Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Those lotus flower roots looked very familiar, and they also resonated with the nucleus in his Heart Aperture. In addition, the way they ‘ate’ the sea urchin warriors was identical to the way his lotus flower ate the evil energy of the Netherworld. Such being the case, was it possible that there was a lotus flower similar to the Sinful Black Lotus found in the Netherworld or the Virtuous Golden Lotus found in the scholarly faction down in Immortal Cheng Lin’s ruins?
“The last time I visited Immortal Cheng Lin’s ruins, I didn’t discover the presence of these tenta— roots. I have no idea where this thing was hiding back then,” Venerable White said.
“Perhaps it was buried underneath the ruins?” Fairy Lychee said.
“It’s possible,” Venerable White said with a nod.
While they were discussing, all the sea urchin warriors outside the immortal boat were caught and dragged into the ruins.
That whole stretch of sea suddenly turned silent.
Actually, the whole deep sea region became weird after losing all the excitement the sea urchin warriors had brought.
Anyway, after ‘eating’ the sea urchin warriors, Immortal Cheng Lin’s ruins restored their calm, and even the roots shrank back.
The strangest thing was that even the seal that Venerable White had placed at the entrance was restored to its previous state—although those roots had clearly broken through the seal earlier.
“…” Venerable White.
It was the same as a prisoner opening the door of their cell in front of the guard, eating all the food beside the guard, and then returning to the cell under the dumbfounded gaze of the guard as if nothing had happened.
“Do we still want to enter those ruins?” Song Shuhang asked.
Venerable White said, “Of course, we are already at the entrance, how can we not enter? In addition, if there is really a lotus flower in there, I’m rather interested in it.”
“In that case… can I trouble Senior White to send me back first? My fans must be worried after seeing that I suddenly disappeared. Therefore, it’s better if I go back as soon as possible,” Dharma King Creation suddenly said at this time.
His concert had reached the climax when he suddenly disappeared and came here.
“Dharma King, don’t you want to come with us and explore the ruins?” Fairy Lychee asked out of curiosity.
“Maybe next time, I’m in no hurry,” Dharma King Creation said. Venerable White had given all the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group the opportunity to enter the ruins once without paying any cost. Therefore, he was in no rush. In addition, what would his fans think if he suddenly disappeared? He had to quickly go back and deliver his fans to hell with his voice!
Venerable White nodded, and then stretched out his hand, giving a small book to Dharma King Creation. “This is the reward I’ve promised you when you agreed to help. Hold it tightly, I’m sending you back.”
“Is that some kind of cultivation technique?” Song Shuhang asked out of curiosity. It wasn’t that he was a meddlesome person… he asked only because he saw the word ‘sound wave’ written on the cover of the small book.
It wasn’t some special cultivation technique related to sound waves, right…?
Giving Dharma King Creation a powerful cultivation technique related to sound waves was a terrible thing!
“It’s a sound wave-related cultivation technique I’ve picked up in some ancient ruins in the past. It can allow the user to make their voice clearer, removing all the noise. Fellow Daoist Creation believes that this cultivation technique will aid him while singing,” Venerable White explained.
After hearing these words, Song Shuhang and Fairy Lychee were a little relieved. Luckily, Dharma King Creation hadn’t stopped seeking treatment. With this cultivation technique, there was perhaps still hope to save the voice of the Soul King.
“I hope Dharma King will master this technique quickly,” Fairy Lychee said.
Dharma King Creation faintly smiled, and then suggested, “Fairy Lychee, how about holding a concert with me?”
Fairy Lychee said, “Ah? I don’t remember having any talent when it comes to dancing or singing! Isn’t it better if you ask Dongfang Six?”
“No, you don’t need to sing. You only need to grab and swing me around like a windmill while I’m singing. I felt that the way my voice sounded when it happened was absolutely great,” Dharma King Creation said with a bright smile.
Try to imagine the scene… Dharma King Creation is holding a concert, and the petite Fairy Lychee appears on the stage, and suddenly starts to swing him around like crazy. That picture was simply too beautiful.
Fairy Lychee gritted her teeth, and said, “Dharma King, it seems you forgot to take your medicine on time.”
Dharma King Creation was disappointed. He felt that his music would have truly gone hand in hand in Fairy Lychee’s 365 rounds windmill spin.
At this time, Fairy Firefly also recovered. She was the last person to come, and thus the one that suffered the effects of Dharma King Creation’s singing the least. This was the reason she recovered this quickly.
“Senior White, can you send me back as well while you are at it? I have some small matters I need to take care of. I’ll wait the next time to explore the ruins,” Fairy Firefly said weakly.
“Sure.” Venerable White took out a small box, and gave it to Fairy Firefly. Inside the box was a special magnetic treasure that could aid Fairy Firefly during the practice of her cultivation technique. This was the reward Fairy Firefly was going to receive when she agreed to come over.
Then, Venerable White took out two ‘Meteor Swords’ from his sleeve, and gave them to Fairy Firefly and Dharma King Creation. “Hold onto the flying swords firmly. I’m going to teleport you back.”
“Eh?” Song Shuhang opened his eyes wide. “Two Meteor Swords?”
