Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Song Shuhang said, “Therefore, does Senior White have any other suggestion aside from directly killing the enemies?”
If he’d had the ability to kill his enemies, Song Shuhang would have already wiped out the Limitless Demon Sect and the sea urchin warrior race so as to avoid them annoying him or his family members. But, unfortunately for him, he didn’t have the strength to deal with the sea urchin warrior race or the Limitless Demon Sect at the moment. As such, he could only come up with a way to protect his family to the best of his capability.
Venerable White thought for a moment, and then replied, “Hmm… I heard True Monarch Eternal Fire mention that he was going to look for you in a while. The scholarly faction ended up owing you a big favor this time around, and they are trying their best to make it up to you. Such being the case, you might as well bring up this matter related to the safety of your family when True Monarch Eternal Fire comes over. The scholarly faction will have a lot of methods to ensure the safety of your parents. For example, they can establish an academy next to your place to spread the teachings of the scholars and help you at the same time, effectively killing two birds with one stone. Then, after you reach the Fourth Stage Realm, you can learn from the fellow daoists in the Nine Provinces Number One Group how to engrave defensive formations or traps and arrange them all around your house.
“In addition, if Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman hasn’t gone into secluded meditation, you can buy a bunch of special talismans from him—not the single-use ones, but high-level talismans that can be used repeatedly. When the time comes, you can use your blood essence as a base to create two protective talismans and give them to your family members. At that time, unless a cultivator at the peak of the Fourth Stage personally enters into action, your parents will be safe from harm.”
Song Shuhang asked, “If blood essence is used to create a protective talisman, can this talisman be activated without mental energy?”
“Of course. After all, high-level talismans differ from single-use ones precisely in this aspect. The only problem is that it’s rather costly to manufacture these types of talismans, and spirit stones alone aren’t enough. Therefore, you have to mentally prepare yourself,” Venerable White said.
Song Shuhang had, once again, learned something new.
“That’s all. If there isn’t anything else, I’m really going to hang up,” Venerable White said.
Song Shuhang replied, “This time, there really isn’t anything else. In that case, let us meet in the Jiangnan area, Senior White.”
“See you in a while.” After he had said this much, Venerable White ended the conversation.
When the nearby young monster hunter heard the conversation between Song Shuhang and Venerable White, he broke out in a cold sweat. He felt that he had sought too much death by coming here on a whim, wishing to protect ‘Stressed by a Mountain of Books’ during his trip to the Jiangnan area.
The people that Stressed by a Mountain of Books had offended were very strong… the pressure that the young monster hunter felt at this time was as big as a mountain!
After concluding his conversation with Senior White, Song Shuhang looked at the young monster hunter, who was sitting on the sofa and sipping his tea.
Hmm, what method can I use to convince this monster hunter to participate in the filming of the movie?
Young man~ this time around, the assistant director of the movie is the actor that played Ling Ye, are you excited? Don’t you want to meet Ling Ye in person? A beautiful angel is summoning you to a distant place~ Young man, quickly participate in making the movie and become a superstar!
Or perhaps… Young man, do you know who the investor of this movie is? It’s Senior Spirit Butterfly, a Venerable!
Then, do you know who the assistant director of this movie is? It’s Senior White, another Venerable!
Again, do you know who the main character of this movie is? It’s Thrice Reckless, and when it comes to seeking death, he’s a Venerable among Venerables!
Young man, what are you hesitating for? Quickly pick up your phone and dial Venerable White’s number, signing up for this role in the movie!
On the other side, the young monster hunter shivered. “Stressed by a Mountain of Books, are you thinking how to retaliate against me?”
“How can that be? Aren’t we friends?” Song Shuhang said.
“If we are really friends… does that mean that you will no longer pursue that matter about me putting a gunnysack on your head? I really didn’t do it on purpose!” the young monster hunter said.
Whenever he recalled the treasured armor that True Monarch Yellow Mountain had lent him earlier, he felt restless. Didn’t the fact that True Monarch had lent him that treasured armor imply that Stressed by a Mountain of Books had been thoroughly enraged by this matter, to the point that True Monarch felt the need to give him this armor to ensure his safety?
After hearing these words, Song Shuhang’s eyes immediately lit up. He faintly smiled, and said, “It’s not a big deal to forgive you. After all, we are friends. When you put that gunnysack on my head, you didn’t know that I was the actor playing Senior Brother Gao Sheng. As such, your actions can be excused. If you had known in advance that I was the actor that played Senior Brother Gao Sheng’s role, you wouldn’t have put that gunnysack on my head, right?”
“That’s a given.” The young monster hunter repeatedly nodded. For Spartaaaa! No wait, that wasn’t it. It should be, Senior Brother Gao Sheng must dieeee!
Had he known in advance that ‘Stressed by a Mountain of Books’ was the actor playing Senior Brother Gao Sheng’s role, he would have punched him twice when putting that gunnysack on his head as a sign of friendship!
“In that case, since I’m willing to forgive you… how about helping me with a small matter?” Song Shuhang smiled, and said, “Don’t worry, it’s not an unreasonable demand.”
“Tell me about it,” the young monster hunter said.
“There is this movie and we need a cultivator to fill in a role. I think you have what it takes to play the role,” Song Shuhang said.
The young monster hunter said, “Are you talking about that character that likes to wear female clothing? If it’s that character, allow me to refuse.”
“If you don’t mention that hobby again, we can still be friends,” Song Shuhang said. “Anyway, you don’t need to worry. I can assure you that it’s not that character that likes to wear female clothing. From what I know, it’s just an interesting role, and only one day would be needed to complete the part.”
