Well, that was rather awkward.
After a short moment…
Song Shuhang asked, “To whom were you referring when you talked about that ‘Fellow Daoist hiding in my clothes’?” After all, Senior Sister Ye Si was with him at this time, and there was also Lady Onion inside the size-reducing purse!
Right at the same time, the Still Pond of Wisdom opened his mouth, and said, “What’s that crystal in your hands?”
The two of them had again spoken at the same time.
After they were done, Song Shuhang and the Still Pond of Wisdom looked at each other and forced a smile.
As such, Song Shuhang said, “You go first.”
“Alright. I’ll reply to your question first. I saw a small monster poking its head out of your size-reducing purse earlier. Since she was able to enter this space, it means that she, too, had mastered the Self-Cultivating Prose Poetry of the Sage and the Disposition-Tempering Prose Poetry of the Sage. Therefore, she has the qualifications to choose a secret technique from here and learn it,” the Still Pond of Wisdom replied.
While he was examining Song Shuhang’s conditions earlier, the Still Pond of wisdom ‘saw’ that little friend Song Shuhang had a lot of strange things with him. He saw Senior Sister Ye Si too, but the ghost spirit and its master were usually considered a single entity.
Song Shuhang was now sure that the ‘Fellow Daoist’ the Still Pond of Wisdom mentioned was Lady Onion. Thereupon, he took Lady Onion and the enlightenment stone out of his size-reducing purse, and placed them on the ground. It seemed that it was ‘fate’ for her to obtain a secret technique from the Still Pond of Wisdom.
Lady Onion was a little excited at this time. She didn’t expect that she, too, would be able to obtain one of the secret techniques of the Scholarly Sage.
Since she was so excited, her lacrimal glands were stimulated, which caused her to cry. “Sob, sob, sob~ Sob, sob, sob~”
Speaking of which, Lady Onion had obtained a lot of benefits after meeting Song Shuhang. Not only did she get her hands on the Tome of Never-Ending Tears, a cultivation technique that could allow her to reach the Sixth Stage True Monarch Realm, but also received the strength imparting from that Daoist Priest as well, which caused her to reach the Second Stage Realm in one go. And now, she was going to obtain a secret technique that the Scholarly Sage had created.
Aside from her green onion sprout getting cut off from time to time, it hadn’t been too bad for her to stay with Song Shuhang. Her total gains were pretty good.
“…” Song Shuhang.
He had almost forgotten that Lady Onion now practiced the Tome of Never-Ending Tears. Although she was just at the beginner level, and wouldn’t cry at every turn like Senior Sister Ye Si, her tears would still start flowing whenever she had a mood swing.
Right at this time, Lady Onion grew out a small pair of hands and feet from the enlightenment stone, and ran toward the Still Pond of Wisdom while wiping away her tears, stopping within the range of one meter from the pond.
“Little one, which kind of secret technique do you want to learn?” the Still Pond of Wisdom asked with a smile.
“Sob, sob, sob~” Lady Onion stopped crying with much difficulty, and wiped her tears away. Then, she pondered for a moment, and said, “Do you have a flying technique that can allow me to instantly flee to a faraway place and successfully escape with my life?”
“Yes,” the Still Pond of Wisdom said with a nod.
Lady Onion’s eyes immediately lit up.
However, the Still Pond of Wisdom also added, “But you need to be at least a cultivator the Fourth Stage Realm to study this type of flying technique. Are you sure you want to learn it now?”
Flying techniques that allowed one to flee for their life were usually related to the act of controlling a flying sword. As such, how could one learn flying techniques if they couldn’t even ride a flying sword?
Lady Onion hung her head down in dejection.
The corner of Song Shuhang’s mouth twitched. From the looks of it, this stupid little monster still hadn’t given up on the idea of running away from him…?
