Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
The sun was setting, and the number of tourists in the forbidden city had slowly started to decrease.
However, in a place that ordinary people couldn’t see, several cultivators with bizarre outfits had quietly gathered together. Sword lights and magical treasures that the average human couldn’t see were continuously descending in this place.
Aside from the members of the Nine Provinces Number One Group, many other sharp-eyed and unfamiliar cultivators also came over and found a good place for themselves, getting ready all sorts of magical treasures or modified video cameras and pointing them toward the summit of the forbidden city.
“Eh? A lot of people came over today. How come there are so many people that know about the battle between Northern River and Copper Trigram?” Young Master Phoenix Slayer asked out of curiosity. He thought that only the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group would attend this event and support the contestants, and he completely hadn’t expected that so many unfamiliar cultivators would come as well.
The sunshine boy-version Medicine Master faintly smiled, and said, “As far as I know, some of these fellow daoists were invited here by Northern River’s Loose Cultivator himself. Among them are the reporters of the [Daily Cultivator], the disciples of the [Secret Information Center], the members of the [Shengang Broadcasting Station], and so on.”
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator wanted this fight to become big news. He wanted this battle that was going to take place on the summit of the forbidden city to be broadcast live!
“It seems that Fellow Daoist Northern River is very sure of himself this time,”
True Monarch Tyrant Flood Dragon said with a smile.
Since he was so sure to win, Northern River’s Loose Cultivator had invited over the reporters of the [Daily Cultivator] and asked them to stream the battle live.
After smiling, True Monarch Tyrant Flood Dragon also started to get worried. He actually bumped into Immortal Master Copper Trigram last week, and he felt that there was something wrong with him—even though he was unable to tell what exactly was wrong.
Would Northern River’s Loose Cultivator really be able to defeat the mysterious Copper Trigram?
Riverly Purple Mist grabbed Medicine Master’s hand, and asked out of curiosity, “Where is Fellow Daoist Northern River at this moment?”
“Now that you mention it, I haven’t seen him around lately. During the past few days, he rarely got online, and when I wrote in the group, Northern River’s Loose Cultivator wasn’t the first one to reply. It felt really weird,” Young Master Phoenix Slayer replied.
“I think Fellow Daoist Northern River is hiding on purpose so as to avoid giving Copper Trigram an opportunity to discover the cards in his hand. It’s very likely that Northern River won’t appear before the start of the battle,” Fairy Firefly, who was wearing a red dress, said.
Three Realms looked all around, and asked out of curiosity, “In that case, what about Senior Copper Trigram?”
Even the other star of today’s match had yet to make its appearance. Other than that, little friend Song Shuhang’s group was missing as well.
True Monarch Tyrant Flood Dragon shrugged his shoulders, and said, “Fellow Daoist Copper Trigram might already be here… After all, unless he personally steps forward, no one will be able to recognize him.”
Immortal Master Copper Trigram’s disguising technique was truly terrific—not even a Seventh Stage Venerable was able to see through it. Perhaps not even an Eighth Stage Profound Sage might be able to recognize him.
Night slowly fell.
The number of cultivators surrounding the forbidden city kept increasing.
“When is this battle going to start?” Young Master Phoenix Slayer took out a small bag of melon seeds, sharing them with the nearby fellow daoists.
“I have no idea, either. However, we just have to wait here, and we’ll know,” Medicine Master said with a smile.
“It’s a shame that there isn’t a full moon tonight. Otherwise, the atmosphere during the battle between those two experts would have been even better,” Sun Splitting Halberd Guo Da said this sentence, and then took out his mobile phone, quickly sending two messages in the group.
In the Nine Provinces Number One Group.
Sun Splitting Halberd Guo Da: “[Picture of a cute puppy].”
Sun Splitting Halberd Guo Da: “[Picture of the head of a dog being furiously rubbed].”
Today, everyone was paying attention to the battle that was going to take place on the summit of the forbidden city. Therefore, no one was going to break his combo.
Sun Splitting Halberd Guo Da put his mobile phone away, looking very satisfied.
But for some unknown reason, he was a bit disappointed when he saw that no one tried to break his combo.
The human heart was truly unfathomable.
Around ten minutes later.
Young Master Phoenix Slayer suddenly raised his head, and said, “Someone is coming!”
A sword light quickly approached afar.
This sword light was extremely fast. It was the fastest sword light that Young Master Phoenix Slayer had seen in his life!
The projection of a dragon tail was faintly visible at the end of this sword light.
True Monarch Tyrant Flood Dragon narrowed his eyes, and said, “It’s Fellow Daoist White. He has finally arrived.”
Young Master Phoenix Slayer said, “Why do I feel that Senior White’s speed is even higher than usual?”
“It’s indeed somewhat faster than usual. You can tell by looking at little friend Song Shuhang’s green complexion. The last time Fellow Daoist White brought little friend Song Shuhang somewhere at full speed, his complexion was only pale. But this time, it directly turned green. It’s quite obvious that Fellow Daoist White’s speed has increased by a notch. I’m afraid that Fellow Daoist White’s speed today isn’t going to be much inferior to that of an Eighth Stage Sage Monarch,” True Monarch Tyrant Flood Dragon said with a nod.
Young Master Phoenix Slayer nodded to himself. Later, he could use little friend Song Shuhang’s complexion to determine the speed of a flying sword.
For example, the speed where little friend Shuhang’s complexion turns pale, the speed where little friend Shuhang’s complexion turns deathly pale, the speed where little friend Shuhang’s complexion turns green, and so on.
“Little friend Shuhang is finally here.” After Senior Brother Three Realms saw Song Shuhang—as well as Guoguo, Shi, and Zhu in the rear—he heaved a sigh of relief.
