Chapter 2458: The Demons at the Bottom of the Sea
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
“Wait here, I’ll take a look in the river,” Zhang Xiaohou ordered the others.
The river might have a huge amount of Dragon King Krill, but they were obviously swimming to another area within it. It did not mean their nest was nearby.
“Isn’t that too dangerous? The Cold Ray Ruler might return any time,” Tan Feng signed, protesting the move.
“So I need you all to lure it away.”
They were running short on time. Zhang Xiaohou had no time to hesitate.
He activated his bracelet, which encapsulated him with a mysterious light. It attached to him like glowing Armor, and significantly reduced the force of the current.
Zhang Xiaohou dove into the river. It was obvious the water there somehow had a higher density. He felt like he was being hit by enormous objects. His bones might have broken if he had not had the glowing Armor protecting him.
The Dragon King Krill were obviously not interested in living humans. They followed the current and swam past Zhang Xiaohou. Some of them even avoided Zhang Xiaohou on purpose when they swam by.
The Dragon King Krill soon became invisible once more. Zhang Xiaohou knew he was surrounded by the strange creatures, but he felt no difference when swimming against the current.
The glow of his Armor could barely light up the path ahead. The Scorched Silver was also sparking under the light. Zhang Xiaohou felt like he was traveling through a starry tunnel. The path ahead was pitch-black, while his surroundings were filled with stars. He could not see the end of the path.
“Where are these Dragon King Krill coming from? And where are they swimming to?” Zhang Xiaohou murmured to himself.
It was a long path. The current did not weaken in the slightest. Zhang Xiaohou had no idea how far he had swum, and he had lost contact with his men. What lay ahead and where it was leading to were still unknown.
He was merely holding on with his will as a soldier. He had totally lost track of time.
“Don’t tell me I’ve swum to the deep sea. How is the river so long?” Zhang Xiaohou began to doubt if the river had an end. He was thinking of turning back.
He decided to clench his teeth and kept going a little longer.
The silver sparkles suddenly grew denser. Zhang Xiaohou quickly took out a glowing orb from his Space Bracelet.
He threw the orb ahead. It released light rays in all directions, lighting up his surroundings, and giving Zhang Xiaohou a sense of warmth at last.
He was still surrounded by the glossy black rocks of the river, but he noticed something huge with a bright sheen around three hundred meters ahead.
Zhang Xiaohou thought he had encountered an enormous creature of the deep sea. He was getting spooked when he realized the thing was not alive.
It was a huge silver vein, stuck between the black rocks in the river!
The silver vein was extremely large. It not only extended into the distance, but it was also hidden deep into the wall, like a silver valve in the middle of a tunnel.
The silver vein was obviously natural, but it was unlikely humans could mine it at such a great depth. It was a shame, as the Scorched Silver could be used to forge a lot of magic Equipment.
The vein had a hole in it. The strong current was coming out from the hole and forming a spiraling vortex between the hole and the river.
“Could the hole lead me to the Dragon King Krill nest? If that’s the case, the Forbidden Curse won’t be able to kill them all. The vein is a natural shelter for them…
“No, that’s not right. The water is still flowing, meaning the cave is connected to somewhere else…”
Zhang Xiaohou had no intention of giving up after coming so far.
The number of the Dragon King Krill was obviously increasing. Zhang Xiaohou had a feeling he was getting closer to what he was looking for.
He swam into the hole decisively.
At the same time, a strange shadow with wriggling tentacles was reflected on the smooth surface of the Scorched Silver. Zhang Xiaohou would not have noticed there was something behind him if he had not seen the reflection.
The long tentacles whipped at Zhang Xiaohou like the tails of a serpent.
Zhang Xiaohou immediately rolled away and completed a Water Spell to construct a barrier in front of him. The Water Curtain compressed the nearby water into a tough wall.
However, the tentacles repeatedly slammed on the barrier and destroyed it in no time.
Left with no choice, Zhang Xiaohou could only stick closely to the rocks and slam his hand on them. The rocks began to move strangely, and turned into pillars slamming into the creature.
The creature let out a piercing screech. It was unlike anything Zhang Xiaohou had heard on land.
Zhang Xiaohou could finally take a closer look at the creature after the pillars knocked it away.
The tentacles were like seaweed, each as thick as the trunk of a ten-year-old tree. They were flexible and strong.
The creature was hiding behind its tentacles. Zhang Xiaohou could not see it clearly.
Zhang Xiaohou initially thought it was something like a squid, but the creature gradually withdrew the tentacles to its side.
A tall and aloof figure stood before him. It resembled a female titan with blue skin and a tiny head.
He could only see the upper half of its body.
The lower half was made of strong and hideous tentacles. They were growing out of the female’s waist, moving around like a dress flapping under the water.
It was definitely not an elegant sight. The creature was ugly and hideous. Even though its body resembled a woman, it felt more like a ghost deep in the sea. Its appearance was unacceptable to a human!
The monster suddenly reached out one of its tentacles and tapped on the wall with a pattern that only Zhang Xiaohou understood.
(Tap tap, tap!)
Zhang Xiaohou’s eyes widened in disbelief!