The young monster hunter held his chin and started to ponder. It seemed that he would have to play the role of this interesting character to settle once and for all the grudge he’d created when putting that gunnysack on Song Shuhang’s head.
However, he was a bit on the losing end in this deal! When he put that gunnysack on Song Shuhang’s head, everything happened in an instant. On the other hand, he would have to spend one whole day on the set.
Just as he was in deep thought, Song Shuhang said leisurely, “Right, this time around, the investor of the movie is Senior Spirit Butterfly, a Venerable!”
The eyes of the young monster hunter immediately lit up.
An existence of the Venerable rank! Even in large sects, cultivators of the Venerable Realm would have the position of a very high-ranking elder. Ordinary cultivators would rarely get the chance to see a living Venerable! If he could personally meet a Venerable and listen to their teachings, it would definitely be a stroke of good luck!
On the other hand, it wasn’t certain that the investor would appear on the set and meet with the actors.
The young monster hunter was hesitating.
After seeing his expression, Song Shuhang knew that there was hope to convince him. As such, he said, “Do you know who the assistant director of the movie is? It’s Senior White, another Venerable!”
The young monster hunter repeatedly nodded. “I accept!”
The assistant director was different from the investor, and he would definitely appear on the set.
Song Shuhang was basically giving him a free ‘lucky chance’, and it would be stupid of him not to seize this opportunity.
“Such being the case, this matter is settled. I’ll immediately send Venerable White a message and tell him that everything has been solved,” Song Shuhang said as he quickly took out his mobile phone, taking a picture of Director.
Then, he opened the instant messaging app and sent Venerable White a message with Director’s picture attached to it, telling him that everything had been settled. He was in such a hurry because he was afraid that Director would change his mind and go back on his word.
Venerable White quickly replied, “Okay, got it. In that case, we’ll leave that interesting role to this youngster.”
“Well, everything is settled then. ” Song Shuhang also attached a smiling emoji to the message.
“Indeed. In early September, we’ll first witness Copper Trigram and Northern River’s battle. Then, I’ll bring you, Fairy Lychee, and Ye Si to Immortal Cheng Lin’s immortal cave. After that, you’ll need to take another day off and bring over that youngster for the filming of the movie,” Venerable White replied.
Wait a moment, I’ll have to go there together with Director?
“About that… Senior White, you can directly pick up Director at the appointed time. My university will have already started by that time, and I’ll likely be busy studying. I won’t be able to participate in the making of this movie,” Song Shuhang replied.
Venerable White said, “There is also that… Alright, we’ll put this matter off until later.”
Sometimes, even Senior White was open to persuasion.
Just as they were discussing, Mama Song came into the living room while holding tea, snacks, and fruits.
“Eh? Wasn’t there another guest here just now?” Mama Song asked out curiosity.
“True— Elder Brother Huang Shan 1 had something to take care of and left first.” Song Shuhang almost called him by using his daoist name, ‘True Monarch Yellow Mountain’.
Mama Song placed the snacks and the fruits down. “He left? How did he leave? I was in the kitchen just now, and I didn’t see anyone exiting from the front door!”
“Perhaps you weren’t paying attention, ahaha…” Song Shuhang made a hollow laugh. There was no way he could tell her that True Monarch Yellow Mountain had jumped down from the window…
“Oh, I see…” Mama Song muttered. However, she was still somewhat confused. All the guests that came over today were rather eccentric.
Just as Mama Song was in deep thought, someone rang the doorbell.
“Another guest coming over?” Mama Song asked.
“It might be possible.” Song Shuhang remembered that both True Monarch Yellow Mountain and Venerable White mentioned that ‘True Monarch Eternal Fire’ would be coming over. Was it possible that it was really him?
Thereupon, Song Shuhang got up and went to open the door.
As expected, the person that had come over was indeed True Monarch Eternal Fire.
As before, True Monarch Eternal Fire’s face was still somewhat pale. When he controlled the world of the golden lotus back then, continuously bringing everyone back to life, he consumed a lot of energy. However, after becoming the master of the world of the golden lotus, True Monarch Eternal Fire had reaped some benefits amidst the misfortune that befell him. At this time, he had already touched the threshold of the Venerable Realm, and if he was given some time, the scholarly faction would soon have a new Venerable.
“Little friend Tyrannical Saber, it turns out you are still home! That’s just perfect. I heard Fellow Daoist Yellow Mountain and Fellow Daoist White mention that you were going to head to the Jiangnan area today. Therefore, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to meet you here in Wenzhou City,” True Monarch Eternal Fire said with a smile.
“True— Elder Brother Heng Huo 2 , quickly come in.” Song Shuhang glanced at Mama Song in the rear with the corner of his eye and then changed the way he was going to address him.
True Monarch Eternal Fire readily accepted the invitation and followed Song Shuhang inside the house. At the same time, he lowered his voice and said, “Little friend Shuhang, I just heard from Fellow Daoist White that you were looking for a ‘haven of peace’, is that correct?”
Song Shuhang nodded. He was indeed looking for a good place with ample spiritual qi where he could move his family members in the future.
True Monarch Eternal Fire continued in a low voice, “What a coincidence. Little friend, as you should know, we’ve managed to protect our world of the golden lotus thanks to you. At this time, the scholarly faction is in the midst of replenishing the energy of the world of the golden lotus and has started to move the disciples inside. As a result, some of our secret ‘academies’ throughout China are now empty.”