Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
After he had said this much, Northern River’s Loose Cultivator’s move, [Night Sky], surrounded the enemy, trapping Immortal Master Copper Trigram—who was now disguised as that dazzling woman—within the sword formation. That sword qi with twelve different properties exploded, and filled the whole airspace of the forbidden city, trying to crush Immortal Master Copper Trigram, who was inside the sword formation, to pieces.
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator didn’t hold back while making his move! Actually, the might of the sword formation even increased a little!
“Mom, things weren’t supposed to go this way!” In the sword formation, Immortal Master Copper Trigram tried to resist the sword qi with his turtle shell and the Five-Dragon Banner.
However, his defense was breached after three waves of sword qi attacks. Once his defense was breached, the sword qi continuously pricked his body. His body was now covered with blood, and he was in great agony.
“Aaaaah~” Immortal Master Copper Trigram screamed in pain again and again.
He hadn’t expected that Northern River’s Loose Cultivator was such a heartless man. While facing his previous lover, not only did he have no mercy, but also used even crueler methods!
The situation was dire. He was bound to lose if things continued like this!
He had to find a way to get out of this sword formation!
“Old Northern River, I’ve misjudged you. Aaaah~ I’ve thought you were a person of affection and honor, but you’ve turned out to be cruel and merciless! You actually used such a vile method against your own lover! Aaaah~ I truly misjudged you!” Immortal Master Copper Trigram scolded Northern River’s Loose Cultivator while screaming in pain.
He had now started with his verbal attacks.
His current situation wasn’t too good, and once Northern River’s Loose Cultivator’s [Night Sky] came to an end, he would very likely lose the match. Therefore, Immortal Master Copper Trigram tried to use a verbal attack to shake Northern River’s Loose Cultivator’s determination. He only needed a small opening to get out of this sword formation that the [Night Sky] move had created.
As long as he could get away, there was a chance he might be able to turn the tables and defeat the worn down Northern River.
“Hehehe. Shady fortune teller, that’s why I said that you were too naive! Did you really think that the girl you’ve disguised yourself as was my lover?” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator wasn’t affected by Immortal Master Copper Trigram’s verbal attack, and concentrated on controlling [Night Sky], mercilessly attacking Copper Trigram.
“Aaaaah! Impossible, the information I have can’t be wrong! This golden-haired woman is definitely the female cultivator you loved several years ago, and this information can’t be wrong! I also know that you and this female cultivator lived together for several years back in the days, as inseparable as a body and its shadow!” Immortal Master Copper Trigram said, and took out a book with an iron sheet to resist the attack of the sword qi.
Immortal Master Copper Trigram firmly believed in the source of his information, and he was 100% sure that it was correct. The golden-haired woman he had disguised himself as was none other than the female cultivator that Northern River’s Loose Cultivator had loved a long time ago.
“Shady fortune teller, your ability to gather information is indeed outstanding,” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator said with a nod.
“Don’t you have anything else to say? Northern River, you are truly a vicious and heartless man,” Immortal Master Copper Trigram continued with his verbal attacks, and forcefully attributed terms like ‘heartless man’ to Northern River’s Loose Cultivator.
“Hehehe, but I have to say that your information isn’t too correct,” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator said calmly. “Foolish Copper Trigram, this golden-haired woman doesn’t even exist; she’s just an illusory existence.”
Immortal Master Copper Trigram was stunned. “Ah???”
“Actually… she’s my Inner Demon,” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator continued. “It’s a long story… but back in those days, after I advanced to the Fourth Stage Realm, some problems arose while I was practicing my cultivation technique, and an Inner Demon was born in my heart. Along with my strength increasing, my Inner Demon also kept getting stronger, almost making me lose my mind.”
Immortal Master Copper Trigram said angrily, “Old Northern River, whom are you trying to fool?! Do you think I know nothing about Inner Demons? Are you really trying to make me believe that your Inner Demon turned into a woman and lived several years with you?!”
“I haven’t finished yet.” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator operated the sword formation, and attacked Copper Trigram’s new defense. Then, he continued, “Since my Inner Demon kept getting stronger, I carried some scholarly and buddhist texts with me, and made a trip outside the country in the hope of finding a quiet place where I could close up, calm my mind, and then defeat my Inner Demon. Then, just as I was abroad, I had a fortuitous encounter, and my Inner Demon materialized, assuming the shape of this golden-haired female cultivator.”
“After materializing, the Inner Demon continually enticed me and used all sorts of tricks to make me fall. During the first year, I was basically unable to resist her enticement, and I nearly lost my mind several times. However, I needed only a year to thoroughly temper my will. Then, during the fourth year, I managed to get rid of this Inner Demon once for all! From then on, my mind and heart became stainless. Finally, I condensed a Golden Core and advanced to the Fifth Stage.”
“…” Immortal Master Copper Trigram.
