Chapter 1508 I’m dead and no longer exist!
Song Shuhang said, “Sure enough, I’m still too naive. What’s so great about a clone that’s specially dedicated to chatting online? What’s so great about an online warrior that could stay online 24/7? Neither of those can compare to this automated chat technology.”
It could reply by itself with haste, and it could even take on the style of one’s messages.
It was simply beyond cool.
Other than the loophole of it using the account name of the other party when sending messages, this chat function was simply magnificent.
Could it be artificial intelligence?
Gao Moumou would probably like this thing a lot. Since it could chat on its own, then it should also be able to write his novels for him, right?
If it really was a preprogrammed chat function, should he take it with him and give it to Gao Moumou as a gift?
No, that’s not right. Wait… Am I really this shallow? Suddenly, Song Shuhang suddenly thought of something.
There had been typing on the keyboard!
There was clearly nobody sitting in front of the computer, yet when it was chatting, Island Master Tian Tiankong’s keyboard was typing on its own, and actively replied to Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’s message.
Recalling it carefully, it was actually very scary!
It was a scene that would appear in horror movies.
However, since Song Shuhang had come into contact with the realm of cultivation, he subconsciously moved some ‘strange things’ that he encountered into the ‘I need to change my worldview’ section of his brain. As such, there were times when he would encounter such terrifying things, but his first reaction wouldn’t be ‘not good, I’m so scared that I might piss my pants’, but instead, ‘ah, I need to change my three views again’.
There seemed to have been some serious damage to his mental state.
Song Shuhang said, “The computer keyboard was typing by itself!” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman nodded.
Song Shuhang took out his phone and sent a message to Island Master Tian Tiankong. “Hello, Island Master Tian Tiankong, do you want a monkey today?”
Soon after, Island Master Tian Tiankong’s computer keyboard began typing on its own again.
Tap, tap, tap, tap, and it subsequently replied to Song Shuhang’s message. “Little Friend Stressed by a Mountain of Books, what are you talking about? Why would I want a monkey? When will you be free tomorrow, what time should I pick you up?”
The reply was pretty much perfect besides the part where it would directly use the ‘account name’.
If this scene were to be accompanied by ominous music, it would undoubtedly fit a horror film.
Song Shuhang said, “This is absolutely not some programmed chat function.”
At the same time, he thought of another possibility. This was the world of cultivation, and some unscientific things could be explained from the perspective of cultivation.
For example, a stone could gain intelligence and become a stone giant. As another example, a banknote could also gain intelligence and become a great immortal banknote.
Even a sheet had a chance of becoming a spirit. One example of this was the sheet on the Almighty Merchant-he always felt like the sheet was his main body.
With that said… couldn’t a computer also become a spirit?
Song Shuhang said, “Is it a computer spirit?”
In theory, it took a long time for something to be able to gain a spirit. In particular, it was even more difficult for this kind of inanimate thing to give birth to some type of consciousness.
A small computer like the one in front of them had only been made not that long ago. Did it even meet the conditions for gaining a spirit?
Or could it simply have some great fate, and somehow gained intelligence?
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman said, “Impossible, if it was a spirit, we should be able to sense it.”
He pinched his chin and looked around.
The whole room was neat and tidy without any mess.
Other than this computer that was turned on and automatically responding to messages, there was nothing unusual.
The palace master said, “Maybe Tian Tiankong has gone out, let’s look for other places on the island to see if Fellow Daoist Tian Tiankong is there.”
While the palace master was talking, he saw Song Shuhang suddenly transform into his smoke form.
Afterward, Song Shuhang stretched out his hand, and laid it on the computer. Since discovering that his smoke form was immune to the side effects of the wounds caused by the secret appraisal technique, Song Shuhang had begun to use the secret appraisal technique even more unscrupulously.
Anyway, his body wouldn’t actually sustain any more injuries; the only thing he had to deal with now was some mental pain. However, such mental pain barely caused Song Shuhang to feel anything.
In addition, if he didn’t sustain any pain a few times every day, his body would feel uncomfortable.
After activating the secret appraisal technique, injuries due to the usage of the technique appeared on Song Shuhang’s body, causing some smoke to be detached from his body. However, as long as he willed it, the smoke would quickly return.
Song Shuhang dismissed his smoke form and gnashed his teeth.
In the next moment, the information from the secret appraisal technique appeared in his mind.
[Daoist Priest Tian Tiankong’s personal computer: it was assembled by Daoist Priest Tian Tiankong by himself, and it had been strengthened to a certain extent. This computer is mainly used to contact the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group. It is also used for shopping and processing photos. Remarks: there is a folder ‘my little sister is the cutest’ inside the E: MusicSong SheetsEnglish Song SheetsEnglish-to-Chinese Song Sheets. Within this folder is a collection of Fairy Tian Tianwei’s childhood photos. This is the most precious treasure of Daoist Priest Tian Tiankong.)
“…” Song Shuhang.
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman asked, “What’s wrong? Did you find something?”
Song Shuhang solemnly said, “Ah, I did find something. There’s no saving Fellow Daoist Tian Tiankong.”
“???” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman.
Song Shuhang quickly waved his hand, and said, “It’s nothing, what I was referring to when I said there’s no saving him was some of his personal hobbies.”
He continued to urge his secret appraisal techniques.
What he wanted was not information on the [my little sister is the cutest] folder. Instead, what he wanted to know was why this computer was able to type and reply to other people’s messages on its own. [A small remnant of Daoist Priest Tian Tiankong’s soul has been left inside the computer. It exists in a parasitic manner towards the computer which he has personally modified.] More information appeared in Song Shuhang’s mind.
