Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Why does it have to be ‘Tyrannical Laser’? Is this meme really that funny?
The Divine Beast Training System remained strict, not giving Song Shuhang a chance to change his daoist name at all. Then, Song Shuhang saw an interface with his personal information.
[Divine Beast Training System v1.5 Main Interface]
Daoist Name: Tyrannical [Laser] Song One
Attribute: Mental Energy (Fourth Stage)
Divine Beast Trainer Level: Lvl 0
Possessed Spirit Beasts: None
Spirit Beast Food: None
Spirit Beast Items: None
Spirit Beast Pens: None
More Choices: In Development
Divine Beast Training System, Supplementary Skills:
1) Basic Egg Incubation Skill (Novice Skill). After the host obtains the egg of a spirit beast, the ‘incubation skill’ will activate. The system will then guide the host on how to hatch the spiritual beast egg step by step.
Novice Guidance Mission: The host must find a spiritual beast egg and hatch it.
Reward 1: Unlock the Appraisal Function for materials related to spirit beasts of the First Stage.
Reward 2: First Stage Spirit Beasts Food Recipe x1.
“…” Song Shuhang.
What do those brackets around ‘Laser’ in ‘Tyrannical [Laser] Song One’ mean? Why are they even there?
Also, the system seemed to be structured like popular browser and mobile games. Where did Venerable Ruhuo get the ideas for this interface’s structure? Venerable Ruhuo seemed to have not only read a lot of novels, but also played a lot of mobile games.
From the content point of view, Venerable Ruhuo’s ‘Divine Beast Training System’ wasn’t an overpowered system that would be seen in most novels. At best, it could be regarded as a portable teaching software which guided new spirit beast trainers on how to properly train spirit beasts and become grandmasters. Learning was the foundation of this Divine Beast Training System.
“Well, little friend Tyrannical Laser, have you checked out the interface yet?” Venerable Ruhuo asked.
Song Shuhang answered, “I have.”
“Well, how’s the interface of the system that I designed? I went through a lot of data to structure this interface well. Unfortunately, my strength has yet to reach the Ninth Stage. Otherwise, I could have upgraded the system using space power and added a “physical reward” system. For example, after completing the system’s tasks, you could get precious spirit beast eggs, taming tools, etc. Well, I guess these can only be added in the future,” Venerable Ruhuo regretfully said.
Does Senior Ruhuo want to be like ‘God’ in Terror Infinity?
After thinking for a while, Song Shuhang said, “The system interface should be good enough already.”
“Oh? That is to say, there are still many areas for improvement. Anyway, do you think I should add a ‘guide’? I’ve been thinking about it, but I’m not sure if having a guide would be received well,” Venerable Ruhuo said.
“Personally, I don’t think it’s necessary,” Song Shuhang said. “After all, people have different preferences. Some people would prefer to have a grandpa with them, some might prefer to have a little loli with them, some prefer handsome men, some prefer beautiful ladies, some prefer foreign ladies, some like aliens, and others even prefer non-humans, so the image of a ‘guide’ would be fairly difficult to create.”
“You’re right.” Venerable Ruhuo nodded, and said, “By the way, have you received the novice mission? How do you feel about the mission given to you?”
…Venerable Ruhuo regarded Song Shuhang as some sort of beta tester for the system, and thought that he would be able to help him improve the system through feedback.
“Well, Senior, I would just like to ask, are ‘Spirit Beast Eggs’ easy to obtain?’ Song Shuhang casually asked.
He had quite a lot of invisible sword insect eggs with him, which could barely be regarded as spirit beasts. Therefore, it wasn’t that difficult to complete the novice guidance mission. However, the invisible sword insects weren’t spirit beasts of the First Stage, and they would have the ability to kill even cultivators of the Fourth or Fifth Stage in adulthood. Thereupon, when the sword insects baby came out of the egg, it wasn’t certain that the ‘Divine Beast Training System’ would be able to help him train it.
“It isn’t difficult to obtain the eggs of First Stage spirit beasts. They’re even sold by spirit beast sects. The eggs of the Second and Third Stage ones, however, are relatively more difficult to obtain,” Venerable Ruhuo said.
“Senior, I have a question. What if, on my first mission, what I found wasn’t a First Stage spirit beast egg?” Song Shuhang asked, and then added, “The novice mission is to incubate spirit beast eggs. As for the rewards, skills, and information, they are all related to First Stage spirit beasts. If one were to incubate Second or Third Stage spirit beasts, or maybe even higher stage spirit beasts, and yet not have the method to train them, wouldn’t there be a problem?”
