Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
After hearing Song Shuhang’s words, the monster bird Little Cai said happily, “Instinctive impulse? In other words, Elder Brother Yan Shao wanted to capture me due to this instinctive impulse that monster hunters have, and not because he wanted to harm me?”
Song Shuhang said, “That’s likely the case.”
“In short, Elder Brother Yan Shao wasn’t in the wrong, the impulse was!” The eyes of the monster bird Little Cai suddenly lit up.
Love could have scary effects, and lovestruck people would often do stupid things. In addition, Song Shuhang felt that even if this monster bird practiced until the Fifth Stage Realm, becoming able to assume human form, she would get kidnapped and sold in the fraction of a second if she decided to stroll through the streets. She was simply too naive and pure!
“Mister Shuhang, if I discard all my strength, removing all the monster qi from my body, will Elder Brother Yan Shao still have an impulse to capture me or kill me?” the monster bird Little Cai asked happily.
“Cough! You want to go that far?” Song Shuhang asked as he gazed at the foolish bird. She was willing to discard all her strength for a monster hunter that raised her for just a few years?
One had to remember that monster cultivators were much slower than human cultivators when it came to practicing and advancing in realm, and only after becoming able to assume human form would their cultivation speed be on part with humans’! Therefore, it hadn’t been easy for Little Cai to obtain her current strength!
Little Cai nodded, and was about to say something.
But right at this time, from behind, Fairy Dongfang Six said in a grave tone, “Little Cai, you foolish bird! You want to discard your strength? You’d better not even think about it! If you discard your strength… I’ll drive my car and roll over your beloved and his whole family tomorrow!”
Little Cai shrank her neck in fear. She knew that Elder Dongfang Six was someone that kept her promises. If she said she would run over someone’s family, she would do it!
Then, Fairy Dongfang Six also glared at Song Shuhang. If not for Song Shuhang bringing up this matter related to this impulse that monster hunters had, Little Cai wouldn’t have had these foolish thoughts about discarding her strength.
Song Shuhang had no choice but to accept this unjust reprimand. He only wanted to comfort Little Cai; who would have thought that she would get the crazy idea of discarding her strength!
“Actually, aside from discarding your strength, there are other methods to cover up the monster qi in your body.” Afterward, Fairy Dongfang Six added, “Earlier, I’ve heard from your friend that you gifted her and Lady Onion two small pearls, which then turned out to be ‘buddhist relics’ that a senior monk had left behind. Afterward, your friend and Lady Onion gave those two buddhist relics to little friend Song Shuhang. Anyway, those two relics have the power to completely suppress the monster qi in your body, to the point that not even a monster hunter can sense it.”
“Those buddhist relics could indeed suppress the monster qi in Little Cai’s body…” Song Shuhang gazed at the monster bird, and said, “But now, I don’t have them anymore.”
“You don’t have them anymore?” Fairy Dongfang Six asked out of curiosity.
Song Shuhang nodded, and summoned his solidified light of virtue. After the virtuous lamia appeared, she expressionlessly floated behind Song Shuhang. Only her eyes were shining.
“Those buddhist relics merged with my light of virtue, and turned into her eyes.”
“Buddhist relics can be used like this?” Fairy Dongfang Six had learned something new.
“Actually, if buddhist relics can cover up Little Cai’s monster qi, shouldn’t Little Cai consider practicing buddhist cultivation techniques?” Song Shuhang asked.
Fairy Dongfang Six shook her head, and said, “Buddhist cultivation techniques have a very low affinity with most monsters. Aside from a few monsters that have inherited the bloodline of a divine beast such as dragon, phoenix, and qilin, the rest of the monsters will obtain half the result with twice the effort while practicing buddhist cultivation techniques. They would have put it ten times more effort to obtain just a fraction of the results. Little Cai might obtain some results only if she first practiced until the Fifth Stage, becoming able to assume human form, and then switched to buddhist cultivation techniques.”
“I see.” Song Shuhang immediately recalled Lady Onion’s experience. After Nine Lanterns captured her, Lady Onion only practiced buddhist cultivation techniques… and after 300 years, she was only at the First Stage Third Aperture Realm! The speed at which she advanced was simply tragic!
“In that case, how about leaving buddhist cultivation techniques alone and going for buddhist soul ferrying techniques? After all, those buddhist relics condensed because that senior monk had accumulated a lot of virtue, wisdom, and compassion before his death. If Little Cai ferries enough souls and condenses her own light of virtue, she should be able to suppress the monster qi in her body, right?” Song Shuhang said.
Senior White suddenly said, “That’s feasible. Light of virtue can indeed suppress monster qi.”
“This is actually a good method,” Fairy Dongfang Six said.
Song Shuhang smiled, and caressed Little Cai’s feathers. “Therefore, don’t think about discarding your strength again, alright? It’s not easy to practice, and you’ll encounter a lot of tribulations on the path of cultivation. The tribulation of the heart is also one of them. Concentrate on studying soul ferrying techniques and condense your own light of virtue. Then, you’ll be able to transcend this tribulation of the heart.”
Just as Song Shuhang was speaking, the virtuous lamia coordinated with him, and released golden and holy radiance from her body, making Song Shuhang look as though he was a saint.
The monster bird Little Cai looked at Song Shuhang and at that materialized virtuous lamia behind him in a daze.
Then, she seemingly had a sudden realization.
She flapped her wings and flew toward the ground. Afterward, she made an effort to ‘kneel’ on the ground, but she just sat down on the floor in the end.
After that, she knocked her small head on the ground, and said, “I beseech Mister Song to accept me as his disciple and teach me soul ferrying techniques, as well as how to condense the light of virtue!”
