Chapter 1581 – Realization
Although Zhao Hai was expecting the forest to attack him, he didn’t expect the first attack to be so fierce. The vines formed a large net around the Hell King’s Ship, covering it in all directions.
Zhao Hai was startled, but his thought process was fast. The Hell King’s Ship was immediately covered by white flames, forming a protective shield against the vines. The moment the vines touched the shield, they immediately turned into ice. Then a gentle nudge from the Hell King’s Ship would cause them to shatter.
At this moment, trees flew up and formed a huge hand in mid-air. Then the hand clenched into a fist and attacked the ship.
The fist was extremely fast, leaving Zhao Hai unable to dodge. Before long, the fist connected with the Hell King’s Ship.
Boom! The Hell King’s Ship shook and was thrown back. As Zhao Hai stood firmly on the ship, another hand formed from trees appeared, grasping the Hell King’s Ship and trying to pull it down.
Seeing this, Zhao Hai coldly snorted and transformed the Hell King’s Ship into a sword shuttle, allowing it to slip from the hand’s grasp and fly forward. After that, Zhao Hai released more than 20 sword shuttles that were similarly protected by white flames. These sword shuttles surrounded Zhao Hai’s ship. At the same time, Zhao Hai’s ships swung down and began to destroy the forest.
At this time, the forest changed. Fists larger than sword shuttles began appearing one by one and attacking the Hell King’s Ship. However, the sword shuttle was faster and more agile. The fists found it difficult to capture them. The two sides continued to clash with each other for some time.
Then beasts of the forest began appearing and joining the battle. Zhao Hai waved his hand and released his 12 metal beasts to deal with the new enemies.
Suddenly, Zhao Hai’s expression changed. Noticing Zhao Hai’s expression, Mu Yu quickly asked, “Little Hai, what happened?’
Zhao Hai didn’t speak and just gestured to the ground. Mu Yu turned his head downward and his expression couldn’t help but change. This was because on the ground, sprouts began to appear and rapidly grew into new trees.
Zhao Hai hoped that he would eventually destroy the forest by attacking its trees bit by bit. Then after that, the controller of the forest would be revealed. But he didn’t expect the current situation. Now Zhao Hai’s plan to destroy the forest has failed.
Mu Yu’s expression was difficult to look at. The wooden fists and the beasts were bad news. They need to find the person controlling the forest.
Zhao Hai was also frowning. This was because although the Space was releasing silver needles, they had yet to find the one controlling the forest. This caused Zhao Hai to be surprised.
Whether it be a spell or a divergent ability, the opponent shouldn’t be far away from here. So why hasn’t Zhao Hai discovered him until now?
However, there was no time to think about it too much. Zhao Hai looked at the trees as he coldly snorted. Then a densely packed formation appeared in front of him. After that, a fire dragon appeared from the formation and wreaked havoc.
The fire dragon that appeared wasn’t composed of netherworld fire but instead it was earth fire. Not long after it appeared, the trees and the beasts began to burn and reduce into ashes.
This wasn’t the end. Zhao Hai continued to launch formation after formation. Fire dragons appeared one after another, engulfing the entire forest in a fire.
As Zhao Hai looked at the burning forest, he finally heard a prompt from Space. The person controlling the forest has been found.
Zhao Hai stretched his spiritual force over and was stunned. This was because what appeared wasn’t a person, but instead an ordinary looking tree.
Zhao Hai immediately asked Cai’er, “Cai’er, this tree is the one controlling the forest?”
Cai’er smiled and said, “Look further and you’ll know.” Then a screen appeared in his mind and played the image. Soon Zhao Hai noticed what was going on. A figure flashed from a burnt tree and then merged into the new tree.
Seeing this, Zhao Hai still didn’t know what was going on, “It’s a divergent ability user? Isn’t the ability too strong? How can they control the entire forest? Even I wouldn’t be able to do it. Experts in the world are truly aplenty.”
Cai’er smiled and said, “Young Master, there’s no other explanation for this. I think this is only possible because he integrated Faith Power into his divergent ability. You haven’t done this before, so you failed to think about it. People in this level can better use their divergent ability than their cultivation method. They were born with their ability while their cultivation method was gained afterward. This made it easier for many cultivators to use their divergent ability compared to their cultivation methods.”
Zhao Hai stared. To be honest, he hasn’t thought about this before. But he has to recognize that what Cai’er said made sense. The person on the second floor and now on the fourth floor caused him great troubles. Compared to the monk on the first floor and the wolf-person on the third floor, those with divergent abilities were more annoying to deal with.
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but reconsider his thoughts. To be honest, he rarely used his divergent abilities. He could use the five elements, turn his body into diamond, and he could even control lightning. All of these abilities made him superior to any other person.
Despite this, Zhao Hai didn’t use his abilities. To be honest, the reason why he didn’t use his abilities often was because he was afraid of becoming strange. What he used recently were the Buddhist Techniques. This was because most people would treat it as normal. If he used divergent techniques, then he would feel like he was no longer human. He would be different compared to Mu Yu and the others.
Because of this thought, Zhao Hai rarely used his abilities. He subconsciously despised using his divergent abilities. He just wasn’t able to realize this point.
Today’s matter along with Cai’er’s words opened Zhao Hai’s eyes. He discovered that he had been stupid. Whether you look like an ordinary human or not, what was important was your strength. Even if you look like a monster, you would still be respected if you’re strong. If you were not strong enough, even if you had impeccable character, you would still be kicked down and stepped on.
This was a world where the strong prey on the weak. People wouldn’t care about the method you used to become strong. The only thing they noticed was your strength.
After thinking this through, Zhao Hai suddenly felt that the road in front of him had widened. The feeling that was pressing in his heart has disappeared. He felt that he had just received something good.
However, Zhao Hai didn’t immediately withdraw his spiritual force. He continued to pay attention to the person who integrated himself into the tree. Even the Space was fooled by him. It must be said that his ability was truly powerful.
But now that the Space has found him, there was no escape. Zhao Hai opened his eyes and then waved at the sword shuttles to split themselves. Before long, the sky was covered by swords that flew towards a certain direction. The tree was then surrounded by the swords arranged in a formation. This formation wasn’t the Stellar Transformations Sword Formation but instead it was a space locking formation. As long as the enemy gets trapped inside this formation, they would feel like they were trapped inside an independent prison. They would lose all contact with the outside world.
The person hiding inside the tree didn’t think much about the formation at first. But when he decided to withdraw, he suddenly discovered that he couldn’t.
The forest around the person immediately turned peaceful. The wooden fists and the beasts vanished from sight.
Looking at the situation, Mu Yu couldn’t help but stare. He turned to Zhao Hai in confusion. Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “It’s done. I just found the guy and trapped him inside a formation. Although he could still command trees, the ones in his sights no longer belong to the forest.”
Mu Yu relaxed, then he patted Zhao Hai on the shoulder and said, “Little Hai, we reached this far because of you. I didn’t expect to be a burden instead.”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “Brother Mu, don’t say that. Do you know why the people of the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield couldn’t defeat the guardians of the Sky Tower? It’s because their cultivation methods and divergent techniques contain Faith Power. If I didn’t have Faith Power of my own, then we would have been defeated long ago.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Mu Yu’s expression couldn’t help but change. “Little Hai, are you sure that they’re using Faith Power?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “I’m sure. The monk on the first floor, the man in black on the second floor, and now this forest-controlling person on the fourth floor, I’m sure they’re using Faith Power. As for that wolf-person from the third floor, I’m not sure about him since we never really fought. However, since he could stay on the third floor, his abilities shouldn’t be any less than the person on the second floor. He should also be able to use Faith Power.”