While they were having a one versus one fight in the arena, this guy had actually cheated and used a 'talisman' at the critical moment!
"What? Shameless?" Song Shuhang stared at the demonic hamster in disbelief.
Did this hamster think that they were having a friendly spar between cultivators? This was a battle to the death between a demon of the Netherworld and a human cultivator! The objective was to kill the opposite party, and as long as they succeeded, everything was allowed!
"Yes, I have never seen someone as shameless as you!" The demonic hamster was fuming.
"Actually, if we are talking about being shameless... you are the one who is being shameless!" Song Shuhang said to the demonic hamster while lying inside the transparent barrier. There wasn't much he could while inside the barrier. As such, he decided to verbally attack the demonic hamster.
"What? I'm the one who is shameless?" The demonic hamster brandished its toothpick-sized sword, and said, "How exactly am I shameless? You'd better give me an explanation real quick because I'll tear you to pieces otherwise!"
Song Shuhang lay down on the ground of the arena and pointed at himself. "What's the current level of my strength?"
"You've just advanced to the Third Stage," the demonic hamster replied.
Song Shuhang gritted his teeth, and said, "Very well. Now, why don't you tell me what's the current level of your strength?!"
The demonic hamster said smugly, "I'm currently at the peak of the Fourth Stage Realm, and I'm only one step away from advancing to the Fifth Stage. Even if my body is small, my strength is much higher than yours!"
"Don't you realize how shameless you are?" Song Shuhang said. "I'm someone that just advanced to the Third Stage Realm, while you are already at the peak of the Fourth Stage and only one step away from advancing to the Fifth Stage Realm! Aren't you embarrassed for setting up this arena and forcibly pulling me here, forcing me to fight a one versus one battle against you?"
"Are you retarded or something?" It was now the turn of the demonic hamster to look at Song Shuhang in disbelief. "I reached my current level because I practiced diligently, and the battle between the two of us was fair and square. What's shameless about it?"
"..." Song Shuhang.
You are retarded, your whole family is retarded!
He was completely unable to communicate with this hamster!
Whatever... why was he arguing with this demonic hamster in the first place, wasting his time?
Song Shuhang kept lying down on the ground of the arena and looked all around. After the 'Battle Arena Dimension' was set up, he couldn't see outside anymore, and he had no idea how to get out of it. After all, it was something created through the power of space.
He could only hope that the seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group would find a way to help him get out of this situation...
In addition, this demonic hamster wasn't really someone he could deal with.
Fighting against it was extremely tiring...
And chatting with it was even more tiring than fighting.
Such being the case, how should he deal with the situation while he was waiting for the seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group to arrive and save him?
Perhaps it was better to wait for the transparent barrier to disappear and glue those ten talismans onto the face of the hamster at that time.
Although the body of the hamster was small, it wasn't a problem to target it with those ten talismans.
The demonic hamster brandished its toothpick-sized sword, and shouted angrily, "Come out, let's have a fair match! Next, I'll let you experience the real strength of my 'Otherworldly Flying Demon' sword technique."
"If you have the ability, break this defensive barrier of mine! Didn't you say that you were only one step away from advancing to the Fifth Stage Realm? Don't tell me that you can't even break this defensive barrier of the Fifth Stage rank?" Song Shuhang turned over his body and gently smiled.
"Are you looking down on me?" The demonic hamster raised its toothpick-sized sword and slashed toward Song Shuhang's barrier.
But after tens of slashes, the demonic hamster could only take back its toothpick-seized sword, its face as though it had a toothache. From where had that transparent barrier come from? It didn't budge an inch under its attacks!
Just as the demonic hamster took back its sword, the transparent barrier protecting Song Shuhang vanished.
Was it possible that the time of the barrier was finally up?
The demonic hamster laughed loudly, and said, "Ahahaha! Boy, now that you have lost the protection of your barrier, die!"
But before it could even make its move... five evil-warding talismans and five sword talismans flew toward its face. This turn of event was simply too sudden, and the hamster was unable to dodge.
In front, the corner of Song Shuhang's mouth rose.
The time of the defensive barrier wasn't up... and it was Song Shuhang who had withdrawn the barrier.
Ten talismans exploded on the body of the demonic hamster. Its small body was engulfed by the continuous explosions of spiritual energy.
These evil-warding and sword talismans were talismans of the Fourth Stage rank that Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman had manufactured with great care.
The evil-warding talismans had the power to disperse evil energy, and had the capacity to restrain the demons of the Netherworld.
As for the sword talismans, they had an attack power comparable to 70% of the power of Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman's own attack. Getting hit by five streaks of sword qi at the same time would be enough to inflict severe injuries upon the body of the demonic hamster!
The purifying effect of the evil-warding talismans and the sword light of the sword talismans completely suppressed the demonic hamster.
Just as Song Shuhang had expected, the talismans had managed to throw the demonic hamster to the ground.
