Chapter 1684: It’s just empty talk if you don’t put it into practice
“Well then, see you tomorrow.” Song Shuhang rubbed Scarlet Pupil’s head. Soon after, his primordial soul became invisible, and returned to the Scarlet Dragon Cave with Scarlet Heaven Sword.
Scarlet Pupil stared blankly at the space where Song Shuhang had disappeared.
He muttered, “Was it an illusion?”
For a moment, he felt as if it were his brother Black Pupil XIII that had been rubbing his head.
In retrospect, ever since this ‘Mister’ began teaching him the fist technique, it would occasionally feel like it was his big brother who was teaching him instead.
Sometimes… fools had better instincts than normal people.
In the Scarlet Dragon Cave.
Song Shuhang’s primordial soul and Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword’s sword spirit returned at the same time.
The clone’s physical body was still sitting cross-legged, maintaining a state of cultivation with the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯ slowly circulating.
Scarlet Heaven Sword’s sword spirit returned to its sword body.
Song Shuhang didn’t immediately go back to his body. Instead, he first floated toward Senior White’s clone. His clone was maintaining an automatic cultivation state, and his primordial soul just happened to have something to discuss with Senior White.
Song Shuhang’s primordial soul called out, “Senior White, wake up.”
Senior White’s clone opened his eyes in a daze. “Oh, it’s Shuhang’s primordial soul. You’re back?”
“Yes, Senior White.” Song Shuhang’s primordial soul floated beside Senior White, its legs crossed.
Senior White’s clone weakly said, “Did you gain anything?”
Song Shuhang said, “I should have found the opportunity I needed to add the finishing touch to my virtuous diamond ball’s Golden Core Composition. However, I will be needing Senior White’s help.”
Senior White’s clone thought about it seriously, then said, “I’m too sleepy and tired.”
Song Shuhang scratched his head.
Previously, Senior White’s clone had been missing a sheet. At that time, he had been able to satisfy him by providing him one, so what was he missing this time?
Was it a bed?
That can’t be it. Senior White could simply sleep in the air without the need for a bed.
Right, could it be that Senior White’s hair is too long, and when he sleeps in the air, his hair weighs down annoyingly?
Should I give Senior White a haircut?
No, the ‘Senior White Emoji Incident’ that Soft Feather had caused was because of Senior White getting a new hairstyle. Regarding Senior White’s hair, it would be best not to mess around.
Senior White’s clone yawned, unable to keep his eyes open for much longer, nearly drifting off to sleep.
That’s bad… Senior White is about to sleep again.
While he was in thought, Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword, who was below, called out, “Shuhang, why are you still floating in the air? Come down here and use the Saber-Nurturing Technique on me twice.”
Speaking of which, they had agreed on Scarlet Heaven Sword receiving a big gift on their return.
Song Shuhang said, “I’ll be right there.”
While he was thinking, his primordial soul returned to his body.
Then, he stretched out his hand and laid it on Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword, performing the ‘Saber-Nurturing Technique’ twice in a row.
“So comfortable. All my exhaustion was swept away in an instant!” Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword said in satisfaction. The Saber-Nurturing Technique was its favorite thing in the world now.
All its exhaustion was swept away?
These words from Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword caused Song Shuhang’s eyes to shine brightly.
He raised his head to look at Senior White’s clone.
Senior White’s clone was currently sleepy and very tired.
A bold idea emerged in his mind.
He kept thinking that the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯ might not only be effective for magical treasures. It didn’t only work on sabers, after all, having worked on swords just as well. That being said, perhaps it was also effective on shields, spears, armor, and other things.
Moreover… even the ‘invisible saber insect’ would happily receive the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯!
The invisible saber insect would be classified as a living creature.
So was it possible that the Saber-Nurturing Technique was also effective on people?
Song Shuhang was someone who would not only come up with bold ideas, but also someone who was bold enough to put these ideas into practice.
It’s all just empty talk if you don’t put your ideas into practice.
On the spur of the moment, Song Shuhang got up, stepped on black lotuses, and went to Senior White’s clone.
Then, he carefully placed his hand on the clone.
Senior White’s clone slowly opened his eyes, and looked at him lazily before closing his eyes again.
Now, Song Shuhang said in his mind.
Afterward, he used the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯.
The Saber-Nurturing Technique fell on Senior White’s clone.
Song Shuhang felt a sensation similar to when he used it on the ‘invisible saber insect’.
Senior White’s clone… had really accepted the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯.
However, accepting it did not mean that the Saber-Nurturing Technique would definitely be effective.
Song Shuhang looked at Senior White’s clone with a hint of nervousness mixed with expectation.
Senior White’s clone opened his eyes lazily again.
Was it not effective?
However, there was also the possibility that it simply wasn’t enough.
Moreover, since Senior White’s clone had no adverse reactions, it at least showed that the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯ was harmless to him.
As his thoughts reached this point, Song Shuhang’s hand uncontrollably used the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯ twice more.
After a while, seeing that Senior White’s clone still didn’t show a response… Song Shuhang slipped in the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯ repeatedly.
After using the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯ nearly twelve times, Senior White’s clone finally couldn’t help but open his eyes.
The clone’s eyes stared directly at Song Shuhang unblinkingly, filled with pressure.
Song Shuhang chuckled dryly, and retracted his hands.
