In the next moment, True Monarch Eternal Fire stretched out his hand, and used a burst of soft strength to push Song Shuhang away. He wanted to push Shuhang outside the world of the golden lotus.
But right at this time, that angry voice in the sky echoed once more. “:angry_smile:, Bastards, I’ll kill you all!”
The voice was like thunder, and since True Monarch Eternal Fire and the world of the golden lotus were one entity, he was affected by it. The direction of his palm changed, and that burst of soft strength hit Song Shuhang’s ankle.
“Thud.” Song Shuhang fell to the ground. He totally hadn’t expected that things would turn out this way!
At the same time, the metallic finger in the sky started to emit evil and foul energy. It was the energy native to the Netherworld Realm, and its purity was extremely high! For cultivators, this type of pure foul energy was nothing but a deadly poison. If they got in contact with it, their defenses would get corroded, and their bodies contaminated.
The attack of the metallic finger had yet to conclude. Under the control of the finger, the evil energy of the Netherworld turned into a storm that swept through the whole world of the golden lotus. The storm had enough strength to tear everything apart!
Actually, it was a very ordinary wind-type magical technique, but the owner of the metallic finger was so powerful that even an ordinary wind-type magical technique was turned into a storm capable of destroying an entire world!
The scholarly disciples in the forefront screamed again and again as they were engulfed in this storm made of foul and evil energy. One had to keep in mind that all these scholarly disciples had the strength of the Fifth Stage Spiritual Emperor Realm!
Afterward, the elders of the scholarly faction also got dragged within the storm, where they tried everything in their power to resist.
The arrival of the storm was too fast and sudden, and Song Shuhang also got dragged away.
Actually, if not for True Monarch Eternal Fire using that burst of soft strength on him out of goodwill, Song Shuhang would have been able to leave the world of the golden lotus before the storm got to him by relying on his speed.
Unfortunately, Song Shuhang tumbled to the ground thanks to True Monarch Eternal Fire’s goodwill.
As such, he, too, was mercilessly engulfed in this storm made of evil and foul energy.
Two seconds later, the storm and the pure energy of the Netherworld Realm had filled the whole world of the golden lotus.
Song Shuhang felt as though someone was tearing his back apart, with fresh blood spilling all over. Afterward, the energy of the Netherworld Realm seeped into his body from the wounds and started to corrode him from the inside.
The daoist robe he’d traded from the western monk, the defense of the Scholarly Indestructible Body of the Buddha, his powerful constitution… were like thin pieces of paper in front of this storm, and were instantly shredded to pieces.
“Painful, painful, painful!” The energy of the Netherworld Realm weakened him so much that he didn’t even have the strength to get up.
At this time, he could do nothing but weakly lie on the ground, getting shredded to pieces by this storm made of evil energy and getting corroded by it.
Is this… the feeling of death?
Am I going to die this way?
No! How can I die so easily? In addition, I’m just a few meters away from the exit!
“Aaaaah!” In this desperate situation where his life was at stake, a sudden burst of strength filled Song Shuhang’s body for a moment. He used his hands to prop himself up and dashed toward the exit of the world of the golden lotus at full speed.
Just another step forward, and he would be able to leave the world of the golden lotus!
But just as he was halfway, the merciless storm suddenly wrapped him up and brought high up in the air.
Song Shuhang could feel that his body was getting torn to countless pieces. At this time, he felt like a paper man getting shredded to pieces.
Then, the various pieces of his body were also engulfed in the storm and scattered everywhere in the world of the golden lotus along with his blood.
This time, I’m really dying… this isn’t an illusion or a dream…
Did I shed a lot of blood at the point of death…?
Song Shuhang felt his consciousness slip away, and death getting closer and closer.
It was different from the death he experienced in the dreamland…
This time, he was dying for real!
I’m dying… I’m dying for real this time around…
Is there no one that can save me?
Just as this thought flashed through his blurry mind, a feeble ray of light appeared in the depths of his soul.
It was a bamboo leaf, which was now emitting a weak radiance.
It was the ‘light of life’, and as long as he grabbed it, he would live on.
Song Shuhang used all his strength to stretch out his hand and grab the light of life.
However, the cruel thing that was the ‘light of life’ suddenly disappeared as he was about to grab it.
F*ck, was this light of life playing tricks on him?
First, it gave him hope. Then, just as he was about to save himself, he was kicked in the abyss of death. Wasn’t this treatment a little too cruel?
“All wiped out, all dead! :complacent_smile:.” The sound of complacent laughter was transmitted from the metallic finger in the sky.
It was just a finger that had been condensed through some energy, but it had been able to shred to pieces all the people in the world of the golden lotus with a very simple wind-type magical technique.
This was the power of the ruler of the Netherworld Realm. Had they been in the Netherworld Realm, the power of this wind-type magical technique would have been a hundred, a thousand, or even a million times higher!
