"If it's about to succeed, it means that it hasn't succeeded yet. Aren't you afraid that the cultivators of the scholarly faction will counterattack after getting pushed into a hopeless situation? Who knows, perhaps they will kill all the troops you've dispatched?" Senior White Two said with a smile.
":sneer: They want to counterattack with that level of strength? Comparing those weak scholars to the Netherworld Realm is like comparing a firefly to the sun. In front of the army of demons of the Netherworld Realm, the scholars are like little mantises trying to block a chariot—they can only get crushed to death! If not for the fact that I need them for my plan, I would have wiped them off the face of the Earth a thousand years ago," the ball of liquid metal said.
"Hehe." Senior White Two sneered.
The ball of liquid metal stiffened. Then, it revealed a mouth, and clenched its teeth, adding, "If not for you ruining my plans from the inside, I would have already destroyed the scholars and completed my plan."
"Hehe." Senior White Two continued to laugh.
"However, you can't stop me this time." The ball of liquid metal hovered midair, overlooking the ground below. "This time, I won't give you the opportunity to make your move and ruin my plans. Starting from now, I'll keep staring at you, preventing you from doing anything!"
"Alright, you can keep staring at me if you want." Senior White Two yawned, and said, "I'll keep sleeping. Thank you for standing guard and watching over me."
"..." The ball of liquid metal clenched its teeth, and said, "Just wait, there is bound to be a day when I'll kick you out of the Netherworld Realm!"
"I'll definitely thank you from the bottom of my heart whenever that happens! I had already thought of leaving the Netherworld Realm. After all, I've stayed here for so many years already, and I'm quite sick of it!" After saying this much, Senior White Two didn't speak further.
However, he spread out his consciousness and took advantage of the fact he was the 'will of the Netherworld to overlook the whole Netherworld Realm.
"Hmph." The ball of liquid metal snorted, and likewise took advantage of the fact that it was the other 'will' of the Netherworld to spread out its own consciousness, tampering with Senior White Two's senses.
As long as Senior White Two wanted to do something, it would do everything in its power to prevent it!
Song Shuhang's consciousness finally returned to the real world.
When he opened his eyes, he discovered that he was lying on a huge and luxurious bed. In addition, there were some seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group that had gathered around him and were silently looking at him.
He wasn't sure if it was just his misconception, but he felt that the seniors of the group were looking at him with gazes full of 'pity' and 'compassion', and they had that 'I knew it' expression on their faces.
Even the corners of Su Clan's Sixteen and Yu Jiaojiao's mouths were twitching as they were looking at him.
There was definitely something wrong with this atmosphere.
"Seniors, what happened?" Song Shuhang asked cautiously.
True Monarch Yellow Mountain gently patted Song Shuhang's shoulder.
Then, he said via secret sound transmission, "Little friend Shuhang... sigh, if you have some free time, you should definitely take a look at the fairy maidens of the Nine Provinces Number One Group. Amongst the ones that are about your age, there are the cute and arrogant Su Clan's Sixteen and the lovely Miss Soft Feather from the Spirit Butterfly Island. Actually, that small monster of yours isn't half bad, either. But if you prefer mature women, there are Fairy Dongfang Six, Fairy Dongfang Snow, Fairy Firefly, and so on. You should think more about them, and find the time to take a look at their pictures."
Song Shuhang was dumbfounded... what was the meaning behind these words?
"True Monarch Yellow Mountain, what happened?" Song Shuhang asked. For some reason, he felt that True Monarch Yellow Mountain's words sounded somewhat familiar...
True Monarch Yellow Mountain continued via secret sound transmission, "Actually, just as the various fellow daoists were discussing how to help the White Cloud Academy during the battle against the demons of the Netherworld Realm, you suddenly started to call out 'Senior White, Senior White, Senior White', calling Senior White's name over and over again. We were all rather embarrassed, and pretended not to hear anything."
"..." Song Shuhang said, "It's a misunderstanding! Senior Yellow Mountain, it's all a misunderstanding!"
"Don't worry, we understand. Everyone here has been through it already, so you don't have to worry about losing face." True Monarch Yellow Mountain showed his understanding.
All the seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group shot comforting glances at Song Shuhang.
At this time, Song Shuhang felt like banging his head against the luxurious bed.
"It's really a misunderstanding! Seniors, just now, I was dragged to that space related to the thirteen statues of the Tribulation Transcenders. There, I met 'beep, beep beep', and that's why I was calling out the name 'Senior White' over and over again," Song Shuhang continued in a hurry. "Right, now is not the time to discuss this matter. I just obtained some very important and critical information!"
"What kind of information?" True Monarch Yellow Mountain asked after seeing Song Shuhang's worried expression.
"The demons of the Netherworld Realm have already bypassed the defenses of the White Cloud Academy, quietly slipping inside the academy. They might attack at any time!" Song Shuhang said in a hurry.
"They slipped in the White Cloud Academy, and the scholars didn't even notice?" True Monarch Yellow Mountain furrowed his brows.
