Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
As for the fact that he was cowardly holding his head and squatting while ‘showing his divinity in front of the masses’, it meant nothing to him at all. In his opinion, a cultivator should be broad-minded. If they couldn’t even accept being placed in such a cowardly posture, then how could they cultivate?
…Of course, such a point of view could only suit someone like Eternity, whose character was rather eccentric and casual.
Afterward, Eternity raised his head and appeared in the picture of the ‘Profound Sage Speech’, beaming with confidence. Compared to the uneasy Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman, Eternity was definitely much calmer.
In the following moment, his body slightly shook.
[Profound Sage Speech: Eternity, please start with your performance!]
The gazes of all the practitioners in the universe were all directed at Eternity.
Today was truly the most joyful day in a thousand years, for four Profound Sages had successfully transcended the heavenly tribulation.
Right before this, there had already been two excellent Profound Sage-Level Speeches—one on the Daoist Canon and the other on a buddhist scripture, both of which were above the standard. All the practitioners in the universe began to look forward to the speeches of the two remaining Profound Sages.
Eternity smoothed back his hair and cleared his throat.
At this moment, the high-quality puppet in Song Shuhang’s size-reducing purse once again asked, “Do you want a book? It is a book that can help you with your Profound Sage Speech, for within the book is recorded a complete Profound Sage-level speech, and there won’t be any problems regarding copyright. Do you want it?”
“No, I don’t need it.” Eternity refused confidently.
The high-quality puppet didn’t insist, and quieted down.
“Senior Eternity looks really confident, does he already have the content of his speech in mind?” Song Shuhang and Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman, who stood in the distance, had entered spectator mode.
Now, they could only wait until the four ‘Profound Sage Speeches’ were over before they could leave this damned Heavenly Tribulation Realm and return to the main world.
“Fellow Daoist Eternity’s background is a mystery. Perhaps he had long prepared a draft,” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman said.
As they were talking, the third Profound Sage Speech began.
“It is a great joy for me to have this opportunity today to give a speech to my fellow daoists all over the universe. I’m not that well-versed in speaking, much less in giving eloquent and vain speeches. Therefore, I can only sincerely share my thoughts with everyone.” Eternity’s face was calm as he spoke slowly. As he spoke, his Sage Seal acted similar to Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman’s, radiating dignified light that shrouded him, and made him appear filled with dignity.
“The Profound Sage Speech is a big opportunity, and I would like to make use of it to discuss something rather unusual with everyone,” Eternity continued.
The interest of the practitioners in the universe was piqued.
A speech about something unusual?
Before this, there had been the explanation of the Daoist Canon and a speech on a profound buddhist scripture. So, what could Profound Sage Eternity’s unusual speech be about? A demonic cultivation technique? A monster cultivation tome? Or could it be something about Western cultivation systems, or perhaps something about the cultivation system of ancient witches?
All the practitioners in the universe were hooked.
At this moment, Eternity said gravely, “Everyone, what do you know about [courtship]?”
Song Shuhang: “…”
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman: “…”
All the practitioners in the universe: “…”
These words… People really had no idea what to make of them.
Among the myriad practitioners in the universe, the eyes of some sparkled as they said, “Wait, could it be that Profound Sage Eternity is going to explain a special [dual cultivation] method?”
Dual cultivation was actually rather widespread in the world of cultivation. However, the effects of these widespread dual cultivation techniques were very so-so. There were only a few sects in the entire world of cultivation that possessed top-of-the-line dual cultivation techniques. As a result, when people heard Eternity mention [courtship], their hearts were stirred.
“The so-called courtship is a kind of ‘mating’ behavior between a male and female. Males usually display their strong points to females to gain the recognition of the opposite sex,” Eternity said slowly. Meanwhile, his ‘Sage Seal’ took the initiative to radiate a dignified light upon its master. It was clearly just common knowledge, but when Eternity discussed it, people were especially convinced.
“It seems a discussion about dual cultivation techniques, but what does the word ‘mating’ mean here? Could it be that Profound Sage Eternity is talking about dual cultivation techniques for ‘monsters’?” All the practitioners in the universe wondered.
“…” At this moment, in the Jiangnan area, there was a veiled woman whose hands suddenly stiffened as she was cutting vegetables. Then, she raised her head to look towards the sky.
That bastard was actually ‘showing his divinity in front of the masses’, and giving out a Profound Sage Speech…
After hearing the content of his speech, Immortal Fairy Bie Xue suddenly had a bad feeling.
With all the practitioners in the universe looking forward to Profound Sage Eternity’s explanation on dual cultivation techniques, Eternity stretched out his hand and brought out a magical treasure.
Then, he tapped on the magical treasure with a finger, and the treasure became a zither.
Under everyone’s eyes, Eternity sat down cross-legged, with the zither floating at just the right position for him to play.
Practitioners from all over the universe were puzzled. This Profound Sage Eternity really wasn’t acting according to the norm, eh? Wasn’t he going to talk about dual cultivation techniques? What was he planning to do with the zither he brought out now?
Could it be that the discussion of dual cultivation techniques and the zither were somehow related?
