Because if I don't, this very same day might become my death anniversary the next year!
But if he wanted to go all out... it meant that he would have to consume even that little bit of lifespan he had left. This was something that made his heart ache even more than when he'd consumed his blood essence earlier. After all, one could still recover and accumulate blood essence by making use of precious treasures. On the other hand, if one wanted to restore their consumed lifespan... it was going to be way more difficult—especially for someone like him that didn't have much left to live in the first place.
At this time, he had only 200 years of lifespan left.
For ordinary people, 200 years was an incredibly long period of time, but for a Seventh Stage Venerable, it was nothing—that amount of time would pass in the blink of an eye when they were closing up.
However, if he refused to go all out while facing this terrifying magical technique, Demon Venerable Lushan Street wouldn't even have any life left to worry about.
If I want to get away from this terrifying magical technique, I will need to sacrifice at least 100 years of my remaining life...
The firepower of the enemy magical technique was simply too high, and coupled with the fact that the surrounding space had been sealed as well, it made it very difficult for the target to dodge it. Ordinary fleeing techniques would have no effect under these circumstances. As such, he could forget about evading it unless he sacrificed 100 years of his remaining life.
How can this guy be this monstrous?! Why is he able to make use of the power of space? Demon Venerable Lushan Street sighed with emotion once again.
Then, he gritted his teeth and made up his mind. He had ultimately decided to sacrifice his already dwindled lifespan!
But right at that time, the seven-colored sword light crashed against Demon Venerable Lushan Street's defensive barriers and supplementary defensive formations.
"Bang, bang, bang!"
The various barriers and defensive methods were ripped open one after another.
Soon after, 50 flying swords completely submerged Demon Venerable Lushan Street's body, with lightning, fire, and sword qi exploding all at once.
The speed of the flying swords was simply too high, and Demon Venerable Lushan Street simply didn't have the possibility to dodge them—Is this guy really a Seventh Stage Venerable like me? Or is he an Eighth Stage Profound Sage, or even worse, a Ninth Stage Tribulation Transcender in disguise?!
Demon Venerable Lushan Street forced a smile and secretly activated his last life-preserving method.
Then, thanks to the few seconds he had gained through his life-preserving method, Demon Venerable Lushan Street successfully sacrificed 100 years of his remaining life, which were converted—through a secret technique—into the most powerful escape technique of the Limitless Demon Sect.
In the next moment, Demon Venerable Lushan Street's body turned into a streak of 'light' that headed toward a distant place.
The escape technique had actually managed to break through the sealed space of Venerable White's 'nameless magical technique'!
At this moment, Demon Venerable Lushan Street was overjoyed. He had managed to successfully display that escape technique after sacrificing his lifespan, breaking through the sealed space of the opposite party without a hitch.
Although he had consumed a hundred years of his life, he still had another hundred years left.
As long as he was still alive, there was still hope for him.
If he could advance to the Eighth Stage Profound Sage, he would definitely take revenge for what happened today!
Demon Venerable Lushan Street was a man that had a firm resolution. Moreover, he had always been someone with a great destiny.
So what if he had lost a hundred years of his remaining life?
The more the circumstances were adverse, the more he was motivated to defy the heavens!
As long as he found a right opportunity, there was a chance he might be able to advance to the Eighth Stage Profound Sage Realm within these hundred years he had left!
"Senior White, that Seventh Stage Venerable of the Limitless Demon Sect ran away!" Song Shuhang had a keen vision and saw that streak of 'light' escaping from Senior White's 'nameless magical technique'.
"Hmm, I know." Venerable White nodded his head.
"We aren't chasing after him?" Song Shuhang asked.
At this time, the whole sky was filled with seven-colored flying swords, and by relying on the speed of the flying swords, it should be possible to catch up with that Venerable of the Limitless Demon Sect, right?
"The opposite party decided to sacrifice their lifespan, and the speed at which they are running away is simply too high—it's going to be very difficult to catch up to them," Venerable White said. "In addition, he is about to die. There is no need for me to waste time and effort to chase after him."
He is about to die? Song Shuhang gazed toward that distant place Demon Venerable Lushan Street had flown to, and said, "How come is he about to die?"
"It's very simple... just now, he sacrificed all the life force he had left in one go. According to my calculations, his life should come to an end in a short while," Venerable White said.
Speaking of which, Venerable White also found this situation very strange. Why had that Seventh Stage Venerable of the Limitless Demon Sect burned all the life force he had left when escaping?
Wasn't that the same as committing suicide...?
Venerable White's voice had hardly faded when the flying Demon Venerable Lushan Street, who was getting further and further away, suddenly crashed toward the ground.
After crashing to the ground, his hair became white, and his skin dried up and wrinkled within a very short period of time. In just three seconds, Demon Venerable Lushan Street had turned from a handsome man full of spirit into an old man.
"What's happening?!" Demon Venerable Lushan Street was dumbfounded.
Earlier, he still had 200 years left to live... and now, he'd sacrificed a hundred to escape. As such, why had he turned into an old man?
At this moment, he felt that the life force in his body was nearly exhausted. The spiritual energy in his body was also quickly dispersing. When the spiritual energy of a cultivator went out of control, returning to the world on its own, it meant that the cultivator was about to die.
"Why?! I clearly still have nearly a hundred years left to live!" Demon Venerable Lushan Street had no idea as to what was going on.
After the aged Demon Venerable Lushan Street crashed to the ground, he created a large crater upon his impact with the earth.