“Now that you know the whole story, you should understand,” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator continued. “Still, when you’ve changed into my Inner Demon a moment ago, you gave me scare. But since I have already defeated my Inner Demon once, I’m not afraid of defeating it a second time.”
Immortal Master Copper Trigram became silent.
After taking a deep breath, he suddenly apologized, “Old Northern River, I’m sorry. I didn’t think that this golden-haired woman was your Inner Demon instead of your lover.”
“Hehe, are you now planning to apologize and beg for mercy? It’s already too late, get rekt!” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator suddenly shouted. His sword qi slashed open that book covered in iron, and attacked Copper Trigram’s body again.
Now that his defense had been routed, it was time to beat this shady fortune teller until making him kneel on the ground and cry!
“I wasn’t going to beg for mercy… I just wanted to say that this matter stemmed from outside my anticipations. I didn’t expect that the woman you loved in the past was an imaginary woman. Just by hearing this story, I became sad, and was moved to tears.” Immortal Master Copper Trigram faintly sighed, and continued, “In that case, do you now have a girlfriend, Old Northern River? This story is really sad.”
“…” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator.
“Hehehe. Die, you bastard!”
Sword light exploded once again.
This time around, Immortal Master Copper Trigram didn’t have any other defense left at his disposal.
Therefore, he could only use his body to resist the explosive sword light.
Fifteen breaths later.
Both the sword qi and the sword formation on the summit of the forbidden city dispersed.
At this time, Immortal Master Copper Trigram was lying on the ground half-dead, unable to stage a comeback.
“Painful, painful, painful~ I’m going to die… Fellow Daoist Medicine Master, I need medical treatment,” Copper Trigram weakly said to Medicine Master.
The nearby Northern River’s Loose Cultivator put his twelve sword orbs away, panting like an ox.
He had consumed a huge amount of energy, but it had been completely worth it!
In the end, he had been the one to have the last laugh in this battle on the summit of the forbidden city.
The only thing he regretted was not beating Immortal Master Copper Trigram until making him cry.
Below, the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group started to discuss.
The battle between the two True Monarchs had given a lot of inspirations to the various fellow daoists, especially since the two True Monarchs had just advanced to this new realm. As such, there wasn’t too much of a difference between them and the other fellow daoists of the Fifth Stage.
The fellow daoists greatly benefitted from watching this duel.
“It’s over. Northern River’s Loose Cultivator is the winner, right?” Young Master Phoenix Slayer blinked his eyes. Phoenix Slayer didn’t dare to be too sure. What if the Copper Trigram lying on the ground turned out to be a clone as well?
“Fellow Daoist Copper Trigram was defeated. I’m sure that the one lying on the ground is not a clone or a substitute. Fellow Daoist Northern River is the winner of this battle on the summit of the forbidden city,” the nearby Venerable White said with a nod.
No referee was appointed for this battle.
After all, it was a duel between people in the group, and no one was going to act shamelessly after losing.
The members of the [Daily Cultivator], [Secret Information Center], and [Shengang Broadcasting Station] put away their video-recording and streaming tools, looking very satisfied.
Then, they took out their notebooks, and started to write down the draft.
The draft the reporter of the [Daily Cultivator] wrote was close to what had actually happened. The title was very long—[During a special night of full moon, a battle between two newly-promoted True Monarchs took place on the summit of the forbidden city]. Then, everything that happened during the battle was described in detail. The information was realistic, and not exaggerated. The article was written in good faith.
The draft of the [Secret Information Center] put more emphasis on the ending—[September 1st, the battle between two Spiritual Emperors suddenly turned into a battle between two True Monarchs! Northern River’s Loose Cultivator ultimately crushed Immortal Master Copper Trigram and obtained victory!].
The draft of the [Shengang Broadcasting Station] was rather original. Their news was more of the gossipy type. The title of their draft was—[Shocking, this girl was unexpectedly True Monarch Northern River’s dao companion! 99% of the country knew nothing about it!].
From where Song Shuhang was standing, he could see the draft of the reporter of the [Shengang Broadcasting Station].
It seemed that this reporter had fully mastered the art of clickbait titles in vogue on the Internet. After seeing this title, people wouldn’t resist the urge to click on it.
Tomorrow, after this news was out, the world of cultivators would know that Senior Northern River’s lover was a 3D virtual girl.
How would Senior Northern River react to this news?
After taking a look at the drafts, Song Shuhang stretched out his hand, and took out a flying sword and two wooden boxes.
The two wooden boxes were the gifts that True Monarch Yellow Mountain had prepared for Northern River’s Loose Cultivator and Immortal Master Copper Trigram.
True Monarch Yellow Mountain was busy with something today, and he couldn’t come here. Therefore, he entrusted Song Shuhang with giving these two gifts to Northern River and Copper Trigram.
As for the flying sword, it was the one that Scholar Drunken Sun used today to deliver a treasure to Song Shuhang. The flying sword originally belonged to Northern River’s Loose Cultivator, and Shuhang was now planning to return it to its rightful owner.
