Senior White looked at the strange jungle in front of him, nodded, and said, “Mm-hm, this is the place. This is where my clone was done in.”
Song Shuhang still remembered that when Senior White’s clone had returned to the restaurant at Western Orchid Island the last time, half of its body had been lignified, and it had shoots growing out of its body.
Senior White’s clone was an existence that was genuinely at the Eighth Stage Profound Sage Realm.
Moreover, according to the result of Song Shuhang’s appraisal, Senior White’s realm was ‘unknown’, meaning that the actual combat power of his clone might be even higher.
Just what was the abnormality within this jungle that could even trouble Senior White’s clone?
“This jungle consists of a large group of formations. You can find some auxiliary flight-restricting and gravitation formations underground, as well as the frame of a larger formation.” Senior White pointed toward the large formation, and said, “At the same time, each of those trees that was planted inside the formation was carefully selected; all of them are spirit plants. After being put together, they’ve evolved, forming over 300 different kinds of ‘death traps’. My clone had been very curious as to how many kinds of ‘death traps’ there were, so it went and triggered them one by one, recording them all. However, it ended up playing too much. After it’d triggered over 300 traps, the traps combined into a death trap chain, which merged with the large formation underground, becoming a Ninth Stage-level lignification-type curse attack. In addition, the clone had very happily taken that lignification curse on, wanting to try out its effects. This ultimately causing its death.”
“…” Song Shuhang.
Senior White’s clones were really amazing; their personalities seemed to be completely opposite of Senior White’s personality. All of them seemed to be a combination of Senior Thrice Reckless and Skylark. As long as they didn’t die, they would continue to recklessly head to their deaths. And even if they knew that they were going to die, they’d still continue to be reckless.
Song Shuhang asked, “Then, how are we to deal with this jungle?”
Senior White pinched his chin, and suddenly asked, “How much space is there in your Inner World?”
Song Shuhang said, “After the last upgrade, a lot of open space has appeared. I used a small portion of that space to fuse the living spring and the Ancient Heavenly City’s spring fragment, making a spirit plant garden. Another small portion was merged with the Ancient Heavenly City’s Desert Oasis fragment, creating a pasture. However, there’s still a lot of empty space.”
He still wasn’t too sure on how to operate his Inner World, leaving many parts of it idle and unused.
Senior White said, “Then, you can move this jungle into your Inner World. Just wait for me to dig it out. You are to plant the trees one by one in the Inner World according to their original positions. Don’t make a mistake.”
Song Shuhang responded, “Okay, I’ll make some space for this in the Inner World.”
Senior White strode to the edge of the jungle, and chose a place where to start ‘breaking the formation’.
Afterward, he stretched out his hand toward a giant, 10-meter-wide tree and lifted it forcefully.
The giant tree was suddenly pulled out from the ground, with even its roots coming along.
Song Shuhang seemed to hear a feeble scream come from the giant tree.
Senior White said, “Hmm, there was barely any resistance… It seems that when my clone came in and used its body to break formations, it consumed all of the energy of this jungle formation. At this time, the jungle has yet to recover.”
Because its energy had been extracted, this jungle couldn’t even activate the large formation now. It could only maintain a few basic functions, like creating some attacks such as ‘illusory formations’ and ‘strangling traps’.
But for Senior White, these basic attacks were too weak.
“Here.” Senior White turned around, and threw the giant, 10-meter-wide tree to Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang didn’t know if it was just him, but he seemed to have heard loud cries as the giant tree was thrown toward him. It was just like when he had experienced high-altitude bungee jumping.
Song Shuhang stretched out his hand, and placed it on the giant tree. After that, he opened the Inner World in front of it.
The Inner World had not gone into hiding this time.
However, since it was still evolving, its opening speed was slightly lower than usual.
Song Shuhang sent the giant tree into an open space in the Inner World, aligning the open space with the jungle in front of him before forcibly planting the giant tree into the ground.
Song Shuhang’s will could change the grounds of the Inner World to a certain extent.
When the giant tree was being inserted into the ground, the ground at that location became extremely soft, easily allowing the roots of the giant tree to be inserted. After the giant tree was planted, the ground was restored to its original state.
Senior White said, “Let’s up our speed a bit. This jungle has a lot of trees. The sooner we pull all of them out, the sooner we can move onto the next scenes of the Four Seas Secret Realm.”
While he was saying that, one giant tree after another was sent flying towards Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang circulated the ❮Virtuous Man’s Ten Thousand Mile Walk❯ with all his strength, moving around and working together with Senior White to constantly send the giant trees into the Inner World, and planting them according to their original positions.
His clone was also at the side, assisting the main body in receiving the giant trees.
The main body and the clone working together could barely keep up with Senior White’s tree pulling speed.
Li Yinzhu asked, “A’Song, do you need my help?”