“In that case, I’ll choose a random secret technique.” Lady Onion sighed. She had been paying attention to what was happening outside while she was inside Song Shuhang’s size-reducing purse. Therefore, she was aware that there was a way to randomly choose a secret technique.
“Sure. In that case, close your eyes and casually choose a secret technique,” the Still Pond of Wisdom replied.
Lady Onion closed her eyes, and her consciousness was quickly pulled to that place where the secret techniques were passed down.
After making the necessary arrangements for Lady Onion, the Still Pond of Wisdom raised his head, and looked at Song Shuhang, saying, “Little friend Shuhang, reply to this question of mine. What is that piece of crystal you are holding in your hand?”
He could sense a familiar aura coming from the crystal, but even after looking through all his memories, he had been unable to find something about that thing.
“This is the fragment of the life-bound magical treasure of the lustrous scholar, one of the thirteen Tribulation Transcenders disciples of the Sage.” Song Shuhang stretched out his hand and showed once more that crystal-like fragment of a magical treasure.
The Still Pond of Wisdom paused for a moment, and then said, “So that’s what it was… no wonder it gave me a familiar feeling. From where did you obtain that fragment?”
“The lustrous scholar delivered it to me through the power of space right before dying,” Song Shuhang replied.
He was somewhat sad when he recalled this matter. His beloved ghost spirit had also disappeared without traces after that war, and he had no idea if he would be able to find it again in the future.
The Still Pond of Wisdom asked, “I see. Was it him that led you to this place?”
Song Shuhang nodded.
“It’s a pity that there wasn’t any phenomenon during your birth. Otherwise… I wouldn’t have minded giving you the inheritance of the Sage,” The Still Pond of Wisdom said with regret.
Song Shuhang forced a smile. Unfortunately, he had no way of controlling what would and would not happen during his birth!
At this time, the Still Pond of Wisdom asked, “Little friend, can you leave that crystal-like fragment to me for the time being?
Song Shuhang said, “Sure, no problem. But what do you need it for?” While speaking, Song Shuhang handed the crystal over to the Still Pond of Wisdom.
“I have most of the memories of the Sage, but the majority of these memories is incomplete.” The Still Pond of Wisdom stretched out his hand and waved it. In the next moment, the piece of crystal hovered in the air, and fell into his palm.
Next, he said, “There is a chance that this thing will allow me to obtain an even larger number of memories related to the Sage. If I succeed… even if I can’t give you the inheritance of the Sage, I can perhaps get the inheritance of the lustrous scholar out of it, and give it to you as a compensation. Of course, the success rate isn’t going to be very high.”
“I wish you success.” Song Shuhang wished the ‘Still Pond of Wisdom’ good luck. If he could obtain the inheritance of a scholar of the Tribulation Transcender rank, it was surely a good thing for him.
Several minutes later.
Song Shuhang looked at Lady Onion, and asked, “What kind of secret technique did she obtain?”
The Still Pond of Wisdom examined her for a moment, and said with a smile, “Eh? The fate of this little one… is rather interesting. The secret technique she picked up wasn’t something the Sage created personally. She picked the Berserk Technique, which was part of the spoils of war that the Sage obtained when he was young. I didn’t expect that she would get that technique.”
“The Berserk Technique?” Song Shuhang’s eyelid twitched. From the name, it looked like an ability that would turn the user into a berserker…
A berserk Lady Onion? That picture was simply too weird.
Lady Onion’s fate was truly unusual.
“Since the Berserk Technique isn’t something the Sage created personally… does it mean that Lady Onion won’t be able to personally witness the process where the Sage is creating and testing the secret technique?” Song Shuhang asked. If that was the case, Lady Onion had actually suffered a slight loss.
“Don’t worry, although she can’t witness the process of the Sage creating and experimenting the secret technique, she can still experience the process of the Sage studying and practicing the Berserk Technique. As long as she notes down the process, she might be able to learn the technique even faster than you did,” the Still Pond of Wisdom said with a smile. In addition, the Berserk Technique was a relatively easy secret technique to learn.
