Without the strength or methods at the peak of the Seventh Stage, it was impossible to survive such a huge explosion.
The power of the explosion unfolded.
Song Shuhang said, “This guy… The explosion had quite the timing.”
The missile happened to explode right when his Golden Core was taking shape.
Song Shuhang Two said, “The main body should be allowed to ascend with peace of mind. The resurrected body will be the one to deal with the explosion.”
The resurrected Song Shuhang, who was standing back to back with the main body, stepped forward and stood in front of the main body. Afterward, he clenched his right hand firmly, and brought out his Sage Seal.
“It’s time for the second set of the Combined Magical Treasure to shine.”
The second set of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure rushed to the front with a swish. This set was made for Senior White Two.
Perhaps Senior White Two had secretly blessed him, or perhaps Song Shuhang’s unlucky phase was over, but he was very fortunate today. Both sets of the Combined Magical Treasure combined successfully.
Song Shuhang’s resurrected body softly said, “Show yourself to the world, Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure—Holy Sword of the End!”
This Combined Magical Treasure was assembled with the ‘Holy Master Ape’s Sword’ as the core. It was the holy sword cast from the tail fur of Senior White’s new pet, the Buddhist Holy Ape.
When Song Shuhang had been assembling this one, he had not specifically designated a core. He let the magical treasure make the decisions on its own.
Each set of the ‘Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure’ would fuse according to the owner’s will, and would be affected by the time, location, and people involved. Perhaps it was because Song Shuhang had been thinking that this set of magical treasures was made for Senior White Two that the Holy Master Ape’s Sword became the core in the end.
The rest of the Combined Magical Treasure automatically assembled and joined together with the Holy Master Ape’s Sword.
After a short while, a giant, 200-meter-long sword appeared above Song Shuhang’s head.
The holy sword could become big and small at will, but when it first appeared, it would show its true form.
With this size, it would be able to directly slash apart a ship with a swing.
Senior White Two said, [Hehehe, I like this sword. When holding it, I could allow the other party to run 199 meters first.]
After the other party had run 199 meters, he would slash them accurately.
Song Shuhang’s resurrected body stretched out his hand and laid it flat, keeping it off in front of himself and his main body. The giant sword in the air followed the movement of his arm, resulting in it keeping off in front of his resurrected body and his main body.
The giant 200-meter-long sword had a width of 15 meters, so it could act as a natural defense barrier.
The explosive power of the heavenly tribulation guided missile hit the giant sword.
However, the giant sword remained motionless.
Song Shuhang’s resurrected body did not even have to use the Sage Seal to undo the seals on the [Holy Sword of the End] for it to be able to block the power of the explosion.
Within the virtuous lamia’s belly, Scarlet Heaven Sword mockingly said, “The [Impregnable Holy City] was used to attack and run over the enemy… while the [Holy Sword of the End] was used to defend. It truly is very characteristic of you, Song Shuhang.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
The explosion of the heavenly tribulation missile was blocked. At the same time, the fat whale illusory core solidified in Song Shuhang’s sea of qi dantian.
This was the final process of the illusory core transforming into a golden core.
For normal cultivators, the spherical illusory cores in their bodies would be compressed, turning from an illusory, gaseous state into a solidified golden core. During this process of compression, lifelike ‘dragon patterns’ would appear on the golden core.
In Song Shuhang’s body, the lifelike fat whale illusory core shrank in size as it would for normal cultivators. The bone armor formed from the nine immortal bones on it also shrank, but continued to cover it the entire time.
Song Shuhang fixed his eyes on the changes in his dantian through his ‘inner sight’.
He felt that his fat whale illusory core had no intention of evolving into a ‘normal golden core’. It did not seem to want to become round from beginning to end.
According to the next steps, if this were to continue, he was likely to condense a fat whale golden core…
Song Shuhang thought to himself, It doesn’t really matter… If it’s a fat whale golden core, then so be it. Shape and the likes are secondary. I’m not someone who judges people by their appearance. As long as it works properly, a unique fat whale illusory core would be more interesting anyway. The most important thing is still the number of dragon patterns…
Shuhang expected himself to condense seven dragon patterns.
This was the standard of the Nine Provinces Number One Group. If it was any lower than a seven dragon-patterned golden core, he would be too embarrassed to see his seniors in the group.
If worse came to worst, he would be fine with anything at or above six dragon patterns.
If he ended up with only one to three dragon patterns… He would ask Senior White Two if there was a way to remove one’s golden core and rebuild it. After all, there was simply no future if one only had three or fewer dragon patterns.
Song Shuhang muttered, “Seven dragon patterns, seven dragon patterns, seven dragon patterns!”
Although he had broken through very quickly, he had also gotten a lot of good things—he had three powerful body tempering techniques, and his cultivation was the Senior White-modified ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯. Moreover, he also had the Sage Seal and a materialized light of virtue; his ghost spirit was at the Sixth Stage Realm, and he had even forged the ‘Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure’.
