Chapter 422: Storm of the Black Sea, Core of the Secret Manual
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After hearing Song Fu’s reply, Lin Feng was a little stunned and felt that something was out of his expectations.
What was a demon in the realm of a Demon Lord doing at Mount Yujing?
Lin Feng asked, “What is her motive in finding Mount Yujing?”
Song Fu replied, “She said she is here to interview you, but she won’t discuss anything detailed with me.”
“What tribe is she from?”
“Dragon Tribe.” Song Fu answered with certainty.
After hearing this, Lin Feng pondered for a moment and seemed to think of something. He revealed a smile at the edge of his lips, “I know. Please tell her that Mount Yujing and I will return to Mount Kunlun soon.”
After cutting his communication with Song Fu, Lin Feng revealed a calm expression on his face. But he was extremely elated in his heart and the Fire of the Eight Trigrams was burning brightly.
He recalled the Sect-Opening Ceremony at Shazhou County, more specifically when Yan Mingyue said something about Black Dragon Jieyu.
“Jieyu wedded a female Immemorial Celestial Dragon at the Dragon Lake in the Great Void Sect…Mm, that female dragon is in the level of a Demon Lord.”
Before Jieyu came to Mount Yujing, he was only in the Advanced Stage of a Demonic Commander. He had not formed the Demon Soul. Facing a wife in the Demon Lord realm undoubtedly brought him pressure.
From how Jieyu rather die on Mount Yujing than return to the Great Void Sect, it was obvious that his wife did not listen to him. He might have even been subjected to violence. As to whether she was into sadomasochism, it was up for debate.
Right now, from what Song Fu reflected, it was highly likely that she came looking for him.
“Oh, just thinking about it makes me feel like the image is very nice.” Lin Feng was a little curious, “But now, Jieyu has already formed the Demon Soul and promoted to the realm of a Demon Lord. Maybe he is more dominant now? Just that he doesn’t know whether her powers have increased. If she has promoted to the Intermediate Stage of the Demon Lord, then Jieyu may still be in for trouble.”
Lin Feng was imagining things while keeping tabs on the opening of the Secret Manual of Kun Peng as well as the movements of Shi Tianhao and the rest.
Regardless of whether it was him, Cao Wei, Vivant Joy Holy Man or the rest, they left prints of their mana on their disciples to observe the situation in the Secret Manual.
However, from Lin Feng’s conjecture, this was only suitable for the external surroundings of the Secret Manual. The deeper it got, the demonic powers of Kun Peng became more disruptive. After entering the core of the Secret Manual, the prints of mana that the Immortal Soul Stage Elders left behind were unable to allow them to observe the situation inside.
But even the external surroundings of the Secret Manual were enough to leave everyone in awe.
After Shi Tianhao and the rest entered the Secret Manual of Kun Peng, what appeared in front of them was pitch-black sea flooding with golden light.
The color of the sea was similar to the whirlpool outside. As the golden light was flashing on the surface of the sea, countless runes and incantations were surging within the golden light. Besides the sea, the entire place was covered in gold.
In this small little world, the skies were pure gold in color. The air resonated muffled roars of beasts that left one in trepidation. It was as if they arrived at an ancient, prehistoric world.
The skies and the sea were raging with storm. Tornadoes were swirling the seawater into the Nine Heavens, forming a beam of water that connected the golden sky and the black sea.
In the storm, there was the flashing of lightning that resembled a dancing, silver dragon.
On the vast sea, gusts and gusts of tornado infused lightning and water, as they rose towards the sky. This caused the entire sky to be torn apart and converted the place into hell immediately.
The water was also surging and waves were raging. The waves were as high as mountains and they crashed down ferociously, forming wave-formed ripples eventually.
The cultivators who entered the Secret Manual were terrified as they watched this powerful phenomenon.
Even a Nascent Soul Stage Elder would be killed as he was dragged into the storm.
Lin Feng and the rest watched this scene from outside the Secret Manual and felt the changes in the power. They instructed their disciples what to do immediately.
“The real Secret Manual is in the black sea. Don’t care how powerful the waves are, just try your best to dive down below.”
All the elders had the same judgment. Under their advice, Shi Tianhao and the rest did not hesitate. They all rushed towards the bottom of the sea and avoided gusts and gusts of the storm. They were covered by the pitch-black water surface.
The surface of the sea water was raging with waves, as if a tsunami had occurred. But as everyone stabilized their bodies, resisted the waves and dived down into the sea, the waters became much calmer.
But such a simple diving process left everyone frightened. Even the Nascent Soul Stage Elders were exhausted from the ordeal and their mana were depleted.
Even some of the weaker Nascent Soul Stage cultivators did not have any extra energy to protect the Aurous Core and Foundation Establishment Stage cultivators that were following them. Whereas these Aurous Core and Foundation Establishment Stage cultivators had very little defensive abilities.
Those below the cultivation of the Aurous Core Stage lost their lives instantaneously, whereas the Aurous Core Stage cultivators could hold on, but needed to be rescued. However, if no one lent a helping hand, they would be buried in the sea in just a few moments.
