The white-robed figure said, “I was simply using an analogy to describe the fate between us. It isn’t that I really threw a brick.”
Song Shuhang said calmly, “Apologies, my current state is a bit strange. I call my current state the salted fish sage mode. It’s the reason my way of thinking right now is a bit different than usual.”
The white-robed figure said, “This is not the salted fish sage mode, it is the ‘transcendent mode’. It is a very precious experience. If one does not have enough power of virtue, they can’t experience this state. Young man, don’t just go about randomly messing with things’ names, alright?”
Song Shuhang: “…”
It turns out that the reason I lost my dreams like a salted fish, and I have no emotions like a sage, is you, Senior.
The white-robed figure said as he moved forward, “In addition, the ‘brick’ I just mentioned refers to a ’cause’ I had sowed, for which you have reaped the ‘effect’.”
Song Shuhang said calmly, “So, what is that ’cause’?”
His current transcendent mode made it so that his brain began to scour through the clues that he had, connecting them together.
After entering this space, Senior White Two had mentioned that this ‘sealed space’ was very likely a product of his counterpart, the willful person who had left their position as the Wielder of the Heaven’s Will.
Senior White had similarly been drawn into this sealed space. He had gone into this sealed space with the puppet maiden and Chu Chu as soon as he came out of seclusion.
The white-robed figure gave Song Shuhang the feeling that he was [the owner of the sealed space].
In other words, the figure in white was probably related to Senior White…
In summary, the ‘fate’ that had been thrown into the universe, could it be Senior White?
So, at some point in time, he unknowingly had been hit by ‘Senior White’?
Could it be that Senior White fell on the ground near him before he was born?
That’s right, that must be the case.
The white-robed figure finally couldn’t help it and said, “The ‘fate’ I was referring to was the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯ and the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure. This cultivation technique is the ’cause’ that I had planted, ergo the brick that I had thrown into the universe.”
This young man’s way of thinking is like a wild horse, jumping around all happily.
I feel like if I were to continue to let him ponder on it on his own, even I would be brought into his rhythm.
Song Shuhang: “?”
The so-called ‘fate’ was actually just this?
The puppet maiden, who was by the side, asked, “The ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯ is the fate?”
In the era of the Ancient Heavenly City, the members of the entire Divine Beast Department had used this cultivation technique, and there were even some Ninth Stage Tribulation Transcenders among them. Song Shuhang was only at the Fifth Stage, so how did he become the ‘destined’ one?
The white-robed figure said calmly, “The cultivation technique and the magical treasures are a set.”
The puppet maiden said questioningly, “However, there had at least been two experts of the Divine Beast Department back then who successfully forged the Combined Magical Treasure. Although theirs was not as exaggerated as Shuhang’s Eighth Stage set, they’re essentially the same, right?”
The white-robed figure slowly said, “Think about it carefully, what’s so special about this young man’s cultivation technique and magical treasures?”
Song Shuhang seemed to have thought of something, and calmly said, “It blows up.”
The white-robed figure: “Huh?”
Song Shuhang calmly said, “The most special thing about the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯ I practice is that after I reached the Fifth Stage Realm, I am now in a period when I might self-destruct at any moment. To be honest, I blew up just a few days ago. I can still recall the taste of death… Mm-hm, death is such a cyclic matter. Oh, right, I am in the strange salted fish state right now, no wonder I can have such thoughts.”
After speaking, he suddenly thought of something and said, “If you say that the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯ is the brick you threw out, I was still killed by you… if it wasn’t for me having means of resurrection, I would have already died.”
Under normal circumstances, if someone was accidentally killed by a brick thrown by a big shot, then he could get compensation from the other party.
In this situation, couldn’t he ask the big shot in front of him for some benefits?
No, I should just forget about it. My situation is rather special.
Moreover, my current salted fish sage mode is telling me that I should not seek death.
The white-robed figure: “…”
The puppet maiden pointed out, “No, what this senior is probably hinting at is that your magical treasure is different from the others. After pondering and comparing you with the Divine Beast Department’s experts, I discovered that you had refined two sets of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure. Ever since the ancient era, there hasn’t been anybody who has refined two sets of it like you have.”
The white-robed figure sighed, and said, “Yes, that is exactly it.”
As he said that, he snapped his fingers.
In the next moment, the sixty-six pieces of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasures started revolving around him.
Among them was a set of the Combined Magical Treasures that also resonated slightly with Song Shuhang.
Of the two sets of magical treasures, one set faintly glowed with white light, while the other set appeared to contain the power of darkness and destruction.
Song Shuhang asked, “[After the Fall of the Holy City… The All-Destroying Giant] came to be after a set of your magical treasure combined with mine, right?”
“Indeed.” The white-robed figure said calmly, “In the entire universe, after all this time, the people who forged the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure only forged a single set at most. However, you alone have forged two sets. This is the resonance between cause and effect.”
