Chapter 1955 – City of Crystal
Hearing Zhao Hai, Zhang Feng couldn’t help but stare, then he asked, “Which task did you take?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “It’s a task to pick nine core lotus seeds from Moon Bathed Lake. I want to see if there are treasures in the lake. Don’t worry about me. I’m in the lake right now, no beasts can get closer.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Zhang Feng nodded and said, “Alright, then make sure that you hide properly in Moon Bathed Lake.” Zhao Hai nodded and then dropped the call.
Zhao Hai believed that Zhang Feng didn’t know about Moon Bathed Lake. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have been so calm. In fact, Zhao Hai guessed correctly, not only Zhang Feng, even Yuan Ba and the others didn’t know where Moon Bathed Lake was. They have always been around Wulong City. Medium-sized cities wouldn’t have tasks about Moon Bathed Lake. Those in charge of Wulong City knew that the cultivators that lingered inside its city wouldn’t be strong enough to take on the dangers of the lake. So in order to reduce unnecessary casualties, the task wasn’t given in the city.
Yuan Ba and the others were so calm because they hadn’t seen the task before. They thought that Zhao Hai was doing an ordinary task. If they knew about Moon Bathed Lake, they would definitely be terrified.
Zhao Hai no longer cared about their reaction and continued to dive down. After another hour of diving, he was still unable to see the bottom. However, he could see that the water element around him was becoming more and more pure.
At this moment, Bubble exclaimed. Zhao Hai stared, then he immediately contacted Bubble with his spiritual force. Bubble was very loud, “Young Master, there’s something. The water element here has slipped out of my control. There might be special beasts here.”
Just as Bubble said that, Zhao Hai felt a very sharp aura going straight towards his chest. Zhao Hai quickly moved and dashed towards the side.
Just as Zhao Hai dodged, a sharp sensation passed where he was originally at. The sharp sensation then disappeared as quickly as it came.
Although Zhao Hai didn’t see what it was, he could feel that the attack carried the water element, a very pure water element. Once the attack missed, it seems like the sharp water was released from control and melded back with the surroundings.
Zhao Hai stared and then searched his surroundings with his spiritual force. Unfortunately, his spiritual force could only search 100 meters around him. Meanwhile, his eyesight could only see 50 meters ahead. For cultivators, this range was equivalent to being deaf and blind.
At this moment, Zhao Hai felt more sharp auras coming from behind him. He quickly dodged all of them. Then without any delay, more sharp auras came towards him. Without any time to dodge, several sharp attacks hit Zhao Hai in the chest.
Zhao Hai felt pain in his chest, forcing him to retreat. Although he wasn’t injured, he was still able to feel pain. Considering Zhao Hai’s strength, this meant that the attack was very powerful.
Zhao Hai stopped and looked at his chest. The inner armor that he wore has been shattered, revealing his chest that had turned into crystal.
After being attacked several times, Zhao Hai was sure that he was attacked by water arrows. However, the water arrows were stronger than the ones shot by the cold loaches, many times stronger. Compared to the water arrows just now, the water arrows shot by the cold loaches looked like arrows shot by a 3 year old. The two were leagues apart.
Zhao Hai was certain that if he didn’t have a crystal body, then he would have been shot dead. If someone were to hear that an immortal expert was shot to death by water arrows, then they would never have believed it.
However, this was truly the case. Moreover, Zhao Hai felt the water around him had become alive. It revolved around Zhao Hai as though it was becoming a meat grinder. If it were ordinary cultivators, they would have been crushed long ago. Right now, Zhao Hai’s entire body has turned into crystal, this includes his clothes.
Zhao Hai felt the surrounding water strangling him, but his heart was completely calm. Such attacks couldn’t hurt him. But Zhao Hai knew that if he couldn’t find a way to deal with it, then he would be trapped forever.
At this moment, Bubble said, “Young Master, calm your mind and feel the water element around you. Try to integrate it with yourself. Perhaps this is the way.”
Zhao Hai stared, then he nodded. He closed his eyes and felt the water around him. He tried to integrate himself with it.
Just as Zhao Hai stretched his spiritual force, he immediately felt a wild aura. Then his spiritual force was strangled and completely crushed.
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but knit his brow. Then he calmed down and felt the wild aura. He discovered that the wild aura carried an instinct, the instinct of water.
Zhao Hai was certain that turbulent waves had appeared above Moon Bathed Lake right now. This was because the water was angry. Normally, water was a caring being that would benefit everyone. But once it got angry, it could drown an entire city. It would become more terrifying than fire.
Right now, Zhao Hai could feel the violent anger of the water around him. His spiritual force has no way to communicate with this water. Neither did he dare to communicate with it again. The water has completely lost its reason. If he continued to communicate with it, then he might be turned into a lunatic.
Zhao Hai frowned. He was stuck. Then at this moment, his golden spiritual force entered his mind. He didn’t know if it was an illusion, but he felt that his golden spiritual force was thicker than before.
At the same time, Zhao Hai was reminded of the mysteries of the golden spiritual force. In the end, he gritted his teeth and decided to communicate with the surrounding water using the golden spiritual force.
