Chapter 633: History’s Most Unreliable Demonic Saint
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
“While going to the sea of light ensures longevity, I can’t leave it forever. Once I leave it, I will be converted to ashes. Such a longevity is not to my liking.”
Lin Feng looked at the eye-less fish in front of him and listened to his description. He sighed a little.
Life and freedom, which was more important? Who could make a decisive choice when faced with this dilemma and not regret it in the future?
Lin Feng asked, “Do you have a name?”
The eye-less fish remained silent and nodded its head, “It calls me Eye-Less.”
The ‘It’ in Eye-less’s words referred to the circular ball in the sea of light.
Lin Feng and Shi Zhongtian were both enlightened. Although the circular ball was an undeveloped magic treasure embryo, it had its own spiritual awareness, although it was still blurry. It did not appear often too, as if it was in a world of its own.
Although it was immature, it contained the aura of destiny. It could summon the Void Lightning Tribulations. It was the presence of this circular ball that Eye-less could overcome the Void Lightning Tribulations and form the Demon Soul.
This allowed Eye-less to cultivate and eventually formed the Undying Demon Soul.
For such a spiritual awareness of a magic treasure embryo, it did not appear often. If Lin Feng and Shi Zhongtian caught some of the black fishes, or made a move in the Celestial Wonders World by diving into this black pond, the circular ball would not be bothered by them.
But if Lin Feng stopped the black fishes from swimming towards the sea of light and disrupt the development of the circular ball, or even destroyed the Celestial Wonders World, then the circular ball would react.
Only with something as grave as this would the circular ball react.
Whereas Eye-less was a little special. It was the first to develop questions about its own abilities and destiny. It was also the first golden-eyed black fish that rejected its desire to go to the sea of light.
It deviated from the path of destiny.
Its actions did catch the attention of the circular ball, but the circular ball did not feel enraged because of this. On the other hand, since Eye-less wanted to walk this path, it helped Eye-less.
Maybe it did it in the heat of the moment, or maybe it had high tolerance. To it, something that was minor for it to do had helped Eye-less a great deal.
In the Cloud Forest World, tens of Cloud Forest Trees contained unlimited spiritual energy. Their foundations were strong and were not lacking to Immortal Soul Stage cultivators. But because there was no Void Lightning Tribulations in the Cloud Forest world, these Cloud Forest Trees could not form the Demon Soul even after many years.
Eye-less dived down towards the sea of light. Since it had formed the Undying Demon Soul, although it had no eyes, it could still confirm the position of the sea of light with its supernatural awareness.
As Eye-less “looked” at the circular ball, it developed confused feelings.
After forming the Undying Demon Soul, as long as it wanted, it could always rebuild its two eyes. But it did not do so.
Lin Feng asked, “Are there anybody like you?”
“There are. In my memory, occasionally, there will be some of the same species that are like me. They were also born with higher intelligence.” Eyeless answered, “Most of them will dive down when they matured and proceed towards the sea of light. There are very few of them who will be like me.”
As it said till here, Eye-less was a little down. “Eventually, these companions died. As they walked towards the end of life, they finally passed away and disappeared.”
“I taught everything I knew to them. But now, there’s only me around.”
Lin Feng and Shi Zhongtian remained indifferent. How was the human world any different?
Although the world contained cultivators, there were very little people who could cultivate, even if it’s only for the Qi Cultivation Stage. As compared to the total world population, there were very few of them who were cultivators.
Most of the people in the world could not cultivate. They would spend their lives very ordinarily. After decades, they would pass away.
Qi Cultivation and Foundation Establishment Stage cultivators were also the same. They wouldn’t live for more than a hundred years.
Aurous Core Stage cultivators could survive for a thousand years. As compared to an average person, they would seem immortal. But in comparison to the world, they were just a speck of dust that would eventually disappear.
A Nascent Soul Stage cultivator could live for 3600 years. In their long lifespan, they would do great things.
The fishes who chose to proceed towards the sea of light changed their life forms and they became part of the sea of light. As long as they leave the sea of light, they would dissipate. But if they didn’t, they could live.
Preserving one’s awareness and memories had no difference from living. Under the protection of the circular ball, these fishes were immortal.
If the circular ball became a magic treasure in the destiny realm, it could really survive the destruction of the Heavens and Earth. Under its protection, these fishes could live till the next era and become immortal.
They did not need to cultivate, overcome tribulations or increase their realms. They just needed to stay in the sea of light.
As compared to them, Eye-less might seem foolish. It gave up such a relaxed, eternal life to preserve its complete self that was freed of any restraints.
