Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
At this time, the virtuous lamia drilled out of Song Shuhang’s chest while holding the blood bone in one hand and the ‘Face Slapping Flip-flop’ in the other.
Soon after, she brandished the blood bone and threw it toward Cold Gleam’s chest.
Cold Gleam was unable to dodge it, and got hit in the chest. He was knocked flying and crashed into the invisible wall of the ‘1vs1 battle arena’, finally sliding to the ground along the smooth wall.
“Ouch~” Cold Gleam gritted his teeth due to the pain. The chest plate of his armor was deformed after the blow, and he felt all stuffy.
The virtuous lamia hadn’t held back with that blow. In addition, it was unknown what was the origin of the blood-red bone, but it had unexpectedly disregarded the defensive magical technique engraved on Cold Gleam’s armor while hitting his chest. As a consequence, the chest plate was deformed, and the strength of the blow directly passed through the armor, affecting his chest. At this time, his ribs were probably broken.
“Tsk, he’s still alive,” Song Shuhang said, somewhat disgruntled. The armor the opposite party had saved their life.
“Just what kind of Three Heads and Six Arms Technique was that?!” Cold Gleam’s hands were trembling. Didn’t this guy say that he was going to use the Three Heads and Six Arms Technique? Where were the three heads and the six arms? In addition, which Three Heads and Six Arms Technique made the head and hands come out of the user’s chest?! This was more like the scene from a horror movie!
“Oh, I’m sorry. Since you teleported my ghost spirit outside the battle arena, I now lack a head and a pair of hands. However, it’s not a big deal. Let me fix it,” Song Shuhang said.
Then, he took Lady Onion out of his size-reducing purse.
“…” Lady Onion. She had already guessed what Song Shuhang was planning to do.
Song Shuhang raised Lady Onion and placed her behind his head. Today, he was wearing a jacket with a hood. Therefore, he conveniently placed Lady Onion and the enlightenment stone in the hood. Now, if the virtuous lamia drilling out of his chest was included, he indeed had three heads and six arms.
“See, now I have three heads and six arms,” Song Shuhang said.
Lady Onion stretched out her small hand and punched the back of Song Shuhang’s head. “Idiot, do you call this three heads and six arms?! You could have just used the ‘Two Heads and Four Arms Technique’ at this point!” Her small fist was unable to cause any damage to the current Song Shuhang.
Cold Gleam’s bloodshot eyes were filled with envy. “Dammit, aside from a ghost spirit, you also have a monster pet!”
“I’m not his monster pet!” Lady Onion said angrily.
Lady Onion was especially overbearing while facing Cold Gleam. After all, she was a cultivator of the Second Stage Third Dantian ‘Dragon Claw Dantian’ Realm, and she wouldn’t be much weaker than Cold Gleam if the special effects of her ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ were taken into account. In the world of cultivators, strength brought confidence.
Cold Gleam clenched his teeth, and said, “Fellow Daoist Scholar Mountain of Books, what is your realm in the end?”
“There is no point in asking this question now,” Song Shuhang said. “You can either surrender or wait until the battle is over to find out!”
“I can’t surrender.” Cold Gleam gritted his teeth and stood up. He held his sharp blade and stared at Song Shuhang, trying to look for a weakness.
He had practiced for a whole 30 years, and he wasn’t going down that easily!
“If you don’t want to surrender, taste another slash of mine.” Song Shuhang assumed a saber stance. “Right, it’s better if I remind you. I haven’t completely mastered the saber technique I’m going to use next. Therefore, put up a good defense and brace yourself.”
Then, without waiting for Cold Gleam to reply, Song Shuhang attacked.
❮Strong Gale Saber❯!
Also known as ‘Strong Whale Saber’, this saber technique consisted in very fast slashes. It was a fully offensive technique with no room for defense, and it allowed the user to slash ten times in one go. In addition, each slash was faster and stronger than the previous one.
As he was still unable to thoroughly grasp the Flaming Saber Technique that Daoist Priest Scarlet Heaven had passed on to him, the ❮Strong Gale Saber❯ was the saber technique with the strongest offensive power at Song Shuhang’s disposal.
After using the ❮Strong Gale Saber❯, Song Shuhang noticed that the amulet he had with him activated on its own. It was the Green Breeze Speed Boost Amulet, and he could activate its ‘Green Breeze Speed Boost’ features two times per day.
Actually, due to the boost in speed not being too big, Song Shuhang had almost forgotten about its existence as his ❮Virtuous Man’s Ten Thousand Mile Walk❯ footwork was getting better and better.
Now, the unique ability of the amulet activated on its own as he used the ❮Strong Gale Saber❯ technique, and Song Shuhang’s speed increased by a small notch as a result.
On the opposite side, Cold Gleam opened his eyes wide, and a dark-blue light flashed through his pupils. It was pretty obvious that he had some kind of innate skill related to his Eye Aperture, which allowed him to vaguely see Song Shuhang’s silhouette. Too bad that his body was unable to keep up with Song Shuhang’s speed.
Song Shuhang launched his first attack, and Cold Gleam raised his sword with difficulty to block it. But, before he could even properly raise his sword, the treasured saber Broken Tyrant slashed his body, cutting open the defensive armor on his body.
Song Shuhang’s second, third, and fourth attack followed immediately afterward…
After slashing four times in total, Song Shuhang stopped using the ❮Strong Gale Saber❯ technique.
The first slash destroyed Cold Gleam’s armor. The second slash destroyed the defensive talisman concealed on his body. As for the third slash, Cold Gleam’s luck was good, and he managed to block it as he hastily raised his sword. But after blocking this blow, the sword in his hand flew away, and the area between his thumb and index finger ruptured.
