“Senior White, Ye Si, want to go and have a look together?” Song Shuhang asked.
Venerable waved his hand. “I’m not going. I want to successfully cook some ‘ordinary First Stage beast food’ first!”
Ye Si said, “In that case, I’ll accompany Senior White. Anyway, our minds are connected, and once you see what the immortal cave looks like, I’ll know it as well. Right, Shuhang, leave the saber insect behind too.”
“Alright,” Song Shuhang said.
He hoped that when he came back, the saber insect wouldn’t have become like the Fighting Beast—overgrown.
As soon as Song Shuhang and True Monarch Eternal Fire went out, they saw Fairy Dongfang Six riding a small electric motorbike and stopping in front of Song Shuhang with a beautiful drift.
“Oh, Shuhang, you’re awake. Fellow Daoist Eternal Fire, good afternoon.” Fairy Dongfang Six took off her helmet and waved at the two with a smile. On her shoulder stood Song Shuhang’s disciple, ‘Virtuous Buddhist Sabersman’ Little Cai.
Fairy Dongfang Six recently had her driver’s license revoked, and it had yet to be reinstated. So, instead of driving some exaggerated off-road car, she had to switch to using an electric motorbike.
“Good afternoon, Senior Dongfang Six.” Song Shuhang looked at Little Cai, vaguely feeling as if something had changed in her.
Little Cai flapped her wings, flew to Song Shuhang’s side, and said smugly, “Hehehe, Teacher, do you feel like I’ve changed?”
Song Shuhang thought for a bit, reached out to catch Little Cai, and inspected her with his mental energy.
“Is this the power of virtue? Little Cai, you went to ferry souls?” Song Shuhang asked.
“Mhm, Elder Dongfang Six had nothing to do recently, so she took me for a stroll through the Jiangnan area. Then, from last night till now, I’ve ferried 13 dead souls,” Little Cai said smugly.
“Great job.” Song Shuhang gently patted Little Cai.
“Also, Teacher, do you have any body tempering technique for one’s arms?” Little Cai inquired.
“Hm? You want to learn one?” Song Shuhang asked. He did indeed have body tempering technique of this type, the one that he had exchanged from Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue, the ❮Steel Hands Technique❯.
This technique was used by the famous Heavy Metal Sect when forging. After reaching the beginner level, the hands of the cultivator would become impervious to swords and spears, as well as become immune to heat and cold. Both arms would develop superhuman strength, and the user would be able to clash against magical treasures of the Second Stage rank with their bare hands! Then, after completely mastering the technique, the might of the ❮Steel Hands Technique❯ would increase even further.
This cultivation technique was different from the ❮Basic Buddhist Fist Technique❯. It was part of an exchange Song Shuhang had made with Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue, and the ownership of this skill had also been transferred to Song Shuhang, which meant that Shuhang could impart it to his disciples.
Little Cai’s eyes brightened as she said, “Yes, I’m planning on making my wings become as sharp as a saber so that I would be able to study Teacher’s saber technique.”
Song Shuhang was very touched as he listened––the daoist name ‘Virtuous Buddhist Sabersman’ wasn’t given to the wrong person. In the future, Little Cai would definitely bring this daoist name to new heights.
Therefore, besides the ❮Steel Hands Technique❯, he was also considering imparting the ❮Scholarly Indestructible Body of the Buddha❯ to Little Cai so that her style would become more in line with ‘Buddhist’ and ‘Virtuous Sabersman’. In other words, a powerful body befitting a buddhist, and a virtuous style befitting a scholar!
However, the ❮Scholarly Indestructible Body of the Buddha❯ was a secret technique of the scholarly faction, and it would be best if he could obtain True Monarch Eternal Fire’s consent before teaching Little Cai this technique. With his relationship with the scholarly faction, the scholarly faction surely wouldn’t refuse such a small request.
“Okay!” Song Shuhang said. “Your teacher shall impart to you a body tempering technique for one’s arms, the ❮Steel Hands Technique❯. Once you master the ❮Steel Hands Technique❯, your teacher will impart to you a more profound body tempering technique, as well an exquisite saber technique.”
The only thing was, would a monster bird be able to cultivate the ❮Steel Hands Technique❯? If it didn’t work, then he would just ask for Senior White’s help to revise some of the technique’s details.
“Thank you, Teacher!” Little Cai rejoiced.
On the side, Fairy Dongfang Six’s mouth twitched––she had doubts as to whether handing over Little Cai to Little Friend Shuhang had been the correct choice.
Little Cai’s style was leaning more and more toward ‘Virtuous Buddhist Sabersman’, and they would soon reach the point of no return.
Someday in the future, a monster bird would suddenly appear, her entire body seemingly made of steel and emitting a metallic luster, and with her wings invulnerable and as sharp as a saber.
Then, the monster bird would move, displaying a set of exquisite saber techniques.
…This was simply something unbearable to watch.
“Right, Teacher, where are you going?” Little Cai asked curiously.
“I’m going to go check out some immortal caves with Senior Eternal Fire, do you want to come with me?” Song Shuhang asked casually.
“Okay!” Little Cai nodded. Today, she had already spent some time with Fairy Dongfang Six, and there were almost no more dead spirits in the Jiangnan area. With nothing to do, it wouldn’t be bad to follow her teacher to look at a few residences.
Fairy Dongfang Six said, “Shuhang, you’re planning on buying a paradisiacal land?”
At the side, True Monarch Eternal Fire said with a smile, “It’s our scholarly faction that is preparing to transfer the ownership of a few paradisiacal lands to Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Saber.”
