
Song Shuhang rubbed his eyebrows in anguish—it seemed like there was no hope of saving this disciple of his.
At this time, Chu Chu raised her hand, and asked, “Teacher, among the 33 chapters of the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯, which one of them is most suitable for me?”
She was planning on moving to Song Shuhang’s sect and change her cultivation technique to the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯. She was even prepared to abandon the sword and learn the saber.
Song Shuhang smiled slightly, and said, “Come beside me, I’ve got a way to determine which cultivation technique is most suitable for you.”
After saying that, Song Shuhang took off the ‘Ancestral Witch’s Blessing’ on his left hand, and got ready to use the secret appraisal technique to identify which cultivation technique was the most suitable for Chu Chu.
As he was taking off the ‘Ancestral Witch’s Blessing’, he suddenly discovered that there was something hidden within the ten small spaces inside the glove.
What is this?
With a thought, Song Shuhang took out the item hidden inside the glove’s space.
An ancient animal skin scroll appeared in his hand.
Song Shuhang casually opened it, and the content on it was reflected in his eyes.
❮Profound Sage Speech—Chapter About the Inner Demons in One’s Will❯, three-star speech script.
Song Shuhang: “…”
Could this be a Profound Sage Speech script?
The [Almighty Merchant] also sold scripts like these?
Or could it be that a previous owner of the ‘Ancestral Witch’s Blessing’ had kept it in the glove, and was preparing to use it after getting through their Profound Sage Tribulation, but they ended up dying before they could put it to use?
Song Shuhang placed the script back into the ‘Ancestral Witch’s Blessing’ with a thought.
This thing could be regarded as a gift from the [Almighty Merchant].
Next time, when he was free, he could ask the seniors in the group if this ‘Profound Sage Speech script’ had been used yet. If no one had used it before, then maybe he could use it when he became a proper Profound Sage in the future.
Even if he didn’t need it, he could still sell it.
Song Shuhang said to Chu Chu, “Come, stretch out your hand.”
Chu Chu stretched out her small white hand.
Song Shuhang opened his hand and reached out to grab hers.
However, right when the two palms were about to touch…
Song Shuhang disappeared. He disappeared straight into thin air.
Chu Chu was dumbfounded.
Li Yinzhu, who had been in Song Shuhang’s arms, fell to the ground butt-first.
Chu Chu called out, “Teacher?”
Li Yinzhu called out, “A’Song?”
Where did he go? How did such a big person disappear without traces?
Song Shuhang’s left hand grasped in front of him and grabbed a delicate hand.
And so, the secret appraisal technique activated.
Song Shuhang’s body bled heavily; the amount of bleeding was horrifying, and he had become a blood fountain.
Song Shuhang thought to himself, Heavens, what’s happening? It’s only an appraisal of Chu Chu. How come I’m paying such a high price?
Then, a piece of information returned to Song Shuhang’s mind.
[Xuan Nu Sect’s Skylark, the owner of the bone of eternity, currently possessed by… beep, beep, beep.]
The information that followed was all erased because it involved another terrifying existence. The fact that Song Shuhang’s secret appraisal technique did not cause him to bleed to death was already a miracle.
“Xuan Nu Sect’s Senior Skylark? Again?” At this moment, blood and tears were welling up in Song Shuhang’s eyes.
He raised his head and looked at the owner of the delicate hand. “Senior Skylark, you’re transcending a tribulation again… F*ck!”
The Skylark in front of him had skin like that of a dark elf, and had evil purple energy permeating her eyes.
This was Skylark in her demonized state!
She hadn’t gotten rid of the ruler of the Netherworld.
I’m going to die… I’m really going to die this time!