Chapter 1616: Heavenly Punishment
Song Shuhang always felt that he wasn’t in a good state recently; his luck was still operating normally, but he hadn’t been able to keep any treasures these days…
After he got to exchange for spirit stones using the Celestials, the puppet maiden used them all up.
After he got his hands on a clone for the chat group, he lost it to the heavenly tribulation.
After he got to buy a Rebirth Pill, he ended up using it before it could even warm up in his hand.
Now, after he got that drop of liquid metal, it suddenly disappeared.
After this trip was over, he planned on going to the Buddhist faction, the Daoist faction, and the scholarly faction to request for the complete purification of his body, and then maybe get an amulet or something… Right, he should also go to the Holy Light Church of the West, and see if they could give him a baptism or something like that. It was best to be safe, and not favor one over the other.
Just as Song Shuhang was thinking about this, a bolt of lightning suddenly came striking down from the sky.
This bolt of lightning appeared to be of normal thickness, and its shape made it appear much weaker than tribulation lightning. However, it contained a certain type of power capable of destroying everything in it.
This bolt came so fast that nobody had the time to react.
When Song Shuhang saw the lightning, it had already fallen in front of him.
“Move!” The voice of Senior White’s clone sounded in his ear. Senior White’s clone flicked at Song Shuhang, and sent him flying away.
At the same time, he grabbed the spear in Song Shuhang’s hand, and threw it towards the sky.
The lightning fell on the spear, and blasted it to pieces.
Song Shuhang felt another wave of pain.
This spear was a part of the loot that he collected from a Celestial, and it wasn’t something to be looked down on… It was a Fifth Stage standardized magical treasure. After being thrown out, it could be retrieved through the use of a matching treasure. If a weapon like this were sold, it would definitely fetch a great number of spirit stones.
Song Shuhang exclaimed, “What was that?”
Why did lightning suddenly come down on him? Moreover, that power capable of ‘destroying everything’ in the bolt of lightning just now was basically at the level of a game-breaking bug. Not even the Eighth Stage Profound Sage Tribulation had such a perverted thing.
However, he felt that this bolt of lightning was quite familiar.
In addition to frequently losing treasures, he’d also recently been inflicted with this ‘finding everything he sees familiar’ sickness.
In short, he had become very ill recently.
“The Heavenly Punishment,” Senior White’s clone said. His eyes were still locked on the sky as he kept his vigilance up.
The Heavenly Punishment?
I remember now.
“Back then, the fat ball created a clone and sent it to the main world forcibly. In the end, the clone was killed by this type of thunderbolt.” Song Shuhang dug up the relevant scene from his memory.
When the fat ball had yet to obtain Fairy Skylark’s physical body, it once smuggled its clone into the main world and yelled ‘fuse with me~’ at the sky. As a result, it received the heavenly punishment.
Senior White Two mentioned that a ruler of the Netherworld only had one chance to enter the main world, and another one to exercise the authority of the Wielder of the Heaven’s Will. If the ruler of the Netherworld were to step into the main world again after that, they would suffer the punishment of heaven, and whatever part of theirs that had entered the main world would be completely destroyed.
Could it be that the drop of ‘liquid metal’ was considered to be part of the fat ball? And so, as soon as it appeared in this world outside the Netherworld Realm, it attracted the Heavenly Punishment?
In addition, Song Shuhang keenly observed and found that… the power of the ‘Heavenly Punishment’ just now was much weaker than the one in the main world.
Could it be that because this place is the ‘Black Dragon World’, the power of the Heaven’s Will here is weakened?
Senior White’s clone said, “This isn’t good. We’ve been locked onto.”
Song Shuhang asked, “By the heavenly punishment?”
“Yeah.” Senior White’s Clone nodded, his face serious.
Song Shuhang asked, “Is there any saving us?”
After all, the heavenly punishment was something that could destroy the clone of a ruler of the Netherworld.
Senior White’s clone shook his head. “There isn’t. The heavenly punishment is different from the heavenly tribulation, and it won’t stop until the target is dead.”
“…” Song Shuhang.
Hadn’t that drop of liquid metal from the fat ball already disappeared? Why were he and Senior White’s clone still being targeted?
Innocent passers-by were always hit even when trying to keep a low profile!
Song Shuhang quickly asked, “Under the heavenly punishment, will one’s soul also be destroyed?”
“Naturally, and it is even crueler than the heavenly tribulation. The heavenly tribulation is ruthless, but in the end, it still leaves a ray of hope for those transcending it. Throughout the ages, there have been many cultivators who survived even after failing to transcend their tribulation. If you’re lucky, there’s a very small chance that your soul remains even after your death, which would allow you to resurrect through a resurrection magical treasure. However, under the heavenly punishment, out of 10 people, 10 die,” Senior White’s clone said. All of his spiritual energy gathered in his body.
“Then, there is only one way.” Song Shuhang looked up at the sky.
Senior White’s clone said, “I’m thinking of the same thing… Your Resurrection Gold Coin’s CD has already worn off, right?”
Song Shuhang bitterly said, “Yup, it’s ready.”
