Song Shuhang nodded, and used the secret sound transmission method to tell Sixteen and Yu Jiaojiao about everything Senior White Two had told him while he was inside the infinite make-up test dimension. As of late, this scene where he was relaying to others the information he'd obtained in there was getting more and more common.
Su Clan's Sixteen said via secret sound transmission, "So that was how it was... but what can we do? After all, we can't even enter into the world of the golden lotus."
"In that case, should we quietly slip into it?" Yu Jiaojiao suggested.
Su Clan's Sixteen shook her head, and said, "That's beyond our capabilities. The scholarly faction is now full of powerful experts, and all of them should be positioned close to the world of the golden lotus. The three of us aren't strong enough to sneak into that place. Moreover, if we get caught while trying to sneak in, it will be impossible for us to justify our actions regardless of the argument we put forth."
Yu Jiaojiao said, "In that case, why don't we ask the seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group for help? The more we are, the better. In addition, the seniors have lived for a long time, and are rather experienced. Perhaps they will have some good idea."
Song Shuhang replied, "This seems the only way."
"I'll send a message in the group." Thereupon, Su Clan's Sixteen quickly wrote in the Nine Provinces Number One Group about the matter Song Shuhang had just told them.
The message encompassed the Virtuous Golden Lotus of the scholarly faction, the Sinful Black Lotus of the Netherworld Realm, and the fact that a very scary entity was planning to use the connection between the two lotus flowers to jump from the world of the Sinful Black Lotus to the world of the Virtuous Golden Lotus.
After sending this message that included everything Song Shuhang had told them, Su Clan's Sixteen also added, "Seniors, how do you think we should proceed under these circumstances?"
The first one to reply was the always online holy warrior of the group, Northern River's Loose Cultivator. "Ah! This matter seems rather troublesome."
Song Shuhang agreed, and wrote: "In addition, since the source of my information is somewhat special, I'm not sure how I should explain the situation to the people of the scholarly faction or tell them where I've obtained this information related to their Virtuous Golden Lotus. However, if we do nothing, the scholarly faction will be in great danger."
Venerable White: "Hmm, what little friend Shuhang said makes sense."
"Eh? Senior White, you are also online? Didn't you follow the scholars to participate in some kind of event?" Song Shuhang asked out of curiosity.
Venerable White: "Yes, the event is about to start. I was bored earlier, and got online to play a game. Then, I just happened to see your message. The game I was playing just now is very interesting. It's a xuanhuan-type battle game. I took advantage of the break to farm a little and get my hands on three sets of high-quality equipment. Do you want to play this game as well? If you want to play it, I can give you one set of high-quality equipment. I'll send you a screenshot; the equipment is very cool."
After saying this much, Venerable White sent in the group a screenshot of the equipment.
"Eh? Senior White, you are also playing this game? I'm playing it too! Although I don't have much time to get online recently, I'm using a warrior in the game... the last time, I tried to farm for one whole month in the hopes of getting that high-quality warrior equipment, but didn't make it. Therefore, Senior White, you must absolutely keep that set aside for me!" Song Shuhang said happily.
"Sure, no problem. Add me to your friend list after you get online, and I'll send you the equipment through the game system," Venerable White replied.
Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "..."
Celestial Fish Envoy (Yu Jiaojiao): "Shuhang, we are straying from the original topic."
Su Clan's Sixteen: "The sidetracking is strong here."
Just now, they were discussing an important matter that concerned the fate of the scholarly faction, so just how did they end up talking about games?
"Ahaha... Senior White, how do you think we should proceed? If the Virtuous Golden Lotus of the scholarly faction is allowed to grow further, the world of that Sinful Black Lotus located in the Netherworld Realm will form a connection with it. If that happens, that fearsome entity will be able to use the world of the black lotus as a springboard and jump inside the world of the golden lotus, and the consequences will be unimaginable. That fearsome entity is possibly even scarier than Ninth Stage Tribulation Transcenders," Song Shuhang said.
"This time, I'm also powerless!" Venerable White said. "Moreover, it's better to directly summon the fellow daoists that are involved in this matter."
Song Shuhang: "?"
Venerable White continued, "Look here... @True Monarch Eternal Fire, Fellow Daoist Eternal Fire, quickly come out and take a look at the chat logs. If you don't, the world of your Virtuous Golden Lotus will be done for."
Song Shuhang: "!!!"
Fellow Daoist Eternal Fire? It couldn't be the same True Monarch Eternal Fire from the White Cloud Academy, right?
Did Venerable White or True Monarch Yellow Mountain invite this person—who was one of the leaders of the White Cloud Academy—to the Nine Provinces Number One Group?
Venerable White: "Eh? Did my summon fail? Strange, do you guys know by which name is 'True Monarch Eternal Fire' going in the group?"
"Fellow Daoist White, no need to summon me. I've been online all along." Right at this time, an account that went by the name of [Eternal Fire is very tired and wants to retire] got online.
Venerable White: "Fellow Daoist Eternal Fire's name is very peculiar."
In the beginning, everyone's name in the Nine Provinces Number One Group was the same as their daoist name. It was unknown when it happened, but the names of the members of the group started to get more and more eccentric as time passed by.
Did it start after little friend Shuhang's came up with his seven daoist names? Or when Doudou changed his name into [I'm Mr. Yellow Mountain's loyal dog]?
"My mind is tried, and my body too. When I open my eyes, I'm tired, and when I close my eyes, I'm also tired. I really want to go into retirement and do nothing all day. I wish I could run away from the White Cloud Academy, roaming all over the world." [Eternal Fire is very tired and wants to retire] seized the opportunity to write in the group all the thoughts concealed within his heart.
