Chapter 631: Unexpected Reward
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The dark pond engulfed all light. With the powers of the Heaven-Bearing Emperor and Shi Zhongtian, they could barely see a limited area in front of them in the water. But the distance was very short.
But the pond did not seem to have a bottom. As the two of them dived, they could not reach the depths of it.
The space inside the pond was also very weird. As Lin Feng dived down, it was as if he was walking in a pitch-black universe. Furthermore, it was like a universe void of stars.
“This place is indeed a very suitable environment for the growth of life.” Lin Feng thought, “Such a lonely darkness is beneficial to growth and development. But with the extremely chilly and Yin environment, as it goes to the extreme, it may develop life that was extremely hot and filled with Yang.”
“Between the embryo and the mother, a perfect balance of Yin and Yang is achieved.”
During the process of diving, Lin Feng and Shi Zhongtian quickly discovered that this black pond had the strong presence of life.
In the Celestial Wonders World, there were no inhabitants. The herbs and trees were also very primitive. There were no intelligent races either. Although there were many spiritual herbs and medicine, they were rather tender. They had not formed into freakish entities or become demons.
This had something to do with the flow of spiritual energy in this world. The spiritual energy had all gathered within this black pond.
Lin Feng used his supernatural awareness to scan and he felt this presence of life in the pond. Regardless of the development of intelligence or the strength of life aura, the life that bred here was far superior than anything outside the pond and within the Celestial Wonders World.
Very soon, Lin Feng and Shi Zhongtian saw an inhabitant here.
It came from a species of fish that were smaller in size. It was pitch-black in color and seemed like a carp, but had a pair of golden eyes.
The golden light emanated from the eyes of the fish, which could transcend the water of the pond and was not engulfed by the darkness.
Lin Feng tried to figure out the golden light and found out that it contained dense spiritual energy. It had a strong Yang aura, just like the Sun. But the spiritual energy managed to condense together and did not dissipate.
The golden eyes of the carp seemed to be sizing up Lin Feng and the rest. In its limited memory, besides its own species, it had not seen any other live matter.
But it was just curious. After seeing Lin Feng and Shi Zhongtian, it did not bother about them anymore. On the other hand, it swam deeper down.
The golden light emanated from its eyes seemed to open a pathway. It guided this fish all the way down until its final destination.
Lin Feng used his supernatural awareness to scan and could clearly feel the emotions of the fish. It was not returning to its cave or somewhere that I lived, but it seemed to be on a pilgrimage. It was passionate but pure.
“This is weird. Is the dragon gate in front, and these carps are going to cross the dragon gate?” Lin Feng found it funny and gestured to Shi Zhongtian. The both of them followed behind the fish and dived down with it. They were curious where it was going. (Translator’s Note: There is an ancient Chinese tale that describes how a carp becomes a dragon after crossing the dragon gate.)
As they dived down, Lin Feng soon realized that besides the fish they met, there were other fishes that emanated the same golden light from their eyes and dived down the water.
Besides these fishes, they also met other black fishes that were just swimming around. They did not seem to be on a pilgrimage.
But these fishes who were swimming around seemed to be smaller and the golden light in their eyes seemed to be dimmer.
Lin Feng used his supernatural awareness to scan and compared them. He soon realized that the brightness of the golden light was correlated with the size, or rather the age of the fishes. As the fishes grew older, the golden light in their eyes also grew brighter.
“It seems like as these fishes grow older, the brightness of the golden light in their esyes will increase too.” Lin Feng and Shi Zhongtian looked at each other. “When they are adults, or when they reach a certain age, the golden light in their eyes will be attracted to something at the bottom of the pond, which will guide them all the way. That is their final destination, or rather, the goal of their development.”
Shi Zhongtian extended his hand to catch a few immature fishes. After comparing them, he said, “While the golden light reflected from their eyes are filled with Yang aura, their flesh and blood are nourished by the Yin of the pond.”
After pausing for a moment, he said, “Regardless whether it is humans or demons, whoever eats the flesh of this type of fish will be greatly nourished. This is especially so for those who cultivates Yin-type mantras.”
Lin Feng nodded his head and looked at the deepest end of the pond, “There may be someone at the bottom who is waiting for these fishes to walk into his trap. He will then eat them and nourish himself.”
Shi Zhongtian said, “The spiritual energy of this world is gathering towards here, nourishing these fishes. After that, these fishes are used to nourish the person underneath.”
“What a method.” Lin Feng laughed without making a sound. After that, he continued diving, “Let me see who is down there.”
