Chapter 1143: When I draw my sword out of this girl, you might die
It’s coming, it’s coming! Here comes the scoop!
The reporters from the well-known cultivation channels, such as the Daily Cultivator, Secret Information Center, Shengang Broadcast Station, Temple Channel, and Magician Hub, were all ecstatic.
They’d originally thought that they’d miss the show of [the first Sage in a thousand years vs. the fifth Sage in a thousand years] tonight. However, unexpectedly, they were now going to witness the battle again after several twists and turns.
The reporters immediately aimed their equipment towards Song Shuhang and Sage Monarch Winter Melon in preparation for the live broadcast.
Only the reporter of the Daily Cultivator remained frozen as he said, “Wait… just now, did Sage Monarch Winter Melon just ask Profound Sage Tyrannical Song to send a heavenly tribulation nuclear bomb over to him?”
Did he hear correctly? Could the nuclear bomb he was referring to be the one that exploded and made a huge mushroom cloud in the Heavenly Tribulation Realm a few days ago when that white-robed cultivator was transcending his tribulation? The power of that thing was even greater than the power of modern nuclear bombs.
If Profound Sage Tyrannical Song could really release a nuclear bomb, what should they, as reporters, do? The area of effect of a nuclear bomb was extremely wide. If they were to run now, would they still be able to survive?
Song Shuhang’s liver was now aching. He hadn’t expected such a thing to happen at all.
Sending a nuclear bomb to Sage Monarch Winter Melon? His nuclear bomb was just a paper tiger! Moreover, he still wanted to use the ‘nuclear deterrence’ trick to fool others. How was he going to do that if everyone was going to film it and show that it was a dud?
Such being the case… since Sage Monarch Winter Melon didn’t really want to challenge him, he could just straight up reject him.
As such, with a calm expression, Song Shuhang slowly said, “I refuse. You should have an idea of the power that those nuclear bombs have. If you really want to experience their power, we will have to change the time and place. We can go into space or head to the Gobi Desert. This is China, and I don’t want to create meaningless chaos here.”
When the reporters heard this, they nodded silently.
Profound Sage Tyrannical Song’s words made sense…
The detonation of a nuclear weapon in China might trigger another world war if not controlled properly.
However, in their hearts, the reporters were a little disappointed. It looked like the anticipated show of [the first Sage in a thousand years vs. the fifth Sage in a thousand years] wasn’t going to eventuate.
Sage Monarch Winter Melon went silent for a long time, and then suddenly rejoiced. “So, Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song, can we go to space now? With our strength, it won’t take too long to go to space. In addition, we all know that those nuclear bombs are quite precious, so if you are willing to blow me up with one, I will definitely repay you with something equivalent that would absolutely satisfy you.”
Come on, blow me up, don’t pity me. After I die, I will give you a generous reward~
Song Shuhang: “…”
By accident, he had made a mess for himself again.
The main thing was that he wasn’t even a real Eighth Stage Profound Sage. When discussing things, even if he was cautious, he still wasn’t really able to think using the perspective of someone at the Eighth Stage.
Flying to space was very simple for an Eighth Stage Profound Sage, and it wouldn’t even take them much time. Sage Monarch Winter Melon’s suggestion was actually fine.
So, how should he respond to Winter Melon?
Scarlet Heaven Sword asked suddenly, [Are you going to cut him down?]
Song Shuhang nodded. [Yup, let’s cut him down.]
…To deal with such an interesting girl like— ugh, an annoying man like Sage Monarch Winter Melon, you had to deal with him in a single breath, not giving him a chance to bother you again.
As such, Song Shuhang took a step forward and shook his head, saying, “Not today… I still have something to do today. However, since Fellow Daoist Winter Melon simply wants to prove the power of his path of defense, let’s just decide everything in a single move. How about it, are you willing to take a saber attack of mine?”
When Sage Monarch Winter Melon heard his words, he was stunned at first, but joy filled his heart immediately afterward.
For him, resisting the nuclear bomb of Profound Sage Tyrannical Song was the last option. If he could directly face Profound Sage Tyrannical Song, even if it was only a single move to decide everything, it would still be much better than facing the nuclear bomb.
“Thank you, Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song, one move is enough.” Sage Monarch Winter Melon shook with excitement.
“Then get ready, Fellow Daoist Winter Melon. This saber strike will be the strongest I’ve ever slashed out,” Song Shuhang reminded.
Scarlet Heaven Sword said that it could cooperate with Song Shuhang to slash out a ‘peak Eighth Stage’ saber attack. In terms of power, it was even more terrifying than a nuclear bomb. Although its area of effect was not as large as the atomic bomb, it was more destructive and concentrated.
Sage Monarch Winter Melon took a deep breath.
He lifted his hood, then took out a golden greatsword, and erected it in front of himself.
Sage Monarch Winter Melon patted the big sword. Then, a gorgeous suit of golden armor emerged on his body, and the power of [intent] vaguely circulated over the golden armor.
In addition to the golden armor intent, Sage Monarch Winter Melon grabbed the greatsword with both of his hands, and then broke it!
The original golden greatsword popped out into two iron plates. The greatsword transformed, turning into a giant shield… It turned out that this thing wasn’t a sword, but was actually a shield.
Sage Monarch Winter Melon held the shield with both hands and recited an incantation. The power of the Holy Light enhanced his body as it strengthened his defense, while at the same time, a ‘Holy Knight Halo’ appeared under his feet and enhanced his defense another time.
