Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
The barrel on Senior White’s shoulder was none other than one of the six child parts of the ‘God Slaying Mother-Child Cannon’. Although it wasn’t that big, its might was incredible, and it was deserving of the name ‘God Slaying Cannon’!
The swamp that the big crocodile had mobilized to crush them was blown to pieces. The remaining strength of the beam of light didn’t diminish as it hit the reptile.
In the next moment, the body of that crocodile in the swamp was reduced to ashes. It was literally reduced to ashes and scattered in the air like a bunch of flour.
Only one of its legs managed to survive the beam of the cannon due to the angle. The leg of the big crocodile spun and flew toward Song Shuhang, falling in front of him.
Song Shuhang looked at the charred black crocodile leg with a pensive look, and asked, “Is it poisonous?”
“It’s not poisonous,” Senior White replied.
Thereupon, Song Shuhang bent and stored the crocodile leg in his magical bracelet.
“What do you want to do with that crocodile leg?” Senior White asked out of curiosity.
“If it’s not poisonous, perhaps it will become edible after getting properly processed?” Song Shuhang said.
Although he didn’t know how strong that crocodile was, he could deduce that its strength wasn’t low, since it could speak human language and was placed here for the protection of the forbidden area. Even if he couldn’t personally process the crocodile leg, he could ask an immortal chef to do it. If it still didn’t work, he could leave it to Immortal Fairy Bie Xue and get a few good things in exchange. He was perfectly fine with exchanging it for a few immortal dishes. After recalling Immortal Fairy Bie Xue’s cooking, Song Shuhang started to drool.
“It’s too ugly, and it might have a bad effect on your stomach,” Senior White said, disgusted.
“Pigs aren’t that cute, either, but we still eat their meat every day,” Song Shuhang said.
Senior White pondered for a moment. Hmm, that was true. The pigs in the Netherworld Realm were particularly ugly, three meters tall and extremely ferocious in appearance. And yet, there were a lot of people that ate them.
Senior White nodded, and said, “You have a point. Can you prepare it yourself?”
“No, but I can look for an immortal chef to do the job for me,” Song Shuhang said. At the same time, he recalled Immortal Fairy Bie Xue…
If he brought this Senior White to meet Immortal Fairy Bie Xue, would Immortal Fairy have some kind of reaction?
Who knew, perhaps he would get to eat a few immortal dishes?
Should he give it a try?
Senior White and Song Shuhang kept advancing.
Perhaps due to the ‘God Slaying Cannon’ scaring all the nearby guardian beasts out of their wits, no one tried to block their path as they advanced.
Since the guardian beasts decided to hide, Senior White didn’t bother pulling them out of their lairs. As such, the guardian beasts of the forbidden area managed to keep their lives.
Only when they were about to reach that ‘palace’ Senior White had mentioned earlier did a guardian beast make its appearance.
The one blocking Senior White and Song Shuhang’s way was a five meters tall and ten meters long white tiger. The white tiger was a very powerful animal, and it was mentioned a lot in Chinese mythology.
However… the body of the white tiger before their eyes was too long. It was only five meters tall, but a whole ten meters long! Its four legs seemed rather short, and its waist was abnormally stretched; it looked rather strange.
The white tiger looked at Song Shuhang, and laughed strangely. “Hehehe, after so many years, someone unexpectedly rushed to this place.”
Its face was also very ugly!
The nose was short, and the face big. Its teeth were uneven and protruding. Due to the strange face, its eyes also seemed somewhat dull. Its appearance was very similar to the ‘ugliest white tiger in the world’ that Song Shuhang had seen online in the past.
“Ugly, it’s hurting my eyes,” Senior White commented. Then, he took out his God Slaying Mother-Child Cannon again and placed it on his shoulder, aiming the barrel at the white tiger.
“F*ck, can you not mention the word ‘ugly’ in front of me?” the long white tiger said angrily. “Is it my fault that I’m ugly? It’s something the genes I inherited from my parents determined, alright?”
Senior White pondered for a moment, and then said in all seriousness, “The fact that you are ugly and hurting my eyes still doesn’t change.”
“I’m gonna spit in your face!” The facial features of the white tiger became even more hideous. “If you mention the word ‘ugly’ again, I’m going to fight you to death!”
“…” Senior White.
“Moreover, if you look at me carefully, you’ll discover that although I look somewhat ugly, I’m unique. For example, due to my waist being very long, I can easily bite my tail. While guarding the palace during the past years, biting my tail was the only way to relieve my boredom.” While speaking, the white tiger twisted its waist and assumed an U-like shape, easily biting its tail and smugly looking at Song Shuhang.
“…” Song Shuhang.
Senior White pondered for a moment, and said, “You have a point. Although ugly, you are unique.”
“I know, right? In this world where a pretty face is everything, if one is not handsome enough, they can only rely on their individuality. In fact, my life motto is ‘better ugly and unique than handsome and plain’! If you take another careful look at me after realizing that I’m ugly to the point of being unique, you’ll notice that other than being ugly, I’m somewhat cute as well!” The long white tiger struck while the iron was hot, trying to instill into Song Shuhang and Senior White’s minds the concept of ‘uglily cute’.
