Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
What damned speech do I have to give?! Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman felt stifled.
What he transcended was obviously the heavenly tribulation of the Fifth Stage, but he ended up ‘showing his divinity in front of the masses’ for some unknown reason.
Actually, showing his divinity in front of the masses wasn’t the problem. The problem was that he did so in a very cowardly posture—holding his head while squatting down. Now, all the practitioners on Earth… no, in the entire universe had seen his shameful display.
In addition, his daoist name, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman, had been branded in the consciousness of each fellow daoist. Therefore, every practitioner in the universe now knew his name.
Would he still have the courage to show his face around from now on?
Let’s try to imagine the scene of Palace Master meeting a new fellow daoist in the future.
[Fellow Daoist, how are you? I’m Palace Ma—]
[I know who you are! You are the second (cowardly) Sage in a thousand years, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman. I can still clearly remember your posture while transcending the tribulation, you were holding your head while squatting down!]
F*ck, I don’t want to live anymore!
Just as thoughts were welling up in Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’s mind, his body shook slightly, and he entered into ‘Profound Sage Speech’ mode.
There were 30 seconds left before the start of his speech~
Wait, what do I even talk about?! At least give me a draft! Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman panicked. He had just advanced to the Fifth Stage Spiritual Emperor Realm, so what could he possibly talk about?
He couldn’t help but turn his head in little friend Song Shuhang’s direction, violently winking at him. He had discovered through the ‘Sage Seal’ that little friend Shuhang had given an incredible speech just now. Therefore, was it possible that he had another draft he could give him?
Song Shuhang looked at Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman and shook his head. He wanted to help him, but didn’t have the means.
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman: “…”
In the end, he could only rely on himself.
Palace Master started to rack his brain, wondering what he could speak about.
The influence behind him was incredibly powerful, and he had heard the speeches of several old seniors in the past. However, the content of these speeches wasn’t suited for him. Moreover, all the practitioners in the universe would be able to hear this Profound Sage-level speech of his—those old seniors included. If he were to copy their speech, those old seniors were surely going to give him a beating once he was back.
In that case, should he talk about his own experiences?
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman recalled his life… and discovered that it had been a tragedy so far.
When he was young and naive, Palace Master traveled throughout the world and made a lot of oaths—sometimes several of them in a single day. He recorded all these oaths in a black notebook, and he later got enmeshed in his own web. Even up until now, he hadn’t finished taking care of those oaths. What a tragedy.
He simply couldn’t bring himself to talk about this black history!
If he couldn’t talk about his life experiences, what could he talk about? His tribulation-transcending experience?
Absolutely not! During the tribulation, he had played the role of a salted fish, and he even got disconnected midway. Afterward, he just kept that ‘hold one’s head while squatting down’ posture and somehow managed to get through. Next, he casually showed his divinity in front of the masses, and the practitioners that didn’t know him thought that he had advanced to the Eighth Stage when he was just a Fifth Stage Spiritual Emperor with a Golden Core with eight dragon patterns.
He couldn’t talk about this, either… In that case, what he could talk about?
After pondering for a moment, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman concluded that he could share only his experience related to ‘talismans’. However, his knowledge in regards to talismans was limited to his previous realm—the Fourth Stage. Although he was very talented in this field, sharing his Fourth Stage-rank knowledge about talismans during a speech of the Eighth Stage Profound Sage Realm would certainly make him lose face.
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman was in a dilemma.
But right at this time, his body shook slightly once more.
The universal broadcast had started!
[Profound Sage-Level Speech: Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman, please start with your performance!]
A huge number of practitioners raised their heads and pricked up their ears, ready to listen to the speech of the ‘second Sage in a thousand years’.
The speech of the first Sage, Profound Sage Tyrannical Song, had been brilliant. Although the tribulation-transcending posture of ‘Profound Sage Seven Lives Talisman’ had been a bit cowardly, he was still a Profound Sage. As such, the content of his speech shouldn’t be much worse, right?
All the practitioners were looking forward to his speech.
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’s overall style was completely different from Song Shuhang’s. He didn’t have something akin to the ‘virtuous lamia’ with him, and he plainly appeared in the picture of the ‘Profound Sage-Level Speech’.
He wore a black-colored magical windbreaker, which was now in a mess after getting torn to pieces by the heavenly tribulation.
But as the Profound Sage Speech’ started, the Sage Seal inside his body automatically resurfaced, covering his body in awe-inspiring light.
The Sage Seal had increased the level of Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’s dignity on its own.
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman sighed and slightly opened his lips, preparing to go ahead with his speech about talismans.
If the level was too low, so be it. He would try his best and share everything he knew about talismans with the myriad practitioners in the universe.
He only asked everyone to have a clear conscience!
But just as Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman was preparing to give his speech, the calm voice of a woman was transmitted beside his ear. “Do you want a book?”
“Ah?” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’s face stiffened slightly. Luckily, the Sage Seal was there, and the myriad practitioners in the universe didn’t notice his change in expression amidst the light.
“Do you want a book? You can make use of this book while giving the speech, inside is recorded a complete Profound Sage-level speech. In addition, you won’t have problems with the copyright. Do you want it?” The calm female voice echoed again.