Thereupon, Song Shuhang carried the two boxes and the flying sword along, and headed toward the summit of the forbidden city alongside Senior Medicine Master.
But just as they were halfway…
A space crack suddenly appeared in the sky, and a round and plump pig stepped out of it.
The pig was very round, and perhaps because it was too fat, its neck was no longer visible. Both its body and head looked like spheres, with four short legs attached to the former.
Lightning was entwining the body of the pig, emitting crackling sounds.
Although the pig looked somewhat cute, the aura emanating from its huge body was frightening.
This pig was extremely powerful!
Immortal Master Copper Trigram and Northern River’s Loose Cultivator on the summit of the forbidden city, and also the fellow daoists below, all became alert.
Everyone was closely watching the huge pig.
“Huff, huff, huff.” After appearing in midair, the huge pig gasped for breath again and again.
“I’m dead tired, can’t even move my body. Why did I even travel to such a distant place! I’m tired, I want to rest,” the huge pig muttered to itself.
After saying this much, it looked downward, gazing at the crowd below.
In the end, the vision of the huge pig fell on Venerable White’s body.
After checking a bit, it discovered that there were no mistakes. That aura came from the body of this young Venerable.
“Young Venerable, can I ask you a question?” the huge pig asked after looking at Venerable White.
Venerable White nodded his head. “What question?”
“Are you the person that activated the Jade Lake Realm?” the huge pig asked.
Venerable White replied, “Yes, it’s me. Is there a problem?”
“Huff, huff, huff… How can I explain it… Personally speaking, I’m not really looking forward to seeing the Jade Lake Realm restored, and I’m not the only one. There are a lot of people that don’t wish for the Jade Lake Realm to make a resurgence,” the huge pig said.
Venerable White smiled, and said, “So what?”
“In that case, can I trouble you to seal the Jade Lake Realm again— eh?” Just as it was speaking, the huge pig saw the not too distant Song Shuhang.
Coincidentally, Song Shuhang had also raised his head, and happened to look at the huge pig.
Song Shuhang found the huge pig somewhat familiar. He guessed that he’d likely met this huge pig on the mysterious island, where part of his memories had been sealed.
Song Shuhang had regained a small part of the memories he lost on the mysterious island, and he faintly remembered that he had met the buddhist nun Nine Lanterns there, the same person that had locked up Lady Onion for 300 years. After that, he’d even dug a hole somewhere on the mysterious island alongside Nine Lanterns… Some of the scenes that resurfaced in his mind were related to this huge pig before his eyes.
“Tsk.” After seeing Song Shuhang, the huge pig clicked its tongue. Then, it looked at Venerable White again, and said, “Fellow Daoist, whatever I said earlier lost meaning. You can act as if nothing has happened.”
Venerable White calmly nodded his head, and said, “No problem.”
“In that case, I’ll take my leave. This was a fruitless trip… I’ve wasted so much energy for nothing.” The huge pig sighed.
Then, it turned its body around, and headed toward the space crack.
But after taking a few steps, it suddenly stopped.
At this time, on the summit of the forbidden city. Immortal Master Copper Trigram was struggling to get up while talking tough. “Northern River, you win this time. But the next time, I’ll beat you until you start crying!”
The corner of Northern River’s Loose Cultivator’s mouth twitched, and he was about to reply.
But right at this time, a huge silhouette appeared between Northern River’s Loose Cultivator and Immortal Master Copper Trigram.
It was that huge pig!
The huge pig, who was planning to leave just a moment ago, whizzed in front of Immortal Master Copper Trigram, its speed shocking.
Next, a layer of light covered its whole body as it started to magically change its appearance.
After the light faded, the huge pig had transformed into a handsome middle-aged man.
He was wearing a white and black dual-colored long robe as it revealed an attractive smile in front of Immortal Master Copper Trigram.
“Lonely girl, don’t you feel cold? Do you want this uncle to warm you up a little?” The huge pig, who had now transformed into a middle-aged man, waved its folding fan and smiled gently.
“…” Immortal Master Copper Trigram.
“…” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator.
“…” Song Shuhang.
“…” The fellow daoists below.
Was this some technique to harass girls from ten thousand years ago?
“Cough!” Immortal Master Copper Trigram shook his head, and said, “Thank you, but there is no need.”
“Girl, don’t be shy. This uncle will be very gentle. We can first chat about our life experiences, discuss sentiment, talk about love and whatnot. Right, recently, I was refining a batch of super good golden pills that are very good for stabilizing one’s realm. Since you’ve just advanced to the Sixth Stage, you just happen to need these pills. Don’t you want to follow this uncle and eat several golden pills that will help you a lot?” The huge pig didn’t give up.
The corner of Immortal Master Copper Trigram’s mouth twitched, and he quickly waved his hand. “No need, there is really no need.”