The connection between the two worlds was about to disappear. Therefore, roaring like this was the only way it had to release its anger.
"Clap." In the sky, Song Shuhang closed his folding fan and wore a smile on his face.
As soon as he closed the fan, the metallic finger that the ball of liquid metal had condensed there thoroughly crumbled, disappearing from the world of the golden lotus.
They had managed to turn the tide!
The great calamity was finally over!
The whole world of the golden lotus returned to a state of quietness.
After a long, long time, the cultivators of the scholarly faction finally cheered in a sign of victory, their faces full of tears. They had already accepted the fact that they were going to die, and they didn't expect that things would turn this way in the end.
All those present raised their heads and looked at Song Shuhang, their savior.
At this time, Song Shuhang's face was covered by a layer of 'light', which was gradually dissipating. It was precisely this dim layer of light that caused all those that looked at him to see either the person they thought of the most or the one that had left the deepest impression on them.
In the sky, Song Shuhang gently patted the folding fan, hanging it around his waist. Then, he stretched out his hand and took something out of his clothes. "Wonderful, absolutely wonderful! Let's drink to celebrate the occasion!"
After saying this much, he raised his head and completely poured the contents of the item he took out in his mouth! All of this was happening while his body was still in auto mode. These last actions—when he put away the fan and drank to celebrate the occasion—weren't actually under Song Shuhang's control. From the looks of it, this was the final part of the 'dance'.
After he was done drinking, Song Shuhang's body finally returned under his control.
He forced a smile and looked at the item in his hand. It was precisely that vial of demodragon medicine he had partially consumed earlier, and now, he had poured all the remaining part in his mouth.
Would his body be able to withstand the strength of the medicine now that he had drunk so much of it all at once?
Just as he was in deep thought, the layer of light covering Song Shuhang's face disappeared, revealing his real features.
"Eh?" All the experts of the scholarly faction were dumbfounded.
"Thank you, little friend Tyrannical Saber." True Monarch Eternal Fire wore a weak smile on his face as he prepared to say a few things to Song Shuhang.
The nearby old scholar also took a deep breath and prepared to thank Song Shuhang.
But right at this time, Song Shuhang suddenly opened his mouth, and a white substance came out of it. "Aaah~"
The white mass started to float in the air of the world of the golden lotus, just as though it was a white cloud.
Under the dumbfounded gazes of the experts of the scholarly faction, Song Shuhang turned his head around and started to spit out silk. At the same time, his waist twisted and swayed as he skillfully used that 'white cloud' as a base to spin a cocoon.
"What is happening? Is he spinning a cocoon?" an expert from the scholarly faction asked in puzzlement.
The 'Saber Wielding Scholar' Su Wenqu thought of jumping upward and propping Song Shuhang up.
However, the old scholar stretched out his hand and stopped Su Wenqu, saying, "Wait. There is a chance that that set of movements might not be over yet. Let's wait for a while!"
Just in this fashion, a group of experts from the scholarly faction sat in a row and looked at Song Shuhang skillfully spinning a cocoon in the sky with the silk he was spitting from his mouth.
Ten or so minutes later.
In the sky, a large and beautiful cocoon appeared before the eyes of the people of the scholarly faction.
"Is it over?" a scholarly disciple asked.
"There doesn't seem to be any other movement inside," an expert of the scholarly faction said. He could sense that Song Shuhang had fallen asleep as soon as he finished spinning the cocoon. It was likely because he'd consumed too much energy earlier.
"Is there someone that knows who this little friend is?" that old scholar with a white beard and white hair asked.
"It's a guest that was brought over by True Monarch Eternal Fire. Just now, he called him 'Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Saber'," someone said.
But when they turned their heads around to look at True Monarch Eternal Fire, they discovered that he was lying on the ground, asleep. He had consumed simply too much strength earlier. After all, he had fought against that metallic finger all alone from beginning to end, and the only reason he was able to resist up until now was his incredible will.
But right at this time, the 'Saber Wielding Scholar' Su Wenqu raised his hand, and said, "I know this little friend. His name is Shuhang, and Tyrannical Saber should be his daoist name. He's Senior White and Senior Yellow Mountain's junior."
"I see, I see... this time around, we must truly thank this little friend for saving us," the old scholar said.
This little friend had saved the lives of all the elite members of the scholarly faction reunited here in the world of the golden lotus, and he had even prevented the world of the golden lotus from falling into the hands of the enemy.
They owed him too much.
Therefore, they had to use the power of the scholarly faction to return this favor.
At this time, in the Netherworld Realm.
Senior White Two was deep in thought. How were things proceeding on little friend Song Shuhang's end? Should he pull his consciousness to that 'infinite make-up test dimension' in a while to chat with him a bit and ask him how things went?
Right, there was also that vial of 'demodragon medicine' he'd obtained from little friend Song Shuhang a while ago. He had to find the time to drink it and spin a cocoon. If sleeping inside that thing was really as comfortable as Song Shuhang had said, he would give him a reward the next time.
Just as these thoughts flashed through his mind, the world of the black lotus in front of him opened.
Earlier, after successfully marking the world of the black lotus, the ball of liquid metal had immediately closed the entrance so as to avoid Senior White Two getting inside and causing trouble.
But little did it expect that it would see White's familiar face while launching an attack against the 'world of the golden lotus'.
"Oh, you finally came out, huh? Did you manage to successfully enter the world of the golden lotus?" Senior White Two asked the ball of liquid metal out of curiosity.