Even if the spiritual energy inside his body had dispersed, his body still had the strength of someone that was at the peak of the Seventh Stage Venerable Realm. Therefore, the fall was unable to injure him.
However, he didn't have any strength to move in his current state, and he could only absent-mindedly lie in the middle of that crater, gasping for breath. He, who hadn't eaten or breathed for a very long time, was now forced to breath once again.
Afterward, he aged even more, and the hair on his head had started to fall out, with his body also beginning to shrink.
Shortly after, he discovered that he was having trouble even while breathing.
Was this how ordinary people felt when dying of old age?
After a short moment, Venerable White arrived at the edge of the crater together with the monster willow; that big ginseng was also dragged over.
Song Shuhang and Su Clan's Sixteen arrived shortly after him.
"Oh, he's still alive." Venerable White squatted on the edge of the crater and gazed at Demon Venerable Lushan Street, who was lying below.
"Huff... huff... huff..." Demon Venerable Lushan Street gasped for breath. "You... what did you do to me? Why was all my life force... exhausted?"
Venerable White patiently explained, "Aren't you the one that consumed all of his remaining lifespan in one go? I didn't tamper with your lifespan or anything!"
Demon Venerable Lushan Street gasped for breath, and said, "Impossible! I still had 200 years left to live! Huff... huff... just now, I sacrificed a hundred of them! As such... why was my life force completely exhausted? I refuse to accept it. I still have a hundred years left to live! Why was my life force completely exhausted!"
"Although I'm not sure how much time you had left to live or how much of your life force you sacrificed... I clearly felt that you've sacrificed all your remaining lifespan while using that escape technique earlier. When you were done with your sacrifice, all the life inside your body had been snuffed out," Venerable White continued with his explanation.
"..." Demon Venerable Lushan Street.
Was it possible that he had really made a mistake while using the technique and making the sacrifice, consuming all the life he had left?
No, he refused to believe it!
"I replied to your question. Now, it's time for you to reply to mine," Venerable White said. "Do you know where the core of this fragment of the ancient Heavenly City is?"
"Huff... huff... huff... why should I reply to your question?" Demon Venerable Lushan Street forced a smile, and said, "My life is about to come to an end, and I will soon die... and all those secrets will also die with me, getting buried forever. Hahaha..."
He was going to die thoroughly, and even his soul would disperse. Therefore, he didn't have to worry about the opposite party seizing his soul and torturing it to get information out of it. As such, Demon Venerable Lushan Street was fearless and acting all tough.
"How stubborn... well, it's not like I dislike stubborn people," Venerable White said with a nod.
"Hehehe." Demon Venerable Lushan Street laughed and quietly closed his eyes, refusing to say another word.
"Hehehe." Venerable White likewise laughed.
Then, he turned his head toward Song Shuhang, and said, "Shuhang, do you have any of those 'seeds' left?"
Venerable White had asked the people of the scholarly faction to exchange his share of seeds of the Virtuous Golden Lotus for a more interesting treasure. Therefore, Senior White didn't have any of those lotus seeds with him at the moment.
"Yes, I have!" Song Shuhang took out a lotus seed and gave it to Venerable White. "Senior White, you are not planning to feed him the seed, right?"
The seeds of the Virtuous Golden Lotus could increase one's lifespan by 50 years.
But wasn't it a waste to feed it to that Demon Venerable Lushan Street? In addition, the other party was their enemy! At this point, wasn't it better to just let him ferry his soul so that he could strengthen his light of virtue?
"Ahaha, I just thought of carrying out an interesting experiment. Don't worry, I won't give him an opportunity to cause trouble. In addition, I still have to get some information from him." Venerable White took the lotus seed in his hand and stretched out the other, dragging over the big ginseng...
At this time, in the far-off Spirit Butterfly Island.
"Father, I've finished engraving all the formations!" Soft Feather said happily.
"Not bad, you engraved all the formations properly. Now, rest well and adjust your condition. You will try to break through to the Fourth Stage tomorrow." Venerable Spirit Butterfly nodded, very satisfied.
"Hmm, I know! Right, father, has Senior Song started shooting that movie he was talking about? Can I rush to the filming location after transcending my tribulation?" Soft Feather said expectantly.
During the past few days—to make her thoroughly concentrate on this matter related to the tribulation—Venerable Spirit Butterfly had confiscated her mobile phone, computer, tablet, and other items that could allow her to get in touch with the outside world.
"Don't worry. Once you are done transcending your tribulation, you will surely be able to go there. Your father promises you," Venerable Spirit Butterfly said kindly.
"That's great!" Soft Feather clenched her fists." Father, I'm going to rest well today, and I will break through to the Fourth Stage Realm tomorrow!"
"Rest well and don't get anxious," Venerable Spirit Butterfly said with a smile as he was sipping his tea.
"Yes!" Soft Feather nodded happily. Then, she cheerfully left, preparing to adjust her frame of mind and get into her peak condition.
After Soft Feather left, Venerable Spirit Butterfly cautiously took out his computer.
After pondering for a moment, he contacted Venerable White and wrote: "Fellow Daoist White, how are you doing lately? I wish to borrow Fellow Daoist Thrice Reckless from you, please reply as soon as you see the message."
It was about time to shoot that movie that had 'Thrice Reckless Mad Saber' as the main character. Just as before, the director would be Mister Jacob, and the name of the movie was ❮My Reckless and Unrestrained Life❯.