Amongst the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group that had reached the Golden Core Realm, there wasn't a single one that had a Golden Core with less than seven dragon patterns. Every single one of them was truly outstanding.
As such, it was better if the fellow daoists of the group prepared in advance and came up with a way to make the best use of their abilities during the battle.
"What True Monarch Yellow Mountain said makes sense," Fellow Daoist When the Bright Moon Appears said with a nod.
Right at this time, Fairy Lychee raised her hand, and said, "There is another matter I need to remind you about. While helping the White Cloud Academy this time around, we can gather the corpses of the demons of the Netherworld and deliver them to the scholarly disciples in exchange for the seeds of the Virtuous Golden Lotus!"
Northern River's Loose Cultivator asked, "The seeds of the Virtuous Golden Lotus? Are you talking about those lotus seeds that can increase one's lifespan if eaten, and give a 'skill' out of nowhere to the person that eats it?"
With a nod, Fairy Lychee said, "Yes, I'm talking about those lotus seeds."
Afterward, she informed the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group about the exchange ratio of lotus seeds and corpses of demons that True Monarch Eternal Fire told them about earlier.
"It seems that the White Cloud Academy decided to spare no effort this time around. With this program that allows us to exchange the corpses of demons for lotus seeds, we have even more reasons to stay behind and help them in this fight," True Monarch Fallout said with a smile.
The fact that the seeds of the Virtuous Golden Lotus could grant a special 'skill' wasn't such a big enticement for the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group. After all, the chance to obtain a good skill was rather low.
However, no cultivator was willing to miss on that chance to increase their lifespan by fifty years. Therefore, they wanted to get their hands on at least one lotus seeds.
Cultivators like True Monarch Ancient Lake Temple and Great Master Profound Principle, who had a group of people under their command, were even more interested.
In particular, there were many seniors in Great Master Profound Principle's Faraway Wandering Temple that didn't have much time left to live and were in deep meditation in the hope of breaking through. Although the seed of the Virtuous Golden Lotus could increase their lifespan by only fifty years... perhaps they would be able to break through precisely within that period.
A period of fifty years couldn't be considered long nor short. It was roughly the same as two-thirds of the lifespan of a normal person.
After hearing this much, Song Shuhang thought about the Sinful Black Lotus in the Netherworld Realm.
He had been looking for an opportunity to tell the seniors about the demons of the Netherworld and the Sinful Black Lotus he had seen in the dream. Given the current topic of conversation, it was the right time to bring up the matter related to the Sinful Black Lotus.
Thereupon, Song Shuhang stood up and prepared to tell the seniors about the things he had seen in his dream.
But as soon as he got up, he got the impression that his 'consciousness' was being pulled away from his body.
No, it wasn't just an impression! It was a sign that his consciousness was getting dragged to that infinite make-up test dimension!
Was it possible that he was getting dragged to that infinite make-up test dimension to face a new challenge?
Or perhaps Senior White Two was now awake and bored, and thus decided to pull him over there?
If it was the former, it wouldn't be a problem as long as he could pass the test.
If it was the latter... he had to get prepared immediately.
The last time, Senior White Two said that he would let him go only if he could tell him a few jokes. In addition, he said that Shuhang would have to tell him several additional jokes the next time they met.
However, since the moment he left the infinite make-up test dimension up until now, he didn't have the time to increase his knowledge when it came to jokes!
Damn, it was truly over!
"Little friend Shuhang, is there something you want to say?" True Monarch Yellow Mountain asked with a smile. He saw that Song Shuhang had stood up, and seemed about to say something but was hesitating.
"Seniors!" Song Shuhang said anxiously. "I need your help!"
"How can we help you?" Venerable White asked out of curiosity.
"Seniors, please tell me several jokes, quick!" Song Shuhang said.
"..." Venerable White.
"..." True Monarch Yellow Mountain.
"..." Fairy Lychee.
"..." Su Clan's Sixteen.
The other fellow daoists of the group were likewise speechless.
"It's very urgent! I'm not joking!" Song Shuhang said anxiously.
"Actually, I felt that what you said just was now was rather funny," Fairy Lychee said. Afterward, she sweetly smiled to prove that she had indeed found it very funny.
Song Shuhang stretched out his hand, and said, "Seniors, I'm not..."
Before he could speak further, he lost consciousness, with his body falling forward. The nearby True Monarch White Crane unconsciously stretched out its hand and supported him.
But when it was noticed that it was supporting Song Shuhang with its hand, it immediately threw him in Fairy Lychee's direction.
"Hey! Fellow Daoist White Crane, why did you throw Shuhang at me?" Fairy Lychee said as she stretched her hand to catch Song Shuhang.
"Aren't you his mama?" True Monarch White Crane said unconsciously.
"Ahaha, white bird... do you also want to have a taste of the 'flaming wheel'?" The corner of Fairy Lychee's mouth rose, and a sweet smile appeared on her face." It's completely free of charge, and with 3000 revolutions per minute included."