The first obstacle had already led to deaths.
Besides the sorrow felt by their acquaintances, the bulk of the cultivators felt even more desperate for the Secret Manual of Kun Peng.
To be protected so heavily, the value of this Secret Manual was bound to be astronomical. The risks and rewards were balanced. Such a huge risk was compensated by a valuable reward.
Jun Zining, Zhuge Fengling, Xu Yunsheng, Ying Luozha, Li Xingfei, Liu Xiafeng followed behind the little fatty beside Liu Xiafeng and Xiao Huanzi. They were swallowed by Jieyu and Kui Cow King to seek protection within their bodies.
If they remained outside, they could not protect themselves with their mana. If they were not careful, they might be dragged away by the waves. With their cultivations, they would be killed and there was no way to save them.
Even Yue Hongyan was swallowed by Jieyu out of caution.
She did not oppose it. She was a steely character and was very fearless. But it did not mean that she always had to take on a challenge and put herself on the brink of death because she was fearless.
Especially if she tried to force things, not only would she get into trouble, she will also create trouble for others. Under such a circumstance, she would not act tough because of face.
Just that when they looked at Jieyu, Kui Cow King, Miao Shihao and Kang Nanhua as well as the other Nascent Soul Stage Elders moving forward despite the waves, Shi Tianhao, Zhu Yi and Yue Hongyan were determined to train hard when they returned to the mountains.
After entering the deep sea, they were no longer attacked by the waves and the sea water became much calmer. The Aurous Core Stage cultivators could move freely now.
But as they dived deeper and deeper, the water pressure became higher and higher. As a cautionary measure, those in the Aurous Core Stage cultivation and below still remained in the bodies of their elders.
Besides the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, the Foundation Establishment Stage and Qi Cultivation Stage disciples from the North Polar Sea became more cautious and protected their own sect members as they learnt from their previous experience.
In the deep sea, there was only Yue Hongyan that was below the cultivation of the Aurous Core Stage. On one hand, she used her mana to resist the water pressure. On the other hand, she was bothered by something else.
For instance, fighting with the flock of demon fishes in the black sea.
Such a brutal environment did not lead to the extinction of life, but the life prospering in this water was extremely ferocious.
Some of them were only in the Demonic General realm, equivalent to the Foundation Establishment Stage, and they had not formed the Demon Soul. But they could move freely in the water. Years of evolution enabled them to adapt to the environment.
This small world was created by Kun Peng’s remains and was the same as other small and middle worlds. There was no Void Lightning Tribulations, thus the most powerful demonic fish was only in the Advanced Stage of the Demonic Commander. But this was their natural habitat. Even if a Nascent Soul Stage Elder fought them, it would be difficult for these elders to balance between fighting them and resisting the water pressure.
Especially when all types of demonic fishes flocked together, amassing a huge amount, which made it even more difficult.
The sea bed was very vast. It was impossible for a Nascent Soul Stage Elder to find the ends of it as it was boundless.
The Celestial Sect of Wonders’ disciples walked at the front. Before entering this world, Lin Feng passed the remaining blood of Kun Peng and the scales of Kun Peng to them.
With the guidance of these things, Shi Tianhao, Zhu Yi and the rest led everyone as they entered the Secret Manual.
Shi Tianhao and the rest did not bother about them and only kept moving forward.
As they ventured further in, all of them felt a huge force surging from within a huge hole. That was the core of the Secret Manual of Kun Peng.
The bunch of them broke through the encirclement of the sea demons and dashed towards the hole.
At the bottom of the hole, there was a huge spatial gap. The spatial gap revealed a bright golden radiance. It was an enormous, circular spiritual formation. Through the spatial gap, only a portion of it could be seen. As the bunch of them passed the spatial gap, there was another place within it and the entire spiritual formation was displayed before them.
“Let’s go!” Zhu Yi roared and waved a streak of jade-blue blood line. It was the blood of Kun Peng.
The jade-blue blood line landed on the top of the golden spiritual formation. The original golden radiance unleashed an astonishing flash of radiance that was even brighter than before.
Even the Nascent Soul Stage Grandmasters did not dare to look straight at the golden light. They used their supernatural awareness to sense it, but soon felt it burning.
In the golden light, the figure of a huge Kun Peng gradually surfaced. Its two eyes were like two Suns, staring at everyone in front. The magnificent force made everyone present fearful.
The Kun Peng seemed to float around in the prehistoric universe. Its lower body was like a fish that was covered in black and was very enormous in size. Its body length could reach up to thousands of miles. It was difficult to estimate.
Whereas its upper body was like a bird that was covered in green feathers. It also had a golden beak and the top of its head had white feather. As its two wings spread, it was thousands of miles wide.
The light figure flashed before disappearing. As the golden light flashed, a huge mountain rock rose from the circular spiritual formation. The mountain had a cave opening.
“The Secret Manual must be there!” Everyone’s eyes were red and they dashed towards the cave opening.