In the end, Venerable White’s flying sword steadily stopped above their heads.
“Eh? Copper Trigram and Northern River aren’t here yet? Had I known it earlier, I wouldn’t have rushed here at full speed,” Venerable White said with a smile.
In the rear, Song Shuhang and the three children felt that their legs were already soft.
At this time, Song Shuhang regretted giving the [Dragon Tail Mirage] to Senior White this early.
Venerable White pondered for a moment, and his eyes suddenly lit up. “Since Copper Trigram and Northern River aren’t here yet, I’ll seize this opportunity to give them my gift.”
After saying this much, Venerable White controlled his flying sword once again and soared high up in the sky.
Song Shuhang said, “Senior White, can you let us get off the flying sword first?”
“No need. I’m only going to use a magical technique here in the sky. It won’t take long,” Venerable White said with a smile.
After flying to an altitude of a thousand meters, Venerable White made a hand seal. The water vapor in the sky condensed until it turned into ice crystals that started hovering in midair.
“Senior White, what are you planning to do?” Song Shuhang asked out of curiosity.
“I want to use a magical technique to create a huge full moon in the sky,” Venerable White explained. “A long, long time ago, there was a branch of monster wolves in the West that had the special ability to change their appearance whenever there was a night with a full moon. After transforming, their strength would even increase more than twofold sometimes. However, it’s not like there was a full moon every day. Therefore, they researched a magical technique to create an artificial full moon to enhance even further this innate skill of their branch. I got to see this technique in the past, and then improved it a little. Now, I can create an even bigger full moon.”
“Why do you want to use a magical technique to create a full moon?” the small monk Guoguo asked.
Loli Shi blinked her eyes, and said, “It’s because Senior White feels that there will be a better atmosphere during the battle on the summit of the forbidden city if there is a full moon in the sky, is that correct?”
“Exactly,” Venerable White said with a smile.
Song Shuhang said, “Senior White, will the people of Beijing also be able to see the effects of this magical technique?”
“That’s a given,” Venerable White replied.
The people of Beijing were truly lucky. They would be able to see the full moon on September 1st and celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival ahead of time.
Still, wouldn’t these people see two moons in the sky once the technique was executed?
After Venerable White finished using his magical technique, a huge full moon had appeared in the airspace of the forbidden city.
The artificial moon was both big and round.
Sun Splitting Halberd Guo Da sighed with emotion, and said, “Exactly what you would expect from Senior White. Whenever he makes a move, he doesn’t hold back. He directly created a full moon in the sky.”
Young Master Phoenix Slayer looked at the full moon above their heads and swallowed a mouthful of saliva. “Still, Fellow Daoist Guo Da… don’t you feel that this moon is a little too big? If the moon is so big, the onlookers will find it very close, just as if it was about to fall on their heads.”
True Monarch Tyrant Flood Dragon nodded his head in agreement. “It’s indeed somewhat big.”
“Now that Fellow Daoist Phoenix Slayer mentioned it, I’m starting to panic. I feel as if the moon could fall at any time,” Fairy Firefly said.
In the sky, Venerable White had seemingly heard what the fellow daoists were whispering. As such, he stretched out his hand and patted the round moon.
“Whizz~” The full moon was sent flying. It flew higher in the sky and stopped after reaching a suitable altitude.
Venerable White nodded, very satisfied. Then, he brought Song Shuhang and the three children to the ground.
Even if the moon was artificial, the moonlight was clear and bright.
Under the moonlight, a figure had unknowingly appeared on the roof charms of the Hall of Supreme Harmony on the summit of the forbidden city.
This figure was wearing a white scholarly robe, and had a long sword hanging from its waist. It was standing on the left side of the roof of the hall.
The left hand of the man was placed on the long sword at his waist, while the other one was holding a book. He looked very elegant, and wore a gentle smile on his face. Just by standing there, he gave off the aura of a scholar.
“Fellow Daoist Eternal Fire, what are you doing on the roof charms of the Hall of Supreme Harmony? Is it possible that you got a sudden inspiration and decided to compose a poem?” a fellow daoist that was acquainted with True Monarch Eternal Fire joked.
Sure enough, this man wearing a white scholarly robe with a long sword hanging from his waist was none other than True Monarch Eternal Fire from the White Cloud Academy.
“Strange. Didn’t Fellow Daoist Eternal Fire say that he was very busy and didn’t have any free time as of late? How come he suddenly rushed to the forbidden city…?” True Monarch Tyrant Flood Dragon blinked his eyes.
Then, he immediately thought of another possibility.
“Copper Trigram, you idiot. Why did you disguise as True Monarch Eternal Fire? You are seeking death! The whole scholarly faction will want your head!” True Monarch Tyrant Flood Dragon didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
One had to remember that True Monarch Eternal Fire was now the master of the world of the golden lotus. He was basically the leader of the whole gang.
If Immortal Master Copper Trigram used his appearance while battling Northern River’s Loose Cultivator, it didn’t matter if he won or lost—the disciples of the scholarly faction wouldn’t let Copper Trigram off.
“You have a point, “Immortal Master Copper Trigram said.
Then, under everyone’s eyes, he took out a plain white cloth and covered his appearance.
“Senior Copper Trigram isn’t thinking of changing clothes on the spot, right?” Song Shuhang asked. He was standing amidst the members of the Nine Provinces Number One Group at this time, and he had already returned the three children to Senior Brother Three Realms.
“Whose appearance is he going to assume this time?” Young Master Phoenix Slayer wondered.
Riverly Purple Mist blinked her eyes. “If it were me, I would disguise as someone that would make Fellow Daoist Northern River feel a lot of pressure so as to gain the upper hand during the battle.”
After Riverly Purple Mist said these words, all the present unconsciously looked toward Venerable White…