True Monarch Eternal Fire was dumbstruck. He had absolutely no idea that their ‘Mountain of Myriad Books’ could grow out legs and arms, and even stand upside down!
After hearing True Monarch Eternal Fire’s surprised voice, somewhat confused, Venerable White asked, “Fellow Daoist Eternal Fire, is it possible that you didn’t know that the Mountain of Myriad Books was a living creature?”
True Monarch Eternal Fire forced a smile, and said, “If I’d known, I would have reminded you about this matter, Fellow Daoist White.”
“That’s true,” Venerable White said with a nod. “Anyway, I think you should quickly come over. Your ‘Mountain of Myriad Books’ seems rather depressed at this time, and it might need your support. In addition, a lot of landslides took place on its body, and it lost a few patches. It will probably need a good fixing.”
At this time, not only the mood of the Mountain of Myriad Books was low, but its body was also continuously shivering.
The trauma it had suffered just now was simply too big. From today onwards, it felt that it wouldn’t think or try to stand upside down ever again.
Beyond that, even its two arms were now broken… would it be even possible to fix them?
“I’ll immediately head over.” True Monarch Eternal Fire hung up the call and quickly headed toward the Mountain of Myriad Books.
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator looked at the Mountain of Myriad Books, now softly lying on the ground and groaning. “Now then, how are we supposed to shoot the following scenes?” The Mountain of Myriad Books had now injuries all over its body. They had already shot half of the scenes… was it possible that they would have to look for another mountain to shoot the remaining ones?
Venerable White replied, “Perhaps we can try to find a way to fix it up? Or we can focus the camera on a small area, without taking broad scenes. For example, the place behind the Mountain of Myriad Books didn’t suffer too much damage, and we can finish shooting the remaining scenes there.”
“We can do things this way too,” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator said.
The seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group found a good place where they could put the unconscious members of Jacob’s Production Team. The cameras, stage props, and other equipment were also properly stored away.
Right at this time, Song Shuhang placed Tubo on the ground and pondered for a moment, finally heading toward the Mountain of Myriad Books.
Just as he was approaching the Mountain of Myriad Books, the mountain struggled a bit, and said in a grave tone, “Little guy, do you need something from me?”
Song Shuhang pondered for a short while, and said, “I wanted to ask you a question.”
“What type of question? Uncle’s mood isn’t too good at the moment, and I might not reply to your question,” the Mountain of Myriad Books said.
Song Shuhang laughed, and asked, “Did you use to frequently stand upside down in the past? ‘Overturn the Mountain of Myriad Books…’ does this sentence refer to you while you are standing upside down?”
“Ahahaha, that’s a pretty good question! Back in the days, I was an expert at standing upside down. Overturn the Mountain of Myriad Books… this name actually sounds quite good! From now on, call me Uncle Overturned Mountain of Books!” The Mountain of Myriad Books roared with laughter.
“…” Song Shuhang continued, “In that case, do you know where the ‘Still Pond of Wisdom’ is located?”
Since the Mountain of Myriad Books was a sentient being, he could ask it about the ‘Still Pond of Wisdom’ directly.
The Mountain of Myriad Books recalled for a short while, and then replied, “Still Pond of Wisdom? I’ve never heard of such a place.”
Song Shuhang sighed. This strange Mountain of Myriad Books was truly unreliable! He was too naive to hope of obtaining the correct answer from its mouth.
“Fellow Daoist Shuhang, why are you looking for this pond?” Fairy Lychee asked out of curiosity.
Song Shuhang replied, “I’ve heard the sentence ‘Overturn the Mountain of Myriad Books, the Still Pond of Wisdom…’ from a certain senior some time ago. As for what the ‘Still Pond of Wisdom’ is or what is inside it, I have no idea. However, it should be something good, I guess? Or perhaps the water of the pond has some magical effects?”
“Is it a buried treasure?” Venerable White’s eyes immediately lit up.
“I have no idea.” Song Shuhang himself wasn’t sure. He was unable to guess anything from that cut-off sentence of the lustrous scholar.
However, the sentence ‘Overturn the Mountain of Myriad Books’ should be referring to the overturned ‘Mountain of Myriad Books’, right?
Young Master Phoenix Slayer brought over that barrel of wine with the slimy Doudou inside and pushed his glasses up, trying to guess. “The sentence ‘Overturn the Mountain of Myriad Books’ is obviously referring to the Mountain of Myriad Books while its standing upside down. Such being the case, is it possible that the Still Pond of Wisdom is something that will appear once the Mountain of Myriad Books is properly standing upside down?”
“It makes sense.” Venerable White turned his head around and looked at the Mountain of Myriad Books, saying, “Mountain of Myriad Books, did anything strange happen whenever you stood upside down in the past?”
“Call me Uncle Overturned Mountain of Books~ Anyway, I’ve stood upside down several times in the past, but nothing out of the ordinary happened,” the Mountain of Myriad Books replied.
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator said, “Given its disposition, even if something important had happened at the time, this Mountain of Myriad Books probably neglected it.”
Young Master Phoenix Slayer continued to push his glasses up, with rays of wisdom refracting in all directions. “Such being the case, I think everything will become clear once we manage to turn the mountain upside down.”
Venerable White agreed, “It seems reasonable.”
After saying this much, he turned his head toward the Mountain of Myriad Books, and said, “Mountain of Myriad Books, can you try to stand upside down one more time?”
“Uncle now hates standing upside down.” The Mountain of Myriad Books refused, and said, “In addition, even my arms are now broken, so how am I supposed to stand upside down?”
