Chapter 1665: Actually, I was born with dual pupils
Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Although a Ninth Stage Tribulation Transcender and an Eighth Stage Profound Sage were only one realm apart, the difference in lifespan between the two was huge.
The lifespan of an Eighth Stage Profound Sage could reach up to a million years. But most Profound Sages lived to around 500,000 years, while short-lived ones generally lived for one or two hundred thousand years.
This mostly depended on the Profound Sages’ understanding of the ‘laws’ and their type.
It was also worth mentioning that all Eighth Stage Profound Sages knew secret techniques to burn their lifespan for a burst of power… In fact, the real lifespan of a Profound Sage was much shorter than what it was supposed to be on paper.
At present, most of the Profound Sages who were close to the end of their lifespans were those that had used such secret techniques multiple times.
This was especially so during the process when they comprehended laws and fused them to improve by a small realm. Profound Sages almost always needed to use this type of secret technique to stimulate their potential.
But once they became a Tribulation Transcender, their lifespan would directly jump to at least 10,000,000 years.
Tribulation Transcenders almost never died of old age.
The Ninth Stage’s First Tribulation, ‘Transcending Mortality’, was a tribulation of longevity.
In this tribulation, the Eighth Stage Profound Sage’s lifespan would be extracted and slowly squeezed dry until they ‘died’.
Whether or not one could survive before their lifespan was squeezed out depended on if they could find life in death, cooperating with the power of the tribulation to draw out the new vitality from their body. This was key to breaking the tribulation.
Old things would eventually be abandoned, and the old lifespan was simply that of a Profound Sage, possessing a limit of one million years.
But under the power of the ‘Transcending Mortality’ tribulation, the cultivator could bring out new vitality from within their body, one which belonged to a Tribulation Transcender. As long as it was brought out, their lifespan could directly step into the level of 10,000,000 years when their strength rose from the Profound Sage Realm to the Tribulation Transcender Realm after successfully crossing the tribulation!
Of course… if the strength of the cultivator had yet to reach the level of a Tribulation Transcender after successfully crossing the tribulation, then they better not think of living 10,000,000 years.
Tribulation Transcender’s Vitality + Tribulation Transcender’s Strength = 10,000,000 Years Lifespan. One could not do without the other.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater said, “Therefore, when ascending to the Tribulation Transcender Realm, the longer the Eighth Stage Profound Sage’s lifespan, the better it is for them. The longer they still have to live, the more there is that can be drawn out, giving them more time for comprehension.”
If it had been its previous self, back when it had still not gone through a rebirth, even if it’d entered the Ninth Stage heavenly tribulation, it would’ve been likely to fall under this tribulation. This was because it had already burned its lifespan many times just looking for an opportunity to break through to the Ninth Stage.
But now, it was completely different from its past self.
Its entire virtue-transformed body gave it a much longer lifespan to squander.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater sat cross-legged, allowing the ‘old vitality’ to be drawn out.
It circulated the law of virtue with all its strength, guiding the power of the heavenly tribulation, and cooperating with it to seek the ‘new vitality’ in its body.
I wonder if little friend Song Shuuhang will be able to get through this tribulation.
This thought flashed in Sage Monarch Melon Eater’s mind.
This tribulation directly drew out one’s lifespan.
In other words… even if Song Shuhang still had a ‘resurrection magical treasure’, it was useless. Once his lifespan was drained, his resurrection magical treasures would no longer work.
Moreover, Song Shuhang was only at the Fifth Stage Realm, meaning that his lifespan was only around several thousand years.
This meager amount of vitality would be squeezed dry in mere seconds.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater sighed softly. During this tribulation, it wouldn’t be able to help anyone even if it wanted to.
People with great virtue would never have bad luck, so it could only hope that luck would be on Song Shuhang’s side today.
Afterward, Sage Monarch Melon Eater expelled all the distracting thoughts, and focused on breaking through with all its strength.
Meanwhile, as a lot of vitality was being drawn from Song Shuhang, he felt weak and cold. Every second, he could feel a lot of his vitality being lost.
This Ninth Stage heavenly tribulation is too strange.
It wasn’t a straightforward-type heavenly tribulation, but rather one that focused on the laws.
It would’ve been better if it had been the straightforward type.
Song Shuhang would have rather faced a heavenly tribulation hydrogen bomb.
“This isn’t something I am good at.” Song Shuhang took out a ‘Resurrection Gold Coin’, and stuffed it into Little Yinzhu’s hand.
Li Yinzhu was still asleep. For her to be able to sleep so soundly even at a time like this, Song Shuhang felt slightly envious of her.
Similar to Song Shuhang, Little Yinzhu’s lifespan was constantly waning.
Li Yinzhu was only at the Fourth Stage, and her total lifespan was only slightly over 600 years; she could barely withstand the consumption at all.
If this continued, she would undoubtedly die.
Song Shuhang said, “We can’t continue like this, there is no other way…”
Now, he could only use the method that Senior White’s clone used to save him.
He would let Li Yinzhu hold onto the Resurrection Gold Coin tightly, and then… kill her.
If she died by his hands, Li Yinzhu still had a chance to be resurrected, and there was no need to worry about her lifespan being exhausted.
Song Shuhang softly said, “Either 10 months or 10 years would be fine, I can only pray that the gold coin doesn’t stand up.”
He gently stretched out his hand, and the Tyrant Cuttlefish’s Twin Blades flew into his hands.
“Live well.” Song Shuhang pointed the tip of his blade at Li Yinzhu, gritted his teeth, and thrust in.
The feeling of stabbing one’s own ‘daughter’ to death was beyond what words could describe.
However, he had to do it, for this was the only way for Li Yinzhu to survive.
Song Shuhang’s blade was blocked.
