Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
“…” Song Shuhang.
F*ck, you stupid whale, what are you doing? You actually dared to swallow this stuff that came from who knows where? Are you not afraid of getting sick from eating something bad?
He was planning on using it for practicing ‘soul-ferrying’—Song Shuhang was thinking that if he used the soul-ferrying technique on the blood demon core and the Blood Shrine, his power of virtue would increase once more, causing more changes to the virtuous lamia.
The lamia had become increasingly interesting, and Song Shuhang was now very much looking forward to the next changes that would happen to her.
Well, that was that. The whale core had opened his mouth and swallowed the ball, and the Soul Ferrying Technique ended without being able to finish.
After the fat whale golden core swallowed the blood-red ball, it calmly descended to Song Shuhang’s side, swimming around gently.
It seemed that it was in good condition, and that there were no problems with it.
Song Shuhang pinched his chin and fell into deep thought.
After a moment, he squatted down and stared at the belly of the fat whale.
According to his previous experiences… if the fat whale swallowed something weird, such as a golden core or some other kind of core, it had a high chance of becoming pregnant.
Afterward came the opportunity for Song Shuhang to get another core.
Song Shuhang was actually feeling that his four cores were no longer able to match his consumption… He felt like it was about time to get another core.
Having five cores sounded good; after all, the number four was somewhat unlucky as it sounded the same as the word ‘death’.
As the Blood Shrine and the blood demon were swallowed, the consciousness space dissipated.
Song Shuhang’s consciousness returned to the real world.
The first thing he did was to look at his hand. He found that the royal blood demon core was still in his hand, but it had dimmed, and there wasn’t any activity coming from it.
The energy within this royal blood demon core appeared to have been taken away. What was left now was merely a scrap shell.
Song Shuhang casually put the core into his spatial bracelet.
Then, he entered the inner sight state to check the status of his fat whale golden core.
In the original dantian, the fat whale golden core was still swimming leisurely. With the improvement of Song Shuhang’s realm, the fat whale core had been becoming increasingly nimble.
If Song Shuhang were to tell others that it wasn’t a golden core, and that it was actually a mutated nascent soul, some people might actually believe him.
After all, it was usually only nascent souls that could be so life-like.
Song Shuhang directly focused his attention on the belly of the fat whale golden core.
“Sure enough,” Song Shuhang said softly.
There was already a slight bulge at the fat whale’s belly.
Every time the fat whale golden core swam a round, its belly increased in size.
Now that it’s pregnant, it’s time for the virtuous lamia to make her move, Song Shuhang silently thought to himself.
When the fat whale golden core was about to give birth, it would be Fairy @#％×’s time to squeeze the whale.
Song Shuhang said, “This foolish whale actually dares to eat all sorts of things. It seems to really have forgotten about the pain of being squeezed.”
After realizing that he would soon have another core in his body, Song Shuhang was actually completely calm.
To him, this wasn’t anything much, and he even felt that he’d become quite familiar with the process.
Not to mention the five cores, even if he obtained six cores in the future, he wouldn’t be surprised. Actually, he was looking forward to having six cores as the number was quite auspicious.
With such an auspicious number, perhaps his luck would become better, and he wouldn’t have to die so frequently.
Recently, his luck was quite strange. He would die every now and then all of a sudden. Perhaps this had something to do with him having four cores.
About half an hour later…
The beam of light had dimmed even more, but the puppet maiden and Chu Chu still had not come out. They seemed to plan on staying until the beam of light completely disappeared.
As for the fat whale golden core inside Song Shuhang’s dantian, it had become quite fidgety.
It was currently swimming around in Song Shuhang’s dantian anxiously.
This time, Song Shuhang was very calm.
After the first time, one would be more prepared for the second.
This was his fifth core, so he was naturally very familiar with the process.
Song Shuhang said, “Fairy Waiting for a Promise, I’ll be leaving things in your care.”
The virtuous lamia emerged from behind Song Shuhang.
This time, she directly stretched out her hands from the back of Song Shuhang’s waist, and inserted them into where his dantian was.
The fat whale golden core sensed the virtuous lamia’s delicate hands, and suddenly fell into a panic.
However, the dantian was only so big. That being the case, the virtuous lamia was soon able to catch the fat whale golden core.
Holding the tail of the whale with her left hand, she pushed upward forcefully with her right hand using the tail as the starting point.
The fat whale golden core seemed to let out a tragic cry.
It kept on struggling, but it couldn’t resist the virtuous lamia’s hands—those beautiful little hands drove the part of the fat whale that was protruding, slowly pushing it upward.
After a few breaths…
The fat whale golden core opened its mouth in despair, and spat out a bright red bead.
The delivery was complete.
The virtuous lamia retracted her little hands, her task completed.
The fat whale golden core sank to the bottom of the dantian, falling utterly motionless—unloved.jpg
The bright red bead exuded the blood-colored spiritual energy of cosmic demons, but due to having fused with the fat whale golden core, the cosmic demon energy had been transformed such that it could blend perfectly with Song Shuhang’s spiritual energy.
With this, Song Shuhang now had five golden cores.
His life-bound golden core and second core were cultivators’ golden cores.
The third core was a monster core.
The fourth core was a virtuous golden diamond.
