BTFTLIAW – Chapter 1398

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Chapter 1398 – Imperial Water Technique, Asking For Help

The Imperial Water Technique was among the simplest of Zhao Hai’s Buddhist Techniques. But this didn’t mean that it was weak. Conversely, the Imperial Water Technique was quite strong. If you take out any of the 18 Techniques and practice it to its fullest, then you could become a powerhouse. This meant that the Imperial Water Technique wasn’t simple.

Li Zongdao was puzzled over Zhao Hai’s sudden change. Meanwhile, Zhao Hai focused on his mudra. Then when he was finished, he said, “Myriad Water, seal!” 

The surface of Lotus Lake began to violently churn. The water level of the surroundings began to rise as if someone was pouring water to the lake.

But Li Zongdao was quick to notice something wrong. Lotus Lake’s water volume has been constant all along, nothing was added. Instead, it seems like the water of the lake rose up on its own. About ten meters of the lake’s upper level flew up into the air.

Li Zongdao stared as he saw Lotus Lake’s water floating. His eyes couldn’t hide his shock. Although he heard some Severed Soul or Immortal Stage Experts overturning mountains and seas, he hasn’t seen one firsthand. After all, there was no need for a Severed Soul Expert or an Immortal Expert to make a move in the World of Cultivation. Because of this, he hasn’t seen one make a move.

But today, he finally was able to see a scene akin to overturning mountains. Although he didn’t know how large Lotus Lake was, raising its upper layer was already an incredible feat. Zhao Hai was making a big move.

The Blackwater Snakes also discovered this point. They were surprised as they stared at the floating lake water. Their eyes showed a hint of panic.

These Blackwater Snakes were quite intelligent, they could also feel the danger of Zhao Hai’s move. However, Zhao Hai didn’t stop. He waved his hand as he took out a small blue blob. Then he threw the blob towards Lotus Lake.

This blue blob was naturally Bubble. Zhao Hai wanted Bubble to inspect what Blackwater really was. If it could advance the Space, then Bubble would take some of it.

Zhao Hai wouldn’t dare take all of the Blackwater to the Space. Such action would provoke the powerful Black-armored Turtles and Blackwater Snakes.

As Bubble went on to handle his own matter, Zhao Hai began to fight the more than 20 Blackwater Snakes. The strength of the snakes was very good. However, Zhao Hai’s Imperial Water Technique was much more formidable since it contained faith power.  All of the water present in the surroundings was being controlled by Zhao Hai as though it was one huge magic artifact.

Moreover, in addition to controlling the water, the Imperial Water Technique also allowed you to sense the changes in the water. Any anomalies happening in the water couldn’t be hidden from Zhao Hai.

The volume of water that Zhao Hai controlled was massive. These Blackwater Snakes had been inside the water. Now that these snakes were inside, it would be very hard for them to run away. Zhao Hai commanded the water to transform into giant chains and strangle the captured snakes.

Fortunately, these Blackwater Snakes were water lifeforms. They knew how to swim effectively. Although they were surrounded, they had yet to be strangled. However, the more than 20 Blackwater Snakes no longer had any strength to rebel.

Zhao Hai wasn’t polite, and since Li Zongdao couldn’t see what was currently happening inside the water, Zhao Hai used the Imperial Water Technique to send the Blackwater Snakes to the Space.

Although these Blackwater Snakes were good at swimming, they were now under Zhao Hai’s hands. Any drop of water in their surroundings were hostile towards them. These Blackwater Snakes were inside the enemy’s camp, alone, with endless enemies surrounding them. Under such circumstance, these Blackwater Snakes couldn’t be Zhao Hai’s opponents.

Once these Blackwater Snakes were thrown to the Space, they were immediately subdued. Then a prompt came but there weren’t anything extraordinary about them. The Space just said that the Blackwater Snakes were snakes that mutated because they lived in a unique environment.

Then Bubble returned to the Space with news that made Zhao Hai relieved. Blackwater was an inferior version of Myriad Water. Even if it was sent to the Space, it wouldn’t give any benefit at all. It was also at this time that Zhao Hai stopped using the Imperial Water Technique. The lake’s water began to slowly pour back into the lake. But this time, the more then 20 Blackwater Snakes could no longer be seen.

Only then did Li Zongdao react. He looked at the calm lake and then turned to look at Zhao Hai, only to see that Zhao Hai’s expression wasn’t good. Then Zhao Hai steered his ship towards a direction with a speed faster than the time they were escaping.

Zhao Hai did so because he discovered that the noise he made has disturbed a Blackwater Snake that was on its way to becoming a Flood Dragon. It was quickly approaching the area. If Zhao Hai didn’t retreat, then he would have to meet the huge creature.

Zhao Hai doesn’t want to face the powerful Blackwater Snake right now. Lotus Lake was the snake’s home. If Zhao Hai were to fight it here, then he might suffer some losses. Therefore, Zhao Hai chose to run away.

Zhao Hai already gained huge benefits this time. Not only did he get over 20 Blackwater Snakes, Bubble also captured a few Black-armored Turtles while he was inspecting the lake. Although the two turtles weren’t that strong, they still added to the Space’s variety of creatures.

But Zhao Hai’s huge move didn’t only alarm the powerful Blackwater Snake. The practitioners on the shores of Lotus Lake were also alarmed by what happened. These people were like Li Zongdao, they were stunned when they saw the lake’s water float in the air. They weren’t fools, they understood that someone was using a powerful technique. Some of the braver ones waited on the lakeside while some flew some distance away. There were even some who ran away completely. With how large-scale the effect was, the person performing the technique should be very strong.

But since they all knew that this was the newcomer’s region, they were curious about who made such a big move. He could surprisingly control the lakewater. In these people’s minds, people who were capable of doing this shouldn’t be in Lotus Lake.

