According to Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword’s speculation, if someone wanted to scan this QR code and add him as a friend, the premise was that they had to be connected to the Dragon Network of the Black Dragon World.
Only after you had connected to the network would you be able to access the friend adding function of the QR code.
But between him and Sage Monarch Melon Eater, there was the ‘Virtuous Network’ in common.
So the question was—did the Virtuous Network work the same way as the ‘Dragon Network’?
Through the Virtuous Network, would Sage Monarch Melon Eater be able to add him as a friend?
Song Shuhang was very curious about this. He wondered what would happen if Senior Melon Eater scanned the QR code.
As such, he projected his QR code and decided to try it out.
“What’s this? A QR code business card?” Sage Monarch Melon Eater held its phone with its claws, and scanned Song Shuhang’s QR code. Although it looked like a fat whale in its entirety, it actually had a pair of dragon claws.
Song Shuhang: “…” Before he came and explained how to scan the code, Senior Melon Eater had already scanned it with its mobile phone.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater’s phone let out a sound that indicated it had scanned the code.
Then… the phone black-screened.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater: “!!!”
Song Shuhang: “?”
“Hmm? You damn brat, you actually dare to send me a virus! You wanna die?!” Sage Monarch Melon Eater jumped again and crushed Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang waved his hands vigorously. “Wait, senior, wait! This is a misunderstanding… Ahh~ I’m going to die~”
Song Shuhang’s head tilted.
Broken bones × 3.
After a while, Sage Monarch Melon Eater moved away. “I’ll give you a chance to explain.”
Song Shuhang tremblingly climbed up, twisted his neck, and explained, “It isn’t a virus. This is a QR code for adding me as a friend.”
Sage Monarch Melon Eater asked, “Then, why did my phone brick?”
“Because this QR code isn’t meant to be scanned with a phone.” Song Shuhang re-projected the QR code. “Senior Melon Eater, cover this QR code with your mental energy. The option to add me as a friend should appear after that.”
“Is that so?” Sage Monarch Melon Eater curiously asked, “Is this a newly-researched magical technique of yours? The times are indeed changing. Unlike you young people, it isn’t that easy for us old people to use phones and the likes. Thinking about it now, we should probably develop a QR code magical technique like yours.”
While saying that, Sage Monarch Melon Eater followed Song Shuhang’s instructions and covered the QR code pattern with its mental energy.
Song Shuhang looked at Sage Monarch Melon Eater nervously.
Will it work?
Will he be able to add me as a friend?
If it worked… Then the next time he met the ‘Almighty Merchant’, he could also add him as a friend. The Almighty Merchant could also enter the Virtuous Network as Song Shuhang once saw him enter it to look for information.
A voice appeared in the mind of Sage Monarch Melon Eater.
In the next moment, an option appeared in front of it.
It was a bunch of garbled characters.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater: “…”
This kid really wants to die, huh? He dared to fool me… Isn’t this a virus?
Just as Sage Monarch Melon Eater was about to squish Song Shuhang and let him experience the taste of crushing bones, the string of garbled characters changed.
It became a string of text.
[Do you want to add ‘Tyrannical Song’ as a friend? YesNo.]
There’s really such a strange magical technique?
Sage Monarch Melon Eater thought for a while, then clicked on the ‘Yes’ option.
When it came to Song Shuhang’s character, it was quite trustworthy.
After clicking on it, the string of text disappeared.
In the next moment, Song Shuhang and Sage Monarch Melon Eater looked at each other, feeling that the relationship between them had become more intimate.
“Success.” Song Shuhang nodded. Sure enough, his guess was correct.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater was taken aback. “What magical technique is this? It can affect even me?”
It was an existence at the peak of the Eighth Stage, and it was soon going to ascend to the Ninth Stage. Its mental energy and will were both consolidated to a terrifying degree.
Previously, it thought that Song Shuhang was simply joking around.
But now, after going through the process, it felt that it was also affected.
Song Shuhang explained, “It isn’t a magical technique. It’s my golden core composition.”
“Golden Core Composition? You drew a QR code as your Golden Core Composition?” Sage Monarch Melon Eater rolled its eyes—the current era, it really couldn’t understand it at all.
The Golden Core Composition was a life-long thing. The cultivators of this current generation didn’t seem cautious enough, seemingly not fearing making a mistake in their composition and ruining their paths.
The golden core defined one’s path, it was not a joking matter.
Yet Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song actually used a QR code for his Golden Core Composition. It didn’t know whether it should praise the other party for his ‘innovation’ or sigh at the other party’s lack of prudence.
After thinking about it for a long time, Sage Monarch Melon Eater said, “Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song, your Golden Core Composition is indeed quite innovative. But to make it a QR code… Isn’t it a bit wasteful?”
Song Shuhang smiled, and said, “Don’t worry, Senior Melon Eater. This Golden Core Composition wasn’t a waste. Concealed within the QR code is my real Golden Core Composition.”
After saying that, he stretched out his hand, projected the QR code Golden Core Composition again, and then covered it with his mental energy.
From the QR code composition, another luxurious Golden Core Composition popped up.
