Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Although Venerable Ruhuo’s Divine Beast Training System was still incomplete and full of shortcomings, there would be a day that his research came to completion and bore fruit.
In fact, this Divine Beast Training System had already become the foundation of Venerable Ruhuo’s ‘path’. If he really was able to complete his research, he would have the chance to step on his own path by relying on it and reach the Immortal Realm.
People with dreams would be able to achieve great things.
After all, did anything even set a man without dreams apart from a salted fish?
Song Shuhang, in particular, admired seniors that kept pursuing their goals and dreams.
However… a small problem had now come up.
“It’s not a problem if you only want to take a look at the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯… but, senior, you seem to want to borrow the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯ to perfect the database of your system, right? In that case, will the content of the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯ become available to all the people that possess the Divine Beast Training System after its added to the database?” Song Shuhang asked.
Truthfully, Song Shuhang did not really care whether or not the content of the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯ was disseminated.
He, himself, had thought of passing on the content of the book in the past. A short time ago, he had wanted to teach it to that monster fox who practiced the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯.
But, the problem was that Song Shuhang wasn’t the true owner of the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯.
The ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯ was owned by Elder Bamboo Pipe of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect and his friend—the person that had written the book.
Although Elder Bamboo Pipe might have passed away, there were still some direct disciples of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect alive. For example, the mysterious master of that monster fox, who was very likely a direct disciple of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect.
Song Shuhang had used the ‘golden chain’ to assume someone else’s identity and receive Elder Bamboo Pipe’s express package, which was already something rather embarrassing. Now, if he were to publish the contents of the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯, it would be simply too much.
At this moment, the old scholar replied, “Yes, if I complete the database, the content of the book will become available to the cultivators that possess the Divine Beast Training System as they slowly unlock it. Little friend Shuhang, if you feel that you’re on the losing end, know that I have a lot of other things other than the Divine Beast Training System that I’d be willing to use to trade for the knowledge within the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯.”
“Senior, you seem to have misunderstood me. I wasn’t saying that the things that you were willing to offer for the encyclopedia were insufficient.” Song Shuhang shook his head as he said, “What I was actually trying to say was that although this ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯ is currently in my hands, I am not its owner. However, I had recently met up with someone closely affiliated with the owner of this encyclopedia. If senior is able to gain the other party’s consent, you can freely disseminate the content of the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯.”
Song Shuhang was originally planning to find the time to meet the teacher of that monster fox, who was very likely the legitimate inheritor of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect.
The old scholar listened, and the hand holding the spectacles stopped for a moment.
Then, he laughed.
The old scholar heartily laughed, happiness overcoming him.
“I agree to your terms, Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Laser,” the old scholar said. “In that case, I will first seal up the information related to the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯, unlocking the content only after getting permission from the real owner of the book. How does that sound?”
Right after saying that, the old scholar went to Song Shuhang’s side, handed over the spectacles for the Divine Beast Training System, and said, “Well then, Little Friend Tyrannical Laser, let’s seal the deal first. Your daoist name makes you sound like a rather boorish person. I truly didn’t expect for your thoughts to be so meticulous.”
“About my daoist name… it’s a long story.” Song Shuhang sighed.
Afterward, he took the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯ out of his spatial bracelet, and handed it over to the old scholar.
The old scholar handed over the spectacles to Song Shuhang.
Then, he brought the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯ closer, flipped the handwritten title page, and leafed through to the preface of the encyclopedia.
The preface was a letter from the author of the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯ meant for Elder Bamboo Pipe of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect.
The letter was the author’s expression of gratitude towards Elder Bamboo Pipe for all the support that he had given him. He had finally compiled all the beast taming techniques they had researched together into a book.
Then, the author made another copy of it, and formatted it into an encyclopedia, which he sent to his good friend Bamboo Pipe. He hoped that Bamboo Pipe would take the time to review the entirety of ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯ for him and see whether there was anything that could be improved or amended. At the same time, it could stay behind as a memento.
The old scholar stretched out his hand and gently caressed the text of the preface, sighing faintly.
He then closed the book and looked at Song Shuhang. Sure enough, he didn’t read the contents of ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯.
Song Shuhang got curious and wore that pair of spectacles. Ye Si and Little Cai had also come over in order to take a look at that ‘system’ thing and see what made it so special.
At this moment, an interface appeared right in front of Song Shuhang’s eyes.
[Greetings to the host, welcome to the Divine Beast Training System. The current version of the system is 1.5. Please stay connected to the Internet when using the system. PS: It is recommended that the host has access to a 50 mbps connection should there be a system upgrade.]
“…” Song Shuhang.
“Senior, does this thing actually require an Internet connection to use?” Shuhang asked.
“Although it can still be used without it, it can only be updated while connected,” the old scholar said.
Song Shuhang said, “Senior, you are truly amazing. You actually kept up with the times. Oh, right, I have yet to ask for Senior’s daoist name.”
Venerable Ruhuo laughed as he said, “My daoist name is Ruhuo.”
“Senior Ruhuo, how do these magical spectacles actually work?” Song Shuhang asked with the interface still right in front of his eyes.
“Since it’s a system, then it would obviously not be operated manually. Instead, it is operated using one’s mental energy. You just have to gather your mental energy, and then link it to the spectacles,” Venerable Ruhuo replied.
Song Shuhang nodded.
He then gathered his mental energy and tried to link to the spectacles.
Sure enough, the interface changed.
[Welcome to the Divine Beast Training System. Host, would you like to bind your mental energy? Note that it can no longer be changed once bound.]
“Bind,” Song Shuhang said.
[Mental energy binding in progress… Please input your daoist name and fill up your personal information on the interface.]
Song Shuhang thought about his various daoist names.
Besides the daoist name Virtuous Buddhist Sabersman, which he had given to Little Cai, he had six other daoist names.
After giving it some thought, he then input: “Tyrannical Saber Song One.”
He had a lot of other daoist names that he could have used… However, the daoist name ‘Tyrannical Saber Song One’ had been spread everywhere by the scholarly faction, and it was already impossible for him to give it to anyone else.
[Daoist name confirmed: ‘Tyrannical Laser Song One’. Your personal account has been successfully set up.]
“Hey, wait! It’s Tyrannical Saber Song One! Tyrannical Saber!” Song Shuhang anxiously called out.