Chapter 1922 – Fusing With Liquid Silver
Liquid Silver was a perfect fusion of different metals, making Zhao Hai feel a whole different realm of metal. This could be another aspect of the metal element.
Zhao Hai didn’t know for how long he communicated with liquid silver. This was because the properties of liquid silver were so special that he was almost lost in analyzing it.
When Zhao Hai wanted to withdraw his consciousness from liquid silver, he found that liquid silver’s consciousness followed him and returned to his body. Zhao Hai couldn’t help but open his eyes. The moment he did, he saw that the metallic sphere that surrounded him had completely disappeared.
Then suddenly, he felt that something wasn’t right with his body. When he looked deeper into it, he was dumbfounded. He discovered that his cells were now shining with a metallic sheen. This sheen was too familiar with him. This was liquid silver’s sheen. In other words, liquid silver has fused with his body.
Zhao Hai was shocked, he didn’t know how to react. He tried to summon liquid silver. And without even waving his hand, liquid silver just came out from Zhao Hai’s pores and formed into a blade. Moreover, Zhao Hai felt that the blade was a part of his body, a real body part.
Zhao Hai stared at the blade in his hand. He didn’t expect the benefit he would gain to be this. As he waved the blade, he found that he could wield it better compared to before.
After testing the blade, Zhao Hai summoned a large artifact. Zhao Hai was afraid that his fusion with liquid silver would affect his large artifacts. As soon as he thought about summoning a large artifact, liquid silver came out in a blob. And like cells multiplying, it divides itself repeatedly as it grows in size.
It didn’t take a long time before a large artifact appeared in front of him. Zhao Hai let out a breath of relief as he withdrew the large artifact. Liquid silver re-entered his body. Zhao Hai didn’t feel any discomfort from this interaction. It felt as if it was a natural thing for liquid silver to fuse with him.
Thinking of the benefits he gained, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but smile. Fusing with liquid silver was a huge benefit for him. There were no disadvantages to it. He made some moves and found that he could still use his divergent abilities. His ability to absorb spiritual qi through his pores was also present. Only then was Zhao Hai totally assured.
Zhao Hai didn’t immediately rush back to the villa to inform Laura and the others. Instead, he arrived at an uninhabited place and tried a few moves with liquid silver. He found that his fighting style has become more fluid compared to before.
Although Zhao Hai could also control liquid silver in the past, he still had to hold it in his hand or control it with his spiritual force. Liquid silver was still a weapon. But now it was different. Zhao Hai can control liquid silver with just a thought and make it act as his own limb. He could even transform his hair into liquid strings and use it to attack the enemy. He could also extend this use to his clothes. He could turn his clothes into whatever armor he could think of. Liquid silver has become an organ inside Zhao Hai’s body.
This made Zhao Hai glad. Zhao Hai was also surprised to see that his spiritual force was now carrying a metallic sheen. Zhao Hai’s spiritual qi also carried this sheen. And every time he uses a technique, the sheen would be present. This also added to the power of the techniques.
When Zhao Hai tested out spiritual attacks, he discovered that these attacks have turned into physical attacks. This caused Zhao Hai to be worried.
But after restricting liquid silver from influencing his spiritual force, the sheen disappeared and the spiritual force became invisible once more.
Once Zhao Hai was finished trying out his attacks, he suddenly thought of his dao avatar. If he released his dao avatar, what would it look like? Would it also have liquid silver’s metallic sheen? When he thought of this, Zhao Hai didn’t hesitate and immediately summoned his dao avatar.
Zhao Hai’s dao avatar wasn’t as big as the other cultivators, but it was more solid. When he looked at the dao avatar, Zhao Hai saw that the dao avatar also had a radiance that surrounded it. It was very beautiful to look at, but it also made it look special.
Zhao Hai smiled faintly as he withdrew the sheen from the dao avatar. After the sheen was removed, the dao avatar returned to what it looked like before. Zhao Hai also discovered that his dao avatar has been strengthened. Its attack and defense were much stronger compared to before.
After receiving his dao avatar, Zhao Hai laughed. His communication with liquid silver actually allowed him to be fused with it. This was a huge benefit, a very huge benefit.
Then Zhao Hai’s figure disappeared and arrived at the villa. When he appeared, Zhao Hai paused. This was because Laura and the others were looking at him strangely. Zhao Hai couldn’t help but ask, “What happened? Is something wrong?”
Laura stared at Zhao Hai for some time, and then she asked, “Brother Hai, how did it go? You’re quick.”
Zhao Hai replied, “Quick? I haven’t looked at the clock. How long did it take?”
Laura smiled bitterly and said, “From the time you entered the metal sphere, it has only been ten minutes. We just returned to the villa, but now you’re here. Isn’t your seclusion too fast?”