There was a kind of sadness that could not be expressed in mere words.
Senior White’s clone quickly said, “Relax your body and give up all resistance. Store all the magical treasures you’re carrying in your magical bracelet, and place it on Little Yinzhu. Hurry up, we’re running out of time.”
Song Shuhang was already at work.
All of his magical treasures, valuables, and his size-reducing purse were now stored in his magical bracelet.
He summoned the virtuous lamia.
Fairy ＠#%× opened her mouth, and spat out Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword.
“Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword, please take care of Little Yinzhu for a while.” Song Shuhang took off his bracelet, and hung it on Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword’s body.
“Good luck,” Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword said solemnly.
…See, I guessed right. This guy really has the hobby of ‘not wasting even a single resurrection magical treasure’!
Senior White’s clone loudly said, “Come!”
Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword went to Li Yinzhu and the drunk woman from the Black Dragon World, and protected them.
Senior White rushed to Song Shuhang’s side.
In the sky, another heavenly punishment condensed as the sound of muffled thunder boomed.
Senior White’s clone said, “Are you ready?”
“I’m ready. Senior White, please try to be as gentle as possible. Don’t make it too painful.” Song Shuhang wanted to burst into tears.
Senior White’s clone used his finger as a sword, and pointed at Song Shuhang.
The sword light turned into a sword net, and covered Shuhang.
In the next moment, Song Shuhang’s consciousness became muddled.
The last thing he saw was Senior White’s clone silently smiling at him. “See you again if there is a chance…”
Then, the heavenly punishment’s lightning fell. The dazzling light blinded Song Shuhang’s eyes.
After brewing for so long, this bolt of heavenly punishment was much larger than the last.
“This is my last blessing… I wish you good luck, little friend Shuhang.” The voice of Senior White’s clone rang in Song Shuhang’s ears.
When Song Shuhang returned to his senses, he found himself in that cool place once more.
A pure white world.
A gold coin the size of a table was constantly rotating. It was rotating in various ways, and the speed of each rotation was uniform and equal; the stable rhythm giving people a sense of ease.
“I’ve successfully entered the resurrection stage, which means that my soul survived.” Song Shuhang let out a breath of relief.
Song ‘Killed by Senior White’s Clone this Time’ Shuhang.
The way he died was similar to the mechanically modified blonde girl’s death. At that time, in order to prevent her from truly dying, Shuhang bound her with a ‘Resurrection Gold Coin’, and then took the ‘mechanical core reactor’ out of her body.
This time, Senior White’s clone cut him to pieces in order to prevent him from truly dying under the heavenly punishment.
The saying ‘death can wash away all crimes’ applied here, so after dying, the heavenly punishment stopped chasing after him. With that, Song Shuhang could enter the resurrection process with the ‘Resurrection Gold Coin’.
Is this karma at work? Am I being treated the same way I treated the blonde girl back then?
New the first time, familiar the second.
Having used the ‘Resurrection Gold Coin’ once before, Song Shuhang was very calm.
His eyes stared at the rotating gold coin.
The spinning speed of the gold coin began to accelerate, entering the final phase of the ‘resurrection’.
Every time the Resurrection Gold Coin resurrected someone, it was a gamble!
If it was heads, they would be resurrected in 10 months.
If it was tails, it would take them 10 years to resurrect.
And if their luck was heaven-defying and the gold coin landed sideways, then they would be able to resurrect within 10 minutes.
“Previously, my luck was so bad that it landed tails. Today, the time to test my luck has come again.” Song Shuhang stretched out his hand, and touched the Resurrection Gold Coin.
“Senior White, please bless me!” Song Shuhang waved his hand vigorously.
“Bang~” The Resurrection Gold Coin bounced up high, and then spun as it descended.
Song Shuhang yelled, “On the side!”
Why does this feel so familiar?
Is it my ‘familiarity sickness’ acting up again?
No, this isn’t right.
Last time, I also seemed to use this style, but it turned out to be tails.
Song Shuhang had a bad feeling in his heart.
I was too careless.
I should’ve changed my style this time.
How am I supposed to improve my success rate otherwise?
Should I use that method from ‘Balala the Fairies’?
Wash your face, wash your hands, and then let your soul be in its purest state without any distracting thoughts?
Or should I ask for mom’s blessing?
Ugh, these methods are all for people with poor luck.
Just as Song Shuhang’s mind was filled with all kinds of thoughts, the gold coin landed.
The gold coin lay flat on the ground, showing tails.
It’s tails, another 10 years…
Song Shuhang’s face paled.
“Ten years is too long. I cannot waste so much time.”
But my ‘Time City’ is still out of energy, and I can’t do anything to shorten my time.
This time, he was really done for.
Just when Song Shuhang was in despair, the coin on the ground bounced up again.
The coin fell to the ground again, and steadily landed on its side.
It’s standing, it’s standing!
In other words, 10 minutes later, he would be able to come back to life again.
Life amidst calamity, finding hope in despair, the light of the end of the tunnel!
Song ‘Moved to Tears’ Shuhang.
Ten minutes later.
Song Shuhang slowly opened his eyes.