“Without the protection of the sea of light, there are a lot of dangers and restrictions. With more restraints, how can it be freer?” Eye-less mumbled, “But I feel that this is my choice and I’m not following the destiny of my species. This is the freedom I am working towards.”
“Some of my companions who have undergone hardships also decided to give up in the end.”
“But without their eyes and lack of powers, they could not enter the sea of light. Once they got close to it, they were burnt by it. Some even evaporated away.”
“Hence, some of my companions started to curse me. As they cursed, they slowly aged and passed away eventually.”
Eye-less was at a loss, “As I faced these companions, I had no other choice. Before they died, I swallowed them and used my powers to nourish them. This can delay their deterioration. But as time passed, they all died of old age.”
“I used to tell others that our lives had another choice. But I dare not do so anymore. That’s because I can’t guarantee that all of them will be like me. In this way, if they go to the sea of light and attain immortality, it may not be a bad idea after all?”
Lin Feng opened his palms and there was a Celestial Small World formed from Purple Cloud on it. Inside the world, Zhu Yi, Shi Tianhao, Yang Qing and Tuntun were silent.”
During the process of diving, under the control of Lin Feng’s supernatural awareness, they could see what was happening outside. As Lin Feng communicated with Eye-less, he passed it on to the rest of them, allowing them to know the contents.
Following the destiny of the species and giving up the opportunity to grow to attain immortality in a restricted environment?
Or freeing one’s self from the lock of destiny and fight for the chance to increase one’s powers, eventually attaining immortality through one’s powers?
To a certain extent, Eye-less was resisting its instincts. And all of them pointed to life as the foundation, which was also the most basic of instincts.
The instinct to seek life.
Zhu Yi and the rest pondered over the matter. Because of the presence of the circular ball, the destiny of the golden-eyed black fish species was similar to that of the human cultivation world.
If humans didn’t cultivate, then their lifespans were limited. When they reached the end of their lifespans, they would die. As they cultivated and fought for their lives, it was a showing of their desire for life.
Whereas the golden-eyed black fish species didn’t have to cultivate tirelessly to attain immortality. Eye-less relieved itself from this destiny and embarked on a risky path, one that could kill it if it backfired.
The line between life and death was so thin that it was never a laughing matter.
“I am showing all of you this not because I want all of you to overcome the instinct of seeking life like Eye-less and pursue the freedom in your hearts.” Lin Feng’s voice sounded in their ears, “I just want all of you to understand the brilliance of it. I want all of you to know your own heart and firm up your minds.”
“Life, freedom, the way of the Heavens and Earth. They were largely related. They can oppose one another, or they can co-exist. The brilliance within it was something that cultivators should learn to understand.”
Zhu Yi, Shi Tianhao and Yang Qing took in deep breaths and bowed towards Lin Feng, “Thank you Master for your guidance.”
Although Xiao Yan and the others were not around, Lin Feng would teach them all of this in the future.
“Eye-less, I am the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, Lin Feng. I am not from this world, but from the Divine Lands of the Greater World. The Celestial Sect of Wonders is the first to step foot into this Middle World. In the future, my sect will also claim this place as our territory.”
Lin Feng looked at Eye-less, “I will interfere with you or your species. But I will retrieve it in the future.”
As he said, Lin Feng pointed to the circular ball beneath and said, “I will retrieve it. I will not influence the life of your species. Life and death is common in the world.”
“What are your future plans?”
Eye-less replied, “Whatever you want to do, I won’t bother. The ball doesn’t belong to me, neither does this world belong to me.”
“Plans? I have no plans. I don’t know where I should go. The freedom I am searching is not physical freedom. That is why I have always remained here.”
Eye-less said, “I may roam around in the future and see the world outside the pond.”
Lin Feng and Shi Zhongtian were a little speechless as they heard Eye-less slightly childish words.
Although it was determined and pure in its heart, it seemed a little innocent. This had something to do with its experiences. In the pond, there were only it and the golden-eyed black fishes. As it grew up, besides the circular ball underneath, there was nothing that could threaten it. There was literally nothing that had any ill-intentions towards it.
For Eye-less to form the Undying Demon Soul, it was really an anomaly. Just like the circular ball, this was something that could not be duplicated.
If it left the pond and the Celestial Wonders World, it was fine if it did not meet any Immortal Soul Stage cultivators. Otherwise, an evil one would kill it and use it to nourish himself.
Furthermore, for Nascent Soul Stage Elders like the Marquis of Jinghuan, with sufficient preparations and a concrete plan, he could also kill it.
This Eye-less was probably the most unreliable Demonic Saint in the entire Grand Celestial World.