“❮Sword-Nurturing Technique❯?” Su Xian was a straightforward child, and he hadn’t even gotten to give it much thought before his mouth began speaking.
Ancestor Juhao seriously said, “No, it’s the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯. How can something as trashy as the ❮Sword-Nurturing Technique❯ be compared to the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯?”
Su Xian nodded silently.
Song Shuhang’s instinct told him that there was a story behind this. Unfortunately, he was currently in the dreamland state. Otherwise, with how he was, he would definitely ask some death-seeking question in order to learn about the story behind Ancestor Juhao and the ❮Sword-Nurturing Technique❯.
Ancestor Juhao began to tell Su Xian about the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯, which supposedly enabled people to reach the ‘One With the Saber’ realm much faster.
There were three main steps to nurturing a saber.
One had to nurture a saber with one’s will, qi, and love.
The content of the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯ was rather short; it only took two hours, and Ancestor Juhao had already finished explaining it.
Song Shuhang recalled the entire volume of the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯ and discovered something.
He tried replacing every iteration of the word ‘saber’ with the word ‘sword’ in the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯, and found that it fitted right in.
Maybe I got it!
Song Shuhang felt that he had almost discovered the truth.
In the beginning, the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯ was very likely named ❮Sword-Nurturing Technique❯, just that when it came to Ancestor Juhao, ‘sword’ had been replaced with ‘saber’…
Moreover, throughout the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯, it was very easy to understand the part where one would use their will and qi to nurture the saber. However, the last step of nurturing the saber with love seemed to be rather out of place, as if it had been added afterward.
The content of “nurturing the saber with love” was in fact similar to the “Lover Saber Meditation Technique” taught to Su Xian by the ancestor at the beginning, which was to regard his saber as a lover.
Song Shuhang inwardly surmised, It’s very likely that the so-called ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯ only had two steps at first: nurturing a saber with one’s will, and then with one’s qi. The last step of nurturing a saber with love was probably added by Ancestor Juhao himself.
Ancestor Juhao solemnly said, “Nurturing a saber is a long process. It isn’t something that can be done overnight. This process needs to be done over an extended period of time. You must spend time every day nurturing your saber and loving her. In this way, the saber will gain intelligence, and the saber will then cooperate and resonate with you. At that time, the saber will become a part of your body and become one with you. One With the Saber!”
The young Su Xian nodded constantly.
Ancestor Juhao added a few more lines at the end. “One With the Saber is the best. It is much better than sword cultivators’ One With the Swhore. After reaching ‘One With the Swhore’ realm, they’re still cheap and lowly!”
The young Su Xian was brainwashed and nodded continuously, agreeing with the words of Ancestor Juhao.
“…” Song Shuhang.
Why does this Ancestor Juhao seem to be filled with such resentment towards sword cultivators?
From beginning to end, the words he used to describe sword cultivators were things like scum, whore, and trash.
Could it be that this Ancestor Juhao was also deeply wounded while walking the path of the sword?
In Song Shuhang’s heart, the feeling of ‘camaraderie between fellow victims’ emerged.
If… If he had a chance to meet this Ancestor Juhao in reality, perhaps they would be able to discuss common topics as they downed some wine together. They would definitely not down any less than 1,000 cups.
“Now, follow the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯ that I taught you to strengthen your saber.” Ancestor Juhao looked at the young Su Xian, and said, “After you reach the Fifth Stage Realm, you will be able to transform your saber into your life-bound magical treasure. With the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯, you can definitely nurture a peerless treasured saber.”
Su Xian curiously asked, “Ancestor, when will my saber be able to transform?”
Ancestor Juhao smiled slightly, and said, “That depends on fate. When it’s time, she will come out to meet you. However, you have to remember that you must love her and think of her every day. The deeper your love is, the sooner she will reciprocate it.”
Su Xian nodded. “Yes, I understand now, ancestor.”
Song Shuhang suddenly felt that this Su Xian was being duped.
In the dreamland, Ancestor Juhao spoke again.
But this time, something weird happened—the voice let out by Ancestor Juhao became a lot finer and pleasant, like the voice of a fairy.
“???” Song Shuhang.
Ancestor Juhao, who had a rather large build, was currently speaking, but the voice that was coming out from him was that of a fairy maiden. The scene was simply terrifying.
What’s going on?
“Song Shuhang, wake up. Hurry up and wake up, stop sleeping like a log.” These lines came from Ancestor Juhao’s mouth.
“…” Song Shuhang.
Afterward, he opened his eyes.
The puppet maiden was tapping his face lightly, trying to wake him up.
The dreamland had been interrupted by the puppet maiden.
“What a pity,” Song Shuhang said—if the puppet maiden had woken him up later, he could have also experienced the process by which Su Xian practiced the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯ through the dreamland.
With that experience, he would have already been quite proficient at it, which would directly save him the time of having to learn it by himself.
Song Shuhang asked, “What happened?”
“Can you add more energy to your Divine Lobster’s Chariot?” The puppet maiden’s voice sounded directly in Song Shuhang’s mind. She preferred to use secret voice transmission rather than speak out loud.
