Chapter 574 – Scouting the Ancient Dream Realm Once More
In the limitless ocean, around the edges of the Tianlu Islands, the Blue Lightning Sea Sky Ship travelled further and further away from the Eight Desolate Mountain.
Within the captain’s cabin:
Peng! Peng! Peng! Peng!
Zhao Feng’s left eye started to thump in warning. The aura from the Eye of Death within the depths of his left eye surged.
Zhao Feng felt that the pressure and danger inside his soul had become clearer, and he could only sigh.
If he didn’t use the Void Space Eye Slash, he wouldn’t have been sensed by the Emperor of Death. It could be imagined that the Emperor of Death must have tried to track Zhao Feng immediately.
However, Zhao Feng didn’t regret his decision. Without using his strongest attack, the skeletal Division Leader and he were nothing against Lord Hu Suo.
“Skeletal Division Leader.”
Zhao Feng inspected the skeletal Division Leader’s injuries within the Ten Thousand Ghost Pearl. Many of its bones were broken, and cracks had spread across its body.
“Luckily, Master saved me in time, so I’m only physically injured. My foundation and core are safe. Now that the Nine Deadly Yin Bone has merged with me, I can recover within two months inside the Ten Thousand Ghost Pearl.”
The skeletal Division Leader said gratefully.
Zhao Feng nodded his head. Luckily, the skeletal Division Leader cultivated the Dao of Bone Strengthening, so it was extremely tough.
If it were a normal Sovereign in the skeletal Division Leader’s place, they wouldn’t have even been able to last half as long as it did.
In the blink of an eye, two or three months passed.
Zhao Feng spent most of his time in cultivation. That was one of the benefits of having a ship; during the journey, one could spend their time cultivating instead of flying.
“Zhishui, where are we?”
Zhao Feng’s voice sounded in Loulan Zhishui’s mind.
Loulan Zhishui bowed toward the direction of the Captain’s cabin. The Captain was the leader of the ship, and ever since Zhao Feng severely injured Lord Hu Suo, all the sailors were grateful to and curious about the Captain.
“Where are we?”
Zhao Feng asked once more. He had spent the last few months cultivating and didn’t pay any attention to the outside world.
“Captain, we have just entered the outer boundary of the Thousand Flowing Islands.”
Loulan Zhishui said.
“Just entered the outer boundary?”
Zhao Feng’s eyebrows furrowed.
They spent two or three months just to exit the Tianlu Islands and enter the Thousand Flowing Islands. They were far slower than he expected. If they continued at this rate, who knew when they would reach the territory of the Floating Dream Sacred Land?
Zhao Feng looked at the map of the Cang Ocean.
The Cang Ocean had three large Spiritual Sacred Lands, and they were currently in the territory of the True Martial Sacred Land.
The Azure Flower Continent belonged to the Azure Islands, which were in the territory of the Tianlu Island Zone. The Tianlu Island Zone and the Thousand Flowing Island Zone were both within the True Martial Sacred Land’s territory.
According to what Zhao Feng knew, the True Martial Sacred Land controlled several hundred zones just like the Tianlu Island Zone. From this, one could see how far it was from one Spiritual Sacred Land to another.
“Captain, because we’ve been hiding in the depths of the ocean, our speed is much slower. The difference can be up to ten times. On top of that, we’ve been going around powerful beasts. The ship has already been attacked many times.”
Loulan Zhishui explained.
Hearing that, Zhao Feng started to think. The resistance within the ocean was greater than he expected, and they needed to go out of their way many times.
Luckily, the Blue Lightning Sea Sky Ship was one of the best ships around the Eight Desolate Mountain; its defenses could take several hits from a normal Sovereign, and it was extremely stealthy.
But even then, it wasn’t possible for the Blue Lightning Sea Sky Ship to travel freely in the ocean.
There were more than just a few beasts in the ocean that had reached the Origin Core Realm.
“The surface of the ship has been damaged to various degrees. If this continues, the speed will decrease and the safety of the sailors will be in jeopardy.”
Loulan Zhishui reported.
“What’s your suggestion then?”
Zhao Feng couldn’t help but rub his forehead. Things weren’t as easy as he thought.
“I think that we should fly in the air instead. The resistance of the air is much smaller than the ocean itself, and the chances of meeting beasts are much lower.”
Loulan Zhishui suggested, and Zhao Feng had to admit that she had thought about it logically.
Zhao Feng immediately shook his head and denied it.
Loulan Zhishui didn’t understand. What she said was extremely logical.