Song Shuhang felt that he was really being brainwashed. After looking at the ugly tiger for a while, he started to get the absurd feeling that it was ‘uglily cute’.
“I’m convinced. You are indeed ugly to the point of being unique,” Senior White said with a nod. It wasn’t easy to be as ugly as this white tiger.
“It seems you guys have a good eye. Since you agree with my opinion on outward appearances, I won’t kill you guys. In that case… come, let us fight happily!” the long white tiger said. Afterward, it assumed an offensive posture and revealed its claws.
However, its tail was continuously swaying left and right, just like that of a puppy.
The tail was rather eye-catching, and Song Shuhang’s vision immediately fell on it.
“Roar!” But at this time, the ugly tiger opened its mouth and roared. Even if it was ugly and abnormally long, its roar was very powerful. After all, when a tiger roared, the wind would rise.
At the same time, a beam of light shot out of its mouth, heading toward Song Shuhang and Venerable White.
[Roaring Tiger’s Bullet!]
This was the opening attack of the ugly tiger, the Roaring Tiger’s Bullet. It was mainly used to gain the upper hand during the battle—even if it didn’t damage the enemy, the opposite party would have to either block or dodge it, which would allow the tiger to seize the initiative!
However, Senior White was still in deep thought as the Roaring Tiger’s Bullet headed toward him. “Although ugly and eye-blinding, it’s also unique, and even somewhat cute.”
Such being the case, should he accept this ugly tiger or not? Senior White was in a dilemma.
Just in this fashion, the Roaring Tiger’s Bullet exploded on Senior White’s body, making his silhouette disappear amidst the light. After hitting the target, the beam of light exploded, with the sound of the explosions echoing nonstop.
Luckily, the explosion affected only Senior White, or—to be more accurate—Senior White completely blocked the explosion with his body, and Song Shuhang, who was standing behind him, didn’t suffer any harm.
“…” Song Shuhang.
“…” The long white tiger.
Soon after, the ugly white tiger said angrily, “Are you crazy?! Why didn’t you dodge my attack?! Although I said that I wouldn’t kill you, why didn’t you dodge that opening attack I used to probe you? What are you trying to achieve by standing there and taking my attack head on? You should have at least tried to dodge!”
“Ah?” Senior White had seemingly returned to his senses.
In the next moment, he waved his hand, and the various explosions died out.
After the light of the explosions disappeared, it turned out that Senior White had suffered no damage—not even his clothes got damaged!
The ugly white tiger was instantly dumbfounded, and it couldn’t help but secretly swallow a mouthful of saliva.
He took the Roaring Tiger’s Bullet head on, and not even his clothes got damaged? Just who was this person?
“I’ve decided; I’ll receive you. Although I can’t take you in as a house pet, I can give you the duty of looking after my new home. Although ugly, you are unique and have personality,” Senior White said as he put away the God Slaying Cannon.
The ugly white tiger was confused. “Ah?”
“From today onwards, you will be the doorkeeper of my new home!” Senior White continued.
At the same time, his body moved and arrived in front of the ugly white tiger.
He was extremely fast, and his hand was already above the head of the ugly white tiger before the latter could react.
The ugly white tiger disappeared. Senior White had seemingly teleported it away with a magical technique.
“Done, I collected another pet. A white tiger to look after the house, not bad, not bad. This trip was completely worth it.” Senior White was in high spirits.
After saying this much, he returned onto the ground and looked all around.
“It seems we have arrived,” Senior White said.
“We have arrived? Isn’t there still some distance left before we reach the palace?” Song Shuhang looked at the horizon, and there was still some distance left before reaching the palace. Given his current speed, it would take him around one minute to arrive there.
“No, we have already arrived.” Venerable White stretched out his hand and gently struck the air.
In the next moment, it felt as though a layer of invisible glass had been shattered.
Immediately after, the palace suddenly ‘came closer’, appearing right in front of Song Shuhang and Senior White.
[Palace of Cold Winter.]
Those four words were engraved on a huge stone tablet before Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang could also read and understand these words.
It wasn’t because he had learned a little bit about ‘ancient languages’, but because the four words were written in simplified Chinese.
In other words, either the master of this palace had stayed in touch with the ‘external world’, or someone entered this secret realm recently and became the new master here.
Senior White’s vision fell on a signboard mounted above the entrance of the palace. The characters written above were in an ancient language.
“Palace of Winter,” Senior White muttered.
Song Shuhang turned his head around and looked at this palace concealed in this secret realm.
[The style of this palace looks very familiar…] Song Shuhang thought to himself.
Ye Si replied inwardly, [We saw buildings with a similar style when we visited the Jade Lake Realm alongside Venerable White.]
The Jade Lake Realm?
Sure enough, the style of the Jade Lake Realm was similar to that of this palace. Although the details were vastly different, the basic structure was identical.
“The Palace of Cold Winter… is this place also a portion of the ancient Heavenly City?” Song Shuhang said.
“Hmm, I’m not sure. I don’t know much about the ancient Heavenly City.” Venerable White smiled, and then said, “The master of the palace came out.”