Chapter 93 – The Spiritual Creature At The Bottom Of The Lake
Translator: Mr Voltaire
“Are there other spiritual creatures?” When he heard this, Xiao Yun’s eyes lit up as well. Without hesitating, Xiao Yun let the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow out from the Heaven-Devouring Tower.
As the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow came out, it inhaled, causing all of the Fire Essence Qi nearby to gather towards it.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow cried out as it dove into the lake. Even though the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s body had been destroyed, it still possessed the form of a bird, and gave an incredibly piercing cry. After it dove into the fire lake, it immediately gulped down a Fire Fish.
“This fellow.” Xiao Yun felt quite speechless, and he did not dally either. With a slight thought, a jade-green light covered his body, and he also dove into the fire lake. As he entered, the fire immediately parted around him. Xiao Yun’s Martial Spirit seemed to innately possess some sort of intimidation towards this Heaven and Earth Essence Qi.
However, after the Fire Fishes detected the aura of life from the jade-green light around Xiao Yun’s body, they swam towards him. There were tens of Fire Fishes in a group, and each of them were about 30 centimetres long. Their bodies were a flame-red colour, as if they were birthed by the fire.
“I wonder if there are any benefits to consuming these Fire Fishes.” Xiao Yun narrowed his eyes and activated the Heaven-Devouring Divine Art. A vortex appeared as the group of Fire Fishes were devoured by it, then refined into Fire Essence Qi.
“Dang, Lil Yun, aren’t you being a bit too greedy?” Seeing Xiao Yun devour tens of Fire Fishes, the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow was outraged. It didn’t hold back either, and a vortex appeared in front of its beak, as if it wanted to devour the heavens and the earth.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow inhaled, causing the fire lake to toss and turn, and many Fire Fishes were sucked into the vortex.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow couldn’t help but exclaim, “That was great!” These Fire Fishes contained a dense Fire Essence Qi, and were rare sources of nourishment for it. Every Fire Fish that it refined would help it greatly recover, as well as become stronger.
Xiao Yun also received many benefits. After absorbing and refining those Fire Fishes, the Violet Flame Martial Spirit within his sea of consciousness seemed to become much stronger. However, because there were not enough Fire Fishes, the overall nature of the Martial Spirit was not able to be upgraded.
“Let’s go down and see what else there is,” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow said as it dove deeper.
The lake did not seem too big, but after diving in, Xiao Yun found that it seemed bottomless. It was evidently connected to an underground Fire Vein, which was why a lake could be formed. Only after diving down hundreds of metres did they reach the bottom of the fire lake.
“This is Fire Crystal Coral.” Not long after, they discovered a reef of crystal-like coral. Xiao Yun followed behind it, and also saw the fire-red, translucent coral.
Without saying anything, the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow opened its mouth and started to devour the coral. The coral sparkled resplendently, and contained even denser Fire Essence Qi than the Fire Fishes. Once they were refined, it would bring one great benefits.
“Yiya!” Just as Xiao Yun was also about to start devouring the coral, a strange cry came from amidst the coral.
“What is that?” Xiao Yun stared, and did not rashly act, and instead cautiously looked ahead of him. All he could see was coral; some were 30 centimetres tall, while others were like small trees, and others were 1 metre or so tall. However, as the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow was absorbing coral, a small animal jumped out of the coral.
This was a small, furry beast, which looked incredibly cute. It was only 30 centimetres tall, and was covered with white fur. Its eyes shone like a pair of gemstones, and its long eyelashes seemed to glitter as they blinked, looking like a porcelain doll.
“Yiya!” When it saw that the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow was devouring the coral, the little beast stretched out a small, furry paw and slashed it through the air. Ripples shot out as a white light flew towards the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow.
This white light was like a sharp blade. It cleaved through the air, and was surrounded by mysterious ripples, which caused the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s vortex to tremble before a massive hole was torn through it.
“What mysterious ripples; they actually contain comprehension of a great Dao.” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow narrowed its eyes as a serious expression appeared on its face. When it saw its vortex collapse after taking a single hit, it hurriedly retreated, not daring to take the attack head-on.
After the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow dodged, monstrous shockwaves were sent out throughout the bottom of the fire lake, striking fear into even Xiao Yun. He looked at the small furry creature, unable to comprehend how this little fellow could be so powerful.
“What bad luck.” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s body flashed and appeared next to Xiao Yun.
“What sort of spiritual creature is this?” Xiao Yun asked.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow said with a serious expression, “No idea. But it’s not simple at all.”
Within the coral, the snow-white little beast waved its little furry paws, yelling at Xiao Yun and the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow. From its actions, it seemed to be telling the 2 of them that with it there, they better give up on touching the coral. As it did this, the little fellow picked up a Fire Crystal Coral and placed it into its mouth and munched on it.
“Looks like we’ll have to deal with this little fellow if we want any of these things!” Xiao Yun frowned, feeling that he had run into a thorny problem. Even though this snow-white little beast looked quite small, incredibly innocent and harmless, Xiao Yun felt a headache coming on when he thought about how casually it had destroyed the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s vortex.
