Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
From the Palace of Winter to the Palace of Summer, as well as the other eight fragments of the ancient Heavenly City, and then all the way to the cornerstone before his eyes.
It almost felt as though the ancient Heavenly City was being rebuilt.
Senior White Two once again examined the original cornerstone of the Heavenly City—nobody had tampered with it, and because it was a fragment, the formations and runes that were on it were incomplete, and contained no useful clues.
Senior White Two said, “How unfortunate, and here I thought I could obtain some information on the ancient Heavenly City.”
He had some interest in the ancient Heavenly City since it was very likely involved with some Wielder of the Will.
It was just that the ancient Heavenly City incident had occured in the main world.
As the ruler of the Netherworld, he had been forced to stay in the Netherworld Realm and knew little about the ancient Heavenly City.
“Alright, I’ll just leave it at that for now. As long as no one has tampered with this original cornerstone of the Heavenly City, the secret of Song Shuhang’s Inner World wouldn’t be exposed even if he takes it in,” Senior White Two said in a soft voice.
The Inner World and the ‘world of the black lotus’ were connected, and it would be rather troublesome if this secret was discovered by some sneaky fellows.
“Black dragon, shrink this ‘cornerstone’ as well,” Senior White Two said.
The black dragon dragged its exhausted body as it activated its innate skill once again, shrinking the foundation rock of the Heavenly City… Why had it still not woken up from this nightmare where it had been turned into a slave?!
Life is hard. I’m not sure if I’ll survive this!
Just as it was complaining, Senior White Two pressed his hand onto its body, and very rich and powerful energy of the Netherworld poured into its body.
The exhaustion of the black dragon was quickly wiped out, and it had even benefited tremendously from this energy of the Netherworld Realm.
“After shrinking the cornerstone, try to keep it in that state for a period of time. I’ll send it to the main world with my power of space,” Senior White Two said with a smile.
The black dragon nodded vigorously. With the help of that rich and powerful energy of the Netherworld, it would definitely be able to keep the Heavenly City’s cornerstone shrunken for quite a while even after it had left its body.
In the meantime.
Song Shuhang had managed to explain with much difficulty the bed-wetting incident to Venerable White and Ye Si.
Venerable White looked around Song Shuhang’s room. He had placed a barrier all around the house, yet that hamster was nowhere to be seen. Did it use the power of space to come here and then disappear?
Just as Venerable White was in deep thought, a space gate suddenly appeared in front of Song Shuhang. Then, a rock that had been reduced to the size of a fist was thrown out of the space gate, landing in Song Shuhang’s hands—it was the shrunken foundation rock of the Heavenly City.
“Who is it?” Venerable White looked at the space gate.
However, the darkness inside the space gate was like an abyss, deep and bottomless.
“When you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes back at you.” At this timer, a soft and deep voice suddenly came from the space gate.
“…” Venerable White.
The well-read Ye Si blinked her eyes, and said unconsciously, “I know those words. They come from Nietzsche’s [Beyond Good and Evil], which I read just a few days ago.”
“What? Wait, someone said these words before? I thought I was the first one to say such words.” From the space gate, the voice seemed to have become somewhat depressed.
In the next moment, the space gate slammed shut.
Senior White Two had tried to act all cool from the other side of the space gate, but after his attempt failed, he got embarrassed and closed the gate~
“…” Song Shuhang.
“Who was that?” Venerable White turned to look at Song Shuhang curiously.
Song Shuhang reached out and sent the shrunken ‘cornerstone’ into his Inner World, then sighed, and said, “It was that Senior White Two that I told you about some time ago.”
“Oh, he isn’t coming over?” Venerable White said curiously.
“Who knows,” Song Shuhang said.
Frankly, up to now, Song Shuhang still hadn’t been able to grasp Venerable White or Senior White Two’s train of thought. Both seemed really erratic.
One second earlier, they might be saying that 1 + 1 equaled 2, but the second after, they might change the subject to philosophical one.
…However, he felt that Senior White Two wanted to come out the space gate just now, but after that fail, he got embarrassed and ran away.
Ye Si asked curiously, “Why would Senior White Rabbit come looking for us?”
“He originally came to give me the mother part of the ‘God Slaying Cannon’.” After saying that, Song Shuhang stretched out his hand to touch his magical bracelet, and the fierce God Slaying Cannon appeared in the room.
“God Slaying Cannon?” Venerable White squatted in front of the God Slaying Cannon, and studied the runes on it. He then pinched his chin, deep in thought—the runes on the God Slaying Cannon gave him great inspiration.
“This is the cannon Senior White Two used when we were in the forbidden area. Right, he indeed promised to give you a set.” Ye Si nodded.
