Chapter 1677 Listen, that“s the song of despair
The power that appeared in the two Lustrous Golden Cores was not spiritual energy, nor was it magical power, but rather a form of pure energy that could be used by almost all practitioners.
It felt like it was a very high-level form of energy.
The pure energy overflowed from the two Lustrous Golden Cores, pouring into Song Shuhang’s five other small golden cores, as well as his life-bound whale core.
In an instant, Song Shuhang was back to full energy. Not only that, even the mental exhaustion and the drained physical energy had instantly recovered.
At this moment, it was as if he was back to when he had just entered the Tribulation-Transcension Space.
However, he was not happy.
This support having come from the ‘fat ball’, as well as the message on top of that, made him feel rather uncomfortable.
After all… the fat ball was the most powerful big shot that he had been fighting against lately.
Song Shuhang’s mood was rather complicated.
Now, should he follow the fat ball’s instructions, and use the secret clone technique?
Judging from the ‘additional message’ of the fat ball, it seemed that it was planning on moving him out of the Ninth Stage heavenly tribulation.
How was that going to work, though?
Were they going to use the secret clone technique to make the clone die in his place so that, under such a cover, his main body could get out?
If his main body could be moved out, Song Shuhang would not object.
After all, with № Hamster and Little Yinzhu here with him, he didn’t feel like he’d be able to survive the entire Thousand Days Tribulation.
It was worth mentioning that even if № Hamster and Little Yinzhu were not here with him… he still wouldn’t be certain of being able to transcend the Thousand Days Tribulation.
After all, he was a fake Profound Sage.
However, since it was the fat ball who had come up with this suggestion, it was very likely that after he was out, he would be captured and get researched…
So… which option should he go with?
Song Shuhang laughed, and said, “Does it even need to be said? Of course I choose to escape from this Ninth Stage heavenly tribulation first.”
Once he got out and was faced with the fat ball, there was a 50% chance of him saving himself as long as he could connect with his Inner World.
Moreover, by continuing to stay in the Heavenly Tribulation Realm, he, Little Yinzhu, and the demonic hamster all faced a situation wherein there was a 90% chance of them dying.
Song Shuhang slightly stretched out his hand, using the secret clone technique.
Song Shuhang said to his clone, “Once again, I’ll need you to take on this burden.”
Was it not true that the purpose of a clone was to take on the faults and problems of its main body?
His clone stood calmly, remaining motionless.
Now, how exactly is the fat ball going to move my main body out of this place? Song Shuhang was a little curious.
At the same time, he shouted to Sage Monarch Melon Eater next door, “Senior Melon Eater, we’ll be taking our leave first. Good luck with transcending your tribulation.”
It was very rude to leave without saying anything.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater heard this, causing it to turn its head abruptly. It then yelled, “You’re leaving? Wait a minute, Tyrannical Song, don’t give up! Hold on, I will find a way to reunite with you. This Thousand Days Tribulation, we can pull through it together!”
Sage Monarch Melon Eater thought that Song Shuhang was no longer able to hold on, and that he wanted to give up, and was preparing to die under the heavenly tribulation.
Song Shuhang quickly replied, “No, no, Senior Melon Eater, you’ve misunderstood. What I’m trying to say is that I might have found a way to leave the Ninth Stage heavenly tribulation. As such, I’m planning on taking № Hamster and Little Yinzhu with me and get away from here. After all, this place is simply too dangerous for us. The Ninth Stage heavenly tribulation isn’t something that we can bear right now. Moreover, without our interference, Senior Melon Eater should be able to transcend the tribulation more easily.”
“???” Sage Monarch Melon Eater.
Little friend Shuhang, are you a devil or something?
What in the world are you talking about? Are you seriously taking the Heavenly Tribulation Realm as your back garden, a place where you can come and go as you please?
Could it be that little friend Shuhang doesn’t want his death to cause me psychological pressure, so he’s using lies to trick me? Sage Monarch Melon Eater had such a thought in its mind.
With Shuhang’s character, this was a very possible scenario.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater gritted its teeth, and said, “Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song, hold on, I’ll save you right away!”
Song Shuhang was fated with it, and he was one of the few fellow daoists who could also access the ‘Virtuous Network’ like itself. It could be said that they were friends that transcended their age difference, and Sage Monarch Melon Eater wanted to protect him as much as possible.
“…” Song Shuhang.
Senior Melon Eater, can you listen to me?!
At the same time, he received another wave of pure energy, and his state was further improved.
[Your ally ‘Fat Ball’ has sent you another wave of energy, with a message: Please transfer a part of your consciousness into the clone, then prepare to leave the ‘Heavenly Tribulation Realm’.]
As Song Shuhang had guessed, the fat ball really did have the means to pull him out of the Heavenly Tribulation Realm.
Song Shuhang shouted to Senior Melon Eater, “Senior Melon Eater, don’t be impulsive. We’ll see you in 994 days! At that time, I will set up a banquet for you in the main world. I’ll make a request to Immortal Fairy Bie Xue to be the main chef to congratulate Senior Melon Eater on your ascension to the Tribulation Transcender Realm, making you the first Tribulation Transcender in a thousand years!”
After saying that, he transferred a part of his consciousness to his clone.
His clone was different from Senior White’s. It did not have an independent will, but shared its consciousness with the main body.
