After the cultivators on the small building left, they didn't come to their senses for a while, as if they could still hear the moving singing sounds around their ears. After a long time, they sighed, "It's true that this song only exists in heaven, but the world gets to hear it a few times! Good singing, good singing!"
Li Yundong also smiled and comforted Su Chan, "Maybe it's just a coincidence, I didn't mean anything against you!"
Su Chan put her hands on the table and rested her chin on the palms of her hands. She pouted and said, "Maybe. Anyway, it's ear-piercing."
Li Yundong smiled and said, "Really? I feel calm after hearing this ditty. The killing intent and bloody smell of the Taoist assembly have been washed away."
Su Chan suddenly smiled and whispered to Li Yundong, "Yundong, shall I sing a song for you?"
Li Yundong couldn't help laughing. "Really, here? By the way, you said you could sing a ditty, but can you sing Pingtan?"
Su Chan said with a smile, "My master taught me! She knows a lot of things. She can do almost anything! What's more, I lived with my master in Dongwu City for a while, so I learned the dialect there as well as Pingtan. Yundong, you must listen to me sing for you when you go back. You have to listen!"
Li Yundong chuckled. Just as he was about to speak, Wan Zhenyuan cupped one hand in the other before his chest and said to the cultivators from all sects, "Everyone! I'm truly sorry for what happened during the Taoist assembly. I apologize to everyone here!"
The cultivators from the various sects roared with laughter. One of them said loudly, "Master Wan, you should have brought us to such a good place a long time ago!"
"That's right, Master Wan. Your place isn't bad, much better than that shabby yacht! We'll forgive you!"
"Master Wan, you're so mean. There's a mistress hiding in a golden house! These two beauties are big and small. If you want to have one, you have to get one!"
Dang Qiang's voice was especially loud as he said, "Master Wan, call that little girl out again. At least let us know her name!"
Some people next to him immediately teased, "Dang Qiang, do you still want to be an old cow and eat tender grass?"
Dang Qiang patted his head and said loudly, "Am I very old? I've lived for so long, but I don't have any white hair. Where am I getting old?"
Everyone looked at the bald head of Dang Qiang and laughed out loud. "Dang Qiang, you don't have a single hair on your head!"
Someone laughed loudly and said, "Dang Qiang, when you took off your clothes just now, I saw that the hair you have below is white!"
Hearing this, everyone laughed so hard that they fell to the ground. Li Yundong was listening to them with a smile, but when he heard this, he almost spat out a mouthful of tea.
Li Yundong didn't know whether to start crying or laughing at this point. "Aren't these people being too rude?"
Zhou Qin suddenly pursed her lips and said with a smile, "Master, you used to talk much more than they did."
Li Yundong pretended to be surprised and said, "Really? I was so crude?"
These words were full of meaning. Zhou Qin immediately blushed and whispered, "Don't be so direct! You're so annoying!"
Su Chan, Ruan Hongling, and the little foxes all laughed heartily. Zi Yuan was also quite amused. She said, "You're now only one step away from being a great cultivator. Naturally, you can't act as freely as you did in the past. Moreover, what you cultivate is your body and Qi. If you still practice like before, then your kung fu will be in vain."
Li Yundong smiled and said to Zhou Qin, "Did you see that? Zi Yuan is kinder than you. How could my apprentice tear down my reputation in public?"
While they were talking, they saw Dang Qiang arguing about the color of his hair and flushed with shame. A cultivator laughed loudly and said, "Dang Qiang, don't fool around. We are waiting to listen to a song!"
"That's right! Master Wan, ask the little girl to come up and sing another song! It's been a long time since I've heard such a beautiful song!"
Wan Zhenyuan chuckled and said, "Everyone, don't laugh at me. Of course, you can hear her. But don't we have to continue the battle? Or should we have a fight and sing a song at the same time?"
The crowd burst into laughter, and for a time, the hostility of all the sects seemed to disappear.