Then, after the fourth slash, Cold Gleam was finally defeated.
Of course, had Song Shuhang slashed a fifth time, Cold Gleam would have likely died…
“Eh? You aren’t going to kill him?” Lady Onion asked.
Song Shuhang shook his head. Although this Cold Gleam looked like an idiot, he wasn’t a mortal enemy or anything of the sort.
After Cold Gleam fainted, the ‘1vs1 battle arena’ also disappeared.
Both of them returned to the Palace of Winter.
Song Shuhang put away his treasured saber Broken Tyrant.
Ye Si arrived beside Song Shuhang and squatted down, poking Cold Gleam. “This guy was really funny… Right, since the guardian of the Palace of Cold Winter was defeated, does it mean that we can get inside?”
Earlier, Senior White said that the Palace of Cold Winter might be a place they used to store medicinal pills. As such, there was the possibility that they might find the cure to cure Li Yinzhu’s disease inside.
“Yes, let’s get inside and take a look,” Senior White said with a nod.
At this time, Ye Si stretched out her hand and took Cold Gleam’s sharp sword, [Deadly Cold]. The sword was very stylish and pretty.
Ye Si immediately took a liking to it.
“This sword seems pretty good. Can I keep it?” Ye Si asked Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang had yet to reply that the nearby Senior White said smilingly, “Of course you can. It’s part of our spoils of war!”
“That’s right.” Ye Si nodded as she stored ‘Deadly Cold’ away.
And just as Ye Si put ‘Deadly Cold’ away, Song Shuhang mind shook.
He looked at Ye Si, and Ye Si looked at him.
A strange feeling welled up in their hearts… they felt that the ownership of the Palace of Winter had changed, and they were the new owners!
While Ye Si held ‘Deadly Cold’ in her hands, a long list of the features of the Palace of Winter would appear in Song Shuhang’s mind.
For example, there was that feature Cold Gleam had used to create the ‘1vs1 battle arena’.
There was also the privilege to open or close the various doors of the Palace of Winter, the ability to activate the great defensive formation of the Palace of Winter, the privilege to activate the offensive sword formation of the palace, as well as other tens of features that could be switched on and off.
However, it seemed that the great defensive formation and the offensive sword formation had been damaged, and had yet to be repaired. This was the reason Cold Gleam didn’t activate the defensive formation of the palace earlier.
In other words, this sword named Deadly Cold was the remote controller of the Palace of Winter!
Song Shuhang decided to test the features of the remote controller and tried to ‘close all the doors of the Palace of Winter’.
Soon after, a loud rumbling sound echoed.
Afterward, all the doors before their eyes closed one after another.
“They really closed!” Song Shuhang said.
“Shuhang, was it your doing?” Senior White asked out of curiosity.
“Yes, this sword called Deadly Cold can control the Palace of Winter,” Ye Si replied.
“It has such an interesting feature? Let me try.” Senior White’s eyes lit up.
Ye Si gave Deadly Cold to Senior White.
Senior White held Deadly Cold and pointed it toward the Palace of Winter with a smile, saying, “Front door of the palace, open!”
After a short moment…
Senior White angrily threw away Deadly Cold, and said, “It didn’t work!”
“Impossible. When Ye Si grabbed Deadly Cold just now, a lot of options to control the Palace of Winter appeared in my mind.” Song Shuhang bent his waist and picked up Deadly Cold.
Then, he closed his eyes and tried to get a response.
After a short moment, he opened his eyes, and said, “Strange, no options appeared this time.”
Was it possible that it worked only when Ye Si was the one holding Deadly Cold?
Song Shuhang gave Deadly Cold to Ye Si, and said, “Ye Si, try again.”
After hearing his words, Ye Si took the sword ‘Deadly Cold’ in her hands.
As soon as she grabbed the hilt of the sword, several options to operate the Palace of Winter appeared in Song Shuhang’s mind.
Then, he tried to activate the option to open the front door of the Palace of Winter.
The front door of the Palace of Winter slowly opened according to the command.
“Is it possible that ‘Deadly Cold’ recognized Senior Sister Ye Si as its master?” Song Shuhang wondered.
Senior White added, “There is another possibility… Ye Si might have a special constitution, and perhaps she can make use of the sword ‘Deadly Cold’ for that reason. On the other hand, you and I don’t have this special constitution.”
Ye Si had a special constitution?
Song Shuhang immediately recalled the title ‘Jade Lake Empress’.
Was it possible that Ye Si could control Deadly Cold because she had Cheng Lin’s bloodline and had merged with one of her fragments?
“Anyway, regardless of the reason, let’s advance and take a look inside,” Senior White said. “If the Palace of Winter doesn’t have anything to treat the cold disease, we will need to further explore the forbidden area.”
“Indeed,” Song Shuhang said.
At the same time, the last option Deadly Cold provided piqued his interest.
[Store Away the Palace of Winter.]
“Store Away the Palace of Winter? What kind of option is this?” Song Shuhang wondered.
His voice had hardly faded that Deadly Cold seemingly mistook it for an order.
The order was then transmitted to the Palace of Winter.
“Ah? W-wait a moment! That wasn’t my meaning!” Song Shuhang shouted.
However… it was too late.
The Palace of Winter ahead started to emit a dazzling seven-colored radiance.
At this time, the whole palace resembled a magical treasure, and after receiving the command, the Palace of Winter started to float bit by bit.
The earth quaked, and the mountains shook…