It was the virtuous lamia—she had caught the blade and blocked Song Shuhang’s blow.
Song Shuhang looked at her in confusion.
The virtuous lamia sighed, showing a pained expression on her face.
With her hand trembling, she took off the ‘virtuous diamond ball’ hanging from her neck.
The diamond was dangling from two long woven strings.
One was from Senior White, and the other was from Senior White Two.
The virtuous lamia turned her head and looked at Song Shuhang with tears in her eyes. At the same time, she hung the virtuous diamond ball necklace around Li Yinzhu’s neck.
With tears in her eyes and a look of pain on her face, she seemed to be silently saying, “You owe me a big favor, a very big one.”
“I understand,” Song Shuhang said. “If it works and we get out of Heavenly Tribulation Realm alive, I will go to Senior White and Senior White Two to ask for a few strands of hair for you. I’ll give you back double!”
Senior White was easier to talk to, so if he asked him for two strands of hair, he probably wouldn’t refuse.
As for Senior White Two, he would probably need to prepare two high-quality jokes. Although Song Shuhang felt that he had no talent for telling jokes, he would work hard at it.
The virtuous lamia nodded vigorously.
She stretched her hand, slightly touching the virtuous diamond ball.
In the next moment, the ‘virtuous diamond ball’ merged into Li Yinzhu’s body.
Song Shuhang said, “Wait, in this way, wouldn’t Yinzhu be like me and have an extra golden core?”
The virtuous lamia shrugged her shoulders, expressing her uncertainty.
The virtuous diamond ball was just a trigger, while the most important part was the two strands of hair. Woven into thin knots and hanging around Li Yinzhu’s neck, they began to exert their effects.
There was luck… as well as the guidance that belonged to the will of the ‘ruler of the Netherworld’.
At the next moment, the long hair that belonged to Senior White Two disappeared.
This was the Heavenly Tribulation Realm. After leaving the virtuous lamia and the virtuous diamond ball, if this long hair continued to stay, the heavenly tribulation would be driven into a frenzy.
Great luck and an instance of the correct guidance, along with the assistance of the virtuous diamond ball.
In Li Yinzhu’s body, while the old lifespan continued to be consumed… a brand-new vitality surged up.
This new vitality instantly made up for Li Yinzhu’s lost lifespan, stretching her lifespan to over one thousand years.
In the future… even if Li Yinzhu transcended the Ninth Stage heavenly tribulation and faced this Ninth Stage First Tribulation again, she could simply lie down because the vitality in her body had already been transformed into that of a Tribulation Transcender.
Leaving alone the Tribulation Transcender Realm, when she reached the Profound Sage Realm in the future, her lifespan might already be able to break through the one million years mark!
This tribulation was one with a process filled with excitement and surprises, yet Li Yinzhu slept through all of it soundly.
“A’Song, I still want to drink~” She even started to talk in sleep, her little hand firmly grasping Song Shuhang’s cloth while she rubbed her head against Song Shuhang’s arm like a kitten.
“…” Song Shuhang.
You little brat, you don’t even know that I almost stabbed you to death just now! Song Shuhang complained inwardly.
He pressed the ‘Resurrection Gold Coin’ into Li Yinzhu’s hand.
This tribulation… Li Yinzhu had gotten through it.
However… he hadn’t done so himself!
Song Shuhang asked, “Fairy Waiting for a Promise, is there any other way to give me new vitality?”
The virtuous lamia shook her head calmly.
The virtuous diamond ball could be recondensed by simply drinking some ‘Mother-Child River water’, but she only had one set of Senior White and Senior White Two’s hair.
Song Shuhang could feel his lifespan being constantly consumed, and in the blink of an eye, his lifespan had already been drained by half.
Moreover, the Resurrection Gold Coins were still on cooldown, so he couldn’t even get the virtuous lamia to kill him and revive later to avoid the tribulation.
I have to think of a way to get through this.
Song Shuhang frowned and thought about it—he found that even if his lifespan was declining, his heart was very calm.
Perhaps it was because he had died so many times?
Using her real voice, the virtuous lamia said, “Don’t worry, you just need to transcend the tribulation normally.”
The main reason she used her own voice was that she had no suitable lines for the situation in her database.
She felt that her database urgently needed to be upgraded.
The virtuous lamia softly said, “Your understanding of life and death far exceeds that of ordinary cultivators… This is your greatest strength. So, in fact, you still have a shot at surviving this tribulation. Now, calm down.”
Song Shuhang remarked, “So it turns out that dying so much has its uses.”
“Sorry~ I’m dead, I can do whatever I want.” The virtuous lamia gave a thumbs-up as she used a middle-aged man’s voice—she had finally found a suitable line.
Song Shuhang closed his eyes.
Afterward, the memories of himself reviving again and again appeared in his mind.
From life to death, and then from death to life.
When it came to the comprehension of life and death, he was indeed far ahead compared to normal cultivators—nobody else died as diligently as him.
However, it was not enough.
Song Shuhang felt that he still lacked some insights.
Time passed minute by minute, second by second.
Song Shuhang’s vitality was rapidly waning.
When his vitality was down to a quarter of what it once was, a scene suddenly appeared in his mind.
The Scholarly Sage walking on the clouds.
He followed behind him.
As he walked, the Sage suddenly turned around. “Actually, I was born with dual pupils!”
“???” Song Shuhang.
The Sage said, “So, with the Twins Impregnating Gaze as the foundation, I can develop the Quadruplets Impregnating Gaze.”
What the hell is this?!
He couldn’t help but open his eyes violently, and in the next moment, he felt a brand-new vitality emerge in his abdomen.
“…” Song Shuhang.
Meanwhile, Sage Monarch Melon Eater frowned.
His lifespan was still being burned, but he just couldn’t find the ‘new vitality’.
He needed help!