“No wonder I sensed something strange beneath the Jade Lake… that place was actually hiding such a massive amount of evil energy,” Venerable White said in a soft voice.
Anyway, since that thing was made of highly concentrated energy of the Netherworld, it was going to be easy to handle.
Venerable White raised his head and controlled that mass of spiritual energy, making it evade the evil energy of the Netherworld Realm. After all, that was the energy he was going to use to resuscitate the Jade Lake, and he couldn’t waste it to take care of that evil beast.
After that huge mass of spiritual energy floated high up in the sky, that mass of energy of the Netherworld that had taken the shape of a ferocious beast also stopped in its track. From the looks of it, its objective was to protect the dried up Jade Lake. At this time, it was continuously circling around it and safeguarding its territory, not allowing anyone to get close to it.
Venerable White quietly nodded and decided to use his trump card.
He stretched out his hand and snapped his fingers.
Song Shuhang’s group again experienced that ‘teleportation skill’, getting teleported to a place that was 700 meters away from the Jade Lake.
Afterward, Venerable White said, “I choose you, Shuhang!”
“…” Song Shuhang.
“Shuhang, go!” Venerable White pointed at that ferocious beast made of evil energy, and shouted, “Kill it!”
Song Shuhang looked at that ferocious beast made of evil energy. That thing seemed a real heavyweight, comparable to those monsters in science-fiction movies capable of destroying the world.
Song Shuhang’s whole body was as big as the tip of the claws of the beast.
Even if there were other 100,000 cultivators of the Third Stage like him, they wouldn’t be able to kill that ferocious beast made of evil energy!
Thereupon, Song Shuhang lowered his head and gazed at that lotus flower projected out of his chest.
Was it possible that Venerable White wanted him to use this lotus flower that the nucleus in his Heart Aperture had projected out to drain the strength of the evil beast?
Still, would the lotus flower be able to do it?
After all, that evil beast seemed very awe-inspiring and strong.
And even more importantly… the nucleus in Song Shuhang’s Heart Aperture didn’t even listen to his orders!
After taking a deep breath, Song Shuhang stretched out his hand and pressed on his Heart Aperture, saying, “Change your target and go devour that evil beast in the middle of the Jade Lake that was born from the energy of the Netherworld Realm!”
After saying this much, Song Shuhang also added, “If you don’t do what I told you, I’ll seal once again the lotus flower you projected out of my body!”
The fact that the nucleus growing inside his body didn’t listen to him was very annoying.
After leaving this place and returning to the main world, he would look for Senior Medicine Master and see if he could get the nucleus out of his body with a surgical operation. Then, if he managed to find a way to control it, he might consider returning it where it was.
Song Shuhang’s voice had hardly faded that the nucleus in his Heart Aperture reacted and seemed delighted.
Actually, as soon as that ferocious beasts made of evil energy made its appearance, the nucleus in Song Shuhang’s Heart Aperture was already hungry and could barely hold back. However, it was afraid that its host, Song Shuhang, would get angry if it were to suddenly go on a rampage. It was afraid that the lotus flower it had projected out would be sealed once again. Therefore, it forcefully endured its hunger.
Just as Song Shuhang had guessed, the nucleus in his Heart Aperture had a certain intelligence and wasn’t an inanimate object.
However, its intelligence wasn’t high, and was only comparable to that of a puppy.
As such, after receiving Song Shuhang’s permission, the lotus flower the nucleus had created immediately retracted all its roots.
Immediately after, its body shook and instantly transformed into a 50-meter-big golden lotus. At this time, its looked the same as the Virtuous Golden Lotus of the scholarly faction.
After the lotus flower increased in size, its roots also became stronger and thicker. In addition, thanks to the huge amount of energy that the nucleus in his Heart Aperture had absorbed earlier, the number of roots of the lotus flower had increased as well.
This time, the lotus flower that the nucleus in his Heart Aperture had created went all out, mobilizing more than 10,000 roots all at once.
The thick and numerous roots covered the sky and shot toward that ferocious beast made of evil energy.
“Whizz, whizz, whizz!”
The roots coiled around the ferocious beast, their speed extremely quick.
“Roar~” the ferocious beast made of evil energy roared. Although it was something made of pure energy, it possessed a little bit of intelligence. From the looks of it, this ferocious beast had undergone a few mutations after staying in a treasured land like the Jade Lake for such a long time.
Afterward, the ferocious beast made of evil energy brandished its sharp claws, ready to cut to pieces those frail-looking roots.
While facing the roots, that ferocious beast made of evil energy didn’t even try to dodge. After all, it could destroy these frail-looking roots with just one of its attacks!
However, the claws of the ferocious beast hit empty air.
The roots of the lotus flower simply passed through its sharp claws… it felt as if the roots were ‘immaterial’, and it was unable to touch them.
After that, the 10,000+ roots of the lotus flower looked for the places they liked the most and took root in each part of the body of that ferocious beast made of evil energy.
The roots of the lotus flower had dashed forward like thirsty men that had just seen a stream of sweet spring water, draining and absorbing the energy of the evil beast with all their strength.
The nucleus in Song Shuhang’s Heart Aperture was becoming stronger and stronger with each mouthful of energy it was absorbing!
With the nucleus getting stronger, more and more roots were coming out of the lotus flower, which mercilessly took root in the body of that ferocious beast made of evil energy.
It was a very unfair battle.
That ferocious beast made of evil energy roared again and again, rolling about and brandishing its sharp claws. However, no matter how hard it tried, it was unable to touch the roots of the lotus flower.
On the other hand, the roots of the lotus flower had firmly taken root in each corner of its body, crazily absorbing the essence of the energy within its body.