“So that’s the case.” Song Shuhang nodded silently, and then he asked, “What now? What does Senior plan on doing next? Do you plan on using the power of resonance between our two kinds of magical treasures to project your energy into the main world? Or perhaps you plan on taking over my body?”
The white-robed figure said, “Excellent idea, young man. If you had not mentioned such a thing, I wouldn’t even have thought of it. You practice the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯, and you’ve also forged two sets of the Combined Magical Treasure. If I were to possess anyone, your body would be a great match for me.”
Song Shuhang nodded silently—the white-robed figure saying this meant that this was not their objective. If that was so, then what was the point of bringing him in here?
While he was in thought, the white-robed figure, who was walking in front of them, suddenly stopped.
Song Shuhang said, “Have we arrived? This spatial channel is really long.”
The white-robed figure replied, “Nope, I’m just in the middle of doing something.”
After saying that, he stretched his hand and made a stroking gesture within the spatial channel.
A small window opened in the spatial passage.
Afterward, the white-robed figure stretched out his hand and lightly patted his Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure that was glowing white.
The light on the Combined Magical Treasure dimmed.
This was because he had broken the connection between the magic treasures and himself.
In this way, this set of the Combined Magical Treasure had become something without an owner.
Song Shuhang’s heart thumped. The ownerless ‘Universe-Piercing Flying Shuttle’ next to him, had it gone through something similar?
The white figure said softly, “Go.”
In the next moment, the now ownerless Combined Magical Treasure jumped into the small window of the spatial passage and disappeared.
The puppet maiden asked suspiciously, “Senior, what are you doing?”
The white figure said, “This is a reward, a reward after the trial in my world is completed. This Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure has gone to its new owner.”
After completely forging a whole set of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure, he had simply sent it off.
Sure enough, I should have thickened my face and asked for ‘work-related injury fees’ or something, I might have gotten a divine treasure as compensation.
The white-robed figure closed the small window in the spatial channel after sending out the set of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure. After that, he turned around again and opened a window on the other side.
Subsequently, he reached out and ‘took off’ his left leg.
The scene had suddenly become so horrifying.
However, Song Shuhang’s heart still remained completely calm.
After taking off his left leg, he placed it in the Universe-Piercing Flying Shuttle.
The white-robed figure said, “Go. Go to his side and return this left leg to him. After that, you are to follow him from this day onwards… By the way, tell him that I’m sorry. I took advantage of him while he was asleep and cut off his leg for an experiment. In the end, the experiment was very successful, and his left leg had been indispensable. Thank him in my stead.”
After taking off his left leg, the white-robed figure was left standing on a single leg.
Song Shuhang silently said in his mind, [He took advantage of someone in their sleep and stole their left leg for an experiment? Who was so unfortunate to have their left leg cut…?]
Just as he was in thought, changes suddenly took place on the left leg that was ‘taken off’.
After leaving the body of the white-robed figure, the ‘suppressed’ aura on the left leg burst out.
Black energy of the Netherworld burst out. The power of slaughter, brutality, and of all the ‘evil’ in the world radiated from this left leg.
This was the left leg of a ruler of the Netherworld.
Song Shuhang: “…”
He didn’t dare to think of what took place next in the plot.
Because currently, there was a ruler of the Netherworld that had entered this ‘sealed space’—Senior White Two.
As for the other ruler of the Netherworld, fat ball, it didn’t even have any legs.
In other words, there should have been one time when Senior White Two was sleeping and had his thigh quietly cut for someone else’s experimentation. This was definitely a piece of dark history for Senior White Two. He should never mention this kind of information or even think about it; otherwise, he was likely going to end up silenced.
As for quietly cutting off the leg of a ruler of the Netherworld while they were ‘sleeping’ without being noticed… That was something only the Wielder of the Will could achieve.
Song Shuhang said calmly, “Senior White… or rather, you must be Senior White Two’s counterpart, Wielder of the Will White.”
The salted fish sage mode was quite troublesome at times.
The sentence just now should be best said in a serious tone, starting with something like “there is only one truth,” but as he was currently in a transcendent state, his manner of speaking lacked some charisma.
“Wielder of the Will?” The puppet maiden became silent—right after encountering a creation of a Wielder of the Will, the Wielder of the Heaven’s Will himself also appeared?
“You have a big imagination, young man.” The white-robed figure bounced around on one foot.
Could it be that I guessed wrong?
Actually, the style of jumping on one foot resembled another great figure in Song Shuhang’s memory. And that figure’s style felt more in line with the style of this white-robed figure in front of him…
Song Shuhang said, “So it’s you, Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon.”
Almost at the same time, the white-robed figure said to Song Shuhang, “You’ve guessed it right! Congratulations, young man. I am indeed Wielder of the Will White.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
The white-robed figure: “…”