The light of virtue behind Song Shuhang’s body had already assumed human form! The number of senior monks in the current buddhist faction that had such a powerful light of virtue was probably rather low…
If she didn’t seize this opportunity to acknowledge this ready-made teacher in front of her… who knew if she would find another teacher this good in the future!
Song Shuhang was dumbfounded. “Ah?”
But Fairy Dongfang Six nodded her head, and said, “It makes sense! The speed at which little friend Song Shuhang condensed his light of virtue is the fastest I’ve seen in my life. In the field of soul ferrying, little friend Shuhang is definitely one of the bests.”
Song Shuhang beckoned his hand, and said, “Senior Dongfang Six, that’s not true. The reason I’ve condensed my light of virtue so quickly is that I was lucky.”
When he just started studying soul ferrying techniques, he chanced upon a group of Fifth Stage Spiritual Emperors from the Limitless Demon Sect that had been killed by Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue’s [Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber], and only their blank souls were left behind. Song Shuhang slowly ferried their souls, and was able to condense his light of virtue in one go without the slightest pressure.
Then, he met that woman with the beauty mark in the Jade Lake Realm, and he casually got his hands on those two buddhist relics… After a series of lucky coincidences, his light of virtue reached its current strength.
“Little friend Shuhang is too modest.” Fairy Dongfang Six faintly smiled. Then, she stretched out her finger, and said, “Our 250th branch of the [All the Monsters of the World Should Unite and Become a Family] organization can deliver you some gifts on Little Cai’s behalf since she acknowledged you as her teacher. Little friend Shuhang is now at the Third Stage, and you’ll have to transcend the tribulation of the Fourth Stage in the future. At that time, you’ll need to arrange a few formations that would aid you during the tribulation, and these formations require several special materials.”
“…Fairy Dongfang Six, are you bribing me?” Song Shuhang said.
“If you are willing to accept Little Cai as your disciple, our 250th branch can give little friend Shuhang two batches of materials for those formations. If you use up these two batches, we can sell you a third batch at a 20% discount,” Fairy Dongfang Six said with a smile.
The 250th branch of the [All the Monsters of the World Should Unite and Become a Family] organization was a branch specialized in selling materials of all types, to the point that several of the ingredients for Immortal Fairy Bie Xue’s Immortal Feast were provided by this branch.
It wasn’t only bribery, but they were also promoting the products of their branch!
Song Shuhang lowered his head, and looked at the monster bird Little Cai. “Fairy Dongfang Six’s offer is difficult to refuse. However, I don’t want to cheat you, Little Cai. You have to know that… it’s been a little more than a month since I’ve started practicing soul ferrying techniques. Such being the case, are you still willing to study soul ferrying techniques under me?”
After hearing Song Shuhang’s words, the eyes of the monster bird Little Cai unexpectedly lit up.
Heavens! Mister Shuhang has been studying soul ferrying techniques for only a month, and his light of virtue has already materialized?!
If she followed Song Shuhang and studied under him, it would be fine as long as she could obtain 10% of his wisdom… no, even 1% or 0.1% was fine!
“I beseech Mister Shuhang to accept me as his disciple!” Little Cai said resolutely.
Song Shuhang felt that the foolish monster bird was probably letting her imagination run wild… but since the items that Fairy Dongfang Six had offered as a bribe were something that would definitely come in handy, he felt there was no harm in accepting Little Cai as his disciple.
“It’s decided, then. Since you are willing to acknowledge me as your teacher, I’ll do my best to teach you soul ferrying techniques,” Song Shuhang said.
The monster bird Little Cai said happily, “Teacher, please accept your disciple Little Cai’s obeisance!”
“Little friend Shuhang, congratulations on accepting your first disciple. Little Cai doesn’t have a daoist name yet. Therefore, you can just give her one, how about it?” the nearby Fairy Dongfang Six said with a smile.
“A daoist name?” Song Shuhang immediately recalled his seven daoist names.
Wait a moment… now that I think about it, I have seven daoist names! In that case… can’t I just choose one of these seven daoist names and bestow it upon my disciple?
After all, I have no use for so many daoist names.
Still, is there any taboo when it comes to choosing daoist names in the world of cultivators?
“Senior Dongfang Six, when choosing the daoist name for a disciple, is there something I need to keep in mind? After all, it’s my first time receiving a disciple!” Song Shuhang said.
“There isn’t anything in particular to keep in mind. As long as you think of Fairy Dongfang Six’s daoist name or those of her fellow disciples, Fairy Nectarine and Daoist Priest Pineapple, you’ll know the answer,” Fairy Dongfang Six said.
Song Shuhang nodded his head, and recalled his seven daoist names.
1) Virtuous Buddhist Sabersman
2)Tyrannical Saber Song One
3) Daoist Priest Wood
4) Baijing Street’s Sabersman
5) Scholar Mountain of Books
6) Path-seeking Scholar
7) Virtuous Cultivator
“Little Cai, listen carefully. Today, your teacher will bestow upon you the daoist name… Virtuous Buddhist Sabersman! I won’t only teach you soul ferrying techniques, but also saber techniques!” Song Shuhang said, very satisfied.
Tyrannical Saber Song One and Virtuous Buddhist Sabersman were two names he hated the most among the seven. But the scholarly faction had already spread the name ‘Tyrannical Saber Song One’ everywhere, and he couldn’t give it to others.
But when it came to the daoist name ‘Virtuous Buddhist Sabersman’, it was fine to pass it onto his disciple.
Meanwhile, Little Cai was dumbstruck.