Therefore, he had to take a bath and get rid of this smell before meeting Gao Moumou and the others.
Now, he would have to take a look at the effects of this 'hundred flowers valley body shampoo' that Cave Lord Snow Wolf recommended. Hopefully, it would be able to get rid of the smell... and if it could wash away the green color, even better.
The bathroom provided along with the room was very big.
After entering the bathroom, Song Shuhang stored away the daoist robe he had traded for with the western monk. Luckily, the daoist robe was elastic enough, and it wasn't shredded to pieces after the muscles of his body swelled.
However, the clothes underneath the daoist robe weren't as lucky.
Song Shuhang casually threw away the tattered clothes and prepared to get into the bathtub to bathe.
But in the next moment, he suddenly stopped.
He discovered that a woman with long blue hair was sitting in front of the mirror in the bathroom, seemingly applying make-up?
The hair of this blue-haired female cultivator was very long, bushy, and soft.
Her long hair was directly touching the ground as she was sitting on the chair in front of the mirror and applying make-up, looking like a cloak draped over her shoulders.
Her skin was as white as snow, and she looked like a person of both Chinese and Caucasian origin. Her exquisite facial features resembled that of an Oriental person, but her build resembled that of a Westerner. Her eyelashes were also blue and very long, quite eye-catching.
The corner of Song Shuhang's mouth twitched.
This woman was precisely that blue-haired female cultivator that had performed a divination for him in Venerable White's holiday residence—he suspected that this person was actually Immortal Master Copper Trigram in disguise.
The person whom this appearance originally belonged to was likely the mysterious administrator of the Nine Provinces Number One Group, Xuan Nu Sect's Skylark. But that wasn't all... the picture of this blue-haired female cultivator had appeared even in the memories of the amazing life of the Sage he'd seen in the Still Pond of Wisdom.
Song Shuhang probed, "Senior Copper Trigram?"
"Oh, little friend Shuhang!" The blue-haired woman turned her head around and looked at Song Shuhang, faintly smiling. "It seems that the divination I performed for you the last time came true. From what I can see, you were successful in taking advantage of that stroke of luck."
"..." Song Shuhang.
Successful in taking advantage of that stroke of luck?
Wait a moment!
Only now he remembered that Immortal Master Copper Trigram performed a divination for him that day, saying that he would have some good luck in the coming days.
Song Shuhang had gotten a scare back then. Therefore, he'd decided that he would have to be extra careful from that day onwards. Whenever he was crossing a street, it was better to pay attention not only to the traffic lights, but to the incoming cars as well so as to avoid getting run over by some car that was going too fast.
While taking a walk, he would have to pay attention to both the ground and the sky. A trap might suddenly appear beneath his feet and a meteor fall from the sky.
However, in the end, it turned out that he was still too careless.
He got trapped in the world of the golden lotus, and almost lost his poor life after getting all messed up there.
That endless cycle of 'death' and 'rebirth' had left a deep trauma in Song Shuhang's heart.
That time, he'd really barely escaped with his life.
"How was it? Were you satisfied with the divination I performed for you the last time?" The blue-haired female cultivator turned her head around and looked at Song Shuhang with her beautiful eyes.
"Hehe." Song Shuhang forced a smile. "It was some scary luck."
"Ah~ no matter how scary, it was still luck in the end. The benefits you've obtained in the end far surpassed your imagination, right?" The blue-haired female cultivator smiled.
Song Shuhang's heart trembled. Scary luck... was still luck?
In that case, was it possible that the result of the divination of this blue-haired female cultivator was actually correct?
Such being the case, was the result of that divination related to Su Clan's Sixteen and Soft Feather's tribulation also correct?
If that was the case, things didn't look too good!
"Senior, are you really Senior Copper Trigram?" Song Shuhang asked.
"Why don't you try to guess~" The blue-haired female cultivator smiled, and then took out a small white cap, placing it on her head.
Song Shuhang took a deep breath. "I think you are Senior Copper Trigram without doubt."
"Hehe. Yes, your guess is correct. I'm indeed Copper Trigram." The blue-haired female cultivator stretched herself and blinked her eyes. "Thank you for letting me borrow this make-up mirror. Right, it seems you are about to take a bath, do you want me to help you?"
"Thank you, but I refuse," Song Shuhang said with a serious expression on his face. "I don't swing that way."
"Hehe." The blue-haired female cultivator gently laughed. "In that case, do you want me to perform another divination for you?"
Song Shuhang asked vigilantly, "Senior Copper Trigram, what do you want in exchange this time?"
"I heard you've obtained several seeds of the Virtuous Golden Lotus from the scholarly faction~ Unfortunately, I've missed the event, and I wasn't able to get my hands on any lotus seed. Therefore, I wanted one of those lotus seeds. Are you interested in the divination now?" The blue-haired female cultivator sat down and leaned against the chair, narrowing her eyes in a smile.
"There isn't anything I want to know lately." Song Shuhang shook his head.
"Ah~ on the other hand, I feel that you would definitely need a divination as of late. Today, I can see a black glow shining between your eyebrows; the Death Omen Star is shining brightly," the blue-haired female cultivator said with a smile.
After hearing this much, Song Shuhang beamed with joy and said, "Doesn't that mean that I'll have a lot of good luck?"
"You are too naive, little friend Shuhang," the blue-haired female cultivator said with a smile. "I didn't perform a divination a moment ago. Even if my divinations are shady, I didn't perform one just now... it was just a conclusion I've reached after taking a look at your facial features, and can't be really considered as a 'divination'. Therefore, the Death Omen Star is truly brightly shining on you!"
"..." Song Shuhang.
"With things the way they are, you will definitely not suffer a loss if I perform a divination for you." The blue-haired female cultivator continued urging him.
