Chapter 444: Destined: Part 1
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The fifth Darkspirit Cavern.
Above the endless sea, Lin Sheng stood quietly on a rock slab formed through his manipulation as he floated above the sea waters unmoving.
“Is this the fifth Darkspirit Cavern?” He did not wait for his subordinate to send in a vanguard team. He went to check it out himself at the very first moment.
But he never thought to run into an ocean the moment he entered.
“Why is this seawater brown?” Lin Sheng frowned at the turbulent waters beneath him.
The water looked abnormally clear, but as it accumulated, the entire sea turned brown.
He took a deep breath, and could smell the faint smell of the sea in his nostrils, and along with it another strange aroma.
The aroma was very faint and seemed to have come from afar.
Lin Sheng pondered for a moment, before lifting his hand, and gently clenching it.
The meter-long rock slab beneath his feet suddenly bent upwards as all of the edges curved into an oddly-shaped boat.
All of the dust in the air and seawater were drawn in by Lin Sheng’s bloodline power as they converged into the slab beneath his feet.
And soon, barely ten seconds later, the slab under Lin Sheng’s feet had formed into a large, and simple stone boat.
The stone boat was thick, but Lin Sheng had made its structure porous on purpose to aid with buoyancy.
As he created the stone boat, Lin Sheng sat down and started to fine-tune the balance of the lower hull, and a few minutes later, he was done with it, as he cast his gaze into the distance.
There was nothing but endless seas around him.
“I’ve no idea how big this Darkspirit Cavern is, let’s just go in a direction to check things out.” Lin Sheng demurred before manipulating the rocks behind the boat into a propeller.
The rock propeller quickly spun under the control of the Crag Dragon blood, as it spat out a large amount of water.
The massive propulsion launched the boat ahead.
Lin Sheng sat on the ship before gathering up rocks around him and created two protective shieldings on the sides, and also a windshield on the front.
Very soon, the simple stone boat had transformed into a fully-enclosed structure not dissimilar to a rocket.
Lin Sheng left a circular observation slot in front of him, and through the slot, he could see what was in front of him.
“Unfortunately, my Crag Dragon’s blood control over the rocks are just too unrefined, and I can only extract dust out of the air and water to create rocks.
If there was a way to extract and create some high purity crystals from the soil, then I could create an observation window on this boat.” Lin Sheng said with some regret.
The thin slate was already at its limits and could not be made any thinner or wider.
The half-sealed vessel sped along the brown sea as a large amount of seawater was displaced, before scattering midair.
The stone boat left a long white trail as it sped along, and vast swathes of the sea quickly passed Lin Sheng by.
He was very careful with operating the vessel.
As the Crag Dragon’s power was too strong, he had to ensure that every action he made was with care and precision.
Or else, if he were to overdo it, it would cause an imbalance of power, and cause both the boat and the propeller to disintegrate instantaneously.
Time slowly passed.
It was ten, then twenty minutes.
Until half an hour later, Lin Sheng was still sitting on the boat, as he looked on at the endless sea.
There was nothing in front of him at all.
“At my current speed, I should have already covered at least a thousand kilometers in half an hour. To think that I’ve not even seen any landmass yet.”
Lin Sheng controlled the boat to slow down before coming to a stop in the middle of the sea.
The waves undulated and rocked the stone boat from end to end.
Lin Sheng stood up and looked down from the rail guard.
“Could it be that the key point here is the seabed?”
An idea struck him as he began to create a sealed rock armor using the dust in the air.
The fully sealed rock armor was a replacement for a wetsuit, and that will allow him to sink straight to the bottom, and to look for anything at the bottom of the sea.
This time around, in order to quicken the sinking, Lin Sheng deliberately gathered more dust motes on the armor and caused a substantial increase in the amount of armor.
Soon, a two-meter-tall, rock-armored figure appeared on the boat.
Having a mind to conserve the rock and soil, Lin Sheng simply liquified the entire stone boat and merged them into his body.
Without the support of the boat, with a soft thud, he fell right into the sea.
Outside of the armor, Lin Sheng used his dark powers to form a crystal visor to use as goggles.
From the green dark power crystal, Lin Sheng could see everything around him.
And from the moment he entered the sea, everything was grey, yet he could still see clearly as there were bright lights that he had no idea where they came from.
Lin Sheng looked up at the rippling sea above him, and then looked around. There was nothing around him at all.
There were no fishes, no prawns, not even algae. The entire sea region looked like it had been sterilized before.
“Something is definitely wrong with this sea.”
Lin Sheng raised his caution as he allowed the rock armor to let him sink deeper into the sea.
Soon, as he was further away from the surface of the sea, the light grew dimmer, and soon, the entire place transformed into a vast, night environment.
A pressure that he could not put words to started to well up within him.
He could not see where the end was, nor did he knew what sort of danger awaited him there.
These two feelings gave Lin Sheng a sense of urgency.
He was not afraid as this was a natural biological reflex, but staying in this condition for long is not good for the mind.
So he needed to quickly resolve this as soon as possible.
The rock armor continued to bring him downwards, and ten minutes soon passed in an instant.
There was no more light around him at all.
Lin sheng felt like he was floundering in the dark, and could not figure out if he was still moving.
Physical perception was dependent on the changes of one’s surrounding as a reference point, but if one’s surroundings did not change at all, then the living being would start to doubt his senses.
But he was simply floating in abyssal darkness, as all around him was shrouded in perpetual darkness, and he could not tell if he was still moving or not.
The terrifying water pressure was constantly applying its presence on the surface of his armor.
If not for his dark powers creating an internal crystalline support system, this hastily-done rock armor would have long crumbled.
And he no longer felt the movement of time, and Lin Sheng could no longer be bothered to count the time he had been sinking.
And ten more minutes passed
Finally, a massive dark stone gate appeared faintly below.
The stone gate was suspended unmovingly mid-air in the darkness. The surface of the door was engraved with all sorts of animals and monsters.
There were all sorts of animal patterns, bird markings, and some unknown monstrous pictograms. Every single pattern flickered in the dark with a faint white glow.
Lin Sheng controlled his body and slowed his descent as he hovered in horizontal parallel with the stone gate.
“Sure enough, the key is at the bottom of the sea. No wonder there was nothing above no matter what I did.”
He then closed in to inspect the stone gate’s structure.