With the golden light of the fishes guiding the way, Lin Feng and Shi Zhongtian did not have to locate the direction. They just followed the light.
At the start, the size of the pond was huge and there was poor visibility. Nothing could be seen.
But the further they went down, the more golden light they saw. There were countless streaks of it, as if they were sunlight. They lit up the entire black pond.
The fishes were at different positions. Some of the golden lights could be traced back to the fishes, while some of the golden lights seemed to come from nowhere. That was because those fishes that emanated these golden lights were still far away and could not be seen.
There were too many streaks of light, causing the pond to be extremely bright now.
Lin Feng and Shi Zhongtian watched this scene quietly. They watched as the uncountable fishes dived down.
At the same time, countless fishes reached the end point. Simultaneously, even more fishes were on the way, as they swam towards the final destination.
At a higher point in the pond, there were even more fishes who were yet to mature. They lived quietly in the pond. When they grew older, they would then join the rest down the pond, as they burst to the final destination.
With regards to the sudden intruders, these fishes noticed too, but they did not bother.
Lin Feng’s gaze flashed and he continued swimming downwards.
Over there, the golden lights gathered and seemed to create an ocean of light. As compared to the black pond water above, they were like two different worlds.
Lin Feng and Shi Zhongtian landed at the top of the golden sea, but they saw a scene that shocked them.
Even if they were in the Immortal Soul Stage, as they saw this scene, they were still stunned.
Within the sea of light, a circular ball that resembled a clear pearl was floating. The space here was totally twisted. From afar, the circular ball did not seem very huge, but Lin Feng and Shi Zhongtian could confirm that the ball was as huge as the luminaries in the sky.
Inside the circular ball, there was the surge of bright lights. They seemed like sunlight, but seemed like flames too. Not only were these lights burning, they were also very pure.
This was a huge contrast to the black pond water above. It was like a comparison between Yin and Yang, cold and hot as well as light and darkness.
The bright radiance was as blinding as the Sun. At such a close distance, even the most cultivated person dared not look at it directly. Otherwise, his soul and flesh would be burnt.
Although Lin Feng and Shi Zhongtian were unafraid, they did feel the immense power within.
Amidst the sea of light, there were fishes that surrounded the circular ball.
At closer look, one could realize that there were countless golden carps present. They were uncountable.
The existing golden carps were even more than the black fishes that Lin Feng saw along the way.
In the dark pond water at the top, the golden light emanated from the eyes of the black fishes shone down, landing in the sea of light, guiding them all the way down.
As these black fishes entered the sea of light, they seemed to have been painted by a layer of gold. They became golden carps and floated in the sea of light.
Lin Feng felt the change in spiritual energy and nodded his head, “This is indeed the case. Once they reach this sea of light, the life form of these black fishes will change completely. Their Yin essence will be converted into Yang. Yin and Yang will be reversed.”
“The mysterious power created by this reversal supplied the circular ball, but…”
Lin Feng’s gaze changed, “This circular ball did not turn its back on them. The sea of light provided the spiritual energy that nourished it and housed these golden carps without engulfing them. Both the circular ball and sea of light seemed to develop a close relationship with each other.”
More accurately speaking, they were not just close, they relied on each other. The black fishes entered the sea of light and converted into golden carps. They were supported by the aura of the circular ball and slowly combined with the power concept of the circular ball.
That was an extremely magnificent power concept. As Lin Feng faced this circular ball, it was as if he faced another world on its own!
Shi Zhongtian was also shocked, “Is this…the legendary magic treasure in the destiny realm?”
Lin Feng stared at the circular ball for a moment before shaking his head, “It is not one, but…”
He continued, “…it is a magic treasure embryo that will lead to the formation of a magic treasure in the destiny realm.”
Regardless of the cultivation of the cultivator, the magic treasures that they cultivated started from the gestation realm and slowly rose.
There was no way a metaplasia realm or Mahayana realm magic treasure could be cultivated from the start.
Only a magic treasure in the destiny realm was a little different. Not only could it become more powerful, it could also be born in that state.
If a magic treasure wanted to reach the destiny realm, it was very difficult. Such magic treasures that appeared in the history of the Grand Celestial World had to pair up with the opportune time in order for the barriers of the Heavens and Earth to be overcame.
In fact, most of such magic treasures happened naturally. The Heavens and Earth bred the magic treasure embryo, which landed in the hands of a powerful cultivator. This powerful cultivator would then finish the job.
Right now, in front of Lin Feng was a magic treasure embryo that could become a magic treasure in the destiny realm.
Lin Feng was tempted, “The embryo is still not fully formed. It is still in a gestation period….”