Senior White responded, “Little Yinzhu, follow behind Song Shuhang and use your sword orb to cut apart the land where we pass. There is a set of formations hidden underground. Later, we’ll also transfer the land to Song Shuhang’s Inner World, then repurpose it so that it can become a formation for our usage.”
“Sure!” Li Yinzhu leaped from Song Shuhang’s shoulder. She brought out her sword orb and used a sword flying technique.
She flew high up into the sky on her sword orb, and sent strands of sword qi down to the ground. This sword qi cut into the ground, cutting the earth piece by piece…
She’d learned this exquisite sword flying technique from ‘Daoist Priest Scarlet Heaven’.
Although there were only three of them, they cooperated with each other in digging the trees, planting them, and cutting the ground. And so, the entire jungle could be seen disappearing extremely quickly.
Neatly organized potholes were left behind in the areas these three people passed.
Because it was very neat, onlookers would feel particularly satisfied when seeing it.
At 2:00 in the afternoon.
The three of them had spent about half a day moving the huge forest away. Even the land and formations had been cut out and transferred into Song Shuhang’s Inner World.
Little Yinzhu was exhausted and slowly fell toward the ground. She sat weakly on Song Shuhang’s shoulders with her chin resting on his head, not wanting to move anymore.
Senior White said, “That took a while.”
The main reason it took so long was that the entrance to Song Shuhang’s Inner World was too small, greatly limiting their speed. If the entrance to Song Shuhang’s Inner World had been large enough, moving the jungle would have only taken two steps.
Step 1: Senior White would use his sword to directly cut out the entire jungle along with the trees’ roots.
Step 2: Song Shuhang would open the Inner World and transfer everything in one go.
Senior White asked, “Your Inner World isn’t rejecting the jungle, is it?”
Song Shuhang shook his head. “Not at all. Still, receiving this forest seems to have been a great stimulant for the Inner World. I found that the speed of its evolution has increased a bit. It is just like when the fragments of the Ancient Heavenly City are added to it; they bring it great benefits.”
Senior White responded, “Your Inner World surely welcomes everything. I kind of want something like your Inner World. Alright, open the entrance. I’ll go in and do some modifications to that jungle so that it can be transformed into a ‘Death Forest’. If you encounter enemies in the future, you can consider pulling them into the Death Forest.”
With the ‘Death Forest’, Song Shuhang’s poor offensive arsenal could be said to have received an upgrade.
Senior White entered Song Shuhang’s Inner World, and began to tinker with the formation of the ‘Death Forest’.
The formation of the Death Forest was overall very good. However, a few of its formations were no longer up with the times. Some areas needed to be upgraded, others needed enhancements, and others again could be made to have more interesting functions.
Senior White set about making changes to the formation. With the multitude of inspirations in his mind, the formation became more and more terrifying.
Inside the Four Seas Secret Realm.
Song Shuhang carried Li Yinzhu on his shoulders, wandering in the large hole where the jungle had once been.
In the last area of the Four Seas Secret Realm, there was an altar, a giant sword, and a hidden ‘Profound Sage Speech manuscript gift package’.
Could there be similar treasures hidden in this jungle area?
“A’Song, what else are you looking for?” Li Yinzhu’s chin rested on his head. Song Shuhang felt the top of his head become itchy when she spoke.
He smiled, and said, “I’m looking for treasure. My instincts are telling me that there must be something good in this jungle area.”
After walking a few steps, Song Shuhang’s figure paused slightly.
Li Yinzhu blinked. “Did you find something?”
Song Shuhang laughed, and said, “No, it’s just that my Resurrection Gold Coins have finally gone off cooldown.”
He had been waiting for a long time for this day.
In the past few days, he had been filled with anxiety, being extra careful with every move he made. However, he had finally made it to the day where his resurrection CD was gone.
Immediately afterward, his clone in the distance waved at him vigorously.
The clone had found a strange place in this area.
In the big pit where the jungle had been, a piece of land was slowly emerging. It seemed that something was about to squeeze out from the ground.
“Go and use the appraisal technique,” Song Shuhang instructed the clone.
The clone took off the ‘Swordsman Wooden Ox’s glove of passion’, stretched out his hand, and pressed on the raised ground.
The secret appraisal technique was activated.
The cost of the appraisal was very small—just a few superficial wounds.
[A sealed ancient spatial formation. It exudes power that does not belong to this world. It is impossible to determine where this ancient formation connects to.]
Song Shuhang’s clone leaped slightly and jumped back.
On the rising ground, a layer of mud moved apart, revealing an incomplete tower made of steel. The tower was already in ruins, being left with only its base.
The ancient spatial formation was engraved on the base.
At the same time, a few words were also written on the side.
It was in the language of the ancient era.
Song Shuhang knew these words.
[The unknown of the future is the driving force behind our progress.]
These words seemed to be there to inspire people to go to that mysterious and unknown world.