In addition, he really wanted to know if little friend Song Shuhang had succeeded or not... Whatever, in the end, it didn't really matter to him who won.
"Kill... you..." the ball of liquid metal said in a low and deep voice.
"Hmm?" Senior White Two curiously looked at the ball of metal. There was something wrong with this situation! It felt as if the negative emotions of the ball of metal were out of control.
"I'M GOING TO KILL YOU!!!" the ball of liquid metal roared as it pounced toward Senior White Two.
"Ahahaha! Let me guess... you failed, right?" Senior White Two smiled smugly, adding fuel to the fire.
"DIE, DIE, DIE, DIE, DIE, DIE, DIE!!!" Thousands of blades popped out of the body of the ball of liquid metal. Afterward, it started spinning, and millions of lights exploded from its body.
In the sky, a huge bell, a demonic cauldron, a black bridge, and so on suddenly appeared, and their strength then fused with the attack of the ball of metal. It was a sign that the ball of liquid metal was using its authority as the ruler of the Netherworld and releasing its full power.
"You want to get serious, eh?" Senior White Two laughed loudly, and stretched out his hand, making a grabbing motion. In the next moment, a black flying sword appeared in his hand. "Take this move of mine, Reincarnation-Defying Slash!"
The sword slashed out—with the natural laws related to reincarnation getting reversed—and wrapped up the huge bell, demonic cauldron, black bridge, and other bizarre projections in the sky, making them disappear together with the attack of the ball of metal.
The two of them had fought for tens of thousands of years already. Both were rulers of the Netherworld Realm, and they were very familiar with the moves, skills, and magical techniques of the other party.
As soon as the two started their battle, all kinds of special effects followed.
However, the battle between the two parties turned into a scuffle after ten or so minutes. All their energy was concentrated in their fists, sword attacks, or saber attacks.
On the other hand, the destructive power they were unleashing had doubled.
Senior White Two laughed, and said, "Today, you are really putting in a lot of effort!"
"I'm going to kill you, I'm going to kill you!" The ball of liquid metal was getting crazier and crazier as the fight went on. From time to time, a hideous and scary mouth would pop out of its body and try to bite Senior White Two.
"Anyway, although you are giving your all today, for how long do we want to fight this time?" Senior White Two was getting somewhat bored while exchanging blows.
"I'm going to kill you... today, I'm definitely going to kill you! You unexpectedly dared to trick me, I'll never forgive you!" the ball of liquid metal shouted in a frenzied state.
After hearing these words, Senior White Two paused for a moment, and then laughed smugly. "Eh? Ahahaha! You've finally discovered that it was me who tricked you? Ahahaha..."
Senior White Two thought that the ball of liquid metal was talking about the fact that he had taught Song Shuhang the 'marking dance'.
The ball of liquid metal clenched its teeth, and said, "I'll f*ck you up! As expected, it was really you... there is no way I'll forgive you now. From today onwards, you'd better not think of getting any chance to rest. I won't allow you to rest, eat, sleep, or have fun! This time, it will only end after one of us falls!"
As expected, it was White's doing... I won't rest until I've taken care of him. This time, I absolutely won't stop until only one of us remains. Anyway, it seems I'll have to implement plan B.
Since it is no longer possible to create a passage between the 'world of the golden lotus' and the 'world of the black lotus, I'll try to find a way to seal that bastard White. As for where to seal him... the world of the black lotus seems a pretty good choice.
The ball of liquid metal had once said that regardless of the success of its plan, only one ruler would remain in the Netherworld Realm later.
As long as it could seal White in the 'world of the black lotus', it would become the sole ruler of the Netherworld Realm.
"Ahahaha, come at me if you have the skills! I'm not afraid of you! Ahahaha~" Senior White Two laughed.
These two rulers of the Netherworld that had completely different styles started to battle again.
For how many years were they going to fight this time?
Perhaps our little friend Song Shuhang wouldn't have to worry about getting dragged into that infinite make-up test dimension for the time being.
Scholarly faction, the White Cloud Academy.
The filtering nets shattered, and the still living demons trapped in the nets immediately escaped.
The battle between the scholarly faction and the demons of the Netherworld Realm had temporarily come to an end.
At this time, at the entrance of the 'world of the golden lotus'.
Venerable White was squatting down with a pensive look on his face. "This world of the golden lotus is truly unusual. After the entrance was closed, not even my power of space was able to pierce through it."
Just what had happened inside the world of the golden lotus?
Afterward, Venerable White casually picked up a few glistening fragments lying on the ground and stored them away after examining them. The glistening fragments were a type of treasure that had taken a solid shape after falling off the world of the golden lotus. They were very good raw materials for creating space-related magical treasures.
Although Song Shuhang had his 'size-reducing purse', the number of things he could store inside was too small. Perhaps it was the time to make him some special equipment while he was at it?
Just as Venerable White was in deep thought, the entrance of the world of the golden lotus opened.
In the next moment, the experts of the scholarly faction carefully carried a large white-colored cocoon out of the world of the golden lotus.
"Eh? Fellow Daoist White?" A Seventh Stage Venerable of the scholarly faction waved at Venerable White after seeing him. "We must really thank you, Fellow Daoist White. We were really lucky that you've brought little friend Tyrannical Saber along with you."
As expected, convincing Fellow Daoist White to stay behind was the best choice that the scholarly faction had made!
"Ah?" Venerable White looked at the large cocoon and blinked his eyes.