Wan Zhenyuan took a glance at Li Yundong and Yue Sheng and said with a smile, "Zhenren Li, Zhenren Yue, please?"
Yue Sheng stood up with no expression on his face. He walked to the field, made an obeisance by cupping one hand in the other before his chest to Li Yundong, and said, "Zhenren Li, shall we spar?"
Li Yundong chuckled. He looked around and said, "Zhenren Yue, the place upstairs is narrow, and there is a lot of antique furniture. If we fight here, I'm afraid this building will be destroyed. It's a pity that this place is so quiet and elegant. It's a pity that it's ruined. What's more, it's too bad for us to fight here. I think it's better for us to do it sitting down. How about that?"
Yue Sheng was stunned. He asked, "How can we sit and have a battle?"
Li Yundong stood up, cupped one hand in the other before his chest, and said to Wan Zhenyuan, "Master Wan, please give us an empty table."
Wan Zhenyuan smiled and said, "No problem." After that, he directed his subordinates to set up an empty table in the middle of the hall.
Li Yundong walked to this table and said to Yue Sheng with a smile, "Zhenren Yue, we have agreed to fight with Yang Spirit bodies, but since it is Yang Spirit body, there are myriads of changes. Why don't we use this table as a Spirit Space, and the two of us can use our own Yang Spirit bodies to change our fighting methods on the table?"
Yue Sheng also walked up to the table and asked in confusion, "What do you mean, change our fighting methods?"
Li Yundong laughed and said, "Yang Spirits can change as we want them to. Let's see whose changes are more subtle and whose changes are more powerful. What do you think?"
Yue Sheng thought for a moment before decisively saying, "Okay! We'll do as you say!"
Li Yundong smiled. He didn't move, but soon a palm-sized small man jumped out of the Baihui on the top of his head. The small man, like a miniature version of Li Yundong, looked at everyone with a smile from where he stood on the table.
Yue Sheng did not even bat an eyelid. He quickly manipulated his Yang Spirit body to turn into a small man as he jumped onto the table.
Li Yundong smiled and said, "Zhenren Yue, why don't you go first?"
Yue Sheng did not stand on ceremony and immediately transformed his Yang Spirit into a white tiger. Although this tiger was small, it had the word 'king' prominent written on its forehead. Its mane was majestic, and no one dared to look down upon it.
Li Yundong smiled and said, "What a white tiger! Look at me!" While speaking, Li Yundong controlled the Yang Spirit, making it turn around and turn into an Azure Dragon to fight with Yue Sheng's white tiger.
At this time, the cultivators on the scene were all staring at the battle between the two Yang Spirits on the table. Even the woman who had been singing before also came back and looked up with curiosity.
Seeing Zhou Qin looking at the table in confusion, as if she didn't understand what was so special about this fight, Zi Yuan explained with a smile, "Zhou Qin, do you still remember that Erlang God in The Journey to the West used to settle a score against the Monkey King?"
Zhou Qin was very excited about this, and she tentatively asked, "Could it be that the two of them kept changing, and then Sun Wukong was caught by the Erlang God?"
Zi Yuan nodded and smiled. "Exactly! The battle between Li Yundong and Yue Sheng is a comparison of their Yang Spirit Transformations. It depends on who changes more and who has a better ability to do so. This battle seems to be less intense than before, but it's consuming more Zhenqi than the previous few. Moreover, you see that Yue Sheng has transformed into a White Tiger, Li Yundong has chosen to turn into an Azure Dragon. White Tiger on the ground, and Azure Dragon in the sky. Since ancient times, the rank of Green Dragon has always been above that of the white tiger, so Li Yundong's transformation just so happens to be able to suppress Yue Sheng."
As she was talking, Yue Sheng's white tiger fought with Li Yundong's azure dragon for a while and gradually lost its strength, just as she had expected. Yue Sheng frowned, and the white tiger immediately jumped out of the battle. It shook its body and turned into a big man. The muscles all over the man's body were like those of a bodybuilder. He was broad-chested, with two wings on his back and three eyes on his forehead. His face was red like a monkey's and his feet were like an eagle's. His left hand was holding a wedge, his right hand had an awl, and his hands were fiercely hitting the giant drum hanging between his waist and abdomen.