“What it said makes sense. Without arms, it has no way of standing upside down.” Young Master Phoenix Slayer laughed, and said, “However… back then, when I used to hunt, I really liked to play with my prey before killing it by making it assume all kinds of postures with my paws. If they couldn’t assume those postures on their own, I would just help them out with my paws. Therefore… since the Mountain of Myriad Books can’t stand upside down on its own, let’s simply give it a hand to stand upside down!”
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator gasped with admiration, and said, “What Fellow Daoist Phoenix Slayer said is reasonable.”
Although the body of the Mountain of Myriad Books was slightly big, the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group shouldn’t have too many problems to make it stand upside down if they were to join their forces!
Young Master Phoenix Slayer continued, “If we want to make it stand upside down, it’s better if we use the floating, lightening, and other wind-type magical techniques on its body to decrease its weight. It’s a pity that Fairy Firefly isn’t here. Otherwise, she could have just used her magical technique to easily send the Mountain of Myriad Books flying.”
“We can use the lever principle to lift it up with less effort,” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator said.
Venerable White waved his hand, and said, “No need to complicate things this much. If Fellow Daoist Tyrant Flood Dragon, Fellow Daoist Ancient Lake Temple, and Fellow Daoist Fallout give me a hand, we can lift it up directly!”
“I’ll follow Senior White’s instructions!”
The three True Monarchs replied so.
But right at this time, Song Shuhang asked, “Still, how are you planning to allow the Mountain of Myriad Books to keep its balance while standing upside down? Since it doesn’t have its arms anymore, won’t it just fall to one side even if you manage to make it stand upside down?”
True Monarch Fallout replied, “That’s not a problem. We just need something that would act as a support and prevent it from falling.”
“That’s a little troublesome, though. The Mountain of Myriad Books is too big, and we would need something gigantic to serve as a support. It won’t be easy even with the usage of magical techniques,” Young Master Phoenix Slayer said.
Venerable White suggested, “If there is really no other way, perhaps we can just insert its mountain peak in the ground?”
“That’s a good idea; let’s give it a try. If it still doesn’t work, we can use an earth-type magical technique to create huge, towering pillars to prop it up,” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator said.
The Mountain of Myriad Books:
The more it was hearing, the more of a bad feeling it was getting.
What were these guys planning to do to the poor Uncle Mountain of Books?
They wanted to forcefully make it stand upside down and insert its peak into the ground?
That was simply too cruel!
That was so unfair. At first, it even thought that these guys were good people and happily greeted them as it woke up, and even decided to stand upside in front of them to make things livelier.
But now… it seemed it had no other choice but to escape!
The Mountain of Myriad Books took a step with its thick legs and prepared to escape.
However, it had only taken one step when a figure instantly appeared in front of it.
It was Senior White.
“Fellow Daoist Mountain of Myriad Books, don’t run!” Venerable White said. “Cooperate with us and stand upside down.”
The Mountain of Myriad Books clenched its teeth, and said, “I don’t want to, I refuse!”
“Please, don’t be this impolite,” Venerable White said.
The Mountain of Myriad Books clenched its teeth again, and said, “I’m not being impolite, I’m just flatly refusing!”
However, just as it was speaking, it discovered that several shadows had landed on its body and started to do something.
“Giant Floating Formation!”
“Giant Lightening Formation!”
“Giant Wind-type Supporting Formation!”
“Giant Solidifying Formation!”
Formations were applied to its body one after another. Each of the formations these people used on its body was very strong.
Then, just as the formations were continuously engraved on its body, the Mountain of Myriad Books felt that its weight had started to decrease. It felt as light as swallow at this time!
If it had tried to stand upside down in its current condition, there was no way its arms would have broken!
“Don’t worry. This time, you won’t get injured,” Venerable White guaranteed.
“That’s not the problem! I now hate standing upside down. I just don’t want to do it!” the Mountain of Myriad Books called out.
However, Venerable White didn’t reply to what it said this time.
Venerable White continued, “Have all the formations been taken care of? Since Fellow Daoist Eternal Fire isn’t here yet, let’s quickly turn the Mountain of Myriad Books upside down.”
After all, this place was part of True Monarch Eternal Fire’s territory. If they were to forcefully turn the Mountain of Myriad Books upside down in his presence, it might be somewhat embarrassing.
“We have finished engraving the formations, and their power was fully released. The effects will last for around three minutes. As such, let’s quickly overturn it!” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator shouted.
“In that case, let’s get into action!” Venerable White stretched out his hand and revealed his open palm.
“You… what are you planning to do?” the Mountain of Myriad Books said anxiously.
“Don’t worry. I’ll be gentle this time. You won’t feel any pain.” Venerable White took a deep breath. “Ah!”
Then, his body flickered as he struck down with his palm.
The palm was too fast, and it felt as though it had surmounted both air and space.
The palm hit the body of the Mountain of Myriad Books.
The Mountain of Myriad Books was frightened out of its wits as it discovered that its body was once again sent flying. Its 600+ meters tall mountain peak was now flying away upside down.
At the same time, a huge flood dragon materialized in the sky. The flood dragon stretched out its claws and grabbed the Mountain of Myriad Books, trying its best to drag it upward by following the law of inertia.
True Monarch Ancient Lake Temple and True Monarch Fallout appeared next to the ‘waist’ of the Mountain of Myriad Books, and likewise stretched their palms.
Next, the Mountain of Myriad Books continuously bounced around as it was flying upside down… its body was continuously getting turned over.
Before landing, its posture had been finally fixed. The mountain peak was now pointing downward, and the mountain foot above.
“Absolutely perfect!” Venerable White clapped his hands and then moved, appearing below the Mountain of Myriad Books. He used four consecutive palm attacks to adjust the angle of the Mountain of Myriad Books before it could fall to the ground.