"How many lotus seeds do you want to perform this divination?" Song Shuhang asked. He had a lot of seeds of the Virtuous Golden Lotus with him. If the price for the divination wasn't too high, he might as well go along and let her perform one.
"Don't worry, it's not expensive. Two seeds of the Virtuous Golden Lotus would be enough; you are making a profit here." The blue-haired female cultivator narrowed her eyes in a smile.
"That's too expensive. Two lotus seeds are equivalent to 600 demons of the Fourth Stage," Song Shuhang said. In the filtering nets, he had slashed demons until his hands became numb, and he had obtained only three lotus seeds in exchange.
"I guarantee you that the divination will be worth the price. If it's not, the payment can be canceled," the blue-haired female cultivator said as she swayed left and right while sitting on the chair.
Song Shuhang clenched his teeth, and said, "Deal!" After saying this much, he took out two lotus seeds, and he handed them over to the blue-haired female cultivator.
"A wise choice." The blue-haired female cultivator took the lotus seeds in her hand. Then, she shook them in her hand and gently threw them.
The two lotus seeds rolled on the make-up table until they finally stopped.
She directly used the two lotus seeds to perform the divination? The seeds can be used this way as well?
The blue-haired female cultivator looked at the two lotus seeds and started contemplating.
Then, she stretched out her hand and started to count on her fingers.
After counting for a while, she asked, "Little friend Shuhang, who was the person that attacked you while you were inside the 'world of the golden lotus' of the scholarly faction?"
"We were unable to see who attacked us. We only saw a metallic finger pierce through the world of the golden lotus and unleash a storm that killed every one of us," Song Shuhang replied.
The blue-haired female cultivator nodded, and continued counting on her fingers.
After a short moment, she nodded again, and put away the two lotus seeds. "There's no mistaking it. It was just as I thought it to be."
"Senior Copper Trigram, is the result of the divination auspicious or inauspicious?" Song Shuhang asked.
"The result of the divination is super-duper good!" The blue-haired female cultivator laughed.
That was definitely some bad news! The last time, she said he would have good luck, and he'd almost died! This time, the result of the divination was even 'super-duper good'... would he live long enough to see the next day?
Song Shuhang said, "Under these circumstances... can I still be saved?"
"Yes." The blue-haired female cultivator nodded. "You have to strengthen the 'light of virtue' shrouding your body. Lead to the right path 100,000 resentful souls and make the light of virtue undergo a qualitative change. If you do that, you will have a chance at transcending this calamity. I feel that the two lotus seeds you gave me were well-worth this piece of information. Anyway, that was all."
After saying this much, she didn't wait for Song Shuhang to ask any other question and opened the small window of the bathroom, getting out of there.
"..." Song Shuhang.
Several minutes later.
Song Shuhang filled the bathtub with water and began soaking in it.
Then, he filled a water ladle with hot water, and Lady Onion—who had grown small hands and legs at this moment—was likewise soaking in it.
"A super-duper good divination... just what kind of calamity am I going to face this time?" Song Shuhang muttered to himself.
"I think it's going to be a deadly calamity," Lady Onion said while making bubbles. "Anyway, since you have yet to die, why don't you seize this opportunity to write a testament and distribute your property? The two of us have been together for so long, don't forget about my share!"
"..." Song Shuhang.
Shuhang automatically blocked Lady Onion's words.
At this time, he was continuously wondering about how making his 'light of virtue' undergo a qualitative change could help him cross this 'super-duper good' calamity.
Song Shuhang kept pondering and took the seeds of the Virtuous Golden Lotus out of his size-reducing purse, starting to chew on them.
He had 50 lotus seeds with him at this time.
He got three lotus seeds for killing the demons of the Netherworld and handing over their corpses to the White Cloud Academy. Later, he gave one of the seeds to Lady Onion, allowing her to awaken the 'Three Heads and Six Arms' extraordinary skill.
Afterward, he got 50 lotus seeds as a reward for teaching True Monarch Eternal Fire the 'marking dance'. After that, he was promised five lotus seeds for attending the opening ceremony inside the 'world of the golden lotus' along with Venerable White. However, he had yet to receive this reward.
Just now, he'd used two lotus seeds to pay Immortal Master Copper Trigram for the divination.
Therefore, he had exactly 50 lotus seeds left.
Since he had enough lotus seeds, Song Shuhang decided to eat a few of them and see if he could upgrade his 'Lotus Blossoming Tongue' skill.
One seed, two seeds... five seeds.
After eating the fifth lotus seed, Song Shuhang felt his tongue becoming numb. He could feel it—his extraordinary skill was about to advance in rank!
"Lotus Blossoming Tongue!" Song Shuhang activated his extraordinary skill.
His tongue faintly moved as he gently exhaled a mouthful of air. In the next moment, the spiritual energy in the surrounding area started to condense on its own... until it turned into four white lotus flowers that floated before Song Shuhang's eyes.
The lotus flowers were white, just like snow, and carried along an icy feeling as they calmly floated midair.
"It really created four lotus flowers," Song Shuhang ridiculed.
Even if True Monarch Eternal Fire had already told him that the 'Lotus Blossoming Tongue' skill would produce four lotus flowers after the upgrade, Song Shuhang still hoped that his 'Lotus Blossoming Tongue' skill could make an extra effort and undergo a mutation.
However, it seemed that his luck wasn't good enough, and after the upgrade, the extraordinary skill followed the established pattern and created four lotus flowers.
"Such being the case, let's give that thing another try," Song Shuhang said as he took out a blade of 'Saber Intent Condensing Grass' from his spatial equipment.Reference to Hokuto no Ken. If someone sees this star, they are fated to die within a year.