“Oh, I remember now. I heard that Shuhang helped your scholarly faction a great deal,” Fairy Dongfang Six said with a smile. “Then I won’t bother you anymore. I’ll go and see if Senior White and the others have prepared that beast food—I’m planning on taking away some.”
“See you next time then, Fairy Dongfang.” True Monarch Eternal Fire nodded.
After that, True Monarch Eternal Fire brought out an immortal boat, and brought Song Shuhang and Little Cai into it.
“Oh, right. Shuhang~ wait a moment.” Fairy Dongfang Six opened the rear of her electric motorbike, and took out two boxes, throwing them at Song Shuhang. “Catch them. These are raw materials to engrave tribulation-transcending formations—two sets. If you need more, you can simply contact our 250th branch.”
These two sets of raw materials were something that Fairy Dongfang Six had prepared on behalf of the 250th branch of the [All the Monsters of the World Should Unite and Become a Family] organization. It was the gift that Little Cai should have given to Shuhang when she was formally accepted as a disciple.
Song Shuhang took the two boxes, and said, “Thank you, Senior Dongfang.”
“You are welcome,” Fairy Dongfang Six said with a smile.
After Song Shuhang and True Monarch Eternal Fire had left…
Another figure appeared beside the house Medicine Master had bought.
“Strange… Just now, I clearly sensed Fellow Daoist Song Shuhang’s aura, but then, it suddenly disappeared. Just where does he live in the end?” the figure muttered to itself.
“But I won’t give up. I’ll definitely find Fellow Daoist Song Shuhang. Sob, sob, sob~” The figure had seemingly thought of something sad, and couldn’t help but sob.
The figure was none other than the Sobbing Old Man, who was still looking for Song Shuhang.
Venerable White had personally set up a barrier and a formation around Medicine Master’s house, which cut off Song Shuhang’s aura, making the Sobbing Old Man unable to find him.
Just now, the Sobbing Old Man sensed a hint of Song Shuhang’s aura as the latter got into True Monarch Eternal Fire’s immortal boat, but the immortal boat quickly whizzed to a distant place, and the Sobbing Old Man was unable to lock Shuhang’s aura.
“If I fail to find Fellow Daoist Song Shuhang even today… I will have no choice but to contact Fellow Daoist White,” the Sobbing Old Man said as he took out his mobile phone.
He knew that he could easily get to meet Song Shuhang if he simply called Venerable White…
But, the problem was that he hadn’t completed the task that Venerable White had handed him over the last time—the one about training Song Shuhang in space for one month.
Therefore, he was too ashamed, and didn’t have the face to contact Venerable White on his own initiative.
“Sob, sob, sob~ Jiangnan University will open tomorrow. I must absolutely find Fellow Daoist Shuhang,” the Sobbing Old Man muttered to himself as he wiped his tears away.
The speed of the immortal boat was very high.
True Monarch Eternal Fire was planning to bring Song Shuhang to visit the 11 immortal caves and transfer the ownership to him within half a day. Therefore, they had to make haste.
Along the way, Song Shuhang decided to help Little Cai with her practice of the ❮Steel Hands Technique❯.
Body tempering cultivation techniques were different from internal cultivation techniques, and Little Cai hadn’t encountered any problem during her practice of the ❮Steel Hands Technique❯ so far. In addition, True Monarch Eternal Fire, a True Monarch of the scholarly faction, was with them.
If Song Shuhang made some mistake while instructing Little Cai, True Monarch Eternal Fire would remind him.
Around half an hour later.
“We have arrived. Here is the first of those paradisiacal lands, the Palace of Summer,” True Monarch Eternal Fire said.
“The Palace of Summer?” Song Shuhang was dumbfounded.
This name immediately reminded him of the Palace of Winter in his Inner World.
They both originated from the ancient Heavenly City, and since the ‘Palace of Winter’ existed, it was very likely that the Palaces of Summer, Spring, and Autumn also existed.
Therefore, Song Shuhang instantly recalled the four seasons when the Palace of Summer was mentioned.
“Little friend Shuhang also studied the matters related to the ancient Heavenly City? The ‘Palace of Summer’ is precisely the palace of the ‘Great Western Emperor’ of the ancient Heavenly City. This Great Western Emperor was a Tribulation Transcender, or perhaps even an Immortal,” True Monarch Eternal Fire said calmly.
“Senior Eternal Fire, are you really going to give this valuable fragment to me?” Song Shuhang asked in puzzlement.
“Ahaha, it’s just a fragment, and it’s not like you imagine it to be,” True Monarch Eternal Fire said with a smile. “Actually, this fragment of the Palace of Summer only includes the stone tablet before the original Palace of Summer in the Heavenly City and the public square attached to it. Its overall size is around 50,000 square meters, and there isn’t anything worth researching aside from the stone tablet.”
While they were discussing, True Monarch Eternal Fire’s immortal boat whizzed into the Palace of Summer.
Song Shuhang could only see a huge square before his eyes. The square was paved with red flagstone, and there was a large stone tablet situated at the end. The architectural style was identical to Song Shuhang’s Palace of Winter.
The only difference was that the Palace of Winter was filled with chilling air, while the square of the Palace of Summer was filled with burning hot air.
Aside from the stone tablet, there were several other constructions in the square. However, one could tell with a glance that those were the works of the scholarly disciples. The style of the buildings was very scholarly.
“Little friend Shuhang, is the Palace of Summer to your liking?” True Monarch Eternal Fire said with a smile.
“Absolutely,” Song Shuhang said.
When he was gazing at the Palace of Summer, he had a sudden idea. Could he shrink this thing like the Palace of Winter and place it in his Inner World…?