What is with this kidney stone of a senior monk?!
Why not just give me the Stars Kasaya? At least, I would be able to exchange it for a robe of the same level or give it to my disciples. Moreover, why in the world is there something like the kidney stone of a senior monk inside the reward storage of the challenge space?
Song Shuhang shouted, “I want to apply for a reward change!”
After all, who the hell would want something like the kidney stone of a senior monk?!
(The reward has been issued.)
The voice sounded once again.
Immediately afterward, the illusory reality world in front of Song Shuhang’s eyes disappeared. His figure reappeared in the secret room full of runes.
At the same time, a kidney stone the size of a fist appeared in his hand. It was golden and dazzling, and he could hear Buddhist chants accompanied by the sound of a wooden fish drum as he held it. A kind of peaceful zen filled his body as he held this golden stone.
At the same time, he could sense a feeling of great compassion and wisdom coming from the stone.
“…” Song Shuhang.
What kind of evil creature was the senior monk that had such a large kidney stone? Or could it be that after this stone was taken out of that senior monk’s body, it experienced some changes, and ended up this way?
I keep on getting a familiar feeling from this thing. Right, when the virtuous lamia got those two Buddhist relics, didn’t they also give this same feeling of great compassion and great wisdom? Song Shuhang suddenly realized. Could it be that this thing is a Buddhist relic?
Song Shuhang couldn’t understand a single bit of the actual language transmitted to his ears. It was only with the automatic translation function that he could understand the content.
So could it be that when ‘Buddhist relic’ was translated, it was translated as ‘kidney stone of a senior monk’ by mistake?
Song Shuhang hadn’t done much research on things like Buddhist relics, nor was he a disciple of a Buddhist sect, so he couldn’t really be sure of anything.
While he was in thought, a booming sound rang out. The floor where Song Shuhang was standing rose up. A passage then opened in the ceiling of the secret room that he had been in.
After a while, Song Shuhang reappeared in the Stars Temple.
The White Dragon and Scarlet Heaven Sword were floating beside the passage, waiting for him to come out.
The treasured saber Broken Tyrant was still floating as Senior White was soundly sleeping on it.
Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “Shuhang, you’re finally out. If you had taken any longer, we would have already begun digging this temple out.”
Song Shuhang sighed, and said, “I entered the Stars Temple’s challenge room just now. There was an 18-level challenge mechanism in there, and after one succeeds, they will get a corresponding reward.”
The White Dragon curiously asked, “Then, what did you get?”
“Urm… this.” Song Shuhang stretched out his hand with the golden stone.
Waves of zen sounds came from the stone. It was similar to the sound produced by an old monk knocking on a wooden fish while chanting
Scarlet Heaven Sword asked, “What treasure is that?”
Song Shuhang said, “I suspect that it’s a Buddhist relic.”
The White Dragon said, “No, although it feels a bit like a Buddhist relic, it is definitely not one. Was there no prompt when the reward was issued?”
“There was,” Song Shuhang said with his heart stifled-so it actually wasn’t a Buddhist relic!
Scarlet Heaven Sword curiously asked, “What did the prompt say then?”
Song Shuhang’s face showed despair. “The kidney stone of a senior monk.”
“Pfff- Really? A senior monk’s kidney stone? Hahahaha!” Scarlet Heaven Sword couldn’t hold back from laughing out loud.
The White Dragon smiled, and said, “I think that this happened because the entire Stars Temple was emptied, the reward storage included. I’m afraid that all that’s left of the rewards is some useless garbage.”
Such a challenge or trial formation was usually used for the disciples of the temple.
Currently, there were similar formations in some large forces.
In some sects, before disciples could leave and wander outside, they would have to first get past this kind of trial formation. After succeeding, some magical treasures, robes, pills, and other items that the disciples could use when going out, would be awarded.
However, as the trial formation in the Stars Temple had actually managed to survive for 10,000 years, it was definitely not as simple as it seemed.
To maintain the operation of such a formation, the energy one would need was anything but little.
In the main world, forces with such trial formations were all established above spiritual veins and extracted the spiritual energy from the spiritual vein in order to maintain their formations.
It appeared that there was a powerful spiritual vein hidden beneath this Stars Temple, one that held on for 10,000 years without dissipating If there’s anything that resembles a treasure in the Stars Temple, it’s that spiritual vein, the White Dragon thought to herself.
At this time, Song Shuhang looked up at the sky. “I believe that to be the case as well.”
Originally, I was planning on bringing all of the fellow daoists from the Nine Provinces Number One Group over here to participate in the trial. But now, I should just forget about it… I feel despondent just thinking about everyone getting a kidney stone like the one I got. However, if any of the seniors are interested, they could still try out the challenge and have some fun. Right, they could also try and get some useful information out of the apes.
Scarlet Heaven Sword asked, “What are you going to do with the kidney stone?” Song Shuhang thought for a while, and said, “I plan on going to Great Master Profound Principle and let him have a look. Perhaps he can discover something after researching it.” There seemed to be the sound of a monk chanting scriptures coming from the stone, so perhaps this could be a treasure for Great Master Profound Principle.