If they fought, he definitely wouldn’t be a match for this little beast! However, just as Xiao Yun was thinking to himself, his Martial Spirit within his sea of consciousness started to become restless.
A jade-green light flashed as a branch extended out from between his eyebrows, stabbing towards the Fire Crystal Coral.
When it saw the jade-green branch shooting out, the snow-white little beast cried out and moved its little paws, looking quite furious.
However, just as it was about to attack and teach Xiao Yun a lesson, its gemstone-like eyes suddenly sparkled, and it almost started to drool as it stared at the jade-green branch.
The aura that the branch gave off caused this little beast’s eyes to remain fixed on it.
The jade-green branch stabbed into the coral, giving off a jade-green light as it rapidly absorbed the Fire Essence Qi.
Xiao Yun could feel a stream of Fire Essence Qi which was even denser than the one from the Fire Fishes flow into his sea of consciousness. It was slowly absorbed by his Martial Spirit, causing the Fire Essence Qi sub-branch to become longer and thicker, as well as a fiery fog to appear around it.
As the Martial Spirit stab into the coral, the snow-white little beast pounced on it, hugging the branch. It opened its little mouth and started to munch on Xiao Yun’s Martial Spirit, a look of excitement within its intelligent eyes. The little beast’s teeth were very sharp, and bite marks could be seen on the Martial Spirit as jade-green juice flowed out.
The little beast hurriedly drank the juice, narrowing its eyes and looking incredibly intoxicated.
“This little fellow.” Xiao Yun frowned – he never thought that the snow-white little beast would do such a thing.
Xiao Yun’s Martial Spirit trembled within his sea of consciousness, as if it detected danger, and tried to quickly return. However, the little beast clung onto it for dear life, refusing to let go.
The Martial Spirit flashed with a jade-green light, shaking the snow-white little beast off.
A jade-green light flashed as Xiao Yun’s Martial Spirit retreated into his sea of consciousness, not daring to venture out anymore.
When it saw the Martial Spirit disappear, the snow-white little beast blinked with its long eyelashes, waving its little paws as it cried out. Its gemstone-like eyes looked completely unsatisfied, and it seemed to be saying that it still wasn’t full yet.
“Looks like this little fellow is also interested in my Martial Spirit.” Xiao Yun frowned, feeling a headache coming on. His Martial Spirit flashed with light as it started to repair the part that had been bitten – the bite marks were still quite clear on the branch.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow muttered, “Your Martial Spirit isn’t simple at all!”
At this moment, the snow-white little beast jumped up, and flew towards Xiao Yun like a snowball.
“This little fellow still isn’t giving up?” Xiao Yun felt quite speechless. He hurriedly sent out a dragon and snake made of Essence Qi towards the snow-white little beast, trying to stop it. However, it swiped out with its little paw, sending out a burst of light and instantly destroying Xiao Yun’s attack. Shockwaves burst forth, knocking Xiao Yun back a few metres.
“This little beast’s so powerful.” Xiao Yun stumbled backwards, feeling incredibly shocked. These casual attacks from the little beast were even more powerful than attacks from True Essence realm cultivators, and contained profound comprehensions which gave off an unstoppable feeling.
As Xiao Yun watched on in shock, the little beast wrapped its arms around his leg and started to climb up. This little fellow was simply too fast, and Xiao Yun simply could not react in fact.
The snow-white little beast climbed onto Xiao Yun’s shoulder, gesturing with its little paws as it continued to make its ‘yiya’ sounds.
Even though Xiao Yun didn’t know what the little fellow was saying, he knew that it was definitely interested in his Martial Spirit. As it gestured, its eyes were tightly fixed on the space between Xiao Yun’s eyebrows, because that was where the jade-green branch had come out from.
The snow-white little beast rambled continuously, looking quite worried when it saw that Xiao Yun was ignoring it. It pointed at a bed of Fire Crystal Coral, then pointed at the space between Xiao Yun’s eyebrows, as if it was trying to make a trade.
“Lil Yun, hurry up and agree to it.” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow seemed to understand, and it started to urge Xiao Yun.
Xiao Yun thought to himself; there were many Fire Crystal Coral over there, and if he refined all of it, the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow would definitely become much stronger.
The snow-white little beast blinked with its long eyelashes, looking at Xiao Yun with a pitiful look in its eyes. Its paws held onto a strand of Xiao Yun’s hair, as if it was trying to act coquettishly. When it did this, Xiao Yun felt that it looked even more adorable.
“Alright.” Xiao Yun gave in. This little beast was too powerful, and he couldn’t deal with it at all. It was already quite good that it was not using force, so he could only agree to this trade. With a slight thought, the space between his eyebrows flashed as a dewdrop appeared.
This dewdrop was sparkling with a jade-green light.
“What a powerful aura of life.” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s gaze became serious. Back then, it had seen Xiao Yun use this sort of dewdrop to successfully refine a Mysterious Congealing Pill, and Xiao Yuan Shan, who had consumed that pill, had become much more powerful.
When it saw Xiao Yun take out this dewdrop, it felt quite shocked.