In the end, Sage Monarch Winter Melon’s body slightly bent, and his entire figure shrank behind the shield. He held the giant shield in both hands and took a standard defensive posture.
In his body, Profound Sage level ‘profound energy’ circulated and activated the Indestructible Body of the Buddha.
At the same time, tattoo-like inscriptions emerged on his body. These tattoos were manifestations of the cultivation techniques practiced by Sage Monarch Winter Melon. Each inscription could strengthen his resistance—resistance to the five elements, resistance to elemental damage, resistance to physical damage, and so on!
Armor intent + life-bound magical treasure giant shield + Western holy light system enhancing techniques + holy knight halo + daoist Indestructible Body of the Buddha + inscription resistances linked to his cultivation technique… all of these formed Sage Monarch Winter Melon’s ultimate defense.
Sage Monarch Winter Melon said gravely, “Come, Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song, I’m ready.”
Scarlet Heaven Sword: [Oh boy, this Sage Monarch Winter Melon really put all his points into defense. In the same realm, even I haven’t seen anyone with stronger defenses than him. Even people who possessed the bloodline of divine beasts such as the turtle dragon or the black tortoise did not have as extreme of a defense as this guy. This guy seems to have simply gone mad on the path of defense.]
Song Shuhang asked, [Can you cut through it?]
Scarlet Heaven Sword: [Of course! Although this guy’s defense is strong, his realm is low. If his realm were around the middle of the Eighth Stage, we might not be able to put him down, but he isn’t.]
Song Shuhang replied, [If we can cut through, then that’s great.]
By his side, his Sage Seal had already emerged, constantly adding the dignity of a Profound Sage onto him.
Afterward, Song Shuhang raised his right hand and said to the virtuous lamia, “Sword, come!”
Song Shuhang was preparing to issue a command to the ‘virtuous lamia’—he hoped that she would become serious, bring ‘Scarlet Heaven’ out, and put it in his hand.
However, before he could give the lamia an additional command, the lamia had already made a move.
She quickly moved to Song Shuhang’s side, and leaned her body against his as she held on Song Shuhang’s arm cutely.
Song Shuhang: “…”
Then, the virtuous lamia grabbed Song Shuhang’s right hand with her hands and pulled it towards her lower abdomen.
[Come on, use my power~] The virtuous lamia let out a sweet voice, from which one could still hear from music playing in the background.
…From which TV series had she taken those lines?
In the next moment, Song Shuhang’s hand was integrated into the abdomen of the virtuous lamia… Of course, this was just what it looked like on the surface.
In fact, the virtuous lamia and Song Shuhang were one single entity. Song Shuhang’s state at this time was actually no different from the [Three Heads and Six Arms Form]. His hand passed through the body of virtuous lamia and grabbed the hilt of ‘Scarlet Heaven Sword’.
Then, he stretched out his hand and pulled out the sword from the virtuous lamia.
The virtuous lamia leaned back, her blond hair fluttering as her body turned into golden light of virtue particles and returned to Song Shuhang’s body.
“He took out a divine weapon from the virtuous lamia’s body? What magical technique is this?” a reporter said in shock.
“Could it be that the light of virtue can be materialized into a sword?” Another reporter quickly recorded it in his small book.
An older reporter sighed, and said, “Profound Sage Tyrannical Song’s light of virtue is as unexpected as ever. Last time, during the heavenly tribulation, that empress form was already something unforgettable. I didn’t expect that same empress to also have a sword form.”
Unfortunately, such a peerless empress turned out to be a ‘light of virtue’. If she was a real woman, she would definitely be the best candidate for a dao companion in the hearts of many male cultivators.
Song Shuhang gently swung Scarlet Heaven Sword as he said to the reporters below, “All of you retreat a bit more, the saber technique I will be releasing in a while is fairly powerful and isn’t that easy to control. It would be best to retreat back to around a kilometer from here.”
With just a swing, powerful flames and saber intent emerged on Scarlet Heaven Sword.
“Eh? Isn’t that a sword?” Sage Monarch Winter Melon and the reporters stared at ‘Scarlet Heaven Sword’.
No matter how they looked at it, it was really a sword!
However, didn’t Profound Sage Tyrannical Song talk about using a ‘saber technique’ just now?
Did he misspeak or something?
Song Shuhang resolutely said, “Don’t worry about such details. Sage Monarch Winter Melon, are you ready?”
Sage Monarch Winter Melon shouted, “I’m ready, Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song, go ahead!”
“Then, take this. This saber attack is called… [Heaven Burning]!” Song Shuhang strode forward, and stood about five meters above the ground.
Song Shuhang trod on air as black, crystal-like lotuses appeared below his feet, supporting his body, and allowing him to directly approach Sage Monarch Winter Melon.
After approaching Sage Monarch Winter Melon, Song Shuhang turned his wrist.
❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯!
Blazing flames rose from ‘Scarlet Heaven Sword’.
Sage Monarch Winter Melon stared at Song Shuhang firmly. From how Profound Sage Tyrannical Song swung the ‘saber’ in his hand, this ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯ seemed to be no different from the ordinary and widely spread ‘Flaming Saber Technique’.
However, the saber intent in these flames was vastly different.
These flames seemed like they would burn everything, even the sky.