I Have Countless Legendary Swords!
Chapter 227 - Qilin Behaved Oddly, The Vast Ocean
Chapter 227 - Qilin Behaved Oddly, The Vast Ocean
Jiang Xue tilted her head and looked at everyone. “I feel that all of you are so mature in your thinking. Why didn’t I feel it previously?”
The river rushed. After the discussion about life, they were no longer anxious.
Xiao Jinghong and Han Shenbo sat by the side of the raft. They listened as they kept watch of their surroundings.
Zhao Congjian rubbed his chin and said, “If someone tries to empathize and protect the person we are taking revenge against, like what we did just now, should we put aside our vengeance? If we were to do that, would it be considered following the original heart?”
He was not trying to detract Zhou Xuanji but was merely curious.
He loved discussions like this because he felt that they were helpful for him to understand the Sword’s Way.
Zhou Xuanji glanced at him, saying, “The ordinary human world would emphasize abiding by righteousness and shunning evil. The cultivation world is about survival of the fittest. If you are powerful, you can set the rules. If you are Heaven, you can determine the rules for all living things.”
“If you are powerful enough, you can protect whoever you want to protect. If you are not powerful enough, even if the person you protect is good and righteous, you cannot protect that person from someone powerful.”
The strong reigns supreme!
This was the cultivation world!
“I hope that you don’t kill innocent people. Doing good is good, but never do evil.”
Zhou Xuanji instructed. He was afraid that the others might misinterpret him and act as they pleased in the future.
Daoya Old Man nodded and looked at Zhou Xuanji favorably. “Xuanji, your grand-teacher is right about you. You are a principled man. If a person like you can become the most powerful cultivator, it would be fortunate for humans. If the Evil Lord or Ta Tianchen becomes the most powerful cultivator, it would spell disaster for the human race, or even the world.”
Jiang Xue hooked her arms around Zhou Xuanji’s shoulder and smiled proudly, “Xuanji has been doing good since he was young. He has saved many people.”
The others nodded. They remembered Zhou Xuanji’s initial title.
The righteous and benevolent Sword God Zhou!
The group began to chat about life. The atmosphere was no longer grave, and they talked about their past.
The river flowed swiftly, and shortly after, they got away from the Fallen Immortal Heavenly Lake.
They encountered numerous tributaries of the underground river and even waterfalls. Fortunately, they mastered spells that secured their passage.
Then, they began to talk about creating a sect.
Huang Lianxin suggested, “I think that Tanhua Sect has totally fallen. Why not recruit Xian Xianghua? Doesn’t she want to be our master’s wife? Make her an elder in our sect. That’s the most powerful person after all. At the same time, we can restrain her and help her turn over a new leaf.”
Everyone praised her for the suggestion.
Daoya Old Man felt good about the suggestion as well.
Only by letting go of Tanhua Sect could Xian Xianghua turn over a new leaf.
“But after this battle, the world will see us differently.”
Daoya Old Man said intently. In the current world, everyone who was related to Tanhua Sect became the world’s common enemy.
Zhou Xuanji said calmly, “Don’t worry. Time will prove everything.”
Daoya Old Man nodded. He loved how steady and confident Zhou Xuanji was.
Next, they continued to float along the underground river.
According to Xian Xianghua, the river would flow into the ocean. How far was the Fallen Immortal Heavenly Lake from the sea?
And so, they began to take turns to be on the watch, while others cultivated.
Because they were in constant darkness, they could not gauge time accurately.
This day, the red Qilin suddenly began to sneeze nonstop.
Jiang Xue squatted beside it and asked worriedly, “Is it sick?”
Zhou Xuanji said without opening his eyes, “It’s a Fire Qilin. Do you think it can fall sick?”
As he spoke, he even stretched out his hand to slap the red Qilin.
Jiang Xue stared at him and said, “Why are you so rough!”
Then, she began to inspect the red Qilin’s body.
Zhou Xuanji did not take this to heart.
Because the little guy recovered on the day itself.
However, once every few days, the red Qilin would sneeze and recover in 15 minutes.
Even Daoya Old Man could not see what the problem was.
They could only put this aside temporarily.
“There’s light ahead! We are going out!”
Han Shenbo said excitedly all of a sudden. Everyone who was cultivating opened their eyes.
At this moment, the underground river was very vast. And light could be seen from 1,000 meters ahead.
With Zhou Xuanji’s eyesight, he could already see the seawater.
We are finally getting out!
The group was encouraged and got up.
“It’s my first time seeing the ocean,” Huang Lianxin said excitedly.
Other than Zhou Xuanji and Daoya Old Man, the others were so too, including Chongming Demon Monarch and the little black snake.
The Northern Wilderness Region was vast. Traveling from the land to the ocean would be an extremely challenging and long journey. For ordinary people, even if there were no obstacles, they would not be able to reach the sea even in their entire lifetime.
If it wasn’t for the quick flow of the river water, they might have needed to wait even longer.
“The vast ocean. The edge of the heavens and the corner of the seas. At the end of the ocean, there may be a world even more vast than the Northern Wilderness Region.”
Daoya Old Man sighed in amazement as he stroked his long beard. He had never tried to surf through the ocean in his lifetime.
For the Northern Wilderness Region, the ocean meant danger.
Only a few could come back from a trip into the ocean.
After leaving the cave, the group flew up. At the same time, Zhou Xuanji stored up the raft for its next use.
Ah Big and Small Er circled in the air excitedly as they roared.
The group turned around and saw that the cave of the underground river was connected to a mountain range. At a glance, they could see mountains after mountains that reached into the clouds.
“Let’s stay here for a few days?”
Zhou Xuanji said with a smile. The others had no objections.
With Xian Xianghua’s capability, if she survived, she would surely reach Skyfall. So, they were not in a hurry.
This was their life creed. Wherever they were, they would enjoy the magnificence of nature.
“Hahaha, Jinghong, let’s go hunt for fish. See who gets the bigger one!”
Han Shenbo said excitedly, and Xiao Jinghong did not reject him.
Back then, Han Shenbo ranked top in Great Zhou’s Han Shenbo, while Xiao Jinghong ranked third. The two were rivals, and even today, they were competing against one another.
Huang Lianxin and Jiang Xue held hands as they walked to the seaside.
Chongming Demon Monarch grabbed the little black snake in one hand, and the red Qilin on the others, before he smashed them onto the sandy ground. Those who had no idea would’ve thought they had a grudge.
Beixiao Wangjian and Zhao Congjian began training their sword techniques. It had been a long time since they had practiced because it was not conducive to do so on the raft.
Zhou Xuanji and Daoya Old Man stood on a reef and looked toward the horizon.
“How far is this place from Skyfall Peak?”
Zhou Xuanji asked. He stood with both hands behind his back, just like Daoya Old Man.
Daoya Old Man shook his head and replied. “I still have no idea where we are now.”
The pair stood shoulder to shoulder as they looked toward the ocean. The scene seemed to freeze.
They spoke no more but looked afar quietly, reminiscing the past.
Half an hour later.
“See! What is that?”
Beixiao Wangjian cried out suddenly and caught everyone’s attention.
They saw a stream of light fall shoot across the sky, passing overhead.
The group turned around and looked in the direction the light was traveling.
“Could it be something from beyond the heavens? It is rare for such objects to appear in the Northern Wilderness Region.”
Daoya Old Man muttered. Then, he began prophesying.
Suddenly, he vomited blood. His body grew weak and he fell back straight into the seawater.
Zhou Xuanji looked at him in astonishment but did not extend his hand out.