Enemies covering the sky, towering mountains that pierced the clouds, a large and ancient and mysterious altar, a pool of blood, and a man who cut his wrist and was dripping blood.
The complexity of this Golden Core Composition and its magnificence was among the top of the Golden Core Compositions that Sage Monarch Melon Eater had come across over its entire life.
This QR code within which a beautiful Golden Core Composition was hidden was an eye-opener for Sage Monarch Melon Eater.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater exclaimed, “Unexpectedly, a Golden Core Composition could also be made this way. Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song, you really are a genius.”
Song Shuhang smiled embarrassedly and said, “Actually, this is just a Golden Core Composition born out of my good fate. Truth be told, the idea for this Golden Core Composition came from a young girl from the ancient witch system, which made it turn out quite different from the other Golden Core Compositions I drew personally.”
Sage Monarch Melon Eater smiled and said, “Good fate is also part of a cultivator’s strength. To be able to acquire such a great Golden Core Composition through good fate is a great deal.”
Fate is also a very important aspect of a cultivator’s cultivation career.
Sometimes, a random encounter could change your life.
Similar to back when it met Song Shuhang and the Great Northern Emperor, that seemingly trivial event had given it that final push it needed to make a breakthrough in the Eighth Stage, finding its path to the Ninth Stage Tribulation Transcender Realm, and even the Immortal Realm.
After letting out a sigh, Sage Monarch Melon Eater suddenly discovered a ‘contradiction’ in Song Shuhang’s previous sentence.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater said in surprise, “Wait, Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song… Regarding what you just said, what did you mean by ‘different from the other Golden Core Compositions I drew personally’? Are you hinting that you have more than one Golden Core Composition? Did you paint two compositions on your golden core?”
Song Shuhang scratched his head and thought about it for a while and said, “Well, it’s not something I have to conceal. Actually… In addition to my life-bound golden core, I also have seven smaller golden cores.”
Sage Monarch Melon Eater blurted out, “Huh?”
Song Shuhang continued, “Mm-hm, each of my seven small golden cores has a Golden Core Composition. Besides this QR code, I also have another six Golden Core Compositions. The way they were composed is also quite interesting. I’ve got a flippable composition, a normal composition, a dynamic composition, a Droste effect composition, a four-panel comic, and a line-point network composition.”
Sage Monarch Melon Eater said, “How is that possible? How can a person have so many golden cores. What kind of cultivation technique are you practicing?”
Song Shuhang said, “The ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯, but when I was practicing the fifth volume, a lot of things happened. Now, I have a variant version of it.”
Sage Monarch Melon Eater: “…”
After a long while.
“Ah! You wanna die?!” Sage Monarch Melon Eater used ‘water splash’.
“Hehehe, Senior Melon Eater, after using the same trick on me three times, it won’t work anymore. Reckless but no more than thrice… No, wait, it should be you can’t fool me thrice!” Song Shuhang laughed and decisively left the ‘Virtuous Network’, his consciousness returning to his body.
After Song Shuhang’s consciousness returned, he found that he was already in his room.
The virtuous lamia brought him back.
At this time, the virtuous lamia and Fairy Creation were sitting side by side.
Fairy ＠#%×’s snake tail curled into a ball, and Fairy Creation was in a tucked posture.
The two fairies had their heads raised, staring at the sun in the sky blankly.
Song Shuhang asked, “How long was I in a coma?”
The virtuous lamia turned her head. “Do re mi fa?”
Fairy Creation turned her head and said, “Sol la si do?”
Song Shuhang said, “Speak properly!”
The two fairies shook their heads tacitly.
Song Shuhang couldn’t help but stretch out his hand over his chest—his heart was in pain.
Song Shuhang asked, “Alright, it looks like it shouldn’t have been too long. What are you two doing?”
The two fairies stretched out their hands at the same time and pointed to the little sun in the sky.
“Oh, that little sun is my steel manifestation. There isn’t anything wrong with it. It still has sufficient energy, it should hang in the air for some time,” Song Shuhang replied. “I’ve also got some good news. We can bring phones into the ‘Virtuous Network’. In there, we can even access the Internet. I haven’t been online for a while, I’ll go in and contact the seniors of the ‘Nine Provinces Number One Group’. After that, I’ll check if there is anything important happening in the main world.”
As Song Shuhang was halfway through his words, he suddenly froze.
He raised his head and looked at the little sun in the sky.
Because the little sun was formed by his steel manifestation, Song Shuhang’s eyes wouldn’t be affected by it even if he looked at it directly.
Afterward, he saw several pictures flickering at the center of the little sun like a movie.
The virtuous lamia and Fairy Creation had been looking at these pictures just now.
At this moment, someone’s back was displayed on the screen in the center of the little sun.
It was the vague figure of the back of a woman with very long hair.
Her thick long hair was like a cloak, hanging all the way to her calves.
Then, the scene changed.
A small fish lair and the first batch of steel monster fish were born, and they began to search for all available energy nearby.
With more and more energy, the fish lair began to produce more fish, and the number of fish also increased.
It was like a farming game.
As these images continued to unfold, Song Shuhang felt an inexplicable feeling in his heart.
The core reactor began to resonate with his body, and the Golden Core Composition on it began to light up.