This golden spiritual force was a very valuable asset to Zhao Hai. He didn’t know how he obtained it nor was he aware of its true capabilities. But if he doesn’t use it now, he will continue to be trapped.
Controlling his golden spiritual force slowly, Zhao Hai scanned the water around him once more. Although the golden spiritual force looked fragile, it wasn’t affected by the raging currents when it went out of Zhao Hai’s body. It continued to explore and soon it was able to get in touch with the water element.
Zhao Hai quietly controlled his spiritual force without breaking it. The golden spiritual force allowed him to feel the raging water element. Then he slowly integrated with it.
For who knows how long, Zhao Hai was finally able to integrate himself with the water around him. Now, his aura was no different to the water.
Then at this time, a miracle happened. After Zhao Hai integrated himself with the waters around him, the raging lake calmed down. It was as if the anger it expressed earlier was just a dream.
Zhao Hai didn’t get distracted by this. He slowly moved forward along with the water. He could feel that there was something ahead that was summoning him.
Zhao Hai knew that he wasn’t the one being summoned, but the water elements around him. But this was fine. Zhao Hai wanted to know what kind of thing was summoning the water element.
After floating for some time, Zhao Hai suddenly felt that he had arrived at a place. It was as if he returned to his mother’s arms. Zhao Hai felt great, and knew that he had reached his destination.
Zhao Hai slowly searched his surroundings with his spiritual force. What he found caused him to stare. He felt that there was a subspace in front of him. And this subspace was closely linked to the main space of the Soaring Dragon Realm. Both relied on each other. And this subspace was friendly towards the water element.
Zhao Hai’s expression turned serious. He moved and entered into the subspace. When he arrived, he slowly opened his eyes.
Upon opening his eyes, Zhao Hai was dumbfounded. In front of him was a city, a giant city made out of white crystal. In the front gate were three characters that read ‘Crystal City’.
A city made entirely of crystals. It was an amazing sight. Zhao Hai blankly stared at the city for some time, unable to say anything.
Although a city made of crystal was very shocking, this wasn’t what made Zhao Hai speechless. What made him stunned was the scale and style of the city. He was too familiar with this style. This was because he has a similar city in his hands, Firegod City!
No mistake, the style of Crystal City was the same as Firegod City. But instead of being made with the fire element, Crystal City was composed of the water element.
After staring at Crystal City, Zhao Hai suddenly thought of something. Then he flew towards the city. Sure enough, there was a huge palace inside. And this palace has three huge characters that read ‘Crystal City Palace’.
However, Zhao Hai didn’t pay any attention to the characters. He flew directly into the biggest hall in the palace and saw a throne room. Inside the room was a desk with a crystal box on top.
Seeing the size of the crystal box, Zhao Hai’s heart jumped crazily. Seeing the crystal box, he immediately thought of the time he saw the vermillion bird stamp.
Zhao Hai went to the desk and looked at the box. His heart was beating loudly. He gripped the edges of the box and calmed himself down. When he opened it, he let out a long breath.
Inside the crystal box was a stamp with the engraving of a black tortoise on the side.
Zhao Hai calmed himself down. Then he reached out to the black tortoise stamp with his spiritual force.
Upon entering the black tortoise stamp, Zhao Hai felt that he arrived in a strange space. The space was vast and there was a huge beast lying down on the ground, no, it should be two beasts; a tortoise and a snake. The snake wrapped around the tortoise’s body, like Xuanwu from the legends.
When the Xuanwu saw Zhao Hai, it didn’t rush out to attack like Zhao Hai imagined. Instead, the snake and the tortoise opened their mouths simultaneously. Despite having two mouths talking, there was only one voice, and this voice was very thick and clear.
“Young man, we’ve been waiting for you for a long time!”
Hearing the black tortoise, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but ask, “Do you know me?”
“Haha. We don’t know you. We’re just waiting for someone to come here. Over the years, you are the first person we’ve seen. So you are the one we’re waiting for.”
Zhao Hai had a look of confusion on his face, “Why are you waiting for me?”
“Young man, there’s no need to be anxious. This is my last wisp of consciousness. If you didn’t show up, I would have disappeared. Then this black tortoise seal and crystal palace could no longer be controlled. Even if you get the black tortoise seal, it would just be useless junk.”
Zhao Hai was still puzzled by the black tortoise. He asked, “So you were waiting to pass me the black tortoise seal? Don’t you need to look at my character? Or is there anything you need me to do?”
“Haha. Young man, when is character important in cultivation? For cultivators, the dao is most important, character is merely a deception. As for what you need to do, don’t worry. As long as you take the black tortoise stamp and inherit the will of the Water God, then you will know what you need to do in the future. How about it? Are you willing to accept the black tortoise seal and follow the will of the Water God?”
Zhao Hai looked at the black tortoise and couldn’t feel any hostility from it. Zhao Hai was relieved. However, he still decided to tell the black tortoise one thing. If it was fine with it, then he wouldn’t mind taking the black tortoise seal and becoming the inheritor of the Water God.