"Please allow me to politely refuse." True Monarch White Crane broke in a cold sweat. He didn't want to end up like idiot Copper Trigram, who was grabbed by Fairy Lychee and swung around, turning into a 'flaming wheel'. It was simply too disgraceful.
Fairy Lychee supported Song Shuhang with her hand and checked his condition, saying, "From the looks of it, little friend Shuhang entered that space related to the statues of the thirteen Tribulation Transcenders disciples of the Sage. Which reward will he obtain this time? Just now, he asked us to tell him some jokes... is it possible that the test is related to jokes?"
After she had said this much, Fairy Lychee stretched out her hand, and handed Song Shuhang to the nearby True Monarch Yellow Mountain.
"?" True Monarch Yellow Mountain was confused.
Why did she hand over little friend Shuhang to him?
"Senior Yellow Mountain, didn't you perform a divination when little friend Shuhang was added to the group by mistake? You said that there was fate between you and him, and you allowed him to stay in the group. Such being the case, isn't it about time that Senior Yellow Mountain takes care of him?" Fairy Lychee said in all seriousness.
True Monarch Yellow Mountain sighed, and turned toward Venerable White. "Senior White, do you have an extra bed lying around? I'll carry little friend Shuhang over there so that he can rest a bit."
"A bed? Oh, here it is," Venerable White said with a nod. Afterward, he took out a huge, luxurious bed out of his spatial equipment and placed it on one side.
It was something Senior White bought from the Internet after learning how to purchase things online from Doudou. Afterward, he simply stored it away in his spatial equipment.
"..." True Monarch Yellow Mountain.
Senior White, this wasn't my meaning!
In the end, True Monarch Yellow Mountain still placed Song Shuhang on the bed.
Then, he turned around and kept discussing with the other fellow daoists how they should fight the incoming demon army of the Netherworld Realm and how they should keep themselves safe during the battle.
Just in this fashion, while the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group were discussing these important matters, Song Shuhang was lying on the big bed and soundly sleeping.
This scene was truly picturesque...
The corner of Su Clan's Sixteen's mouth twitched.
When he opened his eyes, Song Shuhang discovered that he was really in that infinite make-up test dimension.
He quickly turned his head around, and discovered that there wasn't anyone else besides him.
Such being the case, it wasn't the statues of the thirteen Tribulation Transcenders disciples of the Sage that dragged him there! The culprit was, without a doubt, Senior White Two! Just thinking about the fact that he hadn't prepared any joke made his liver twitch in pain.
"Senior White, are you here?" Song Shuhang shouted. Then, he raised his head, and discovered that Senior White Two was floating above him.
At this time, Senior White Two was sitting cross-legged, hovering midair. There was a small table in front of him, and Senior White Two had placed both his elbows on the table, with his overlapping hands supporting his chin. He had a very serious expression on his face.
Song Shuhang forced a smile, and said, "Senior White, is something the matter since you dragged me to this place again?"
"Yes, there is this very important news that I need to tell you. It's related to the demons of the Netherworld Realm. I'm sure you will be very interested in hearing this news," Senior White Two said in a grave tone.
Song Shuhang was at a loss. He felt that there was something wrong with Senior White Two today.
However, if it was something related to the demons of the Netherworld, he would indeed want to know it.
"As for the price to obtain this information... did you prepare some jokes today?" Senior White Two asked indifferently.
Somewhat embarrassed, Song Shuhang said, "Senior White, I was just preparing some jokes earlier, but you pulled me here too quickly. Can you let me out so that I can look for some jokes and come back here to tell them to you?"
"No," Senior White Two said. "If you want to know this information related to the demons of the Netherworld, you will have to tell me immediately a joke that can make me happy. If you delay the matter too much, my mood will worsen, and you won't get the information anymore."
"..." Song Shuhang.
After pondering for a while, Song Shuhang thought of the follow up of the 'horror story' from the last time. "In that case, I'll tell you this short joke... School had started, and there were still a lot of students that hadn't finished their summer assignments. However, I had already finished mine. Ahahahaha... ahaha."
Senior White Two coldly glanced at Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang immediately stopped laughing.
"Another," Senior White Two said indifferently.
Senior White Two looked rather cold today, and it was difficult to strike up a conversation with him.
Song Shuhang forced a smile, and said, "Senior White, can we negotiate a bit? How about switching to horror stories again?"
"No," Senior White Two continued calmly, "horror stories aren't as interesting as jokes. I'll give you three opportunities... if you still fail, the deal for that piece of information is off."
Song Shuhang got anxious... but the more anxious he was getting, the more he was unable to think of a good joke.
Dammit, if I had known earlier, I would have looked for all sorts of jokes right after coming out of this infinite make-up test dimension. I didn't think that Senior White Two would drag me back here so quickly!
"Senior White, can you give me the opportunity to 'phone a friend'?" Song Shuhang asked again.
"No," Senior White Two added, "I don't want others to know that I'm in this place."
Song Shuhang could only furrow his brows and try to think of a funny joke...