Zhao Hai also knew about this, so he took a long route and went around these people. When Zhao Hai and the others reached the lakeside, the strong Blackwater Snake also reached the surface of the lake. Seeing nothing there, it looked around for some time before diving back down.

Seeing the large Blackwater Snake going back, Zhao Hai relaxed and then slowed the ship down. Li Zongdao looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, what was that? Did something happen?”

Zhao Hai smiled bitterly and said, “I didn’t expect to lure out a Severed Soul Blackwater Snake when I killed those Blackwater Snakes. I had no choice but to run away.”

Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Li Zongdao let out a breath of cold air and said, “Goodness, it’s actually at Severed Soul Stage. How did you discover it?”

Zhao Hai smiled and said, “I have plenty of Undead that I release while exploring. When something unusual happens, these Undead would immediately inform me.”

Hearing Zhao Hai, Li Zongdao couldn’t help but feel envious, then he said, “You really have all the right methods. Using Undead is truly the best way to sense danger.”

As the two were speaking, they suddenly discovered that their path had been blocked. Zhao Hai and Li Zongdao were puzzled as they looked at the two people blocking them. From what the two wore, they seem to be from the World of Cultivation. They didn’t know why the two were blocking the ship’s way.

However, the two people looked somewhat distressed. Their clothing has been ripped in places and their complexions weren’t well. Without waiting for Zhao Hai to speak, one of the two people cupped his fist towards Zhao Hai and said, “Are you three from the World of Cultivation?”

Zhao Hai and Li Zongdao looked at each other, they didn’t know what the other party’s intentions were. However, Zhao Hai returned the greeting and answered, “Right, we’re from the World of Cultivation. What do the two of you want?”

As soon as they heard Zhao Hai, the expression of the two people immediately lit up. One of them bowed and said, “We’re also from the World of Cultivation. Both of us are from the Sword Pavilion. We apologize for blocking your way, but we need to ask for a favor.”

Zhao Hai and Li Zongdao stared when they heard the man say that they were from the Sword Pavilion. In the World of Cultivation, the Sword Pavilion could be said to be a medium-level influence. These Cultivators give priority to sword arts. Their offensive strength was said to be formidable. Therefore, nobody dared annoy them. Zhao Hai was surprised that the two would ask for a favor given their status.

Zhao Hai looked at the two and saw that they were Transcending Tribulation Experts. But it seems like they had just broken through recently. Zhao Hai looked at the two and said, “I don’t know how I can help you. Please speak freely.’

The two Cultivators looked at each other, then one of them looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Both of us have been in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield for six months. Because we’re from the same sect, we immediately became a team. Afterward, other newcomers came and we developed some friendship with them. But we didn’t expect to encounter a large number of bandits. Because Sword Cultivators are good at offense, we were able to kill our way out to ask for help. I hope you can help us. In any case, we’re all from the World of Cultivation.”

Upon hearing this, Zhao Hai looked at Li Zongdao who gave a nod. Then Zhao Hai looked at the two Sword Cultivators and said, “May I know your names? My name is Zhao Hai, this is my good friend Li Zongdao, and this is my brother Mo Sheng.”

Hearing Zhao Hai and Li Zongdao’s names, the Sword Cultivators stared for a moment before happily greeting them, “So it’s the Machine Field’s Genius Zhao Hai and Ironman Li Zongdao. I didn’t expect to meet you here. I’m Sword Pavilion’s Great Elder Liu Sheng, and this is my younger brother Zhang Chang.”

Hearing the names of the two, it was Li Zongdao’s turn to be shocked. Then he hastily bowed and said, “So it’s the famous Double Swords. Zhongdao has been impoilite. So the two of you entered the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. There’s no need to say anything else, let’s go save your friends.”

Lius Zheng and Zhang Chang nodded. Then Zhao Hai invited the two of them onto the ship before flying towards the direction they pointed to. Zhao Hai also heard of the Double Swords in the World of Cultivation. These two were indeed geniuses from the Sword Pavilion. These two were powerful Sword Cultivators. Moreover, they were good at combination attacks. Their relationship with each other was very good, almost to the point of understanding each other’s own thoughts. So even before reaching Transcending Tribulation, the two were already famous in the World of Cultivation.

As they were traversing the landscape, Zhao Hai asked, “Who attacked you? How many are there?”

Liu Sheng replied, “There are 30 people altogether. They come from different realms. This is what made it strange. They are from different places, so they shouldn’t have allied like this. However, they are now working together. It’s too strange. Also, they seem to know how many we are and our levels of strength. If we weren’t strong enough, then we would’ve failed to get out.”

Zhao Hai knit his brows and said, “They are working together? This is indeed strange. Are there Xu Race people among them?”

Zhang Chang replied, “How could they be missing? They are bandits. There are a lot of them in the group. It seems like they invited other people over to help ambush us.” 

Zhang Chang’s words were reasonable. Even though the Xu Race were known as bandits in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield, they still had some groups they were friendly with. So it was understandable if they were to ask others for help in order to rob stronger people. Things like these didn’t only happen once or twice in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. 

Hearing Zhang Chang, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but nod. If this was staged by the Xu Race, then nothing was strange about it. After all, they have given the order to hunt down the people from the World of Cultivation. But seeing Zhang Chang’s expression, it seems like he didn’t know of this matter. This wasn’t strange. After all, people from the World of Cultivation act independently in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. They almost had no contact with other people. And with the Xu Race being famous bandits, they wouldn’t suspect if they were attacked by them. Therefore, most people won’t care about what was happening. Because of this, the Xu Race were able to target the World of Cultivation for so long without anyone finding out about it.

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