From beginning to end, not even half a minute had passed, yet the size of the body of that ferocious beast made of evil energy had decreased by a notch.
Then, along with the nucleus in Song Shuhang’s Heart Aperture getting stronger and stronger, the number of roots was also continuously increasing. As a consequence, the speed at which the energy of the Netherworld Realm was getting absorbed was also getting faster and faster.
Although that ferocious beast made of evil energy was very big and scary, it looked rather pitiful now.
It crazily brandished its claws, rolled about, roared, shot out beams of energy, and used its energy to corrode all the surrounding area… however, even after using all these methods, it was unable to touch the roots of the lotus flower.
What was even more pitiful was that although the head of this ferocious beast made of evil energy was very big, its brain seemed rather small. Therefore, the level of its intelligence was also low.
After discovering that it couldn’t touch the roots of the lotus flower, it didn’t even think of following the roots to get to the source and kill Song Shuhangthe criminal pulling the strings from behind the scenes. Actually, it even neglected the presence of the huge golden lotus flower.
It had a one-track mind and kept making futile attempts to attack those roots it couldn’t even touch.
Song Shuhang was very happy at this moment. What kind of enemy was the most adorable one? Definitely the kind that was similar to this ferocious beast!
Additional remark: As for the kindest enemy, it was definitely the one that would cause harm to their own teammates.
“That’s it! Devour it completely!” Venerable White nodded, very satisfied.
There were no useless things in this world. The reason they seemed useless was that one hadn’t found the way to make them work!
On the shore of the Jade Lake, those several female guards were dumbfounded.
They had been defending the borders of the Jade Lake all this time to prevent outsiders from barging into it, and also to prevent that ferocious beast made of evil energy from coming out and destroying the ‘Jade Lake Realm’.
They had fought against this ferocious beast made of evil energy once, and they were well aware of how terrifying it was. If not for the fact that the beast considered the Jade Lake its territory and didn’t want to leave, they wouldn’t have been able to block it even if they wanted to.
But now, that huge lotus flower in the sky had extended countless roots from its body and tied up the ferocious beast, giving it a brutal beating.
The body of the ferocious beast made of evil energy was continuously shrinking, with the speed getting quicker and quicker.
If things continued like this, perhaps the Jade Lake would be restored for real!
“Roar!” The ferocious beast made of evil energy went mad.
After losing a large amount of energy, its pitiful brain suddenly had a sudden realization.
As such, the ferocious beast made an attempt to run away.
“Whizz~” The beast retreated to the underground area of the Jade Lake.
Since it couldn’t defeat the enemy, it could escape.
But around two breaths later…
That ferocious beast made of evil energy anxiously drilled out of the underground area of the Jade Lake.
Space couldn’t block the roots of the lotus flower! As long as they were glued to something, they wouldn’t let go no matter what.
Even if one were to escape to the end of the earth, they wouldn’t be able to get rid of the roots! Even if one used the power of space to teleport away, the roots of the golden lotus would still stay glued to their body.
After all, this was something ‘Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’ created!
Still, this nucleus had appeared in Song Shuhang’s Heart Aperture out of nowhere. In the end, he had only dreamt of the life of the Virtuous Golden Lotus, and he found himself with this nucleus in his Heart Aperture.
Nonetheless, the abilities of the nucleus were still incredible, and the quality top-notch.
After discovering that it couldn’t hide, that ferocious beast made of evil energy roared again and again.
But right at this time, its vision was finally diverted from the roots and fell on the body of the golden lotus.
As such, the ferocious beast made of evil energy roared and pounced toward the golden lotus.
It stretched out its claws and tried to rip the lotus flower apart.
“Ahaha, if you want to sneak attack the golden lotus and Shuhang, it won’t be this easy!” Venerable White laughed. It seemed he had prepared himself beforehand.
Without anyone realizing, the monster willow Qing Wu had already delivered the small teapot to Su Clan’s Sixteen.
As the ferocious beast made of evil energy charged toward them, Su Clan’s Sixteen rubbed the small teapot.
In the next moment, the teapot spiritDemon Venerable Lushan Streetwas summoned.
“Block that evil beast,” Su Clan’s Sixteen ordered.
A conflicted expression appeared on Demon Venerable Lushan Street, but his body still moved and carried out the orders of the master of the small teapot, welcoming the ferocious beast made of evil energy that was charging over.
In the next moment, Demon Venerable Lushan Street and the ferocious beast made of evil energy were engaged in battle.
Although the body of that ferocious beast made of evil energy was huge, Demon Venerable Lushan Street used all sorts of magical techniques in rapid succession to keep it at bay.
The ferocious beast made of evil energy roared angrily, and then opened its mouth to shot out a waterfall-like beam of energy that headed toward Demon Venerable Lushan Street, Song Shuhang, and the golden lotus flower.
Demon Venerable Lushan Street could only erect a huge shield with much difficulty to block the energy beam of the ferocious beast.
But right at this time…
A golden-colored stickman with a snake tail drilled out of Song Shuhang’s body.
The snake tail wrapped around Song Shuhang and the golden lotus flower, firmly protecting them. The stickman also crisscrossed its hands to enhance the defense.
When it sensed the foul and evil energy of the Netherworld Realm approaching, the solidified light of virtue inside Song Shuhang’s body automatically came out.
“Boom, boom, boom~”
With the combined effects of Demon Venerable Lushan Street’s shield and Shuhang’s light of virtue, the energy beam of that ferocious beast made of evil energy didn’t accomplish much.
But right at this time, Song Shuhang felt a cool and refreshing feeling getting transmitted from his Heart Aperture to the rest of his body.
From the looks of it, the nucleus in his Heart Aperture was about to mutate!