In addition, Song Shuhang remembered that in the scene where Senior White and Senior White Two were inserting hair in the Ancient Nether, the pillars of the Scholarly Sage and other big shots were nowhere to be seen.
Had those pillars been destroyed by others? Or had they hidden themselves?
If they’d gone into hiding, should he look for a way to pull them out like his eyes?
Ptui, have I fallen ill? Since when is it so easy to pull out something big shots have planted?
While he was in thought, the voice of the Sage sounded by Song Shuhang’s ears.
[Look carefully, listen carefully, this will only appear once.]
The Scholarly Sage was talking to himself, but Song Shuhang was getting the feeling that he was talking to him.
The Sage’s eyes shifted to the other pillars in the Ancient Nether.
The first pillar was a pure white beam of light, which seemed both real and illusory.
When the Sage’s eyes gazed at this pillar, a vague figure emerged.
The features of this figure were vague, besides the long hair that reached their back.
This figure had both hands behind their back. They stood beside the pillar they had set up, seemingly having comprehended something.
After a long while, he sighed, and said, “Ah, I really want to change my hairstyle.”
“…” Song Shuhang.
The figure continued, “After becoming the Wielder of the Heaven’s Will, my body has become eternal, and so has my hair. I can’t cut it, nor can I grow it. There was even a day where I found that one of my hairs is longer than the others, but I can’t cut it to make it all even. There’s no way to make my hair neat and tidy, it’s really disconcerting.”
The corners of Song Shuhang’s mouth twitched.
Why does the eternity rewarded to the Wielder of the Will sound more troublesome than rewarding?
At this time, the Sage shifted his gaze again, and set it on a pillar made of yellow crystal diamonds.
Song Shuhang’s eyes lit up when he saw the yellow crystal diamond.
There was a similar thing in his stomach—the Virtuous Crystal Diamond core.
As the Sage’s gaze shifted, a figure similarly appeared beside the yellow crystal pillar.
It was a man dressed as a daoist, his entire body shrouded by light of virtue. At the same time, there was an Immortal’s ‘Great Way Light Wheel’ above his head.
This was a powerful Immortal.
The Immortal said, “Strange, I’d gone to the 10th level of heaven, so why am I here? However, as many senior figures have erected pillars here, I’ll do the same.”
After a while, the Immortal sighed. “So that’s the case, it’s a special world. A small world that is completely different from the rest of the universe. This trip was worth it, and sure enough… It was the right decision to accumulate virtue. A person of great virtue wouldn’t be too lacking in the luck department.”
Mm-hm, I agree with this statement, Senior! Song Shuhang shouted to the Immortal in his mind.
This ‘Ancient Nether’ being completely different from the rest of the universe was just as Song Shuhang had guessed. What the Immortal said was consistent with his speculation.
The Sage’s gaze shifted again.
This time, he stared at a demonic pillar carved with various demons.
Judging from its appearance, this demonic pillar was an upgraded version of the demonic pillars that ‘Demon Monarch Anzhi’ had used to transcend his tribulation.
Was this a pillar erected by a big shot from the demonic faction?
As the Sage’s eyes gazed at this pillar, a figure similarly appeared beside it.
This figure looked both like a man and a demon, with many parts of his body being demonized. His face was quite blurry, and an Immortal’s Great Way Light Wheel could be seen above his head.
“Is this place a miniature version of the Netherworld Realm? So, is there a corresponding miniature ‘universe’? Hahahaha, it seems that I have not reached the end of the road. Although my struggle for eternity has failed, I may still have a chance here.” This humanoid figure let out a wild laugh.
He was a demonic Immortal who had once strived to become the Wielder of the Heaven’s Will.
At the same time, his words further confirmed Song Shuhang’s guess.
The Black Dragon World and the Ancient Nether were separate from the universe.
They were the miniature forms of the universe itself and the Netherworld Realm.
The Black Dragon World corresponded to the universe, and every ‘small dragon scale world’ in it corresponded to the worlds and realms in the universe, while this Ancient Nether corresponded to the ‘Netherworld Realm’.
The Sage’s eyes moved to another pillar.
It was a coiling dragon pillar.
On the pillar, there was a mighty dragon god coiling around… but the dragon god only had one foot, and a fan was being carried by its whiskers.
[Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon!] Song Shuhang recognized the other party at a glance.
That unique shape, that stylish little fan… He absolutely couldn’t be wrong.
He had also gone to the ‘Ancient Nether’?
While he was in thought, the ‘Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’ Song Shuhang was familiar with appeared beside the coiling dragon pillar.
However, at this time, he was not in his ‘Wielder of the Will state’, having an Immortal’s Great Way Light Wheel above his head.
It appeared that he had come here before becoming the Wielder of the Heaven’s Will.
Seeing a familiar senior, Song Shuhang felt some warmth in his heart.
Standing on one leg in front of the pillar, the striped dragon exuded a dignified aura.
