Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
The scholar was very worried about his weak presence, and he had given his all to bask in the limelight for a few seconds during the shooting of the movie!
And now… Song Shuhang was asking him if he knew some methods to weaken a person’s presence and make them less conspicuous? Was he trying to provoke him?
If not for the fact that he had gained some understanding of little friend Song Shuhang’s character, he would have definitely thought that Shuhang called him this early in the morning to taunt him!
“Senior Drunken Moone, that wasn’t my intention!” Song Shuhang said.
Thereupon, he told the senior about how his university was about to start, about how the movie ❮Apocalypse War❯ affected him, about how he needed to keep a low profile and not attract the attention of others.
Song Shuhang said, “Therefore, I followed Senior White’s advice, and decided to ask Senior Drunken Moan for help. Do you have any method that can allow me to become somewhat ‘transparent’, causing others not to pay attention to me while I’m in university or chase after me while yelling ‘Senior Brother Gao Sheng must die’ and whatnot?”
The scholar was speechless.
For some unknown reason, his eyes started to tear up after hearing Song Shuhang’s story.
Who was ❮Apocalypse War❯’s big villain? It was him, Scholar Drunken Moon, who played the role of Evil General Mingyue!
Still, why had the fame of the great villain, Evil General Mingyue, not risen even though the movie was such a hit? On the contrary, it was Senior Brother Gao Sheng, who had supposedly already come out clean with his sacrifice, that attracted everyone’s attention and became the big villain!
The scholar said, “Little friend Shuhang, I truly envy Senior Brother Gao Sheng’s character.”
“…” Song Shuhang. Scholar, if you really envy this character, you could have gone ahead and played this role back then! I absolutely wouldn’t have been against it!
“Cough, I more or less understood your situation. If you only want to reduce your presence and become somewhat ‘transparent’, I surely have the means. I can prepare a talisman for you, and you can come to get it at my place in one hour. A talisman can last for around half a year. If you have the need, I can prepare several of them, and once ❮Apocalypse War❯’s effect is over, it’s unlikely that people would bring up Senior Brother Gao Sheng’s matter again,” the scholar replied.
“Thank you, Senior. Speaking of which, is there anything Senior needs as of late, or is there something I can do for you in exchange?” Song Shuhang asked.
“Hmm… from what I remember, little friend Shuhang has a type of spring water that can prolong one’s life, is that correct?” the scholar asked.
“Yes. It has the same effects as the lotus seeds from the scholarly faction, and can prolong one’s life by 50 years,” Song Shuhang replied.
“In that case, I’ll use ten talismans plus some spirit stones to equal the value of a portion of spring water,” the scholar said. He didn’t need the living spring for himself. After all, he was a Sixth Stage True Monarch, and he could still live for a long time. The main reason for this request was that one of his elders didn’t have much left to live. Although the spring water increasing his lifespan by 50 years would not prolong his overall lifespan by too much, it was still a pretty good gift for that elder.
“No problem. It’s settled, then. Senior Druken Mown, where are you now?” Song Shuhang asked.
“I’ll give you my coordinates,” the scholar replied.
Venerable White moved his head closer, and looked at the coordinates the scholar had sent over, saying, “It’s a bit far from here, and it would be troublesome to go there via flying sword. We’ll directly go there with the power of space.”
“Thank you, Senior White,” Song Shuhang said. There wasn’t much time left, and if Senior White was willing to use the power of space to bring him over there, it couldn’t be any better.
Early morning, 6 AM.
Song Shuhang left that building of Medicine Master’s property in the Jiangnan area, and headed to his university.
He was wearing a cosmos bracelet on his left wrist, and there was a nice-looking talisman attached to it. It was the talisman he had gotten from Scholar Drugged Goon, and there was the power of his cultivation technique stored inside.
While carrying this talisman, Song Shuhang’s presence was greatly weakened. Anyway, since it was the scholar’s first time manufacturing this type of talisman, the ‘degree of transparency’ couldn’t be controlled too well after the effect was activated.
“It seems that the current level of ‘transparency’ is a little too high,” Song Shuhang said, somewhat worried.
While he was walking on the road, a bunch of people almost bumped into him because they subconsciously neglected his presence. Thereupon, Song Shuhang had been continuously using the ❮Virtuous Man’s Ten Thousand Mile Walk❯ footwork while walking so that he could dodge the incoming obstacles, practicing his footwork at the same time.
However, he got the feeling that he wasn’t only ‘transparent’, but ‘invisible’ already.
Song Shuhang now understood Scholar Drunken Goon’s concern.
Nevertheless, the effects of the talisman were very good. While he had the talisman with him, he would hardly attract anyone’s attention. Under these circumstances, he didn’t need to worry about Senior Brother Gao Sheng’s character troubling him.
“Teacher, Teacher, when will I start studying soul ferrying techniques?” the little bird standing on Song Shuhang’s shoulder suddenly asked.
She was Song Shuhang’s first real disciple, Little Cai—the Virtuous Buddhist Sabersman.
When they headed to Cheng Lin’s ruins back then, Venerable White didn’t bring Little Cai along. Little Cai had only come over now that Song Shuhang’s university was about to start.
“Don’t be impatient. I’ve already contacted that western monk friend, and he just happened to be close to the Jiangnan area. He’ll reach Jiangnan University Town this afternoon. At that time, I’ll borrow the ❮Diary of the Ascetic Senior Monk❯ and ❮Ksitigarbha’s Soul Ferrying Scripture❯ from him and let you take a look. After that, you’ll be able to comprehend the most suitable soul ferrying technique for you from the texts,” Song Shuhang replied.
After Little Cai had learned a soul ferrying technique, he could conveniently ask the western monk if there was any person that needed to ferry souls here in the Jiangnan area and make Little Cai practice a little.
At this time, in the proximity of Jiangnan University’s eastern gate, the Sobbing Old Man was squatting beside the entrance and silently wiping his tears.
“How come Mister Song hasn’t arrived yet? According to my information, he was supposed to pass from here to get into his university…” the Sobbing Old Man muttered to himself.
The last time, he followed Su Clan’s Seven, and headed to the place where the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group were shooting their movie. His original plan was to get in touch with Song Shuhang and Ye Si. After all, if he wanted to study the following part of the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯, he could only look for Ye Si. But afterward, a lot of unexpected things happened, and he was unable to meet with Song Shuhang and Ye Si.
Today, he decided to look for Mister Song and tell him that he wanted to learn the rest of the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯.
Anyway, just as the Sobbing Old Man was in deep thought…
Song Shuhang brushed past him, mixed in the crowd.
The effects of the talisman the scholar had manufactured were truly excellent. When Song Shuhang quietly brushed past the Sobbing Old Man, the old man didn’t pay him any attention, and just regarded him as an ordinary passerby.
At this time, in Jiangnan University’s Mechanical Engineering Department, Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Academy, Department 19, Class 43. The teacher in charge of the class and the advisor were looking at a pile of papers placed in front of them while also shooting glances at each other.
This was True Monarch White Crane’s school transfer request, and it had specifically requested to be transferred to the 19th Department, Class 43. Below True Monarch White Crane’s transfer request, there was another transfer request that belonged to a young girl named ‘Shi’.
One was an older girl that was pretending to be young and transferring into the university through personal connections.
The other was a young girl around the age of ten, who was likewise transferring into the university through personal connections.