In the next moment, Song Shuhang’s ‘magical power top-up device’ floated out.
Above it, there was a branded rune that shone brightly.
From the branded rune emerged countless silk-like strands of energy that entangled the smoky Song Shuhang, Little Yinzhu, the virtuous lamia, and the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure.
After about 20 breaths.
Song Shuhang felt the sky spin.
After this feeling of spinning finally faded, he opened his eyes.
At this moment, he was in a void, surrounded by the soft light of the ‘Dragon Network’.
Right in front of him, Lady Kunna was smiling. Currently, her eyes were golden vertical pupils, beautiful and majestic.
“I’m out of the Tribulation-Transcension Space?” Song Shuhang said with joy.
Then, he looked around himself. “Huh?”
Little Yinzhu wasn’t with him, the virtuous lamia wasn’t with him, and the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure wasn’t there, either.
More importantly, he found that his body had left its smoky mode, and had gone back to its physical state.
Song Shuhang said, “Ah, this is bad! № Hamster is still in my stomach!”
He hoped that nothing happened to № Hamster, and that it didn’t get digested.
Also, would swallowing the demonic hamster have poisoned him? Would it rot through his stomach?
Song Shuhang hurriedly urged his body to transform into its smoky mode.
The conversion was successful.
“Where is № Hamster?” Song Shuhang’s eyes widened, and he stretched out his hand and dug out his stomach.
Where did the demonic hamster go?
Wasn’t there a large hamster in my stomach?
It couldn’t have been digested already, right?
Song Shuhang raised his head and looked at Lady Kunna.
At the same time, his consciousness quickly went through what had happened in his mind.
Little Yinzhu isn’t here, the virtuous lamia isn’t here, the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure isn’t here, and even № Hamster, who was in my stomach, isn’t here.
Isn’t there something wrong with this script?
Song Shuhang asked, “Am I the clone?”
In front of him, Lady Kunna nodded calmly.
“…” Song Shuhang.
I’ve been deceived!
After taking so long to do something, you actually pulled out my clone from the ‘Tribulation-Transcension Space’ and left my main body in there?!
Is there really no problem with mixing us up like this?
The clone can still be recondensed after it dies.
But if my main body dies, everything is over.
Song Shuhang asked, “Lady Kunna, did you bring out the wrong one?”
The golden-eyed Lady Kunna shook her head calmly. “Nope. From the beginning, I have been planning on pulling out your clone. Your main body is going through the heavenly tribulation, how can it possibly be pulled out? No matter which world you’re in, this is common sense.”
“…” Song Shuhang.
He looked up at the sky.
Due to the distance between his main body and his clone, which was the distance between the Tribulation-Transcension Space and the Dragon Network Space, there was a delay in the sensory sharing between them.
In other words, over short periods of time, his clone and main body… could be considered to be two separate individuals.
Moreover, he had no idea if the ‘Inner World’ was still in good shape.
Could it have already collapsed?
Inside the Heavenly Tribulation Realm.
When Sage Monarch Melon Eater saw Song Shuhang’s All-Destroying Giant being entwined with a familiar yet unfamiliar network, its heart thumped.
A layer of light that appeared like a network and was very similar to the ‘Virtuous Network’ emerged. This network made it feel as if it were something that contained the power of a ‘law’.
Maybe… this light network might just be able to pull the little friend Song Shuhang out of the ‘Heavenly Tribulation Realm’.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater yelled, “Little friend Shuhang, if you really manage to get out of the Tribulation-Transcension Space, make sure to practice steadily. Don’t be reckless, and especially don’t freeload off of others’ heavenly tribulations. Besides that, I guess I’ll see you after 994 days. At that time, if you do throw a congratulatory banquet for me, I want a wintermelon banquet, that’s my favorite kind of melon.”
And in the depths of its heart, it offered good blessings to Song Shuhang.
After 20 breaths of time.
That light network disappeared.
But awkwardly, the All-Destroying Giant had not disappeared with it.
Little friend Song Shuhang’s aura is also still here.
There is also the aura of that little girl, Li Yinzhu, and Fairy @#％×’s power of virtue. Those haven’t disappeared, either.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater doubtfully said, “Little friend Shuhang, you don’t need to reply to me. You can just leave, see you in the main world.”
Inside the All-Destroying Giant’s right fist, Song Shuhang looked up at the sky.
This is so awkward. What do I do? How do I reply to Senior Melon Eater?
Why was it my clone that was pulled out of the ‘Heavenly Tribulation Realm’?
Could it be that the ‘fat ball’ messed up, and pulled the wrong one out?
Song ‘My Heart is Tired and Extremely Desperate’ Shuhang.
Was the most despairing moment in life that instant when one faced death?
No, absolutely not.
What was even worse was when you’d fallen off of a cliff, and someone suddenly extended a helping hand to you, making you feel the hope of having a chance to live.
But then, that helping hand merely took off the precious watch on your wrist, letting go of you and throwing you into the jaws of death.
This was true despair.
In the strange Dragon Network Space, the golden-eyed Lady Kunna calmly said, “Your main body has received my energy, and it should last for a month at the very least.
“Nevertheless, that means that you only have one month left.
“Within this month, you need to ascend to the Sixth Stage Realm. It is only at that instant that there will be a chance for your main body to be sucked out.”