Blood mist coming from the east, demonic qi covering the sun, and yin qi soaring into the sky—these signs were all good omens for demonic cultivators who were transcending their tribulation.
“It seems that this time, it is pretty certain that I will succeed.” Demon Monarch Anzhi smiled slightly.
The heaven and earth, the land, and the person were all in the proper place.
Eight dragon patterns are in sight!
In the next moment, Demon Monarch Anzhi stretched out its hand, and the demonic qi buried in the ground spewed out, forming six huge pillars.
At the top of each demon qi pillar stood the statue of a demon god.
Above the pillars, there was a black true dragon roaming around, continuously drawing energy from the tribulation-transcending formation to supply the pillars.
The six demon god pillars soon enlarged.
There was the sound of muffled thunder in the sky, and the first wave of the heavenly tribulation slammed down towards Demon Monarch Anzhi.
Normally, the first wave of the heavenly tribulation was equivalent to an appetizer, and it was also equivalent to formally reminding the cultivator that the trial had begun.
Generally speaking, as long as they were prepared, few cultivators would die in the first wave of the heavenly tribulation.
Demon Monarch Anzhi was very calm, and its mentality was very stable.
Years of preparation, years of planning, all for this day.
Facing the first wave of the heavenly tribulation, it only needed a thought, and one of the demon pillars spewed out black mist, which blocked the first wave.
The power of the heavenly tribulation seems to be a little stronger than expected. It seems that my potential is greater than I guessed. But this increase in its strength is completely within an acceptable range, Demon Monarch Anzhi assessed inwardly.
The power of the heavenly tribulation, to some extent, showed the potential of a cultivator. The stronger the heavenly tribulation, the better the potential of the cultivator.
There were six bolts of lightning in the first wave of the heavenly tribulation.
Every time tribulation lightning descended, a demon god pillar spewed out black mist to resist it.
Six bolts of tribulation lightning, six demon god pillars.
Such a coincidence!
Demon Monarch Anzhi became even more assured in its heart—it felt that the will of the heavens was standing right beside it.
The six bolts of tribulation lightning were all blocked by the black mist.
The heavenly tribulation dissipated, and the black mist was similarly neutralized.
At the same time… there was a portion of blood mist that was drawn into the heavenly tribulation, and was then destroyed emotionlessly.
Perhaps I can even acquire the legendary nine dragon patterns, Demon Monarch Anzhi thought about beautiful things in its mind.
Although it knew that nine dragon patterns was something distant and hardly achievable… It was normal to dream. What was the difference between a demonic cultivator and a salted fish if they had no dreams?
If a person was just like a salted fish, it was absolutely impossible for them to tread further on the path of cultivation!
Demon Monarch Anzhi murmured, “Let’s go and transcend this heavenly tribulation.”
It looked up at the sky.
The tribulation cloud condensed and brewed.
The second wave of the heavenly tribulation was about to come.
From this wave onwards, it was the real heavenly tribulation of the Fifth Stage!
Meanwhile, Song Shuhang was multitasking with three things at once.
He commanded the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber to return first along with Broken Tyrant and the invisible saber insect.
At the same time, he controlled Tyrant Cuttlefish’s Twin Blades, and had each blade pursue the scattering blood mist.
The two blades followed the blood mist, chasing it all the way.
Finally, they gathered at H City, near Jiangnan University Town.
Song Shuhang thought to himself, It looks like this is where the Celestial will gather itself through the Blood Evasion Technique.
He could only wonder whether these remaining four to five wisps of blood mist would still be able to ultimately allow the Celestial to recondense its body.
Hopefully, it could stay alive. If it died, its value would greatly plummet.
Just as Song Shuhang was thinking this, the blood mist in front of him suddenly escaped into the range of an ‘illusion formation’.
After a while, the blood mist was extinguished by the tribulation lightning.
There weren’t even any ashes left of the Celestial.
“…” Song Shuhang.
He raised his head and looked out the window.
In the direction of H City, there was a strange thundercloud and a loud rumbling sound.
“This is… a heavenly tribulation?” Song Shuhang’s heart thumped.
This scene gave him a feeling of familiarity.
Song Shuhang thought to himself, Right, when Sixteen transcended her tribulation, this was also what it looked like.
Even the location of this tribulation cloud was very close to where Sixteen had transcended her tribulation back then.
Thinking of the scene of Sixteen’s tribulation at the time, Shuhang’s heart warmed slightly.
In the beginning, it was precisely because of the combination of “Sixteen’s tribulation, Medicine Master’s Pill, and Soft Feather’s medicinal materials” that Song Shuhang was able to completely discard his past worldview and truly step into the world of cultivation.
Recalling how Sixteen, who had the hobby of being kabedon’ed, the corners of Song Shuhang’s mouth could not help but rise.
Mm-hm, Sixteen really was cute.
Especially the scene where she would utter a “Hmph” as she left after dealing with the youths that kabedon’ed her.
Song Shuhang softly said, “Unexpectedly, there’s a fellow daoist who has chosen to transcend their tribulation here. This is fate.”
Afterward, his consciousness attached itself to the Tyrant Cuttlefish’s Twin Blades, allowing the scene at H City to be relayed to his mind.
The scene of the heavenly tribulation appeared before his eyes like a live broadcast.
The Tyrant Cuttlefish’s Twin Blades were floating in the air, but they did not approach the tribulation area so as not to be involved in the heavenly tribulation and cause harm to both parties.
The entire tribulation area was enveloped by a large illusion formation. The illusion formation was divided into several layers, all of which were distributed outside the ‘heavenly tribulation’ range to avoid being destroyed by it.