The image of a refined and well-mannered gentleman that True Monarch Eternal Fire had left in Song Shuhang's mind immediately collapsed.
It took a long time to build an awe-inspiring image, but it took just a moment to make it crumble to pieces.
Venerable White: "It's not the time to talk about this stuff! Let's talk about the matter related to the worlds of the black and golden lotuses first. Your White Cloud Academy might be done for this time."
"Ah..." [Eternal Fire is very tired and wants to retire] faintly sighed, and wrote: "@Tyrannical Saber Song One, you are little friend Song Shuhang, right? Is this information about the world of the golden lotus and the world of the black lotus being connected trustworthy?
True Monarch Eternal Fire didn't ask where Song Shuhang obtained this information related to the world of the golden lotus, the biggest of their scholarly faction.
All the member of the Nine Provinces Number One Group had their unique abilities, and the biggest secret of their scholarly faction was apparently not a secret at all in front of Fellow Daoist 'Tyrannical Saber Song One'. As such, True Monarch Eternal Fire didn't probe further into this matter.
Moreover, rather than the secret of the scholarly faction getting exposed, that matter related to the world of the black lotus in the Netherworld Realm was much more important!
Tyrannical Saber Song One: "The source of this information is absolutely reliable. The source of this information is related to that space the statues of the thirteen Tribulation Transcenders of the scholarly faction dragged me into. I've been dragged to that place several times already, and I met Senior 'beep, beep, beep~' there and got this information from him."
"Did that senior teach you a method to salvage the situation?" True Monarch Eternal Fire asked. This time, even if he were to act personally and prevent the scholarly faction from opening the 'world of the golden lotus', it would be all useless.
It was a plan that the scholarly faction had been carrying out for the past thousands of years, and it wouldn't be put on hold just because True Monarch Eternal Fire said so... and given the time, that Virtuous Golden Lotus should have started to mature already.
If there wasn't any method to salvage the situation, he, too, would be unable to help.
Tyrannical Saber Song One: "Yes! Senior 'beep, beep, beep~' taught me a method to save the situation. After dancing in the world of the golden lotus according to a certain pattern, it will be possible to leave one's personal mark there and become the master of that world. With that, we will be able to guard against the 'world of the black lotus' and prevent that demon of the Netherworld Realm from jumping from to the world of the golden lotus."
"In other words, we can stop the opposite party if Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Saber becomes the master of the 'world of the golden lotus'?" [Eternal Fire is very tired and wants to retire] sighed again. His mind was really exhausted at this moment.
"No... my intention was to leave this method to a member of the scholarly faction. I feel that it's not appropriate for me to become the master of the world of the golden lotus. As such, it's better to leave this task to a scholar," Song Shuhang replied.
Anyway, what's the deal with this 'Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Saber'?! Call me Song One!
[Eternal Fire is very tired and wants to retire]: "Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Saber, are you willing to teach us this method?"
"We don't have much time left. Senior Eternal Fire, you should immediately come over so that I can teach you about it," Song Shuhang replied.
"In that case, I'll immediately head over!" True Monarch Eternal Fire said excitedly.
At this time, Venerable White reminded, "Hmm... Fellow Daoist Eternal Fire, don't forget about the custom of our Nine Provinces Number One Group. If someone helps you, you have to pay them back!"
"I know, I know. At this time, the only thing I can use are the seeds of the Virtuous Golden Lotus. Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Saber, is it fine if I use the seeds to carry out this transaction?" True Monarch Eternal Fire quickly typed.
"It's fine!" Song Shuhang replied. It just happened that he needed some of those lotus seeds. The more, the better.
"I'm coming over, then," True Monarch Eternal Fire said.
Venerable White reminded again, "Fellow Daoist Eternal Fire, do you have enough lotus seeds with you? There'd better be at least 30."
"It's not a problem. Fellow Daoist White, let's go together. Your flying speed while riding the flying sword is higher than mine," True Monarch Eternal Fire said anxiously.
"Since you seem so relaxed and easy going, 30 seeds are probably not enough... let's make it 50. I feel that 30 seeds are simply not enough when one wants to eat them," Venerable White said calmly.
"Yes, yes. I just happen to have 50 seeds. After this matter is taken care of, I can add a few more. Is that fine?" True Monarch Eternal Fire didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
Less than three seconds later.
A sword light whizzed through the air and arrived in front of the house Song Shuhang and the others were resting in. Since True Monarch Eternal Fire himself asked to head over at the fasted speed possible, Venerable White didn't have to hold back, and dashed forward at full speed, happily flying over.
True Monarch Eternal Fire jumped down from the flying sword and unexpectedly felt something he hadn't felt in ages, carsickness... no, wait. It should be flying swordsickness in this case.
After descending, he quickly barged into the house.
In the house, Song Shuhang and the others looked at True Monarch Eternal Fire with surprised expressions on their faces. Just how many seconds had passed? True Monarch Eternal Fire was already here?
"Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Saber, here!" True Monarch Eternal Fire delivered a small sack to Song Shuhang. There was a total of 50 seeds of the Virtuous Golden Lotus inside.
Next, he pulled Song Shuhang along, and said, "Let's go, we'll speak as we fly over there."
In just in fashion, the dumbfounded Song Shuhang was dragged out of the room.
Outside, Venerable White was standing on the flying sword with an enchanting smile on his face.
"Fellow Daoist White, please, bring us to the world of the golden lotus at the quickest speed possible," True Monarch Eternal Fire said.