There was a loud cracking sound from the table. A small lightning bolt came crashing down on the azure dragon formed by Li Yundong.
Zi Yuan was shocked. "This is Thunder God! Yue Sheng's Yang Spirit is indeed powerful. It's a good change!"
Zhou Qin was startled. "Can Thunder Gods beat Azure Dragons?"
Zi Yuan smiled and said, "Of course! The Azure Dragon is a divine beast, while the Thunder God is a Gods’ soul. We said the 'divine' beast, so the divine is in front of the beast. Therefore, when Gods' soul appears, all the divine beasts have no choice but to surrender. Moreover, since ancient times all divine beasts have been ridden by Shenxian."
Zhou Qin said anxiously, "Then, master will also become a Gods’ soul?"
Zi Yuan shook her head and said with a smile, "Then it turned into a head-on fight. It's rare to see who is superior and who is inferior. If we want to determine who is inferior, we'll have to fight head-on. Both of them are masters. If we really fight, I'm afraid that this building won't be able to be saved."
As they were talking, Li Yundong suddenly shook his body and the Azure Dragon instantly turned into a small earthworm which drilled into the table.
Zi Yuan immediately gave a slight nod and said approvingly, "Not bad, Li Yundong truly has the demeanor of a great cultivator."
Zhou Qin was surprised. "Master has been aggrieved to the point of turning into an earthworm. How could he have the demeanor of a great cultivator?"
Zi Yuan said with a smile, "What is a dragon? A dragon can soar above the Ninth Heaven or hide under the Nine Earths. Although Thunder Gods are powerful, their art of thunder and lightning can't hit the earthworm hidden underground. That's the mutual restriction of everything in the world, and one thing subdues the other!"
On the stage, Yue Sheng saw that all the thunder and lightning from his Thunder God had failed. He snorted and immediately changed the Thunder God into a fierce chicken again. He lowered his head and pecked Li Yundong, who was hiding on the table.
However, he hadn't been expecting that when he pecked at it, Li Yundong would change from an earthworm to a python in the blink of an eye, tightly tangling with the rooster.
Yue Sheng reacted very quickly. He immediately turned into a cat, turned around, and began to bite Li Yundong.
The crowd saw that Li Yundong and Yue Sheng had changed a lot, and each change did not last for even five seconds. Sometimes, they even changed several times in the blink of an eye, making the onlookers dizzy and unable to react.
Everyone present stared at the table with wide eyes, afraid that a change would occur. Even Wan Zhenyuan looked at the scene with a shocked expression. He thought to himself, "This Yue Sheng is indeed powerful. No wonder he's known as one of the best among the younger generation of the entire Quanzhen Dragon Sect. But why is this Li Yundong guy's Yang Spirit also so powerful? He's still young and has not been cultivating for a long time. How did he reach this point?"
While he was muttering in his heart, a subordinate next to him came over and whispered a few words in his ear.
Wan Zhenyuan looked at him unhappily. His gaze was full of blame for disturbing his exciting viewing.
But when he heard the words of this subordinate, he was immediately stunned and could not help but ask, "They are foreigners? They want to come and watch our Taoist assembly?"
The man nodded. "Yes, they said so."
Wan Zhenyuan waved impatiently and said, "No, I don't care how they know about the Taoist assembly, foreigners can't come!"
But as he spoke, he heard footsteps coming from the stairwell, and three people came up slowly from downstairs.
The leader was a naive-looking little girl in gorgeous clothes with a pretty face. Behind her was an old man with a long face and a short figure. Behind the old man was a tall, but pleasing-looking, young man.
These three people were none other than Cinian, Shinsyu, and Tachibana Wakako from the Zhenyan Tantrism of Mount Kōya in Japan!