This illusion formation could isolate ordinary people, and prevent them from accidentally entering the area where the tribulation was taking place and interfering with the process.
At the same time, the large illusion formation was also a reminder to ‘cultivators’—there is a fellow daoist transcending the tribulation ahead, please take care and avoid it.
After all, getting involved in someone else’s tribulation was not fun.
It would become a disaster for the person transcending the tribulation and the one who had gotten involved.
Under normal circumstances, cultivators would avoid the area after seeing such an illusion formation. At most, they would watch from afar and learn from the other party who was transcending a tribulation.
Because of the huge illusion formation, Song Shuhang could not see who was transcending the tribulation. He could only vaguely see six pillar-shaped things within the illusion formation.
Looking at the power of the heavenly tribulation, it should be one of the Fifth Stage, right? But then… the Celestial’s blood mist entered the area, would that cause the tribulation lightning to increase in power? I hope that the fellow daoist’s heavenly tribulation hasn’t been affected, Song Shuhang speculated in his mind.
After all, he was someone who had dealt with a heavenly tribulation every month in the past several months, so he was quite familiar with the good old heavenly tribulation.
Since it was a Fifth Stage heavenly tribulation, should he bring Doudou over to watch from a distance? After all, it was also soon going to transcend its tribulation.
As he was in thought, Song Shuhang opened the Nine Provinces Number One Group while multitasking, and sent a message in the group. “By the way, Seniors, there is someone in H City who is crossing the tribulation. Does anyone have any information as to who is transcending their tribulation?”
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator quickly replied, “The city near Jiangnan University Town? I seem to remember that it was where little Sixteen had transcended her tribulation back then, am I right?”
Song Shuhang said, “Yes, that’s the place. The location is also very close to the area where Sixteen transcended her tribulation.”
Su Clan’s Seven: “🤔 That is indeed a good place to transcend one’s tribulation. I searched quite a while before I was able to find that place for Sixteen. I didn’t expect that there would be a fellow daoist with the same vision as me.”
“However, Sixteen had failed to transcend her tribulation back then. I’m afraid that the place might not be as good as you think it is.” Thrice Reckless Mad Saber appeared, rending Seven’s heart fiercely.
Su Clan’s Seven: “…”
It seems that the training session I had with Fellow Daoist Thrice Reckless was far from enough. I shall go practice the saber with him again in a few days. A busy person like him was actually setting some time aside to help Thrice Reckless enhance his saber technique. Thrice Reckless would definitely be very moved, right?
Yellow Mountain is very tired and wants to retire: “I haven’t received any news about our fellow daoists transcending a tribulation. Which stage is it at?”
Song Shuhang said, “In terms of power, it should be at the Fifth Stage. However, when I was chasing a Celestial that used the Blood Evasion Technique, it ran into the area where this fellow daoist is transcending their tribulation.”
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator asked, “Is there a guardian by the side of this person transcending the heavenly tribulation of the Fifth Stage?”
Song Shuhang replied, “I haven’t seen any, but it is possible that they have a guardian who is currently hidden.”
Fairy Lychee: “It shouldn’t be someone we know. I haven’t heard of any Fourth Stage cultivators who are ascending to the Fifth Stage recently. Moreover, if someone is planning on transcending the heavenly tribulation of the Fifth Stage in H City, they should first say hello to Song Shuhang.”
“???” Confused, Song Shuhang asked, “Say hello to me? What for?”
Fairy Lychee said, “Because the area close to Jiangnan University Town is, theoretically, the place where the first Sage in a thousand years is experiencing a mortal life. For the juniors of the world of cultivation, if they were to transcend their Fifth Stage tribulation near Jiangnan University Town, they would definitely greet you first. This is a form of respect toward Eighth Stage seniors 🤭.”
“…” Song Shuhang.
Why do you make it sound like I’m so cool that others have to greet me when they’re transcending their tribulation nearby?
When the Bright Moon Appears: “I really envy you.”
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator: “Perhaps it’s a loose cultivator. If it’s a loose cultivator, his current situation isn’t good. Now that Celestials are hunting golden core cultivators, this kind of cultivator who is just ascending to the Fifth Stage from the Fourth Stage is the most suitable prey for them.”
Su Clan’s Seven: “In other words, there will be a big wave of Celestials who will be like sharks that have smelled blood and go there? Wonderful! Unfortunately, I am not in the Jiangnan area now, and it will take some time for me to get there.”
Song Shuhang: “Wonderful!”
Yellow Mountain is very tired and wants to retire: “It looks like you are also very interested in hunting Celestials, little friend Shuhang. In that case, you might as well protect the fellow daoist who is transcending their tribulation lest he be immediately hunted down by Celestials as he finishes.”
Su Clan’s Seven: “This fellow daoist chose to transcend his tribulation in H City. To a certain extent, he has some fate with us. Shuhang, when you see who it is that’s transcending the tribulation, take a photo of them and send it in the group for us to see.”
“Senior Seven is interested in this fellow daoist?” Song Shuhang asked.
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber: “Hehe… I feel that with Seven being a fighting madman, his underlying meaning must be this: ‘Shuhang, take a picture of the fellow daoist who is transcending the tribulation when you see them so that we can know of their origins. If they’re a wicked person, you can immediately cut them apart after they finish transcending their tribulation.’ This is definitely what he meant.”
Su Clan’s Seven: “…”
Tyrannical Song: “Ahem~ Anyway, I’ll go and take a look. Perhaps we can take down another wave of Celestials. @Doudou Reborn, do you want to watch the tribulation from a distance and gain some experience?”