“Who are you?” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman asked.
“You haven’t realized it yet? I helped you carry the burden of the heavenly tribulation earlier. Without my help, the three of you would have died long ago,” the calm voice continued.
It’s her! Is she the puppet that little friend Song Shuhang suddenly threw out earlier?
“What do you want in exchange?” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman said. At this moment, he didn’t have the time to think why this puppet had a Profound Sage-level draft with it. It was fine as long as he could get his hands on it!
“I need a lot of materials to repair my body, and I need to collect them as soon as possible in order to patch myself up,” the calm female voice continued.
“Deal!” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman said. As long as he could use wealth to solve the problem, it wasn’t a problem at all.
“In that case, put your mind at ease. Since the connection between us has yet to break, I’ll seize this opportunity to transmit the content of that book to you,” the woman said calmly.
Although Song Shuhang had already placed the puppet back into his ‘size-reducing purse’, the connection between it and Palace Master—as well as the other two—hadn’t been broken yet. One could infer this point from the cowardly posture Daoist Priest Horizon and Eternity had even now.
“Please, hurry up. My Profound Sage Speech had technically started a while ago,” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman said.
“Relax… I assure that you’ll be satisfied,” the woman said calmly.
All over the universe.
“How come the second Sage in a thousand years hasn’t started with his speech already?”
“Is it possible that he hasn’t decided on the argument yet?”
“Can it be that he doesn’t know what to talk about, and hasn’t started for this reason?”
“Well, worthy of the second cowardly Sage in a thousand years?”
“Nah, that can’t be. After all, he’s still a Profound Sage. He’s probably pondering the content of the speech. The knowledge of these Profound Sages isn’t something we can imagine. No matter what they talk about, it’s enough to let us benefit for a lifetime!”
In the Nine Provinces Number One Group.
Seeing that Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman didn’t start even after a while, the fellow daoists in the group started to get impatient.
True Monarch Yellow Mountain: “This is too awkward, just say something!”
Fairy Lychee: “However, I can relate. If it had been I in Fellow Daoist Seven Lives Talisman’s place, I would have likely been the same, unable to say a word. After all, fellow daoists that are quick-witted and lucky enough to have a Profound Sage-level speech like little friend Song Shuhang are very rare.”
“At this point, the Profound Sage Speech is just a torture for Fellow Daoist Seven Lives Talisman. I can’t watch it anymore. Hopefully, it will be over soon,” True Monarch Northern River said.
“It’s over. I fear that Fellow Daoist Seven Lives Talisman won’t be able to show his face around for the next year,” Thrice Reckless Mad Saber said. “The problem is that he is too shy. He could casually say something, and that would be the end of it!”
“It wouldn’t be bad if he could just talk about talismans. Maybe he has very high standards.” True Monarch Yellow Mountain sighed. “However, staying silent like this is too embarrassing. There is a chance Palace Master might develop an Inner Demon in the future.”
The fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group were very worried, and they didn’t feel like joking at this time.
The influence behind Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman.
“Little Fu is too narrow-minded. He could have just copied and pieced together the content of the speeches that we old fogies gave in the past! Although I’m just a Venerable, my speech should be still qualified for that ‘Profound Sage Speech’,” an old man said as he forced a smile.
“It’s precisely because he’s this obstinate that he fulfilled all the oaths he made when he was younger. Isn’t this also the reason we trust him this much?” another old man said. “Believe in him. Given his disposition, Little Fu won’t give up that easily. I think he’s steeling himself, preparing to talk about the ‘way of talismans’.”
Just as practitioners all over the universe, the Nine Provinces Number One Group, and the influence behind him were in deep thought, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman, who was amidst his ‘Profound Sage Speech’, suddenly got up.
“It’s starting. The second Sage in a thousand years is about to enter into action!” practitioners all over the universe said in excitement.
After standing up, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman took seven steps in the four directions.
Then, under the gazes of the myriad practitioners in the universe, he pointed one hand toward the sky and the other toward the ground, saying gravely, “In this world, only I am supreme!”
All the practitioners in the universe were instantly dumbfounded.
In the Nine Provinces Number One Group.
True Monarch Yellow Mountain: “…”
Fairy Lychee: “…”
True Monarch Northern River: “…”
The various fellow daoists: “…”
Had Fellow Daoist Seven Lives Talisman finally lost his mind?
“Wait a moment, something happened!” Dharma King Creation said at this time.
As soon as Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman finished saying the words ‘In this world, only I am supreme!’, a dazzling Buddha’s halo resurfaced on his body.
Then, golden lotus flowers resurfaced beneath his feet, supporting his body.
The halo wrapped up Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’s whole body, greatly increasing his prestige.
Just what was happening?
The fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group were dumbfounded.
Wandering Monk Profound Principle: “”
Dharma King Creation: “F*ck, buddhist golden lotuses and that boundless Buddha’s halo… Something like this would appear only when a senior monk with great wisdom, compassion, integrity, and knowledge gave a speech. Since when did Fellow Daoist Seven Lives Talisman have such profound knowledge of buddhism?”
While wrapped up in that halo, Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman opened his mouth and started with his speech—a buddhist scripture!