"Now is the time." Song Shuhang seized the opportunity to rush forward, and used the ❮Demon Subduing Buddhist Fist Technique❯ he had prepared in advance, ruthlessly pounding the small body of the hamster. The body of the hamster was even smaller than Song Shuhang's fist, which was imbued with the evil-warding power of the Jingang Temple!
The demonic hamster was unable to resist, and could only take the fist head on, getting pounded to the ground once more.
"Aaaaah~" the demonic hamster cried out in pain.
Still, Song Shuhang felt that there was something wrong after he hit the hamster with his fist.
He felt as though his fist had bumped into an extremely hard piece of metal. Even if his hands were strengthened by a technique used for blacksmithing like the ❮Steel Hands Technique❯, his fist still ached a bit.
It turned out that not even a direct hit from the ❮Demon Subduing Buddhist Fist Technique❯ was able to injure the small hamster...
Was this guy really just at the peak of the Fourth Stage? Or was he a demon of the Fifth Stage or even higher realm in disguise?
After discovering that his fist didn't do much, Song Shuhang quickly retreated and returned inside the transparent barrier.
The transparent barrier didn't truly disappear after it was withdrawn.
The barrier would lose its effectiveness only after all the energy inside the talisman was depleted. As such, within a short period of time, it was possible to erect the barrier again after it was withdrawn. However, even while it was temporarily withdrawn, the barrier would still keep consuming energy as though it was active.
Nevertheless, the energy of the transparent barrier was going to last for a long time. As such, Song Shuhang returned in the barrier, and lay down again.
After getting pounded to the ground, it took the demonic hamster a while before crawling up from the ground of the arena.
"It was really painful! Even more painful than what I had imagined!" the demonic hamster muttered as it rubbed its body. Then, it turned its head around, and discovered that Song Shuhang was once again hiding behind the barrier; its lungs almost exploded from anger.
The demonic hamster clenched its teeth, and said, "Are you a turtle or something?"
"Hehe." The corner of Song Shuhang's mouth curled up, his face expressionless.
The demonic hamster faintly sighed.
Forget it... after all, it had already completed its duty. The demonic hamster stretched out its claw and gently waved it. "It's this, isn't it?"
Song Shuhang's pupils immediately contracted. There was a vial of medicine in the hand of that demonic hamster...
It was the demodragon medicine.
"This thing should be the demodragon medicine, right? I can smell the scent of demodragon coming from it," the demonic hamster said in a soft voice.
After seeing the scene before his eyes, Song Shuhang immediately thought of something.
"I understand now. You are the demon that Senior White Two sent over to get a hold of the demodragon medicine, right?" Song Shuhang said while laying down inside the barrier. While in this special space, he could say Senior White Two's name aloud without getting censored.
"Senior White Rabbit? I'm not sure what you are talking about, but getting one vial of demodragon medicine from you was one of my duties." The demonic hamster clenched its teeth, and said, "Another one of my duties was to test your strength. Assessing your strength, cultivation techniques, martial skills, and magical techniques was all part of my duty."
Just what kind of strange duty was the demonic hamster carrying out?
"Oh..." Song Shuhang nodded his head. Still, the demodragon medicine was inside his size-reducing purse. As such, how did the demonic hamster take it out?
"Although I don't know what the point of my duty was... I know that is it now complete." The demonic hamster lifted its white robe, and put its toothpick-sized sword back in the sheath. "I'll take advantage of the fact that the scholars have yet to get serious to leave this place. If I delay any further, I might be unable to leave. In that case, we will meet again in the future, Song Shuhang... you bastard!"
After saying this much, the demonic hamster took out and activated another rune. The rune opened something akin to a space gate within the 'Battle Arena Dimension'. In the next moment, the demonic hamster drilled into the space gate while holding onto the demodragon medicine, disappearing without a trace.
It had left just like that.
"If Senior White Two wanted the demodragon medicine, couldn't he have just told the hamster to directly look for me? Was there really a need to go through all this trouble?" Song Shuhang was confused.
Wait a moment!
There is something wrong with this situation!
"Waaaait! Can you get me out of this place first?" Song Shuhang shouted while lying down inside the transparent barrier.
The demonic hamster had used some high-level space-related method to leave the 'Battle Arena Dimension'... however, Song Shuhang was still stuck in this dimension! He couldn't use the power of space, and thus had no way of leaving this place!
"Hey! Senior White Two, can you hear me? Quickly get me out of this place!" Song Shuhang shouted.
Just as she was shouting, a flying sword suddenly pierced through the 'Battle Arena Dimension'.
"Little friend Shuhang... what is the meaning of 'Senior White Rabbit'? Why are you adding 'rabbit' after my name?" Venerable White's voice was transmitted from the flying sword.
It was Venerable White's Meteor Sword.
At this time, in the level of the demons of the Fourth Stage.
The 'Battle Arena Dimension' wasn't transparent anymore, and was currently covered by a layer of strange light. The people outside couldn't see what was going on inside, and the people inside couldn't see what was happening outside.
After Venerable White rushed over, he used his space-related innate skill to slash toward the 'Battle Arena Dimension' with his sword.
In the next moment, he heard Song Shuhang calling out...