As the cultivators were pondering, Eternity got ready to play the zither. Afterward, he stretched out his hand toward it and gave it a strong flick!
The sound of the zither was ear-splitting, and made everyone’s ears buzz. However, what was strange was that when the practitioners from all over the universe recalled the sound just now, they only felt that it was soft and gentle, with the sound containing a sweet taste.
Profound Sage Eternity seemingly possessed high attainments in the way of the zither, very cool.
After the opening sound, Eternity then began to play. As he played, he began to sing as well.
“There is a beauty, that can’t be forgotten~
A day apart, and thoughts run crazy~
The male phoenix roams, seeking all over the world for its female phoenix~
But unfortunately, the beauty lalalala~
Eternity continued to just say ‘lalala’ for a while longer, not singing out any of the words. He only remembered the first few verses of the song [Courtship], resulting in him only singing half of the song and just using ‘lalalala’ to make up for the part he had forgotten.
After the three ‘lalala’, he found out that he really couldn’t remember the words that came next. Thereupon, Eternity gave up playing and singing at the same time, focusing on playing the zither alone.
As a result, his performance with the zither also went up by a notch.
Wisps of smoke rose from the zither, heading toward the sky and assuming several different shapes in midair. After reaching a certain altitude, they transformed into beautiful scenery. There were mountains and rivers, flowers and grass. There was even a male and a female phoenix dancing in the painting-like scenery.
All the practitioners in the universe watched the scene, and said doubtfully, “What is going on here?”
Some cultivators tried to speculate, and said, “Profound Sage Eternity might have cultivated a special musical technique, similar to the rumored ❮Nine Bewitching Dance Steps❯. Singing and dancing have always had a certain charming power. However, do the sound of the zither and the painting-like scenery have any special effect?”
There were some cultivators that paid special attention to the music and the scenery, and seemed to have felt something. “I’m getting a vague feeling that as I’m looking at the painting-like scenery and listening to the music, my soul seems to have been cleansed. Perhaps the music of the zither has the effect of cleansing one’s soul?
“But what does this have to do with ‘dual cultivation techniques’?”
“I can’t seem to figure out how this is related to courtship…”
There were some cultivators with some understanding of music that said, “Could it be that it’s related to the lyrics Profound Sage Eternity was singing earlier? The lyrics sounded like they came from the song [Courtship], didn’t they?”
While cultivators all over the universe were discussing, Eternity stretched out his hand to flick at the zither once again, putting an end to his performance.
Afterward, he raised his eyes slightly and tried to appear as cool as possible in the frame of the ‘Profound Sage Speech’.
Eternity then seriously said, “This song [Courtship] is dedicated to you, my most beloved Fairy Bie Xue. You are the ‘female phoenix’ that has caught my heart. Regardless of whether you fly over countless mountains and rivers, I, just like the male phoenix, will follow you the entire way. Today, I say to you, in the presence of all the practitioners in the universe, that I love you! All the fellow daoists in the world can bear witness to my love for you. Furthermore, my love has no bounds! I will love you my entire life, for eternity!”
Immortal Fairy Bie Xue: “…”
Immortal Fairy immediately felt several stares directed at her.
This year’s Immortal Feast is still short of a final dish… Would the fellow daoists like some ‘Red Braised Profound Sage’?
All the practitioners in the universe: “…”
F*ck, so it turned out that this Profound Sage never wanted to talk about ‘dual cultivation techniques’, nor did he want to play ‘soul-cleansing’ music for his fellow daoists.
Profound Sage Eternity had actually taken advantage of the ‘Profound Sage Speech’ to make a grand confession to Immortal Fairy Bie Xue in front of the myriad practitioners in the universe.
It truly felt as though someone had forcefully fed them cow dung.
Didn’t he know how many cultivators in the universe were still single? Didn’t he stop to consider how many of them would fly into a rage due to his actions?
In Nine Provinces Number One Group.
“Fellow Daoists, this third Sage in a thousand years is truly a big death seeker. @Thrice Reckless Mad Saber, Thrice Reckless, your intuition is too amazing. Eh? The tag failed? Did Thrice Reckless leave the group?” True Monarch Ancient Lake Temple said curiously.
Frice Reckless Mad Saber: “No, I just changed my name. From today onwards, call me Frice Reckless Mad Saber.”
True Monarch Ancient Lake Temple: “What the heck is this ‘Frice Reckless Mad Saber’? Why did you change your daoist name? Wasn’t your daoist name a self-reminder so that you would remember to be ‘reckless but no more than thrice’? Have you now changed your policy and decided to turn it into ‘reckless but no more than frice (four times)’?”
Frice Reckless Mad Saber: “ Our friendship is over.”
In the Heavenly Tribulation Realm.
“The ‘Profound Sage Speech’ can be given in this way?” Song Shuhang said, surprised.
“The ‘Profound Sage Speech’ seems to be something ‘semi-mandatory’. After transcending the tribulation, the Profound Sage has to give a speech. But as for the content of the speech, it is up to the Profound Sage. However, I feel that Fellow Daoist Eternity won’t be getting any power of virtue since he used the speech to court someone.”