Just as they were discussing, Lady Onion’s consciousness returned back to her body. “Oh, I’m back?”
“Lady Onion, how was it? Did you learn that Berserk Technique?” Song Shuhang asked with a smile.
“Yes, that technique was very easy to learn, and it’s also rather simple to use,” Lady Onion said excitedly. “I’ll give you a demonstration right now!”
Lady Onion was like a child that had just received a new toy, and she was looking forward to showing her new plaything to everyone.
After hearing her words, Song Shuhang was somewhat surprised, and said, “Wait a moment”
The secret technique Lady Onion obtained was the Berserk Technique. If she were to use this technique, it was likely that she would enter a frenzied state, which will make her unable to distinguish between friend and foe, right?
As such, it wasn’t really appropriate to casually display such a magical technique!
However, Song Shuhang was a step late… learning the Berserk Technique was easy, but using it was even easier.
As if that wasn’t enough, Lady Onion had 300 years’ worth of monster qi inside her body, which was really suited for this technique. After all, monster qi was a relatively violent type of energy.
As such, it didn’t take her much to go berserk!
Lady Onion’s green onion sprout became bright red, and her small eyes on the green onion sprout also became bloodshot.
The Berserk Technique had been activated!
“…” Song Shuhang.
“…” The Still Pond of Wisdom.
“Aaaaaah!” Lady Onion issued a lovely roar, just as though she was a wild beast. Even if she had gone berserk, her voice was still sweet, and her roar also turned out to be lovely.
In the next moment, the berserk Lady Onion charged toward the Still Pond of Wisdom.
Unfortunately, there was an invisible layer of strength that would bounce back everything around the Still Pond of Wisdom, and even Sixth Stage True Monarchs were unable to bypass it. As soon as Lady Onion approached the barrier, she was bounced back in Song Shuhang’s direction.
“Aaaaah~” As expected, the berserk Lady Onion couldn’t distinguish between friend and foe. She was attacking whomever appeared in front of her!
After she was bounced in Song Shuhang’s direction, she seized the opportunity to sprint toward him.
She raised her small fists, and ‘mercilessly’ battered Song Shuhang’s calf!
“Ding, ding, ding!”
Her tiny fists were imbued with true qi and issued a metallic sound when they bumped into Song Shuhang’s calf.
However, whether she was in a frenzied state or not, Lady Onion was unable to hurt Song Shuhang with her current strength.
Perhaps she would have injured him had she assumed human form before displaying the technique, but the berserk Lady Onion seemed unable to transform now that it was already active.
“Ding, ding, ding~” The berserk Lady Onion madly punched Song Shuhang’s calf. She used all her strength, and didn’t retreat a single step. From time to time, she would jump and kick his knee as well.
“…” Song Shuhang asked, “When will the effects of the Berserk Technique wear off?”
“It depends on one’s innate talent. Some people can keep it active for a few minutes at most, but other people that are very suited for the Berserk Technique can keep it active for several hours without problems,” the Still Pond of Wisdom replied.
“…” Song Shuhang.
Given Lady Onion’s state, it seemed she wouldn’t be able to stop for several minutes.
In that case, it was time to forcefully stop her!
Song Shuhang bent down, using one hand to protect his vital parts so as to avoid the berserk Lady Onion accidentally injuring him, and used the other hand to grab her.
Song Shuhang’s current speed wasn’t something that Lady Onion could compete with. As such, his big hand quickly grabbed Lady Onion’s green onion sprout. “Good, now stop causing trouble.”
But, right at this time, the berserk Lady Onion suddenly screamed.
Next, she used the ‘green onion unsheathing’ technique, and slipped away from Song Shuhang’s hand. Afterward, she started kicking and punching Song Shuhang’s calf once again, as well as jumping and kicking his knee from time to time.
Song Shuhang, who was now holding her green onion sprout in his hand, was speechless.