Lady Kunna recalled her memory of that ‘dango’, that extremely handsome man, and the word ‘spiritual energy’.
As she was a scholar, these bits of unknown knowledge held a fatal temptation to her.
Therefore, she was extremely happy to be able to become Song Shuhang’s ally.
“Lady Kunna, what did you see after scanning the code?” Song Shuhang asked. “Was it the picture of an ‘altar’? Or was it an invite to add me as a friend? Or was it a prompt that told you to raise your level?”
Lady Kunna curiously asked, “Eh? Could it be that different people get different results?”
Song Shuhang responded, “Yes.”
Lady Kunna replied, “What I saw was a prompt that invited me to be an ally of Mr. Shuhang. After seeing it, I clicked the ‘yes’ option.”
“Ally? Not an invitation to add me as a friend?” Song Shuhang looked dazed. There was another new option?
However, could it be that the language of the Black Dragon World had caused some literary differences after being translated?
The meanings that ‘ally’ and ‘friend’ held were very similar, after all.
Song Shuhang said, “They aren’t that different from one another. Anyway, I’ll be guiding your mental energy out now, so relax yourself.”
Lady Kunna said, “Eh? I’m going out now? Let me stay a little longer, I want to study a little more.”
“…” Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang said, “Ahem, we’ll have time for discussion in the future. Since we’re allies, we’ll be able to discuss many things with one another slowly in the future. You don’t have to be in such a hurry.”
“I guess you’re right.” Lady Kunna reluctantly glanced at Song Shuhang’s small dantian.
Then, her mental energy obeyed Song Shuhang, and allowed itself to be directed out.
As soon as he opened his eyes, Song Shuhang saw Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword floating in front of him. The other party asked, “What was the result?”
Song Shuhang said, “Hm, the result that Lady Kunna got after scanning the code was similar to Little Yinzhu’s and the little hamster’s, but what she got was an invitation to become an ‘ally’ instead. It might have something to do with the translation of the Black Dragon World’s language, though.”
Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword smiled, and said, “Sure enough, it’s pretty much as I’ve guessed.”
Song Shuhang thought for a moment, and also thought of something. “The Dragon Network?”
Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “Yeah.”
Whether it was the little hamster, Little Yinzhu, or Lady Kunna, they all had activated accounts in the Dragon Network.
Therefore, the Dragon Network might be the key.
If it weren’t for the Dragon Network, there would only be the factor of ‘flesh and blood’.
Song Shuhang asked, “Then, Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword, are you going to create a Dragon Network account?”
Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “Creating an account just to scan your QR code and add you as a friend? Have you ever seen an Immortal’s divine weapon so idle?”
It wanted to preserve its dignity as an Immortal’s divine weapon.
As a divine weapon, what dignity would it have left if it were to create an account in the Dragon Network just to scan a QR code?
While it was in thought, a small golden hand suddenly appeared out of thin air and grabbed it.
Then, the owner of that small hand opened her small mouth, and swallowed Scarlet Heaven Sword in one mouthful.
In the next moment, there was thunderous applause in the room.
Little Yinzhu as well as the old tribal chief and Lady Kunna who didn’t know the truth clapped vigorously… cheering at the virtuous lamia’s sword swallowing performance.
“…” Scarlet Heaven Sword.
With people cheering for her, the virtuous lamia was placed in a good mood.
She spat out Scarlet Heaven Sword, then raised her head, and swallowed it again.
The old tribal chief cheered loudly. “Bravo!”
Little Yinzhu and Lady Kunna applauded vigorously.
The virtuous lamia curtsied, and then returned to Song Shuhang’s body—Scarlet Heaven Sword had been outside ever since they had arrived at the Black Dragon World, and it was time to take it back.
The corners of Song Shuhang’s mouth twitched. “Fairy Waiting for a Promise, can you release Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword first? We still had some things to discuss.”
“I’m not coming out. Just say what you need to say, I’m listening.” The voice of Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword sounded from Song Shuhang’s stomach.
“Wah, amazing!” Lady Kunna exclaimed. “Ventriloquism!”
The old tribal chief and Little Yinzhu applauded vigorously.
“…” Song Shuhang.
He somewhat understood why Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword didn’t want to come out.
“Ahem, it’s like this. There are some details that don’t add up if we say that the QR code is connected to the Dragon Network,” Song Shuhang said. “The QR code is the Golden Core Composition of the ‘ancient divine witch blood’, and that shouldn’t have anything to do with the Dragon Network. Among my seven small golden cores, only the seventh small golden core, the ancient nether dragon soul, should have a connection with the Dragon Network. After all, the ancient nether dragon soul was condensed when I transcended the Dragon Network’s Fifth Level tribulation. And, the Golden Core Composition of the virtuous network on it should have much greater compatibility with the Dragon Network.”
Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword inferred, “The small golden cores are all your golden cores. They should all be connected to each other, and be able to communicate with each other. Perhaps your ‘ancient nether dragon soul’ had played a role in connecting your ‘ancient divine witch blood’ to the Dragon Network, just like a network cable + wifi router. The QR code on the ancient divine witch blood might just be like a terminal, using the ‘ancient nether dragon soul’ to surf the Internet.”
“That makes sense.” Song Shuhang squeezed his chin.
Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “To sum it up, in your current state, your seven small golden cores have all already gotten a ‘Golden Core Composition, and they’re all at the Golden Core’s Second Stage [Purple Golden Core]. At this point, only the last finishing touch can make these small golden cores all turn into ‘Lustrous Golden Cores’ of the Third Stage. Only your life-bound whale core is still at the First Stage ‘Solid Golden Core’. And so, you should now be considering what Golden Core Composition to draw on your whale core.”
The First Stage of a Golden Core, the Solid Golden Core, was the state after a cultivator ascended to the Fifth Stage, and had their illusory core solidify.
The next step would be to create a ‘Golden Core Composition’ on the Golden Core, but until the ‘finishing touch’ was performed, it would stay as a ‘Purple Golden Core’.
The last step would occur once the composition was completed. At this point, the Golden Core would reach its Third Stage ‘Lustrous Golden Core’.
After arriving at the Lustrous Golden Core Realm, the cultivator would have to start preparing their tribulation-transcending formation, pills, and magical treasures as they got ready to ascend to the next stage.
As soon as the time came, and they managed to transcend their heavenly tribulation of the Sixth Stage, they would be able to become a Sixth Stage True Monarch.
However… after refining their Golden Core into a ‘Lustrous Golden Core’, there were many Fifth Stage cultivators that felt that they weren’t prepared, and were not certain of success for their tribulation. As such, they would then use various means to try and delay the descent of their tribulation.
One of the more famous ones among this group of people was the [Fourth Sage in a thousand years] Daoist Priest Horizon, who claimed to be able to impart a year of his strength with just a look, and 10 years of his strength with the raise of an arm.
In other words, before accomplishing the finishing touch of one’s ‘Golden Core Composition’, a cultivator had no need to worry about their Sixth Stage heavenly tribulation descending… but no cultivator would intentionally stay on this step.
The finishing touch was the most important stroke. If one wanted to accomplish this stroke, the time, location, and unity were all complex and important aspects.
Sometimes, even a sudden epiphany could become the opportunity for the ‘finishing touch’.
This kind of epiphany wasn’t like Chinese cabbage. Who knew when such an opportunity would come again if you gave up the opportunity to accomplish your ‘finishing touch’ once it appeared?
Therefore, even if there was no certainty for transcending the tribulation, as long as one got the opportunity to accomplish the ‘finishing touch’, they should naturally do so first.
If they really wanted to drag it out, it would be best for them to just find ways to avoid the tribulation when they were at the Lustrous Golden Core Realm.
Song Shuhang said, “Actually, I have a general idea about what to draw on my life-bound whale core.”
On his life-bound golden core, he of course had to draw the most important thing in his career as a cultivator, and that was the ‘Nine Provinces Number One Group’ and the seniors in the group.
He wanted to use a special method to perform an artistic representation of the seniors in the group and the Nine Provinces Number One Group, and then paint them on his own life-bound golden core.
Song Shuhang squeezed his chin, and said, “The initial idea is to draw the seniors of the ‘Nine Provinces Number One Group’ and some seniors who are very important to me. I will combine that with the ‘Ancient Heavenly City Composition’ and my own cultivation experience. For example, Senior Scarlet Heaven and Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword, I will also draw you on my golden core at that time.” It just so happened that he had not been able to paint the ‘Ancient Heavenly City Composition’ on any of his small golden cores, so he would be able to modify and appropriate it onto his life-bound golden core.
“…” Scarlet Heaven Sword.
Song Shuhang’s thoughts were very good, and this thought of his proved that he was a man of affection.
But normally, when a cultivator drew their ‘Golden Core Composition’, the magical treasures that they would draw on it were generally their own life-bound magical treasures. In this case, there would be a resonance between the ‘Golden Core Composition’ on the life-bound golden core and the life-bound magical treasure, allowing the life-bound magical treasure to become more intimate with the cultivator.
If Song Shuhang were to paint Scarlet Heaven Sword, would the latter have the illusion of being Song Shuhang’s weapon? Although it would be painted together with its previous master Scarlet Heaven, it still felt quite strange.
At this moment, Little Yinzhu suddenly raised her hand, and said, “By the way, A’Song, I have a question.”
Song Shuhang smiled softly. “At that time, of course I will also add you to my life-bound golden core!”
“No, A’Song, that’s not what I wanted to talk about,” Li Yinzhu said. “What I wanted to say is that when I touched your ancient witch golden core’s ‘QR code’ previously, I felt that your ‘QR code Golden Core Composition’ seemed to be a complete Golden Core Composition. I didn’t notice it lacking a ‘finishing touch’ at all. In that case, has it already begun to advance to the Lustrous Golden Core stage?”
“!!!” Song Shuhang.
Scarlet Heaven Sword remarked, “F*ck, I hadn’t paid attention to that before. Your ‘ancient divine witch blood core’ is different from ordinary golden cores, I didn’t think about this at all.”
“Wait, I’ll go and take a look at it again.” Song Shuhang quickly closed his eyes and entered the Inner Sight state.
The tree desires tranquility, yet the wind keeps blowing. I still don’t want to ascend to the Fifth Stage!
Lady Kunna curiously asked, “What’s wrong with Mr. Shuhang?”
Li Yinzhu blinked, and replied, “Well, A’Song might level up again.”