Chapter 2047 – Beautiful Underground River
After Zhao Hai sat down, Wang Hu looked at him and said, “Brother Zhao, you asked me how we make a living in the labyrinth. Let me be honest with you, there are a lot of good things in the labyrinth. Besides the valuable moss, there are also plenty of demon beasts here. The underground labyrinth is very big, making it a habitat to all kinds of beasts. There are mice, pangolins, snakes, scorpions, and frogs. Naturally, these beasts are very powerful. Some of them we can’t afford to provoke. But if we come across a weaker beast, we can make a small profit. You should know that beasts in the underground labyrinth are unique. The beasts here are different from the beasts outside.”
Zhao Hai nodded. He didn’t really think that the underground labyrinth would have so many demon beasts. It seems like the mouse that he saw before wasn’t a unique existence.
Wang Hu continued, “Besides the beasts, there are also the artifacts left behind by those who died. But that is all up to luck. There are also plenty of other things that can earn you a profit. The underground labyrinth is very big. Until now, nobody knows how big it is. If you manage to get to a place that hasn’t been explored before, then you will either get rich, or die.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “So that’s how it is. This is my first time in the labyrinth, so I’m not aware of these things. Thank you very much, Brother Wang.”
Wang Hu waved his hand and said, “There’s no need to be polite between brothers. We’re rogue cultivators, so we should take care of each other. Otherwise, we will die alone. Brother, come, let’s share a drink.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and didn’t decline. He drank a few rounds of liquor with Wang Hu and the others. Although Wang Hu mentioned that he could eat and drink in this place without worries, the group didn’t drink too much. They also made sure to eat just enough food to sustain their bodies. It seems like no matter where you are in the underground labyrinth, you will need to keep a very high level of vigilance.
As Zhao Hai ate, he listened to Wang Hu and the others talking. From their conversation, Zhao Hai found out that Wang Hu and the others were in a small alliance. Usually, they would act on their own or find another person to work together with. However, if they meet each other in the caves, they would take care of each other.
Looking at their appearance, Zhao Hai nodded secretly. Just as Wang Hu said, they were rogue cultivators. If they don’t take care of each other, then they would only die faster.
After chatting in the cave for about four hours, Wang Hu and the others began to sleep. They didn’t even assign anyone to keep watch. This was because Wang Hu and the others knew that they wouldn’t be in danger in this place. Nobody was bold enough to break the rule.
Everyone needs a rest. If even this little moment of relaxation was lost, then the underground labyrinth will be more dangerous. In the future, nobody would dare come over.
To be honest, Zhao Hai didn’t expect the underground labyrinth to be like this. The caves have become its own small world.
Zhao Hai also rested in the cave. Once in a while, a cultivator would leave the cave. There would also be new people coming in to rest. Everyone seems to know about the rules of the cave. They were all well-mannered as they chatted with each other. Nobody acted unreasonably.
After four hours, Zhao Hai was finally back to his peak condition. Wang Hu and the others also got up. Seeing that Zhao Hai has also recovered, Wang Hu smiled and said, “Brother, if you run into anyone here, try to lend a hand if you’re able. But if you can’t do anything about it, then there’s no need.”
Zhao Hai complied, he cupped his fist towards Wang Hu and said, “Everyone, I’ll be heading out to explore the labyrinth. Let’s meet again later.” Everyone got up and cupped their fists to see him off. Then Zhao Hai disappeared into a passage.
After Zhao Hai left, Wang Hu turned to the others and said, “Now that we met Zhao Hai, we can add him to our alliance. Lend him a hand if you can. This wouldn’t be disadvantageous to us.”
Upon hearing Wang Hu, the person beside him couldn’t help but ask, “Brother Wang, why is that? Do you know who Zhao Hai is?”
Wang Hu shook his head and said, “I don’t know him. But let’s not forget that although the underground labyrinth is far from the central region of the Tyrant Blade Sect, it is still within its direct influence. In this region, which rogue cultivator is unaware of the rules of the underground labyrinth? Almost everyone here is aware of the customs of the caves. However, Zhao Hai was surprised and had no idea. What does this mean? This means that he isn’t an ordinary rogue cultivator.”