“Afterward, he helped me shrink the 11 paradisiacal lands that the scholarly faction gave me so that I could store them inside my Inner World,” Song Shuhang said.
The changes in his Inner World weren’t something he could hide from Ye Si and Venerable White.
Ye Si and Song Shuhang were one entity, so she could enter and leave the Inner World at will. As for Senior White, he was a frequent visitor to his Inner World.
Once they entered the Inner World, they would naturally notice the changes inside.
“Just like at that time with the Palace of Winter?” Ye Si’s eyes brightened. “In that case, your Inner World must be much bigger now, right?
“In terms of the area, it has indeed increased a lot. I just happened to have sent the 10th paradisiacal land that the scholarly faction gave me, the foundation rock of the Heavenly City, into my Inner World. Let’s go in and see which place would be fitting to accommodate the cornerstone,” Song Shuhang suggested.
“Alright.” Venerable White got up. He had just finished scanning the runes on the God Slaying Cannon, firmly memorizing their structure.
The God Slaying Cannon was manufactured with very ancient technology. The era those runes came from was probably even older than that of the ancient Heavenly City. The technology was very old, but also very creative. Venerable White was very satisfied.
In the Inner World.
Song Shuhang, Ye Si, and Venerable White appeared on the edge of the ‘living spring located in the Inner World’s center.
The Palace of Summer, the Sword Saber Peak, the Oasis, the Five Spiritual Springs, and the fragment of the Illusory City had all been placed on the edge of the Inner World.
Meanwhile, the shrunken foundation stone of the Heavenly City lay quietly on the edge of the Inner World’s living spring.
Song Shuhang picked it up again. “This cornerstone of the Heavenly City… where do you think I should place it?”
“Since it’s the foundation stone… How about placing it at the bottom of the Inner World?” Ye Si suggested.
“Makes sense.” Song Shuhang nodded.
The Inner World had continually expanded after the addition of the fragments of the Heavenly City. However, this expanded area didn’t have a proper foundation stone to support it, so there was no feeling of security.
This cornerstone of the Heavenly City was exactly what they needed..
“Inner World, can you transfer the cornerstone to the base of this place?” Song Shuhang asked aloud.
Then, the Inner World shook slightly, and lotus flower-like roots appeared, coiling around the foundation stone of the Heavenly City in Song Shuhang’s hand and sending it to the bottom of the fragments of the Heavenly City.
After it was placed in a good position, the original cornerstone of the Heavenly City reverted to its original size.
The cornerstone, the Palace of Summer, the Palace of Winter, the Sword Saber Peak, the Desert Oasis, the fragment of the Illusory City, and the Five Spiritual Springs all united together, resonating with each other.
Subsequently, tremendous spiritual energy emerged from these fragments of the Heavenly City, and the spiritual energy of Song Shuhang’s Inner World soared once again.
“Do you feel anything strange?” Venerable White turned his head to look at Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang shook his head.
Venerable White said, “It almost feels as though the ancient Heavenly City is being rebuilt… Shuhang, do you still want to continue collecting the fragments of the Heavenly City?”
“Will there be any danger, Senior White?” Song Shuhang asked.
“For the time being, there doesn’t seem to be any danger. No one seems to have tampered with these fragments of the ancient Heavenly City. On the contrary, the fragments of the Heavenly City faintly united, causing the spiritual energy of your Inner World to become even stronger,” Venerable White answered.
“Then I’ll just let fate decide. If I encounter a fragment of the Heavenly City, I’ll collect it, and if I don’t, then I won’t force it,” Song Shuhang replied.
“Mm-hm, it is a good attitude not to forcing things.” Venerable White thought for a while, then said, “Right, Shuhang, do you still remember the Jade Lake Realm we got last time?”
“Yeah.” Song Shuhang nodded.
Venerable White continued, “The Jade Lake Realm is also a part of the ancient Heavenly City. Would you like to try bringing it into your Inner World?”
…He was interested in what would happen when the ‘Jade Lake Realm’ was combined with the fragments of the Heavenly City in Song Shuhang’s Inner World.
“However, doesn’t the Jade Lake Realm require the power of the Venerable or higher rank to support it and keep it from collapsing?” Song Shuhang asked.
“Indeed… Then take it easy for now, and when you reach the Venerable Realm, or obtain a treasure that can replace that power of a Venerable, we will transfer the ‘Jaded Lake Realm into your Inner World,” Venerable White answered.
“Then, Senior White, is there anything that you want in return?” Song Shuhang asked. In the Nine Provinces Number One Group, there was the custom of equal exchange, which Song Shuhang had grown accustomed to.
