When he sat up, he discovered that his explosive muscles had deflated quite a bit. His muscles had shrunk by a whole notch and become more solid, with his constitution also getting a little stronger in the process.
Did my muscles shrink after I managed to write down from memory the ❮Self-Cultivating Prose Poetry of the Sage❯, speeding up the assimilation of the remaining medicinal strength of the demodragon medicine? Song Shuhang thought to himself.
"Oh, you woke up?" Su Clan's Sixteen turned her head around, and replied, "You slept for one hour in total."
"What? This long?" Song Shuhang laughed, somewhat embarrassed, and then asked, "I see. Anyway, where did Senior White and Senior Lychee go?"
"Fairy Lychee went to stroll through the White Cloud City. It seems she wanted to buy some clothes. As for Senior White..." The corner of Su Clan's Sixteen's mouth rose as she said, "He download a mobile app forty minutes ago, and happily went out to have some fun."
"He happily went out to have some fun? What kind of app did Senior White download?" Song Shuhang's instinct was telling him that there was definitely something wrong with this app!
"It was something akin to a 'rental flying sword' app. After downloading it, one can walk out and call for a flying sword to take a ride on it. In addition, you can register an account and apply as a driver, carrying around people in exchange for spirit stones. According to what is said, it's a feature that the White Cloud City successfully test a long time ago," Su Clan's Sixteen replied.
Song Shuhang said, "A rental flying sword app... the White Cloud Academy surely knows how to keep pace with the times."
Given Senior White's disposition, he was surely going to apply as a flying sword driver after downloading the app and carry people around.
Hopefully, nothing bad will happen... Given his past experiences, Song Shuhang knew that Venerable White's speed might go out of control if he was having too much fun. Hopefully, he wouldn't start racing in the middle of the White Cloud City while bringing the clients around.
After getting out of bed, Song Shuhang looked at Su Clan's Sixteen and asked, "Sixteen, why are you wearing glasses?"
As far as he knew, Su Clan's Sixteen wasn't nearsighted. Still, Sixteen looked very cute as she was reading that book while wearing those big black-framed glasses.
Su Clan's Sixteen lifted the thick book in her hands, and said, "This is the 'Black Technology' of the White Cloud City. As long as you wear these glasses, it's possible to browse through all the shops listed in this book while sitting at home."
The thick book in her hands was a big list of all the shops in the White Cloud City. There weren't any writing or pictures on the book, just magical formations.
Through that pair of glasses that Su Clan's Sixteen was wearing, it was possible to activate these magical formations, allowing the user to 'see' things as though they were personally on the scene and appraise the merchandise of the shops listed in the book.
This was absolutely some kind of Black Technology!
After coming to the White Cloud City, the idea that Song Shuhang had of the world of cultivators and other places where cultivators lived had been completely smashed to pieces and reformed.
One could only say that this place was worthy of being one of the big cities of the scholarly faction. The people here had perfectly fused cultivation and technology, blending it in their everyday life.
"Is your body okay? You suddenly fell asleep earlier. Senior White gave you a general check-up, and said that your body didn't suffer any harm, but your consciousness apparently resonated with the statues of the thirteen Tribulation Transcenders. Senior White guessed that you might have had a fortuitous encounter, and decided not to wake you," Su Clan's Sixteen said as she took the glasses off, placing that thick book down.
"My body is in very good condition at this moment. There is nothing wrong with it," Song Shuhang said. No wonder Senior White didn't wake him up when his consciousness was dragged to that infinite make-up test space. He noticed that it was something related to the statues of the thirteen Tribulation Transcenders and mistakenly thought that it was something good!
"Anyway, it couldn't really be regarded as a 'fortuitous encounter'. I was dragged into a test that scholarly disciples had to take, and that was it." Song Shuhang ridiculed it.
Then, he told Su Clan's Sixteen about everything that had happened in that infinite make-up test space. As for the things related to Senior White Two, he was unable to reveal them to others. He would be unable to speak whenever he mentioned anything that had something to do with him.
Therefore, he had no choice but to skip that part.
After hearing his words, Su Clan's Sixteen smiled, and said, "Infinite make-up test space? It sounds like an interesting place. In addition, the fact that you obtained the ❮Self-Cultivating Prose Poetry of the Sage❯ can be regarded as a fortuitous encounter itself."
Song Shuhang clenched his teeth, and said, "I would rather not have a similar fortuitous encounter!"
In addition, the ❮Self-Cultivating Prose Poetry of the Sage❯ wasn't some special secret technique. It was no different from an average technique such as the 'Flaming Saber Technique'; every scholarly disciple had learned that technique.
Additionally, to obtain something as ordinary as the ❮Self-Cultivating Prose Poetry of the Sage❯, he had to take that make-up test five or six times in a row... if not for Senior White Two getting him out of there, he had no idea how many times he would have to retake that test before getting out!
Perhaps he would have had to take it thousands upon thousands of times!
The price he had paid was simply too high compared to the actual value of the technique.
Su Clan's Sixteen laughed. Then, she stood up and moved the glasses and the thick book to one side. "Shuhang, there is still some time left before noon and the shooting of the movie. Do you want to accompany me for a stroll outside?"
When she was browsing through the shops listed in the thick book, she found several things she liked. Therefore, she wanted to buy them all.
"Sure!" Song Shuhang replied.
After a short moment...
