Chapter 1396 – Lotus Lake
Li Zongdao sighed and said, “The reason why there’s no record on the jade slip is because people don’t think that Whitelotus Loaches are dangerous. In terms of strength, the Whitelotus Loaches are very weak compared to Blackwater Snakes and Black-armored turtles. Most Transcending Tribulation Experts can deal with Whitelotus Loaches on their own, so they didn’t bother recording them on the jade slip. And the jade slip only records dangerous creatures.”
Upon hearing Li Zongdao, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but ask, “Doesn’t the jade slip record all kinds of beasts?”
Li Zongdao looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Of course not, jade slips could only record so much. Every year, the jade slips get revised. Things like Whitelotus Loaches that aren’t dangerous aren’t recorded on the jade slip.”
Zhao Hai frowned and said, “But didn’t you say that Whitelotus Loaches are the most dangerous creatures in Lotus Lake? Why did they turn into creatures that aren’t dangerous?”
Li Zongdao smiled and said, “There are a lot of people who die to Whitelotus Loaches, but there are a lot more Whitelotus Loaches that died to people. Those with powerful defenses could even ignore them. Besides newcomers, most people wouldn’t be threatened by the loaches.”
Zhao Hai nodded, he understood what Li Zongdao said. In this case, it seems like Whitelotus Loaches could only survive in newcomer regions. If it went to other areas, they would be wiped out by people.
Seeing Zhao Hai being silent, Li Zongdao couldn’t help but ask curiously, “Little Hai, what sword formation did you use? I haven’t seen it before.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “It’s called the Stellar Sword Formation. It’s something I learned recently. This sword formation is different from other sword formations I use. This is because it goes alongside my Cultivation Method.”
Li Zongdao nodded. He didn’t ask what Cultivation Method Zhao Hai used. The Cultivation Realm had a custom of not asking people what their Cultivation Method was. If you did, you would make the other party think that you’re spying on them.
However, Li Zongdao asked a different question, “Right, Little Hai, what was that fist earlier? The fist energy could change its form, very strange. After seeing all kinds of techniques, this is the first time I’ve seen one like that.”
Hearing Li Zongdao, Zhao Hai smiled and said, “It’s a Buddhist Technique. Very strong. I also learned it recently. This is the first time I used it against an opponent.”
Li Zongdao nodded. Actually, he was curious about the technique since he was a Body Cultivator. However, he also knew that people don’t easily pass their techniques to other people. Therefore, he didn’t bother asking.
Zhao Hai looked at Li Zongdao and knew what he was thinking. He sighed and said, “Naturally, since this technique is powerful, it also has its shortcomings. In order to practice this technique, you would need a special pill. If you don’t eat this pill, then you can’t practice it. I obtained this technique along with the pill.”
Li Zongdao nodded, “Is this pill refined? Can we refine it?”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “I don’t know how to refine the pill. The technique didn’t write it down. Also, when I got the technique, the pill was already there. I already consumed it, so I can’t research how to refine it.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Li Zongdao couldn’t help but be disappointed. However, he didn’t suspect anything. The Cultivation Realm had a lot of techniques that required special preparations to practice. Techniques that needed a pill to practice it was quite common. If the pill wasn’t consumed, then the technique couldn’t be practiced completely.
The reason why Zhao Hai said this was to stop other people wanting to learn this technique. Learning the Crouching Tiger Fist Technique didn’t require a medicinal pill at all, but instead it uses Faith Power. However, Zhao Hai found out that Faith Power wasn’t easy to collect when he went to see the Cultivation Realm. At least there weren’t a lot of people that could use Faith Power in the World of Cultivation.
But if Zhao Hai says that he was using Faith Power in order to learn the fist technique, then it would definitely cause people to be curious. He was just an Ascender, where can he collect Faith Power? Wasn’t revealing this information just looking for trouble. Therefore, Zhao Hai can’t say that the fist technique needed Faith Power. He can only deter people by saying that the Crouching Tiger Fist requires a medicinal pill.
The two continued to chat as they proceeded towards Lotus Lake. At this time, Mo Sheng was eating another chicken. Zhao Hai’s chickens had no impurities and directly digests into spiritual qi. Therefore, there were no side effects in eating it. Mo Sheng liked to eat it all the time.
After an hour of traveling, Zhao Hai and the others finally arrived at Lotus Lake. Seeing the lakeside, Zhao Hai finally saw how attractive it was. Lotus Lake was indeed worthy of its name. Everywhere on the lake were lotus. Lotus leaves covered the water, making the scenery beautiful.
Zhao Hai looked at the thousands of lotus and then sighed as he said, “The scene is truly attractive. It would be even better if there weren’t so many battles happening here.”