If the one in the immortal boat was added as well, there were three Meteor Swords altogether.
“Ahaha, no, no. These flying swords aren’t the real deal, they are just something I forged while creating that ‘cosmos bracelet’ for you—the Sun and Moon Concealing Beads. I was bored during the process, and had nothing to do. Their shape is very similar to Meteor Sword’s, but they are actually just crude flying swords. As for the real Meteor Sword, I lent it to Su Clan’s Sixteen so that she could transcend her tribulation, and I have yet to take it back,” Venerable White explained.
“Senior White, do you want to research a new type of disposable flying sword?” Dharma King Creation asked out of curiosity.
“No,” Venerable White said, “it’s because I recently saw a TV series where there was a very cool scene with ten thousand swords put together. Thereupon, I decided to forge ten thousand swords and form a sword formation. It will be rather cool to wield ten thousand swords the next time I meet an enemy. If I could add that ‘ring magical technique’ I used the last time to it, even better.”
This ‘ring magical technique’ Venerable White mentioned was the same one he used back in the Jade Lake Realm to defeat Demon Venerable Lushan Street. He had first created a huge ring, and then stuffed it with disposable flying swords. Afterward, the ring added hundreds of supplementary magical techniques to each of those flying swords, finally firing them out. The resulting power was unimaginable, and the attack had directly blown away the mountain valley and formations Demon Venerable Lushan Street had been hiding behind.
At this time, Demon Venerable Lushan Street was still in Venerable White’s lamp, acting as its spirit. No one knew when his lucky star would shine.
Song Shuhang quietly wiped the sweat off his forehead. The ‘ten thousand’ swords he saw in that scene surely weren’t that many! But Venerable White was now really planning to forge ten thousand flying swords!
He felt sorry for the enemies Senior White would meet in the future… later, whenever his enemies died, they would be shredded into countless pieces.
“Whizz, whizz~” Two sword lights flashed, and Fairy Firefly and Dharma King Creation were sent back.
Now then, how was Dharma King Creation going to explain to his dear fans his sudden disappearance? The simplest and crudest way would be to scream at the top of his lungs and send them directly to hell. After waking up in the hospital, they would likely forget about Dharma King Creation suddenly disappearing in the middle of the concert.
Several minutes later.
Inside Immortal Cheng Lin’s ruins.
Venerable White headed into the ruins with Song Shuhang and Fairy Lychee. In the rear, a flying sword was supporting Northern River’s Loose Cultivator, Young Master Phoenix Slayer, Medicine Master, and Riverly Purple Mist.
The four fellow daoists were still in a weakened state, and had yet to recover from Dharma King Creation’s singing.
“There are some traps here. Everyone, be careful.” Venerable White, who led the way, prompted everyone to avoid the traps ahead.
While walking, they arrived in front of a huge crater. Inside the crater was a several meters wide pit, totally black. One couldn’t even see the bottom.
“Is this a trap as well?” Fairy Lychee said while on her guard. While exploring ancient ruins, no matter what kind of unusual thing appeared, there was a chance it might be hiding some deadly mechanism. The crater before them happened to be very unusual, and it stood out from the rest of the surrounding area. There was definitely something wrong with it!
“Eh? Why do I find this crater familiar?” Song Shuhang held his chin, and sized up the crater.
“…” Venerable White.
Song Shuhang suddenly thought of something, and raised his head, looking at Senior White.
“…” Venerable White.
“Ahahaha.” Song Shuhang made a hollow laugh.
This crater was Venerable White’s doing.
He remembered from the chat logs of the Nine Provinces Number One Group that Venerable White had been exploring the ancient ruins with Great Master Profound Principle, True Monarch Fallout, True Monarch Tyrant Flood Dragon, Cave Lord Snow Wolf, Soft Feather, and Venerable Spirit Butterfly back then. Soon after they had gotten into the ruins, this group made of several True Monarchs and Venerables was suddenly wiped out.
And the reason it was wiped out… was Venerable White.
If possible, Venerable White would have really liked to use the ‘Ground Leveling Spell’ to cover up the crater.
However, he couldn’t cover it up, because there were good things concealed beneath. The records of Immortal Cheng Lin’s speech were located precisely at the bottom of his hole.
After sighing, Venerable White said, “Let’s go. Follow me.”
After saying this much, he jumped into the crater, and then into the hole within.
Song Shuhang and Fairy Lychee followed Senior White. The flying sword also closely followed behind while carrying Northern River and the others.
After jumping into the hole, the duo felt that their bodies were quickly heading downward, just as though they were bungee jumping.
“Damn, there is a flight restricting formation here!” Fairy Lychee shouted.
“Senior White?” Song Shuhang said, somewhat restless.
“Oh, I forgot to remind you? However, it doesn’t matter. This hole isn’t deep. No need to fear,” Venerable White said calmly.
After hearing these words, Song Shuhang calmed down. If the hole wasn’t deep, it was a good thing.
But after twenty breaths, he was somewhat confused.
They had been falling for so long, and had yet to reach the end! From the looks of it, this whole was actually a little deep!