After a while, he suddenly jumped up and kicked the pillar beside him. “I didn’t expect that eye-lover to be here too. Eat shiet! One day, I will kill you!”
He received a rebound, and fell heavily to the ground.
The striped dragon angrily said, “Crap, there is a rebounding force.”
“…” Song Shuhang.
He couldn’t bear to watch any longer.
As expected, if he really insisted on pulling out the pillars of these big shots, he would die.
Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon climbed up.
He stood solemnly on his coiling dragon pillar before silently inscribing several runes on it.
Song Shuhang guessed that he was inscribing runes that had the ‘rebound’ function.
After adding the runes, the striped dragon suddenly chuckled. “Look ahead as you move along the path of those before you and acquire top-secret information. With every step, measure this small Ancient Nether. At every ‘node’, erect your own pillar and receive information. This is a game of searching for mysteries and solving puzzles. In this place, I have one thing to tell those after me: there is only one murderer, and there is only one truth—this Ancient Nether is actually a fragment of the old world. Heaven and Earth will decay one day, but there is one thing that is constant. And in that decayed old world, because of that only constant, some things will be preserved. That’s the answer, now thank me.”
“…” Song Shuhang.
What should I say?
The feeling he had in his heart right now was as if he had just opened a classic ‘detective novel’. But then, as soon as he opened the first page, he saw that the name of a certain character on the page was circled and marked: This is the murderer.
That was roughly how it felt.
The Scholarly Sage shifted his gaze calmly.
The strength of the Sage’s heart was truly unmatched.
His gaze fell on a pillar with an ‘eye’ drawn on it.
It was the one that had been kicked angrily by the striped dragon.
At the bottom of this pillar, there wasn’t a figure to be seen… or rather, it seemed that there had been a figure once, but they had been erased.
However, there was a voice that had been left behind.
[Only ‘eternity’ lasts forever? Hehe.]
The Sage withdrew his gaze again.
Then, he began to move forward, with each step crossing a fixed distance as if to measure the Ancient Nether.
After a while, he reached the place where the following pillars were piled up.
This was the so-called ‘node’.
The Sage took out a bamboo slip, inscribed scholarly inscriptions on it, and turned the bamboo slip into a giant pillar before inserting it into the node.
Then, a scene flooded the Sage’s eyes.
It was the scene of a world’s birth.
It was the beginning of heaven and earth. The world was born…
The amount of information being transferred at that moment was incomparably huge.
This information, which was too large to calculate, poured into Song Shuhang’s consciousness through the Sage’s eye.
Song Shuhang’s mind was in great turmoil, and the smell of burning seemed to come out of his left eye.
Not good, it’s been overloaded!
In the next moment, his mind withdrew from the vision of the ‘Scholarly Sage’.
“Hot,” Song Shuhang said.
At this moment, the Sage’s eye seemed to have become a red metal ball, burning Song Shuhang’s eye socket.
Fairy Creation put her hand on Song Shuhang’s eye socket, and carefully took out the Sage’s eye. After that, she used several ‘healing techniques’ on his eye socket.
Song Shuhang let out a long sigh of relief as the pain from his eye socket subsided.
Fairy Creation grabbed Song Shuhang’s eye with her other hand, and pressed it in, putting his own eye back in place.
Scarlet Heaven Sword asked, “What big news did you get this time?”
Why did the Sage’s eye suddenly start burning up?
“Some things about the Black Dragon World and the Ancient Nether, they’re really amazing places.” Song Shuhang activated the healing technique on his Defiant Whale Warrior’s Glove, using it on himself. As the healing technique took effect, the pain in his eye socket was reduced, and the pain in his waist and back was suppressed.
So many big shots, before or after becoming a Wielder of the Will, came to this place and went to the Ancient Nether to place down pillars.
Even Senior White and Senior White Two had entered the Ancient Nether.
Song Shuhang squeezed his chin. “If I get the chance, should I go in and do the same?”
Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword kindly reminded, “Although I don’t know what you are talking about, I keep on getting the feeling that you’re preparing to do something that will invite death.”
Song Shuhang said, “I’ll tell Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword about it in a while… Anyway, so many big shots have gone in to place their own wards. Perhaps after the Sage, even Senior Scarlet Heaven went there to place some of his own. Let’s talk about it later.”
Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “Sure.”
Song Shuhang said, “Alright then, I have another idea I want to try.”
There were two things that he wanted to try out. First, he wanted to try out whether the soul ferrying technique had any effect on zombies.
Second, he wanted to try to enter the Sixth Level area of the Dragon Network.
His strength was only at the Fifth Stage Realm, but if the position of his ‘magical power top-up device’ were to rush to the Dragon Network’s Sixth Level, what interesting changes would take place?
Improvements in the Dragon Network were judged based on ‘mental energy’.
Song Shuhang’s mental energy had already reached the Sixth Stage, so coupled with enough ‘magical power flow’, it should be possible for him to enter the Sixth Level area of the Dragon Network.
But in order to prevent accidents, he had to set up some defensive measures…