A remnant soul?!
Song Shuhang’s face changed. A remnant soul would only appear after one died. Moreover, this only happened when the complete soul could not be saved, and only a portion of their soul remained, this portion becoming called the remnant soul.
“What did you find this time?” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman saw Song Shuhang’s face change drastically, and a bad premonition surged in his heart.
Song Shuhang raised his head, and said, “Right inside this computer is a part of Senior Tian Tiankong’s remnant soul. It’s something parasitic to the computer.”
“How is that possible? If there really is a remnant soul, why can’t I sense it at all?” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman stretched out his hand, laid it on the computer, and sensed carefully.
After a while, his face suddenly changed.
Inside a strengthening formation at the core of the computer, there was indeed a remnant soul that was left behind, and it had Island Master Tian Tiankong’s aura.
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman quickly said, “Tian Tiankong should have a means of resurrection. If his remnant soul is still here, he should still have a chance to revive.”
At the same time, he took out his phone and dialed Vice-Island Master Tian Tianwei’s number.
If something happened to Tian Tiankong… then what about Tian Tianwei?
Nobody was answering the call.
“This is really the worst-case scenario. Something really did happen here at Heavenly Field Island,” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman said solemnly with an anxious look on his face.
Song Shuhang once again communicated with his Inner World, and the Inner World hadn’t cowered yet—this meant that, at least for now, he and Senior Seven Lives Talisman were still safe.
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman quickly sent a message in the Nine Provinces Number One Group. “There’s something wrong with Heavenly Field Island, who has methods for protecting souls? Please come to Heavenly Field Island as quickly as possible.”
Yellow Mountain is very tired and wants to retire: “Something happened at Heavenly Field Island? But Fellow Daoist Taoist Tian Tiankong was still chatting with me just now.” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman quickly said, “Tian Tiankong is dead, and only a remnant soul of his is left behind. I only brought a rune that can stop a soul from dissipating. However, I don’t have any materials to make a talisman on me, which is why I’m asking for someone who has the means to preserve souls. I need them to come quickly to Heavenly Field Island. Tian Tiankong must have saved himself a means of resurrection before he died to save this remnant soul, there’s still hope for him to be resurrected.”
At this time, Song Shuhang saw the computer’s keyboard typing again.
Island Master Tian Tiankong: “What? I’m dead? Aren’t I here just fine? Fellow Daoist I Won’t Casually Make an Oath Again, are you sick?”
“…” Thrice Reckless Mad Saber.
“…” Fairy Lychee.
Previously, Thrice Reckless and Lychee had also been chatting with Island Master Tian Tiankong. However, Thrice Reckless and Lychee’s account names were their daoist names, so they didn’t notice anything strange. But now, as soon as they saw Island Master Tian Tiankong’s message, they immediately felt that something was wrong. Tian Tiankong and Fellow Daoist Seven Lives Talisman had a very good relationship, so there was no way that he would call Seven Lives Talisman by “I Won’t Casually Make an Oath Again”. Eternal Fire is very tired and wants to retire: “If you’re looking for people who are good with souls, then you’ve got to invite @ Daluo Sect’s True Monarch Rain Moon, @Soon to be a Holy Maiden Dongfang Six, and @Sage Monarch Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue.”
Daluo Sect’s True Monarch Rain Moon: “I need some time to deal with things over at my side first. After I’m done here, I’ll go to Western Orchid Island.”
Soon to be a Holy Maiden Dongfang Six replied, “There is a passage between the worlds right by the Daluo Sect. True Monarch Rain Moon has been having a headache recently due to having to deal with that. She might not be able to go. I am setting off first to see if I can help, but honestly speaking, I’ve mostly done research on attacking souls, not much on protecting them.”
Sage Monarch Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue: “I will set off right away, but I am quite far away at the moment.”
Sage Monarch Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue was a reliable senior in the Nine Provinces Number One Group. He was an all-around cultivator with almost no shortcomings. He had even done research on the path of the soul. In order to free Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue, the path of the soul was something that he had to study in depth.
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator asked, “What is Tian Tiankong’s status right now, why can he still reply to messages?”
Island Master Tian Tiankong: “I’m fine, my condition is great. I even feel like I can be online 24 hours a day.”
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman said, “He is currently attached to the formation at a computer core. He had practically become a computer spirit. I will first use some runes to stabilize his remnant soul. I don’t know what happened at Heavenly Field Island… The island-guarding formation is still intact. Tian Tiankong’s immortal cave is also safe and sound.”
After that, he said to Song Shuhang, “Little Friend Shuhang, you should guard this computer first. If there is any change to Tian Tiankong’s remnant soul, you must notify me immediately. I will go to Tian Tianwei’s immortal cave, and see if she’s there.”
After saying that, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman quickly left Tian Tiankong’s immortal cave, and headed to Fairy Tian Tianwei’s place.
Song Shuhang sighed. He pulled out the computer chair and sat down.
He watched the constant beating of the computer keyboard as Island Master Tian Tiankong continued to communicate with the fellow daoists in the group. He didn’t seem to realize that he was ‘dead’.
Song Shuhang thought to himself, If Island Master Tian Tiankong has a means of resurrection, why hasn’t he revived?
Could it be that his resurrection method failed?
If so, would it be effective if he used a Resurrection Gold Coin on Tian Tiankong’s remnant soul?