As he thought about this, Song Shuhang’s heart moved again.
He activated the colorful monster core in his third dantian, transforming his body into one of smoke.
Song Shuhang said, “I don’t have to spew out blood this way, so I can just appraise it and have a look.”
As for the pain from the appraisal technique, he had long gotten used to it.
The secret appraisal technique was activated, and runes descended onto the ‘kidney stone of a senior monk’.
Soon, information was transmitted back into Song Shuhang’s mind. [The kidney stone of a senior monk (artificially cultivated version). 10,000 years ago, a great master of the Stars Temple was curious about how much pain a kidney stone would bring him after growing, so he artificially cultivated a kidney stone in his body. In the process of cultivating the kidney stone, the senior monk chanted sutras day and night, and the kidney stone ended up recording the chanting of sutras day after day and year after year. Listen carefully, can you hear the voice of a monk chanting?) “…” Song Shuhang.
Was that damn monk sick in the head? At this time, more information appeared in Song Shuhang’s mind. [The scriptures recited by the senior monk were the following three: (Sacred Stars Scripture), (Jade Stars Scripture), and (Holy Ape Dragon Power Scripture).]
The first two should be ordinary Buddhist scriptures.
However, the name of the third one touched Song Shuhang’s heartstrings.
(Holy Ape Dragon Power Scripture)? Was this related to the Holy Ape Dragon Power Technique that he practiced? The (Holy Ape Dragon Power Technique) that he practiced came from the Beast Realm. After reaching the master level in it, the projection of an Ancient Holy Ape would appear behind the practitioner. The more of such projections one had, the stronger the (Holy Ape Dragon Power Technique).
The (Holy Ape Dragon Power Technique) that Song Shuhang had was incomplete. His technique had been acquired from a pitiful white ape beast cultivator, and he lacked the content for the following parts of the cultivation technique.
However, Senior White Two had the full version of the (Holy Ape Dragon Power Technique), so Song Shuhang was not worried about not finding the following part.
Does it merely have a similar name, or is there some solid connection between the two? Song Shuhang thought to himself.
Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “Looking at your expression, you seem to have gotten some interesting information.”
Song Shuhang said, “Yes, there are three scriptures hidden within this stone. They are the (Sacred Stars Scripture), the (Jade Stars Scripture), and the (Holy Ape Dragon Power Scripture). The first two scriptures should be ordinary Buddhist scriptures, but the last scripture gives me an unusual feeling.”
The White Dragon said, “Are you thinking about the (Holy Ape Dragon Power Technique)?”
“Yes.” Song Shuhang nodded, and said, “In addition, there seemed to have been many apes that converted to Buddhism in the Stars Temple. Putting together the information I have, I feel like there’s some connection between the two.”
The White Dragon said, “Perhaps it’s just a coincidence?”
Song Shuhang replied, “Maybe. I’ll try to record the three scriptures first. After that, I can study the (Holy Ape Dragon Power Scripture). Who knows, I might be able to have more projections if I do so.”
After saying that, Song Shuhang canceled his smoke mode, and put the kidney stone away.
Song Shuhang thought, and said, “Now, should I transfer over the seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group and let them try this trial ground?”
“Right, Shuhang. I just thought of something. If there really is a treasure in this Stars Temple… It is likely that it’s the spiritual vein hidden under this temple,” the White Dragon reminded.
Song Shuhang’s eyes lit up when he heard this, but after a while, he became discouraged again. “You can’t take things like spiritual veins with you.”
Spiritual veins were great things, and everyone knew this.
Practicing in spiritual veins could allow one to have twice the results with half the effort, and depending on the attributes of the spiritual veins, one would receive various benefits.
However, spiritual veins weren’t like spirit stones, and they could not be taken away. At most, one could build a sect on a spiritual vein and enjoy the benefits.
However, although he had accepted a few disciples, Song Shuhang had no plans of building a sect.
More importantly, the Stars Temple was very far away from Earth, and Song Shuhang had no way to teleport over here. It appeared that he would have to miss out on such a good thing.
The White Dragon said, “If you aren’t interested in spiritual veins, then there shouldn’t be any treasures worth your time in the Stars Temple.”
Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “I feel like we should leave this temple as soon as we can.”
Song Shuhang asked, “What’s wrong?” Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “There must be a reason why everyone in this Temple had suddenly evacuated. Perhaps there is something dangerous hidden here.”
Just as Scarlet Heaven Sword said that, Song Shuhang’s clone sent a message to him. “Main body, there is some movement outside. I saw an overwhelming wave of cold air in the distance. I’ll take Sage Monarch Three Weeks back to the Inner World first. Make sure to take care of yourself.”
At the same time, the clone shared what he saw with him.
From the clone’s point of view, he saw a huge wave of frosty mist rushing in from the horizon.
The mist moved like a tsunami, and wherever it went, everything would be frozen. On land where there already was an ice sheet, this wave of frost would cause the ice sheet’s level to rise even higher.