“You won.” Senior White’s clone pulled the quilt off of his body and sat up in the air. “Thanks to that inexplicable magical technique of yours, I now feel that I’m filled with energy and unable to sleep. Hell, if you have the spare time to learn strange magical techniques like this, why can’t you learn the ❮Heavenly Master’s Lightning Techniques❯? No matter what, you still have the dual attributes of lightning and fire.”
Facts had proven that the real name of the ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯ was definitely not ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯, especially with it now having proven to be effective even on clones. However, whether it was effective on main bodies still required further experiments. In the end, the existence and structure of a clone were still different from that of a main body.
Senior White’s clone said, “What do you require my help on? Take advantage of this time when I’m still filled with energy and speak quickly.”
Song Shuhang quickly said, “Senior White, I need a ‘Learning God System’ with a built-in ❮Steel Hands Technique❯. I also wish to add the ❮Steel Hands Technique❯’s basic fist technique moves and chants. It would be even better if it had a built-in ‘Chinese Learning Course’.”
Senior White’s clone helplessly said, “Give me the ❮Steel Hands Technique❯.”
Song Shuhang quickly recited the entire ❮Steel Hands Technique❯ technique.
Senior White asked, “That’s it? Is there anything else?”
Song Shuhang thought for a while, and then replied, “Is it possible to also add the Lightning Palm?”
The modified version, which Senior White had made, was something that could be used at the First Stage Realm!
In addition, it was very strong for its level.
Senior White asked, “Alright, I’ll also add the Lightning Palm. I’ll set it so that it will require points to purchase, and I’ll set the image of the teacher to look like you. What about the punishment?”
Just as there were rewards in the Learning God System, there were also punishments.
Song Shuhang said, “Let’s make it lightning strikes. I feel that lightning strikes are pretty good, and they can even improve people’s pain tolerance.”
Being able to better tolerate pain was also part of cultivation. It was something that could be classified as an improvement in a cultivator’s willpower and, consequently, their combat power.
Wasn’t there a saying that went like “before learning to beat other people, we must first learn to take beatings”?
Senior White’s clone asked, “What should the icon for this Learning God System be?”
“A spear, it would be better if it were overbearing,” Song Shuhang said—he had already suffered greatly from having the 3D Calabash Brothers pattern for his Learning God System. With that in mind, he wanted to have the icon for Scarlet Pupil be something in line with his desires.
Since the young boy liked spears and dreamt of becoming a combat mage, he should find it very much to his liking if the icon were a ‘spear’, right?
Senior White’s clone said, “Okay, done.”
He handed him a rune with the ‘Learning God System’ attached to it.
“Thank you, Senior White.” Song Shuhang took the rune. “Cough, cough!”
A Learning God System rune that had a ‘Gatling Gun’ pattern flashed brightly.
Strictly speaking, there really wasn’t anything wrong with it. It was, after all, a ‘spear’, and it was very overbearing.
“Are you not satisfied?” Senior White raised his eyebrows.
“How can that be? I’m very satisfied, 32 likes.” Song Shuhang raised his thumb in praise.
“Don’t bother me anymore… Also, after looking at me for so long, did you realize what I was missing?” Senior White’s clone murmured. “I’m missing a pillow!”
Song Shuhang responded, “But Senior White, aren’t you floating in the air?”
“Exactly, I lack a pillow that can float,” Senior White’s clone said. He picked up the sheet, covered himself, and yawned. “You should get back to your seclusion. Don’t bother me if there’s nothing important.”
Making the ‘Learning God System’ had just consumed the extra energy he had gotten just now. With that, his sleepiness surged, with him soon heading towards getting a good night’s sleep.
Song Shuhang held the ‘Learning God System’ rune, and returned to the place where he was closing up.
Scarlet Heaven Sword lay flatly on his knees again.
Fairy Creation, who was behind him, also readjusted her position, making sure that the two of them maintained the correct posture while having their backs against one another.
“Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword, I will have to trouble you to escort my primordial soul again tomorrow,” Song Shuhang said. He then gave it another round of the ‘Saber-Nurturing Technique’.
“Sure,” Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword said.
Outside, the sky had gone completely dark.
It was the end of the day.
The next day.
Song Shuhang first gave Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword a ❮Saber-Nurturing Technique❯, and summoned it to get up.
Then, his primordial soul gently leaped out of his clone’s body.
After a night of meditation and practice, Song Shuhang felt that he had gained a lot.
With the fragments of insights and inspirations that were constantly shared by his main body and steel manifestation, Song Shuhang could feel that the Golden Core Compositions of his first small golden core and core reactor were already on the brink of completion.
Tonight at the latest, he should be able to smoothly add the finishing touches to the two small golden cores.
Seclusions were indeed one of the most effective ways to improve one’s strength.
Scarlet Heaven Sword’s sword spirit went to protect Song Shuhang’s primordial soul before they flickered away toward Scarlet Pupil’s location.
They were back at the castle and the lawn they had been in the day prior.
Scarlet Pupil’s spear was stuck in the ground, and he was currently practicing the ❮Steel Hands Technique❯’s basic fist technique.
It felt like… he had improved from yesterday.
Perhaps, compared with the spear, he had a bit more talent in fist techniques.
Soon, Song Shuhang’s primordial soul arrived and appeared before him.
“Mister, you’re here,” Scarlet Pupil said joyfully after seeing Song Shuhang.
The uncle didn’t lie to him; he really did come again.
 Gun and spear share the same character 枪 in Chinese.