AST 2448 – Sea of Death, Big Fish, Death Ghost Ship
Today was the day Qing Shui and his company would leave the Nine Stars Emperor City and the Nine Stars Domain.
“Master!” Lao Husan was reluctant to see Qing Shui leave.
“You’re my disciple. You’ll be enough to oversee the things here. Furthermore, the purpose of the Imperial Cuisine Hall is to save people. Remember not to entangle yourself in disputes. From your features, you have great fortune. Remember what I told you.” Qing Shui smiled as he patted Lao Husan’s shoulder.
The Imperial Cuisine Hall was a notable existence in the Nine Stars Emperor City at that point. Besides, the Nine Continents Mighty Spear Sect and the Ling Clan were Qing Shui’s greatest support, being among the strongest in the Nine Stars Emperor City. Excluding the mysterious City Lord, they would have been the strongest.
Qing Shui had been waiting for them to break through and it was about time. With his own improvements in might, he had decided to leave and head for the Nine Moons Domain.
Without realizing it, they had stayed in the Nine Stars Domain for a few years.
“Master, your disciple has committed your words to memory,” Lao Husan said.
Apart from his allies, there were also the rest of the forces in the Nine Stars Emperor City. In three years, Qing Shui had done a few favors for them. They wouldn’t dare to provoke Qing Shui, the one with miraculous medical skills and medicinal dishes.
“Alright, I’ll return when I have time. It’s not that far away.” Qing Shui smiled, signaling for the others to board the demonic beast.
During such scenario, Qing Shui didn’t say much. The longer it dragged on, the more uncomfortable it would be. In the three years, he had become very familiar with the place. It wasn’t deep-rooted, but he could be considered to have grown his roots.
The Nine Stars Domain wasn’t far away from the Nine Moons Domain, and there were no boundaries. However, there was a Sea of Death between them. That was the natural boundary between the Nine Stars Domain and the Nine Moons Domain.
Sea of Death!
The sea was boundless, and the seawater was clear. There were plants and sea creatures swimming in it, and numerous birds flying above. At a glance, they were greeted by a thriving scenery. It was strange to relate it to a Sea of Death.
“So, this is the Sea of Death!” Beihuang Fan watched the sea domain.
“I can’t find anything dangerous.” Tang Xi smiled.
“The Sea of Death isn’t dangerous at the edge, but it would be exceptionally so once you arrive at the deep ends about tens of thousand miles in. There’s a terrifying island and creatures both in the air and underwater. To pass through the Sea of Death, you’ll need abilities. It is rumored that the dangers here are incomparable to others.”
“Then do you think we’ll get through this smoothly?” Beast King Battle God watched the horizon of the Sea Domain.
“Actually, no one would have 100% confidence in getting through this. However, anyone that has achieved the Peak Cave Realm will have a chance in doing so. It’ll be best if there are more people though.” Nuo Lan laughed.
Nuo Lan was married but didn’t stay in the Nine Star Emperor City. Not just that, Ling Chen had also joined Qing Shui and his group.
Ling Chen was still loyal in their relationship, unwilling to part with Nuo Lan.
“Let’s rest here today. We’ll begin our journey tomorrow.” Qing Shui smiled.
The others agreed with a smile as well. Qing Shui was their backbone. Forget the Sea of Death; if Qing Shui was there to lead them, they wouldn’t be afraid of going anywhere.
Qing Shui didn’t research on the Sea of Death. There was no need to do so. With their might, there wouldn’t be any issues crossing this place. They wouldn’t have to be afraid even if they ran into formidable ancient ferocious beasts. He was confident in fighting and didn’t think there would be any problems fleeing either.
Everything was calm and quiet overnight. Nothing had happened but sound of waves traveled from afar like a lullaby. There was no sadness or happiness. Everything was like a quiet melody.
Qing Shui woke up early and stood by the seaside, enjoying that indescribable sound. For a while, he stood there, dazed.
The Sun rose from the East, pouring golden rays of light around them, dyeing the Sea of Death in its glow. In just a moment, it was filled with life.
Sea of Death. This wasn’t like the Sea of Death they had encountered before. Qing Shui had met a few Seas of Death and in the past, the Dead Sea had been devoid of living creatures. Here though, they contained numerous terrifying creatures.
The group of people rode on the demonic monster as they traversed through the Sea of Death. Not long after, Qing Shui started using Nine Continents Steps.
There were quite a few small islands along the Sea of Death. However, Qing Shui and his company decided not to rest during the journey. One would typically not rest if they didn’t grow tired when rushing along.
This was the first time they rushed in this manner on the journey, as they didn’t wish to stay on the Sea of Death any longer than it was necessary.
In the blink of an eye, a week passed.
Qing Shui, his company of people and demonic beasts had a strong aura and didn’t bump into any troubles during that time. Most of the passing demonic beasts would avoid them. This was their instinct and their law of survival.
All of a sudden, a huge, frightening wave crashed down, bringing about a reverberating growl of a beast, charging towards Qing Shui and the others.
In that instant, Qing Shui felt a petrifying aura wave but didn’t react in time before it happened. It was too fast. Qing Shui saw a huge demonic beast widening its mouth as it launched itself at Qing Shui and the others.
What a huge mouth.
Qing Shui and the others were on board an enormous demonic beast—at least a hundred meters in length—but the mouth could swallow them whole…
That was just its mouth. He couldn’t imagine just how big the beast below was.
Qing Shui’s eyesight was considered good and could tell that this incomparably enormous demonic beast was a fish. It looked like an enormous eel. It was too large, to the extent that it was terrifying.
Mountain Push Stance!
Qing Shui didn’t dare to be careless, striking it with a Dragon-Capturing Hands all at once.
Dragon-Capturing Hands would be able to cripple the moves and its rushing advances. It would also be able to stun the fish but the effect’s length was unclear. For such a huge fish, stunning it for a blink of an eye would have already been decent.
It was stunned for that instant. The huge fish was relentless in charging toward Qing Shui, and it was as swift as before. Its huge body had a sort of crushing force.
At that moment though, Qing Shui’s Mountain Push Stance was activated, colliding with the huge fish.
Its force obstructed the fish. At the same time, Qing Shui and their company swiftly escaped while riding the demonic beast.
Everyone atop the demonic beast was startled. That creature was a petrifying force to be reckoned with.
“What was that? Such a huge fish. A fish could be that terrifying?” Hao Tian sighed.
“There isn’t a lack of strange things in nature. Not just huge fishes like these are scary, there’s something called Seven Mystic Fish which are about a meter long, but it is much more terrifying than the huge fish earlier.” Ling Chen was shocked as well. With just a bit of carelessness, they would have died.
Danger shrouded the Sea of Death. Carelessness could cost your life.
“What’s that?” Diamond Battle God exclaimed suddenly.
Everyone turned their attention to the horizon and gasped in shock. In the distance, there was a huge black ship, decorated with the portrait of a snow-white skull.
“Death Ghost Ship!”
Ling Chen’s lips trembled as he spoke the name.