“Something I want… I can’t think of anything for the time being. Anyway, it’s still too early to transfer the Jade Lake Realm. Let’s put off this matter until later,” Venerable White replied.
…He just happened to be preparing to study the ‘Jade Lake Realm, and it wouldn’t be too late for him to hand it over once he had finished his research.
After placing down the fragment of the cornerstone of the Heavenly City, Song Shuhang and Venerable White prepared to exit the Inner World.
But right at this time, Ye Si suddenly said, “Wait, Shuhang.”
“Hmm?” Song Shuhang asked.
“I feel strange.” Ye Si thought for a while, then said, “Just now, when the fragments of the ancient Heavenly City the Inner World joined together… I looked at the layout of the ancient Heavenly City, and seemed to have gained some insights. Now, I feel like I can break through to the Sixth Stage True Monarch Realm.”
“Break through to the Sixth Stage True Monarch Realm? In other words, are you also going to transcending the heavenly tribulation?” Song Shuhang asked.
“Mm-hm. However, I would like to close up and adjust my condition before the tribulation. Also, I would like to make a trip to the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion,” Ye Si replied.
“Will you be going right away?” Song Shuhang asked.
He happened to have with him the supplementary techniques that the ‘Great Northern Emperor’ had given him, and he was planning on making a trip to the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion alongside Ye Si and giving them to Li Yinzhu.
Ye Si replied, “I’ll be going to Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion right away. Also… this time, I’ll go back alone.”
On the side, Venerable White explained, “Because you’ll also have to face the heavenly tribulation soon… If you and Ye Si stay together, the heavenly tribulation of the Fourth Stage Realm and the heavenly tribulation of the Sixth Stage Realm will strike together, and their power would probably increase severalfold.”
“Heavens~ I forgot that I was also going to face the heavenly tribulation… Then, Ye Si, when you return this time, give this supplementary technique to Li Yinzhu and get her to begin practicing. After some time, once the Great Northern Emperor finishes refining that pill, her cold sickness will hopefully be cured.” Song Shuhang brought out that thick block of ice that the Great Northern Emperor had given him and handed it to Ye Si.
“Okay.” Ye Si nodded. “When you take on the heavenly tribulation of the Fourth Stage, pay attention to your safety.”
Originally, if she had been there, she could have helped Song Shuhang to transcend the tribulation, but now that she was leaving, she could no longer help him.
“Rest assured, I’ll be able to survive the heavenly tribulation of the Fourth Stage Realm without problems. Also, I still have that document where Senior Spirit Butterfly is analyzing the heavenly tribulation of the Fourth Stage; you don’t have to worry about me.” Song Shuhang patted his chest.
Ye Si set out to returned to the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion. Just before her departure, Song Shuhang gave her the ❮Writing of the Sage❯.
He felt that Ye Si could make use of the ❮Writing of the Sage❯ while transcending the heavenly tribulation this time. This kind of intuition that came from a cultivator’s guts was pretty reliable.
Ye Si tried to decline, but ended up bringing the ❮Writing of the Sage❯ with her. After saying goodbye to Shuhang, Senior White, and Little Cai, she left Medicine Master’s multistoried building.
After his morning practice, Senior White brought out that limousine-like car and honked the horn to signal Song Shuhang to get on.
At the same time, Loli Shi, who had been staying together with Gao Moumou and Tubo for the past several days, had returned, and got in Senior White’s car.
True Monarch White Crane was still nowhere to be found.
The 10-meter-long car headed toward Jiangnan University Town.
Song Shuhang looked out the window, gazing at the passersby and Jiangnan University’s students. He felt as though his summer vacation had been like a long dream.
Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Saber Song One, peak Third Stage Realm cultivator.
Song Shuhang, Jiangnan University’s sophomore.
It was rather interesting when he thought about it.
“Beep beep~” At this moment, a car’s horn could be heard.
Song Shuhang turned his head around, and then noticed a limousine that was also 10 meters long speeding over from the left. It sped side by side with Venerable White’s vehicle.
What a coincidence, they encountered someone who was likewise driving a limousine.
At this moment, the window of the other limousine lowered, revealing a beautiful little face. The owner of the small face wore a smile, and her eyes narrowed like a crescent moon.
“Sixteen?” Song Shuhang said.
The girl in the black limousine was precisely Su Clan’s Sixteen, who had only recently succeeded in transcending her heavenly tribulation.
Why had she come to Jiangnan University Town?
“Sixteen, you also transferred to study at Jiangnan University?” Song Shuhang asked curiously.
“No.” Su Clan’s Sixteen shook her head. She then pointed at her exquisite suit, and said, “I applied for the teacher position in Jiangnan University’s Fine Arts Department.”