Zhao Hai was taken aback, “Only ten minutes? I’m certain it took a very long time. Right, I think I understand what’s going on. It’s because of the speed of thinking. Liquid Silver’s thinking speed is very fast, so it’s only been ten minutes.”
Laura and the others weren’t as fluent as Zhao Hai in cultivation. But after listening to Zhao Hai multiple times, they understood that this might be the case, so they all nodded.
Laura looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “Brother Hai, what about liquid silver? When we were heading back to the villa, we turned around and saw that liquid silver has disappeared, leaving you standing in place.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I benefited a lot this time. Liquid silver has completely fused with my body.” After he said that, he extended his arm. Laura and the others discovered that Zhao Hai’s hand suddenly had a metallic sheen. It was as if it had turned into silver.
Laura and the others stared, they looked at Zhao Hai in confusion. Laura asked, “Brother Hai, is this useful? Your crystal body can do the same thing.”
Zhao Hai just gave her a smile before his fingers elongated and turned into five blades. He waved the blades around before saying, “Liquid silver has become part of my body, merging with my own cells as well as my spiritual qi. In other words, even if the enemy withstands my spiritual attack, they would still be invaded by liquid silver. At that time, as long as I want it, liquid silver can attack them from the inside. Unless their cultivation is extremely high and can force liquid silver out, they wouldn’t be able to escape death.”
Hearing Zhao Hai’s explanation, Laura and the others immediately understood. It must be known that Zhao Hai’s cultivation method was very different compared to most cultivators. After all, Zhao Hai ascended from the lower realms. He has experienced many types of cultivation. Therefore, his understanding of energy was more comprehensive compared to most cultivators.
Both spiritual qi and spiritual force are forms of energy. One could imagine these energies to be infinitesimally small particles. Meanwhile, cultivators would think that spiritual qi and spiritual force were invisible abilities.
The particles that comprise spiritual qi and spiritual force were too small for the eyes to see. Even spiritual force wouldn’t be able to see them. This caused cultivators to think of them as invisible clumps of energy.
Meanwhile, Zhao Hai knew that these energies were made of smaller things. After liquid silver fused with him, it also combined with his spiritual qi and spiritual force. This allowed liquid silver to come in the form of spiritual qi and spiritual force. This gave liquid silver the ability to invade someone’s body through Zhao Hai’s spiritual force. This was a huge boost to Zhao Hai’s strength.
Laura and the others were also acquainted with Zhao Hai’s learning. Being inside the Space for a long time, they would become bored from time to time. Therefore, they would study everything inside the Space, including things in the science and technology civilization. Therefore, they could understand Zhao Hai’s explanation.
Laura had an excited expression as she replied, “So it’s like that. That’s very good. Brother Hai, it seems like you’ve become stronger once again.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Naturally. Moreover, I can change my body at any time.” After he said that, Zhao Hai’s body was immediately covered in a full body armor. Then the armor changed and became a huge iron ball.
When the iron ball vanished, Zhao Hai was left smiling as he said, “How is it? I can also summon large artifacts from my body at any time. Moreover, any metals that liquid silver absorbs, I could also benefit from them.”
Laura and the others were glad to hear this. Then Zhao Hai continued, “Not only that, after communicating with liquid silver, my ability to weaken metals has been further strengthened. All metals that have been absorbed by liquid silver could no longer harm me.”
Laura happily replied, “That’s good. I didn’t expect liquid silver to give you a lot of benefits. When you arrive at the immortal stage, I’m afraid no immortal expert could be your opponent.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I’m not even afraid of immortal experts now. I just want to enter the immortal stage as soon as possible. Only then can I enter the Soaring Dragon Realm and then the True Spirit Realm.”
Laura nodded and said, “I also want to see the Soaring Dragon Realm and the True Spirit Realm. I heard from Ouyang Yu that the people in the True Spirit Realm eat food. When we get there, let’s get some of their food to the Space and taste them.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “We’ve always been cautious about what we should eat. But once we reach the True Spirit Realm, we won’t need to worry anymore.”
Laura nodded. Meg looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “Brother Hai, what do you plan to do next? Will you communicate with rocks or the water?”
Zhao Hai thought about it for some time before he replied, “I’ll communicate with water next. We have Bubble, the source of myriad water. Then I’ll try to communicate with the rifles and cannons to see what benefits I could get. And after that, I’ll communicate with the land. I believe the land wouldn’t have a fast thinking speed. It should take me a long time to communicate with it. I’m planning to end it by communicating with the Space’s fertile soil.”
Laura nodded and said, “That’s a good plan. That fellow Bubble can absorb all kinds of water. It’s not a joke to call it the source of myriad water. After communicating with water, it should be easier for you to communicate with the land. If possible, you can communicate with a planet, and then to the fertile lands of the Space.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “And then after that, I can finally communicate with it.” As he said that, Zhao Hai turned his head to the Hundred Spirits Tree.