Li Zongdao stood beside Zhao Hai and couldn’t help but agree. At this moment, they could hear sounds of battle in the distance. Zhao Hai didn’t mind it. In fact, the Space already noticed this. It wasn’t a person and a Whitelotus Loach fighting. Instead, it was two people. Naturally, one side intends to kill and steal from the other.
Li Zongdao glanced at the fight’s direction and didn’t seem to mind it. Then he turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, should we join?”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “Don’t worry about them. Let’s take a look around first. In any case, we’re here to pick lotus seeds. If possible, it would also be nice to grab a few Whitelotus Loaches.”
Li Zongdao didn’t oppose the idea and nodded. He looked at the lotuses and then sighed as he said, “Just because there are a lot of lotus here, it doesn’t mean that getting seeds is easy. A lot of people come here to pick seeds every year. Most of them fall to the Whitelotus Loaches or ambushed by other people and robbed.”
Zhao Hai nodded. He didn’t find this situation strange. The soft gold mine in the Six Realms Battlefield had the same situation. Mining for gold in that place became secondary to robbing other people. Lotus Lake is the same.
Zhao Hai used his ship to slowly advance around Lotus Lake. A lot of people in Lotus Lake saw Zhao Hai’s fight against the Xu Race person, so nobody came to provoke him.
As they moved forward, a white shadow suddenly sprung out of the water and shot towards the shp. Zhao Hai looked at it and it was a huge loach that was more than seven zhang(~21m) long. The loach was as thick as a bucket and had a mouth filled with teeth. It looked strong.
Seeing this, Zhao Hai knew that it was Lotus Lake’s Whitelotus Loach. Zhao Hai waved his hand and took out a silver net, capturing the approaching loach.
The Whitelotus Loach also felt the danger. But as it turned around to run back into the lake, Zhao Hai’s net already captured it. Then with a wave of his hand, Zhao Hai sent the net to the Space. After that, a prompt was heard. The Whitelotus Loach wasn’t anything special. It was just a loach variant. It just added to the delicacies in the Space.
Seeing how relaxed Zhao Hai was in capturing the Whitelotus Loach, Li Zongdao couldn’t help but bitterly smile. Although Whitelotus Loaches were regarded as non-threatening, it was still a creature of the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. It must be known that a Whitelotus Loach could still kill a Transcending Tribulation Expert if it manages to ambush them. It was still very powerful. However, Zhao Hai just managed to capture one with ease. This was an extraordinary feat.
Zhao Hai didn’t seem to mind what just happened. He just thought that the Whitelotus Loach was quite easy to capture.
What made the Whitelotus Loach dangerous was its poison-covered teeth. Transcending Tribulation Experts could still be poisoned if they were bitten by it. Additionally, the body of the loach was very strong, enough to drag its victim back into the water. Because of this, a lot of newcomers fall to the loaches every year.
However, if these loaches failed to go near its target and bite them, their danger reduces by a lot. This was the reason why Zhao Hai could catch them with ease.
As the three flew forward, they saw several people similarly searching for Bitterheart Lotus seeds. But upon seeing Zhao Hai’s ship, all of them got out of the way. These people weren’t fools. They knew that the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield was full of bandits. Those who dared to use their ship publicly could only be those who were confident of their strength.
After travelling for a while and failing to see a lotus seed even with the silver needles, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but be disappointed. Then he turned his attention to the inside of Lotus Lake and said, “Let’s head further in. Let’s see what else the Lotus Lake has.”
When he heard this, Li Zongdao couldn’t help but smile bitterly. He knew that Zhao Hai wouldn’t just go somewhere for nothing. Wanting to go inward only meant that Zhao Hai wanted to see Blackwater Snakes.
However, Li Zongdao didn’t oppose the idea. Zhao Hai was strong, he shouldn’t have any troubles against Blackwater Snakes. Zhao Hai proceeded to steer his ship to the inner part of Lotus Lake. Meanwhile, as the three were heading inwards, the other people in the lake couldn’t help but look at them.
Although they hadn’t been in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield for long, they were still people from the World of Cultivation. Therefore, they also knew about the jade slip. Naturally, they knew about the Blackwater Snakes in the center of the lake. Compared to Whitelotus Loaches, Blackwater Snakes were much stronger. Even Transcending Tribulation Experts wouldn’t dare face them. Because of this, people were curious about Zhao Hai and the others who went further into the lake.
Zhao Hai didn’t care about what these people thought. He wanted some Blackwater Snakes and Black-armored Turtles for the Space. The Space has Bubble, the source of Myriad Water, Blackwater couldn’t do anything to him.