The whole world of the golden lotus was littered with corpses and stained with blood. This scene was definitely R-18.
Song Shuhang’s body was shredded into countless tiny little pieces. Afterward, the storm had scattered his blood and flesh to each corner of the world of the golden lotus.
At this time, not even a jigsaw puzzle expert would be able to find the various bits of his body within the world of the golden lotus and piece them together into the shape of a human.
I’m dying for real this time… life is simply too cruel,Song Shuhang thought to himself.
Strange… I was clearly torn to pieces earlier. Why can I still think? Is it possible that I can think because I’m in soul form?Song Shuhang was confused.
But right at this time, he ‘saw’ that a figure in the world of the golden lotus suddenly got up.
It was True Monarch Eternal Fire, the master of the world of the golden lotus.
The current True Monarch Eternal Fire was the absolute ruler of this place. Even if he had yet to completely understand his powers, no one could kill him while he was inside the world of the golden lotus.
If they wanted to kill him, they would have to destroy the world of the golden lotus first!
After True Monarch Eternal Fire got up, he saw the entire place littered with corpses, and roared in pain.
“Why did all of this happen?!” True Monarch Eternal Fire shouted as he tightly clenched his teeth.
At the same time, a strong desire ignited in the depths of his heart.
It was an absurd and foolish desire…
But the world of the golden lotus started to change according to True Monarch Eternal Fire’s will.
The world of the golden lotus, which was currently expanding and taking shape, suddenly stopped, and stabilized itself.
In the next moment, the volume of the world reduced by one size. While shrinking, the Virtuous Golden Lotus absorbed all the energy of the Netherworld Realm that was filling its world.
In the next moment… that place full of blood and littered with corpses started to return to its previous state, just as though time was flowing backward.
It felt just as if someone had suddenly pressed the rewind button on the remote control.
In less than a second, the disciples of the scholarly faction, as well as the dead Song Shuhang, returned to their previous state!
The disciples and elders of the scholarly faction, as well as that old scholar, all stood in place with dumbfounded looks on their faces.
Song Shuhang lay on the ground, also dumbfounded.
“Did we come back to life?” Song Shuhang muttered to himself.
“Was it all an illusion?” Several Sixth Stage True Monarchs of the scholarly faction wondered.
“Were we resurrected?” a Seventh Stage Venerable of the scholarly faction said in a soft voice.
“Or perhaps… this is some sort of time rewind?” The old scholar with a white beard and white hair looked at the page of the golden book in his hand.
Earlier, when that metallic finger in the sky created that storm, he didn’t make it in time to activate this page the Sage left behind. In the end, both his body and the page of the golden book were shredded to pieces inside the storm.
When they felt their defenses getting broken, and bodies getting shredded to pieces and contaminated with evil energy… it wasn’t an illusion. As such, was this some type of ‘time rewind’ that allowed them to keep their memories intact?
“Fellow Daoist Golden Lotus, was this your doing?” the old scholar asked.
“Hmm…” the Virtuous Golden Lotus weakly replied. From a certain point of view, it was indeed its doing. It had sacrificed part of its world to display that ability with properties similar to ‘time rewind’.
However, the fact that everyone had come back to life enraged the ball of liquid metal even further. “:angry_smile:, Useless things, I really want to see how many times you can come back to life!”
Even if the world of the golden lotus were to shrink until reaching the size of a person, it would still work for it.
Therefore, the metallic finger attacked again.
Just as before, that storm filled with the foul energy of the Netherworld Realm covered the whole world of the golden lotus.
The old scholar angrily shouted and activated the page of the golden book, pointing it toward the terrifying storm.
At the same time, Song Shuhang made the best use of his time and jumped upward like a flood dragon shooting out of the water, darting toward the exit of the world of the golden lotus.
Then, as he was about to get out, his body bumped into an invisible barrier, getting bounced back.
After the world of the golden lotus shrunk, it apparently sealed off its exit.
As such, the ignorant Song Shuhang was mercilessly bounced back.
“F*ck!” Song Shuhang could do nothing but curse. Soon after, that cruel storm arrived again.
His body was once again engulfed in it and shredded to pieces.
The page of the golden book that the old scholar threw out didn’t last even a second before getting destroyed as well.
Although time was rewound once… the wheel of time moved forward once again, and history repeated itself.
The elders and disciples of the scholarly faction, as well as Song Shuhang, were crushed to death by the wheel of time one more time.
Question: What’s even more fearsome than death?
Answer: Dying a tragic death twice!
Question: What’s even more fearsome than dying a tragic death twice?
Answer: Dying a tragic death again and again!
At this time, Song Shuhang and the scholars were stuck in a similar situation.
Just like the previous time, that terrifying storm engulfed all those present and tore them to pieces!