Song Shuhang and Su Clan's Sixteen left the hostel they were staying in.
When they got out of the main gate, they saw that there were many cultivators gathered next to the hostel. They had their heads raised, and were looking at the sky.
Wait, they are looking at the sky...? This isn't a good sign! Song Shuhang had a bad feeling. In the next moment, both he and Su Clan's Sixteen likewise raised their heads and looked at the sky.
Immediately after, the duo saw a flying sword streaking across the sky at high speed. The person controlling the flying sword was a celestial being with long hair that draped over his shoulders; his elegance was out of this world. At this time, he was making a hand seal with both hands, seemingly in the middle of using a flying technique. Soon after, the sword light transformed into a lifelike flood dragon, both fast and agile.
The other people riding on the flying sword were a pair of male and female scholars, respectively of the Third Stage and Second Stage Realm. The senior brother had a square-shaped face, and the junior sister a cute steam bun-like face.
At this time, their square and steamed bun-shaped faces were pale, their lips blue, and both legs somewhat trembling.
The reason for these symptoms was the terrific speed of the flood dragon-shaped sword light.
There were many cultivators in the airspace of the White Cloud City riding their swords, sabers, and other flight-type treasures... and every one of them had been forced to respect the speed limit of 100 km/h so as to avoid crashing into each other.
But, the speed of this flood dragon-shaped sword light had surpassed the speed of sound by several times already. It was so fast that it looked as though it was teleporting from place to place while making whizzing noises. It was taking advantage of each gap it could find to continually overtake the cultivators ahead that were flying in the same direction... the speed stat of the flying sword had been surely maxed.
The speed was so quick that the two passengers felt that their heart was about to stop.
In the blink of an eye, the flood dragon-shaped sword light had disappeared toward a distant place.
"..." Song Shuhang.
"..." Su Clan's Sixteen.
"That person just now was Senior White, right?" Song Shuhang asked.
Su Clan's Sixteen nodded... that was indeed Senior White.
Song Shuhang facepalmed, and said, "As expected... I knew that something bad was going to happen."
There was no way an old driver like Senior White was going to decrease his speed while working for hire inside the city.
At this time, Song Shuhang could only silently pray that Senior White wouldn't get into an accident due to the excessive speed of his flying sword and turn the nearby fellow daoists into meat skewers.
Song Shuhang sighed, and said, "Let's go. Let's stroll around the streets."
Su Clan's Sixteen gently smiled.
But, right at this time, that sword light in the sky whizzed back... in the next moment, Venerable White landed beside Song Shuhang.
"Oh, Shuhang. You are finally awake." Senior White stretched out his hand and waved at Song Shuhang.
"I just woke up. Senior White, you were exceeding the speed limit earlier! Don't you remember what that person at the entrance said when we were about to enter the city? The flying speed limit inside the White Cloud City is 100 km/h so as to avoid people crashing into each other," Song Shuhang said.
"Shuhang, I already knew that you were going to complain about this matter." Venerable White brightly smiled, and said, "You don't need to worry about it anymore. I especially inquired about it and discovered that the punishment for exceeding the speed limit once was a spirit stone of the Third Stage rank. Therefore, I took out a lump of spirit stones, and now I'm settled for the next thousand or so infractions. See, you don't need to worry about me anymore!"
"..." Song Shuhang.
This was a big mistake on the part of the White Cloud Academy! The punishment of one infraction turned out to be only a spirit stone of the Third Stage rank. Therefore, Venerable White could casually take out a spirit stone of the Sixth Stage or above to settle the matter. A spirit stone of the Sixth Stage was enough to make up for around a thousand infractions. As such, he could have all the fun he wanted!
"Anyway, I don't have time to chat now. I need to pick up my clients." After he had said this much, Venerable White jumped upward and landed next to five scholars.
"Was it you guys that called for a flying sword with the 'Whizzing Flying Sword App'? I'll take care of all of you alone!" Venerable White said heroically.
The faces of the five young scholars immediately turned pale.
In the next moment, they bowed to Venerable White, preparing to politely reject his offer. Scholars were really fussy about etiquette. No matter how scared they were at this time, they couldn't lack manners in front of this senior.
But, before they could even open their mouths and speak, Venerable White flicked the sleeve of his robe and pulled the five young scholars on the sword light.
In the next moment, he made a hand seal, and the sword light transformed into a huge roc, shooting up in the sky.
The sword light was extremely fast as it whizzed high up in the sky. One single sword light to terrorize the whole city!
Then, just like before, the sword light found every gap it could, and overtook the flying swords of the cultivators ahead. It was so fast that it looked as though it was teleporting.
After teleporting for several times, it had already disappeared from the field of vision of the onlookers.
Only the screams of the five young scholars were left...
The five young scholars screamed without stopping. They weren't cultivators for nothing. They had strong lungs, and could scream for a long time without their voices going down.
"..." Su Clan's Sixteen.
Song Shuhang faintly sighed, and said, "I wonder how many cultivators in the White Cloud City will start suffering from acrophobia in a few days from now on?"
Who knew, perhaps that flying sword with railing attached to it he was planning to create would be in very high demand here in the White Cloud City in the future?
Should he seize this opportunity and invest money in this business in the White Cloud City, opening a shop to install railing on flying swords?
Something like a removable flying sword railing guard wasn't bad, either. The clients could order the railing according to the size of their flying swords. Well then, perhaps such a business would really flourish in this place?