No matter the spirit beast, when it first came out of the egg, it would usually be at the First Stage. However, if Second Stage spirit beasts were raised well, they would end up as Second Stage spirit beasts in adulthood, and Third Stage spirit beasts would also often reach the Third Stage in adulthood.
Therefore, spirit beasts were classified based on the realm they would normally reach in adulthood. Although most of them were at the First Stage when they were born, the method for raising young Second or Third Stage spirit beasts surely was different from that for raising a First Stage one, right?
“You’re right, little friend Tyrannical Laser.” Venerable Ruhuo furrowed his brows in thought. “This is my oversight. I’ll have to find a way to patch that.”
Song Shuhang took this opportunity to suggest, “What if Senior just adds an additional reward? For example, if the first spiritual beast incubated by the host is of a higher level, you’ll provide them additional training methods for their first spirit beast?”
“Well… That is indeed feasible. Little Friend Tyrannical Laser, hand me your spectacles. I’ll just do something to them real quick,” Venerable Ruhuo said.
Song Shuhang took off his spectacles and handed them over to Venerable Ruhuo.
The Venerable took the spectacles, and fiddled with them for a while before returning them to Song Shuhang. “Alright, Little Friend Tyrannical Laser, they should be good now. Try them out again.”
Song Shuhang took the spectacles and put them on again. Sure enough, a reward patch has been added to the novice mission of the Divine Beast Training System.
This way, if he were to hatch the eggs of an invisible sword insect, he would be able to immediately obtain the training method for invisible sword insects.
“Little Friend Tyrannical Laser, go ahead and start incubating your first spirit beast egg. I believe that you have spirit beast eggs of the Third Stage, or even higher rank, on your body, right?” Venerable Ruhuo said.
“Senior Ruhuo has such great eyes,” Song Shuhang said cheekily.
Then, he stretched out his hand into his clothes, and by mobilizing the power of the ‘Inner World’, three invisible sword insect eggs appeared in his palm.
When Venerable Ruhuo saw the invisible sword insect eggs, he immediately understood. “I see… I was wondering why there was such a lack of invisible sword insect eggs when it’s currently their mating season. It looks like you broke into their nest and took their eggs!”
“Senior, I have no such ability. If I were to forcibly break into the insect’s nest with my strength, I would only serve as food for the insects,” Song Shuhang said. “Actually, a powerful senior took me into the nest of the invisible sword insects in search of treasures. Then, I was lucky to obtain some invisible sword insect eggs.”
Venerable Ruhuo nodded. Indeed, with Song Shuhang’s strength, it would be impossible to break into the nest of the invisible sword insects.
“So, little friend Tyrannical Laser, how many invisible sword insect eggs do you have on hand?” Venerable Ruhuo asked to see if he could get some eggs straight away—it would save him a lot of time. Otherwise, he would have to take some female sword insects back with him to slowly breed the next generation.
“Senior, how many do you need?” Song Shuhang asked.
“Well, about ten will suffice. I can slowly breed the rest later by myself. Little Friend Tyrannical Laser, if you have ten eggs, I can trade for them with a magical treasure. How about it?” Venerable Ruhuo said.
“Alright.” Song Shuhang took out seven more invisible sword insect eggs, and gave ten eggs altogether to Venerable Ruhuo.
Venerable Ruhuo took the eggs, and carefully stored them away.
Then, he took out a small jade seal and handed it to Song Shuhang.
“This thing is called ‘Spirit Beast Seal’, and is recorded in the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯ you gave me. I believe that you have some fate with it,” Venerable Ruhuo said in all seriousness.
Spirit Beast Seal? Song Shuhang recalled that the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯ did indeed have a record on this object. This small seal was the regulation magical treasure of the disciples of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect.
This treasure was used together with the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯ and taming techniques from the Divine Beast Sect. When used, the magical treasure could be used to collect a wisp of beast soul; it was a unique means of taming created by the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect.
But, why would Venerable Ruhuo have such a treasure on him?
Song Shuhang took the Spirit Beast Seal and looked up at Venerable Ruhuo. “Why do you have this Spirit Beast Seal, Senior?”
Venerable Ruhuo knocked his head as he said, “I should have gotten it when I was younger, probably. As people get older, many memories become blurred.”