Now that they had entered a new island zone, the threat posed by the three sects and the Eight Desolate Mountain was much smaller, so they should be able to increase their speed.
“You don’t need to question why. As for the damage to the ship, just try to fix it.”
Zhao Feng didn’t explain. The true danger they were facing now was the Emperor of Death, not the three sects.
Because the connection between the scorpion and him had been broken, the three sects couldn’t sense him anymore. However, the situation with the Emperor of Death was different. He had some method that could sense the aura within Zhao Feng’s body.
“The limitless ocean has the ability to restrict Spiritual Sense; it’s a natural barrier.”
Zhao Feng had his own thoughts. Between speed and safety, Zhao Feng chose the latter without hesitation.
“Skeletal Division Leader.”
Zhao Feng’s wisp of consciousness entered the Ten Thousand Ghost Pearl. After these few months, the skeletal Division Leader’s injuries had recovered, and faster than expected too.
Not only had the skeletal Division Leader’s injuries healed, it was able to focus on the Hundred Corpse plan.
“Master, seventy-five corpses have now been refined.”
The skeletal Division Leader’s voice had a tinge of joy to it, and the news also made Zhao Feng happy.
Seventy-five. The finish line was slowly approaching.
Each cursed ghost-corpse was at least at the peak True Lord Rank, and after devouring so many beasts and Sovereign essences, the power of the curse had exceeded the original curse from the Forbidden Ground of a Hundred Graves.
The Forbidden Ground of a Hundred Graves was just the hatred formed from slaughtering a hundred True Lord Ranks, while Zhao Feng’s Ghost Corpse Cursed Array had absorbed the essence of Sovereigns.
According to the skeletal Division Leader, once the Ghost Corpse Cursed Array devoured a hundred Sovereigns, its strength would increase by leaps and bounds.
Zhao Feng nodded his head and took back his consciousness.
Within the captain’s cabin, Zhao Feng closed his eyes once more. His comprehension and cultivation had increased steadily over the last two or three months.
He was closing in on the peak True Lord Rank, but he wouldn’t be able to break through within a short amount of time.
Furthermore, it would be hard for his cultivation to break through in the limitless ocean where there wasn’t much Heaven Earth Yuan Qi.
Let’s go to that place.
Zhao Feng thought.
His consciousness entered the dimension of his left eye. Inside, the lake had expanded to around twenty-seven yards.
In the middle of the lake was a mysterious whirlpool.
A faint ancient aura came out of the mysterious whirlpool, and Zhao Feng carefully put his consciousness into it.
Zhao Feng’s mind went black and, like last time, entered a dreamy state.
“Ancient Dream Realm.”
Zhao Feng arrived on a desolate piece of land.
This piece of land was extremely old. There were no signs of construction anywhere, and just standing here made Zhao Feng’s soul feel pressured.
“This Ancient Dream Realm is extremely different from reality. Everything is so old and simple….”
Zhao Feng felt the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi here. The ancient aura released from the dimension of his left eye originated from here.
Every speck of dust and sand contained unfathomable power.
Zhao Feng’s body and soul were facing limitless pressure every moment.
Half a breath… one breath… two breaths.
Zhao Fen used his will to face the pressure.
He remembered that, last time, he only managed to stay here for three breaths, but this time, he was ready to face the pressure.
Zhao Feng felt his body contort in pain. His bones were screeching, and his blood was facing the aura of this world.
The more Zhao Feng fought back, the stronger the force from this ancient world.
The only part of his body that wasn’t pressured was his God’s Spiritual Eye. The God’s Spiritual Eye reduced the pressure from this world and made it so that Zhao Feng wasn’t an “outsider,” otherwise he would explode and die even if he was ten times stronger.
Two breaths… three breaths… four breaths.
Zhao Feng felt that his body was reaching its limit.
Finally, at four and a half breaths, Zhao Feng couldn’t continue anymore.
Zhao Feng spat out a mouthful of blood and his mind went black.
The instant before he disappeared, Zhao Feng sucked in a breath of the ancient aura.
In the next moment, in the captain’s cabin, in the depths of the limitless ocean:
Zhao Feng opened his eyes and wiped the blood from his lips.
The damage from the Ancient Dream Realm appeared in reality as well. He experienced this last time as well.
Zhao Feng suddenly felt the ancient aura in his body slowly spread out.
As it did, his body and soul were healed.
The bloodline power in his body seemed to be a drought-ridden land absorbing water after a rainfall.