The fifth core was a cosmic demon core.
Other than the virtuous golden diamond, the others had all been produced by the fat whale golden core. Only after going through the process of pregnancy and delivery were these cores able to perfectly integrate with Song Shuhang.
As for the virtuous gold diamond, why hadn’t the fat whale golden core needed to become pregnant and deliver it?
Song Shuhang guessed that it might be because the virtuous lamia had drunk the Mother-Child River’s water. The virtuous lamia and Song Shuhang were one, so anything that she produced would naturally also belong to him, so there was no need for the whole process of pregnancy and childbirth anymore.
Similar to its earlier brothers, this cosmic demon core instinctively flew around the fat whale after coming to life. Just like how the Earth revolved around the sun, the demon core revolved around the fat whale golden core, filled with happiness for coming into this world.
It revolved again and again without tiring.
As for its mother… The fat whale golden core had just recovered from the horrors of getting squeezed to death.
The fat whale golden core had no gender, but since it had given birth to several children, calling it a mother was quite fitting.
Sensing the demon core revolving around it, the fat whale golden core unceremoniously extended its tail and used it to slam the demon core away.
It had no love for the ‘core’ that had left its belly at all.
The demon core was sent flying out, and like its elder brothers, it followed the path from Song Shuhang’s original dantian all the way up to the other dantians.
The first stop was the Dragon Tail Dantian, but as this place was already occupied by its eldest brother, the small golden core, it couldn’t remain here.
As such, it continued on its way up.
The second stop was the Dragon Claw Dantian, but this was the residence of its second brother, the colorful monster core.
With that, the demon core continued on its way.
The third stop was the Dragon Body Dantian, the residence of its brother from another mother, the virtuous golden diamond.
And so, the demon core continued moving until it reached the Dragon Palm Dantian.
This place was empty, and it was a very suitable place for it to reside.
Therefore, the demon core stopped in the Dragon Palm Dantian with peace of mind, settling down and designating itself as the core for this dantian.
After settling down, the ‘ancient demon’ spiritual energy in its body began to gush out, joining Song Shuhang’s huge spiritual energy reserve.
From this day onward, Song Shuhang could be regarded as a “Pentacore Spiritual Emperor”.
Five cores, although not as good as having six cores, were much better than having four ‘deathly’ cores.
The ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯ within Song Shuhang’s body operated naturally, guiding the power of the fifth core to join the spiritual energy circulating in Song Shuhang’s body.
The Fifth Stage was a huge threshold wherein one condensed a golden core, changing one’s true qi into spiritual energy.
Having five cores brought tremendous changes to Song Shuhang.
Although his realm had not improved, the strength and amount of his spiritual energy enjoyed a great improvement.
After his spiritual energy improved, it would enhance his body, and at the same time, strengthen his spirit and divine sense.
And his original dantian also expanded, doubling in size in a single breath.
It wasn’t that the fifth core was especially magical; this was only happening because the first four cores plus the fifth core had pushed him past a certain threshold. Having gone past that threshold, there was now both a quantitative and qualitative change!
“I feel like it’s as if I had gone up a realm.” Song Shuhang gently clenched his fists, feeling the explosive power that filled in his body.
After Song Shuhang’s body had received this strengthening, he suddenly felt like something broke in his body.
“What was it?” Song Shuhang was curious.
The feeling of something breaking had come from his original dantian.
Song Shuhang’s consciousness sank into his original dantian again.
At the next moment, he sensed that in his dantian, a door seemed to have been opened.
[Congratulations, little friend Song Shuhang.] At this moment, the voice of Senior Yellow Mountain came over.
“???” Song Shuhang.
Why is Senior Yellow Mountain’s voice coming from inside my body?
[This is a ‘recording’ that I left in a seal, don’t be surprised. When this safety seal, which was put together by me and the fellow daoists from the Nine Provinces Number One Group, is released, it means that you have successfully ascended to the Sixth Stage. Congratulations, Song Shuhang, you’ve finally reached such a level. After reaching the Sixth Stage, you no longer need to worry about your body self-destructing. In order to prevent you from exploding suddenly, this safety seal that we worked together to place on you has also fulfilled its mission. Although I don’t know how long it has been since you first blew yourself up, you’ve finally gotten past that stage. Having reached the Sixth Stage, all the hardships have passed. Congratulations, little friend Song Shuhang. Congratulations, True Monarch Tyrannical Saber.]
After saying this, Senior Yellow Mountain’s voice gradually disappeared.
“⊙_⊙” Song Shuhang.
When did Senior Yellow Mountain add a safety seal on my body to prevent me from self-destructing? Why didn’t I know about it?
Was it that time when I made the seniors of ‘Nine Provinces Number One Group’ and Senior Yellow Mountain look at my ninth dragon pattern, and then suddenly fell into a coma?
I thought that I had simply angered Senior Yellow Mountain, which led him to put me to sleep.
Unexpectedly, Senior Yellow Mountain was adding a safety measure to prevent his self-destruction along with the other seniors of Nine Provinces Number One Group!
Senior Yellow Mountain truly did treat others well, always considerate of other members of the group.
“But Senior, I haven’t even become a True Monarch yet!” Song Shuhang burst into tears.