“Does Senior know of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect?” Song Shuhang asked.
“I don’t,” Venerable Ruhuo denied. “I didn’t know before, I don’t know now, and I probably won’t know later.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
Venerable Ruhuo smiled and waved at Song Shuhang as he said, “Fellow Daoist White has come back. In that case, little friend Tyrannical Laser, I’ll be going. I guess I’ll see you next time.”
In the next moment, he took a step and appeared hundreds of meters away. He seemed to have used some skill that could shrink great distances into mere inches.
A few steps later, Venerable Ruhuo’s figure had completely disappeared from Song Shuhang’s view.
Song Shuhang held the jade seal in his hand as he made some guesses.
Venerable Ruhuo seemed to have come to see him not to borrow ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯ or to improve the Divine Beast Training System…
When Venerable Ruhuo came over, he gave him the Divine Beast Training System and traded the Spirit Beast Seal. It seemed like a fair deal, but it couldn’t be so simple… What exactly did the other party want?
“Wait, Senior Ruhuo! You didn’t return the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯!” Song Shuhang suddenly realized.
The old scholar had quickly walked away and taken away the original copy of the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯.
Although Song Shuhang had already memorized the contents, the original copy would still be very precious. In addition, he had already prepared to give the original to the true inheritor of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect.
But, Venerable Ruhuo had long been out of sight.
Song Shuhang was dumbfounded.
In the next moment.
Another flash of light appeared in front of Song Shuhang, which then shrank and became Venerable White.
Venerable White put away his sword and asked, “Shuhang, did you meet with Fellow Daoist Ruhuo? Just now, I saw Fellow Daoist Ruhuo on my way here… he seemed to be in a hurry to leave. So, we quickly said goodbye.”
Song Shuhang sighed as he said, “Yeah, I’ve already met Senior Ruhuo.”
“Huh? Are you wearing Fellow Daoist Ruhuo’s spectacles? He gave them to you?” Venerable White asked curiously.
On their way to Song Shuhang, Venerable Ruhuo had guarded these spectacles just as though they were his baby. How come he generously gave them to Song Shuhang now?
“Senior Ruhuo traded the spectacles for the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯.” Song Shuhang bit his teeth.
“Oh? Is there anything special about these spectacles? I’ve been curious about these spectacles for a while, but Fellow Daoist Ruhuo would not lend them to me,” Venerable White said.
“These spectacles are a magical treasure—the Divine Beast Training System. It helps cultivators improve in the field of spirit beast taming,” Song Shuhang said seriously.
“Can you allow me to take a look?” Venerable White’s eyes were shining.
“I can, but Senior White, please don’t disassemble them.” Song Shuhang took off his spectacles and handed them over to Venerable White.
“Hahaha.” Senior White let out a dry laugh. “Actually, I haven’t disassembled anything recently. I’ve learned to hold myself back.”
After receiving the spectacles, Senior White put them on.
Then, an interface appeared in front of Senior White.
[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.]
[Note: This system has been bound to `Tyrannical [Laser] Song One’. Except for Tyrannical [Laser] Song One, others will not be able to use this system. See you next time, goodbye.]
Then, the spectacles showed a ‘shut down’ page.
“…” Venerable White looked at Song Shuhang. “It’s been bound already, I can’t do anything with it.”
“Oh, I remember. As Venerable Ruhuo said, this system is bound to the mental energy of each cultivator, and cannot be changed once bound,” Song Shuhang said.
“Binding through the use of mental energy? Oh, so that’s the case.” Venerable White seemed to now have understood. He then gestured at Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang approached Venerable White doubtfully.
“Come closer,” Venerable White said.
Song Shuhang came a little closer.
At that moment, Senior White suddenly hit Song Shuhang hard on his head.
How could Song Shuhang avoid Senior White’s head smack? After being hit, everything before his eyes became dark, and he passed out.
After an unknown amount of time…
Song Shuhang woke up, and said, “What happened just now?”
He seemed to have been knocked unconscious by Senior White’s smack…
He tilted his head and thought for a moment. Then, he turned his head around, and found Venerable White wearing the spectacles, seemingly operating them.
Seeing that Song Shuhang had woken up, Venerable White gleefully said, “Shuhang, Shuhang, I’ve just come up with a rather interesting idea. How about we set up a system of our own to play with?”
“…” Song Shuhang.