Disregarding everything else, just the fact that he had a Sage Seal and materialized virtuous golden light should give him an additional two dragon patterns, right? Even if it was halved in value, that would still be an additional dragon pattern. However, his assembling of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure should definitely net him another dragon pattern, right?
He knew his talent was average, but the bonus of Ye Si, the Inner World, the ❮Scholarly Indestructible Body of the Buddha❯, and the ❮Holy Ape Dragon Power Technique❯, plus his foundational cultivation technique, the ❮Basic Buddhist Fist Technique❯, which was one of the best in the world of cultivation, would surely give him at least five dragon patterns, right?
Five dragon patterns, plus the bonuses from the Sage Seal, the light of virtue, and the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure made having seven dragon patterns quite promising.
Perhaps I can even have eight dragon patterns…
With such a thought, Song Shuhang became determined.
Seven dragon patterns, preferably eight dragon patterns.
If I could have nine dragon patterns, I wouldn’t mind at all!
The explosions of the heavenly tribulation missile finally came to an end.
This represented that Song Shuhang’s heavenly tribulation had really concluded.
However… Skylark’s old body’s demonic tribulation did not seem to be over yet.
In the air, one last demonic tribulation cloud formed.
A demonic dragon was condensed from the demonic tribulation cloud; it then opened its mouth and roared.
After the dragon took shape, it mercilessly slammed into the pit where Skylark’s old body was located.
The pit became even bigger.
Skylark’s aura inside completely dissipated.
At this time, the liquid metal ball was battling with the ‘bone of eternity’, trying its hardest to force it to remain in the old body, so it did not have any energy to spare for the demonic tribulation.
Skylark’s old body died once more under the final impact of the demonic tribulation’s dragon.
To the liquid metal ball, the death of the physical body was meaningless. As long as the bone of eternity was there, the physical body could be reborn at any time.
After confirming the death of ‘Skylark’, the demonic tribulation dragon rose from the pit.
Just like the heavenly tribulation giant, after killing Skylark, it changed its target to Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang’s resurrected body softly said, “Tsk, there’s another one coming?”
He willed, and the Sage Seal beside him burst into bright light.
The resurrected body lifted the seal on the ‘Holy Sword of the End’, pouring all of his true essence into the holy sword.
“Do you need me to provide you with spiritual power?” Mini Skylark shouted in the distance.
When Song Shuhang used the ‘Impregnable Holy City’ before, he had almost been sucked dry, and now that Song Shuhang’s resurrected body had lifted the seals on the ‘Holy Sword of the End’, the energy consumption would certainly not be any less.
“I don’t think it’s necessary. The Holy Sword of the End doesn’t consume that much energy,” Song Shuhang’s resurrected body said.
He stretched out his hand, and the huge Holy Sword of the End also rose high.
[Die obediently, Sword of the End].
Song Shuhang’s resurrected body began to chant the formula of the final skill of the unsealed giant sword.
The giant sword swung at the demonic tribulation dragon.
During the swing, the auxiliary components on the ‘Holy Sword of the End’ turned into light one by one and fused with the sword qi.
In the end, the only part of the Holy Sword of the End that remained was the core, the ‘Holy Master Ape’s Sword’.
The core part of the sword came down, and deadly sword light slashed at the demonic dragon.
When the demonic dragon made contact with the sword light, its body was separated into the most primitive energy, which dissipated back into the world.
This was the end of the demonic tribulation.
The sword light also turned into light particles and returned to the Holy Master Ape’s Sword, reassembling into the giant sword.
The giant sword spun and inserted itself into the ground, with its smooth surface reflecting the appearance of Song Shuhang’s resurrected body.
Song Shuhang’s resurrected body exuded a dazzling light, and in the next moment, his hair suddenly turned into light particles and began to dissipate.
“???” Song Shuhang’s resurrected body stretched out his hand and grabbed his hair.
He waved his hand around, but couldn’t stop his hair from disappearing.
Song Shuhang wondered, “What’s going on?”
Senior White Two’s voice sounded. [I think that that should be the price.]
The ‘Holy Sword of the End’ and the ‘Impregnable Holy City’ were things of the same level. Perhaps the sword was a little worse than the ‘Impregnable Holy City’ in terms of quality, but their level was the same.
That being the case, when the seals of the ‘Holy Sword of the End’ were lifted, it wouldn’t make sense for it not to consume any energy.
The ‘Impregnable Holy City’ had almost squeezed Song Shuhang’s main body dry, so the energy consumption of the ‘Holy Sword of the End’ couldn’t be too far in comparison.
Energy didn’t just appear out of thin air, so this should be the price of using the holy sword.
Song Shuhang’s resurrected body complained, “Why is the price I have to pay so weird? And I’m using my hair to pay the price?”
Senior White Two: “…”
Hair? Shuhang, you are too naive.
Senior White Two said, “In this world, there is nothing free.”
Song Shuhang asked, “What’s the price?”
Senior White Two said, “It’s probably a physical body, but you don’t have to worry as I am here.” After saying that, his hand appeared and gently pressed on the back of Song Shuhang’s resurrection body. With that, a rune was branded on his back.