Song Shuhang curiously asked, “Add more energy? What for?”
The puppet maiden said, “Someone is provoking us, we can’t bear it for much longer.”
Song Shuhang was confused. “Provoking us? Who?”
At this moment, there was a shuttle-shaped object in the distance, and it flew over to them with a whoosh.
Song Shuhang said, “An immortal shuttle?”
Similar to immortal boats, immortal shuttles were also a kind of flying magical treasure commonly used in the world of cultivation. However, compared to immortal boats, immortal shuttles put more emphasis on speed.
If an immortal boat were an ordinary car, then an immortal shuttle would be a sports car.
“Vroom~” This immortal shuttle parked next to the Divine Lobster’s Chariot, and made a buzzing sound.
It sounded like a sports car when its accelerator was stepped on.
Moreover, this immortal shuttle was also colored… Besides Island Master Tian Tiankong and Vice-Island Master Tian Tianweir, it appeared that there were other colored things in this space.
The puppet maiden said, “That thing.”
This slender immortal shuttle buzzed in place for a while, then suddenly accelerated, and flew forward with a boom.
In an instant, it went past the speed of sound, producing a white cone right behind it.
And this immortal shuttle’s speed was increasing infinitely; its speed eventually made it look like it was teleporting.
In Song Shuhang’s eyes, the immortal shuttle flickered as it flew, and with every flicker, it would have traveled a long distance.
Song Shuhang blinked and the immortal shuttle had already disappeared from his sight.
Song Shuhang said, “F*ck, what’s with that speed?!”
The fastest speed he had ever come in contact with was the speed at which Senior White once operated that aircraft shell, as well as the speed of his disposable flying swords. This played a large part as to why his fear of heights and high speeds remained in existence.
And the speed of this immortal shuttle was much faster than Senior White’s flying technique and disposable flying swords.
This speed was already close to a spatial jump!
The puppet maiden said, “See, it keeps on provoking us. This is already the seventh time. It will fly over in a while and do the same thing again.”
Song Shuhang pinched his chin and fell into thought.
The puppet maiden said, “That is why you must add energy to your Divine Lobster’s Chariot. Go against it, don’t be a wuss.”
Song Shuhang replied, “The Divine Lobster’s Chariot isn’t a speed-type magical treasure. No matter how much energy I add, it can’t fly that fast.”
The orange light in the puppet maiden’s eyes flickered. “But you can’t let it keep on humiliating us, at least let it know that we’re not that easy to bully.”
“Oh, so that’s the case.” Song Shuhang’s face suddenly showed an expression of realization.
“?” The puppet maiden.
Did Song Shuhang notice something? Did he discover the origin of that strange immortal shuttle?
Song Shuhang said, “Just now, when I saw the white sonic boom cloud, I suddenly thought of something.”
The puppet maiden questioned, “What is it?”
Song Shuhang solemnly replied, “I was thinking of the mythological records of our country. Within them, most of the immortals are said to soar through the clouds; especially when an expert rises up into the sky, there would definitely be a mention of white clouds supporting them as they soared. Now it seems that those experts must have broken through the speed of sound as they rose into the sky. It must have been because of their high speed that they formed a sonic boom, which then made it seem like they were soaring through the clouds.”
“…” The puppet maiden.
If she hadn’t known that Song Shuhang was a human and not a puppet, she would have really wanted to cut into his mind to see if there was something wrong with it.
What was going on in the circuits of his brain?
Wasn’t it a bit too jumpy?
While they were talking, the immortal shuttle chased them from behind again, eventually stopping beside them.
After that, buzzing sounds came from behind them.
Its speed was still comparable to spatial jumps.
Due to the speed of the immortal shuttle being much faster than the sound, the immortal shuttle had already stopped beside them before they heard the buzzing sound come some time after.
After catching up with them, the immortal shuttle slowed down and moved forward at the same speed as the Divine Lobster’s Chariot.
“Vroom~” It began to throttle once more.
“…” Song Shuhang.
“This is the eighth time!” the puppet maiden said. “Add energy to the chariot. If it doesn’t work, then hand over some permissions to me, and I’ll use a flying technique.”
“Fairy maiden, don’t fall into the enemy’s trap. The more the enemy provokes us, the less agitated we should be,” Song Shuhang calmly said. “The calmer we are, the more anxious the enemy will be.”
Giving her the permission to control the chariot and let her use a flying technique?
He, the five-core Spiritual Emperor Song Shuhang, still feared heights and high speeds.
He would absolutely not participate in a race on his own initiative.
“Vroom~” The immortal shuttle exploded forth once again, creating a sonic boom as it disappeared in front of them in the blink of an eye.
“But I want to race.” The puppet maiden turned and stared at Song Shuhang.
Her orange eyes twinkled full of expectation.
She really just wanted to race.
The puppet maiden said to Song Shuhang, “Rest assured, my driving skills are very good. I will never cause the chariot to flip over.”
Song Shuhang looked back at the puppet maiden.
When looking at the puppet maiden, he vaguely saw the image of Fairy Dongfang Six.