The others listened to Wang Hu and were still puzzled. Wang Hu looked at everyone and said, “Zhao Hai is either a clan cultivator, or a Tyrant Blade Sect Cultivator who is out to explore the world. As you know, rogue cultivators not from this region rarely come here.”
When they heard this, everyone immediately realized what Wang Hu said. Like Wang Hu said, because of its location, rogue cultivators from other regions rarely come to the labyrinth. Rogue cultivators rarely leave places they were familiar with. Because of their status, unfamiliar places would make their lives difficult. And if they don’t adjust quickly, they might die. So rogue cultivators would only be active in places they know, they rarely walked to other regions.
In other words, the odds of Zhao Hai being a rogue cultivator was very small. If he wasn’t a rogue cultivator, he must be a clan cultivator or a disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect. But no matter what Zhao Hai’s status was, it was a good idea to be friends with him. To the rogue cultivators, there isn’t anything wrong with this plan.
Thinking of this, everyone looked at the passage Zhao Hai left in. Their eyes couldn’t help but turn hot. They knew very well that being friends with Zhao Hai would only benefit them with no harm.
Zhao Hai was unaware of this as he continued walking throughout the labyrinth. It must be mentioned how strange it is that although the labyrinth was underground, it wasn’t humid at all. The caves and passages were very dry, which was a surprise to Zhao Hai.
As he proceeded, he suddenly heard the sound of water in front of him. Zhao Hai stared, just as he thought that the labyrinth was lacking moisture, he found an underground river.
Zhao Hai walked towards the source of the sound. As the sound of water got louder and louder, Zhao Hai could also feel that the air was becoming more moist. After walking for about 20 minutes, Zhao Hai finally saw the source of the sound. It was a very wide underground river. It was as wide as the cave it was in. Zhao Hai also couldn’t see how deep it was. Its surface reflected the cave around it, shining blue.
At this moment, Zhao Hai discovered several sparkling lights on the surface of the river. It looked like the milky way galaxy. It was a very beautiful scenery.
After some time, Zhao Hai recovered. He didn’t expect to see such a beautiful scene in the underground labyrinth. He knows that these light spots were similar to fireflies. As they flew above the river, they made the scene look magical.
Whoosh! Zhao Hai suddenly heard a surging sound from the river. He turned his head to see a giant frog’s head stretching out from the river. Then the frog used its tongue to catch the fireball-sized fireflies. After catching its victim, the frog returned back into the river.
Zhao Hai stared, then he couldn’t help but laugh. It seems like the river also has its own food chain.
As he continued to stand on the side of the river, he discovered that there were more fireflies on the river as he imagined. The firefly that the frog ate was no more than a hair on nine oxen. It was simply nothing.
Zhao Hai wasn’t polite and received a few fireflies for the Space. He also took some of the river water. Surprisingly, the water in the river was very pure, increasing the quality of the Space’s water.
After receiving the river water, Zhao Hai continued to look at the underground river. Zhao Hai’s eyes suddenly shone. He released his Hell King’s Ship and shrunk it down. Then he threw the boat into the river.
As soon as he entered the river, Zhao Hai felt the surroundings turn dark. He was surprised. Then he felt the surroundings with his spiritual force. Finally, he let out a sigh and exited the river.
The river water was a type of high level water. This meant that Zhao Hai’s couldn’t penetrate deep into it. He couldn’t even release liquid silver. Because of the increase in pressure in the True Spirit Realm, liquid silver couldn’t fly far. It can be said that Zhao Hai has lost his most important scouting method.
However, Zhao Hai wasn’t bothered by this. Conversely, he was diligently adapting to his situation. He knew very clearly that if the True Spirit Realm’s suppression is this harsh, then once he reaches a higher realm, the suppression would be even more ruthless. If he couldn’t adapt to this as soon as possible, then he would have problems in the future. Zhao Hai was now using the scouting abilities of the Space less and less. He wanted to adapt to this inconvenience as soon as possible.
After getting out of the river, he looked at it once more and sighed. He didn’t dare explore the river when his spiritual force was suppressed. He knew that there were demon beasts living underwater and they weren’t necessarily weak. If a mouse could be as strong as an Earth Monarch, the monsters underneath the waters should be even stronger. If Zhao Hai wasn’t careful, he would be in danger.
Zhao Hai liked collecting things to enrich the Space, but he wasn’t crazy enough to ignore his own safety.