Theoretically speaking, it should be impossible. The scholars had been preparing for thousands of years for this raid from the demons of the Netherworld Realm. If they were told that the demons of the Netherworld Realm had forcefully broken through the defenses of the White Cloud Academy, none of the people present would find it strange... but directly bypassing the defenses and slipping into the academy was something that even True Monarch Yellow Mountain found hard to believe.
However, this piece of information Song Shuhang provided was related to the statues of the thirteen Tribulation Transcenders disciples of the Sage. As such, they had no choice but to believe what he had said.
"The source of the information is reliable. Senior Yellow Mountain, Senior White, what should we do now?" Song Shuhang asked.
"Let me have a try and see if the demons of the Netherworld Realm have really slipped into the White Cloud Academy." Right at this time, Venerable White stood up and looked all over the sky, saying, "Fellow Daoist Yellow Mountain, immediately notify Fellow Daoist Eternal Fire and tell him to get the scholars ready for the battle."
True Monarch Yellow Mountain asked, "Senior White, did you discover something?"
"I didn't see anything... but I had a strange feeling a few minutes ago. Perhaps it's just like little friend Shuhang said, and the demons of the Netherworld Realm have really bypassed the defenses of the academy. You guys prepare for battle, I'll feel out the surrounding area!" Venerable White replied.
True Monarch Yellow Mountain immediately contacted True Monarch Eternal Fire and told him to prepare for the battle... actually, the scholars were constantly on alert, and were ready to throw themselves in the battle at the slightest sign of trouble.
However, the scholarly disciples had prepared themselves for an attack coming from outside of the defensive barrier of the White Cloud Academy.
If the demons of the Netherworld Realm had already gotten past the defenses of the White Cloud Academy and were to attack them from the inside, the scholars would be caught off-guard.
Just as True Monarch Yellow Mountain was notifying True Monarch Eternal Fire, Venerable White took a quick look at the sky... however, he was likewise unable to discover the traces of the demons of the Netherworld.
Song Shuhang got out of bed, and asked, "Senior White, how do you plan to feel out the surrounding area?"
"If our eyes and senses are unable to find the demons of the Netherworld Realm... we can only rely on intuition!" Venerable White said, full of confidence.
"Intuition?" Song Shuhang blinked his eyes.
But how would that work?
"Yes, we have to rely on intuition!" Venerable White said.
Soon after, Senior White waved both his hands, and eight disposable flying swords appeared between his fingers.
Earlier, when Venerable White was manufacturing disposable flying swords for the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group, he manufactured more than needed, and these eight wooden swords were part of the extra batch of flying swords.
"Ah!" Venerable White gently shouted and raised both his hands, hurling the eight disposable flying swords toward the sky, allowing them to spread in all directions!
Afterward, Venerable White waved his hands again, and another eight disposable flying swords had appeared between his ten fingers. Next, Venerable White shouted again, and launched the eight disposable flying swords toward the sky.
He continued to do it over and over again for a total of ten times.
Within twenty seconds, Senior White had launched eighty disposable flying swords into the sky!
The flying swords had arranged themselves all over the sky of the White Cloud Academy.
Song Shuhang was now clear about Venerable White's plan. The so-called intuition just consisted in making wild guesses and throwing a large number of flying swords in the sky in the hope that the demons of the Netherworld Realm would bump into them and reveal their position!
If anyone else was using this method, there was a 99.9999% chance that they would fail to force the demons hiding in the White Cloud Academy to come out.
After all, the sky above the White Cloud Academy occupied a very a broad area, and even if eighty flying swords had spread all over it, they were like drops of water in the sea.
But if the person using this method was Senior White... there was a chance that he might be able to locate the position of the enemy.
"There!" Senior White suddenly laughed.
In the sky, after a certain disposable flying sword flew out, it stabbed something midair. There was still some distance between the defensive formation of the White Cloud Academy and the disposable flying sword. However, the flying sword had suddenly stopped, just as though it had pierced an invisible object!
"Explode!" Venerable White made a hand seal.
The wooden sword suddenly exploded.
"Boom~" Venerable-rank sword qi swept over, causing an explosion.
That invisible object was also revealed after the sword qi exploded.
It was a gigantic chrysalis covered with scales, quietly hovering midair. Its whole body gave off a wicked feeling native to the Netherworld Realm.
However, not the slightest bit of aura was emanating from its body.
At this time, there was a charred spot around its abdominal area. The explosion of Venerable White's disposable flying sword had left an injury on its body.
However, the injury wasn't big. For this huge chrysalis, that charred black spot could be regarded as a superficial wound at most.
"Bingo," Venerable White said in a low voice.
Judging from the powerful defensive abilities of this huge black chrysalis, it was pretty clear that it was a very powerful entity. That was the defense of a creature at the peak of the Seventh Stage rank or perhaps even Eighth Stage rank.
Amidst the invading army of the Netherworld Realm, the only creature that matched this description was that demonic hive of the Eighth Stage Realm.
In the sky, that demonic hive of the Eighth Stage was dumbfounded.
F*ck... they actually discovered me?